Speaking on the latest episode of The Euro Trip podcast, Aftonbladet journalist Tobbe Ek has suggested that Melodifestivalen will not tour Sweden in 2022.
Since the introduction of semi-finals at Melfest, the show has toured across the country, with the final traditionally held in Stockholm.
In 2021, all six shows were hosted in the Annexet in Stockholm without an audience because of the coronavirus pandemic, and fans have been warned to expect a similar situation next year.
When asked by presenter James Rowe about how exciting it would be for Melfest to tour across Sweden again in 2022, Tobbe Ek said:
“I spoke to someone who has been working with Melodifestivalen for more than ten years and they said we should probably count on Melfest next year not being a tour either.”
Ek continued, adding:
“It takes a year to set a tour up and they need to start planning for that now and who dares to plan for something like that now when we don’t know when the pandemic will end.”
The decision on whether Melfest will tour Sweden will be taken by Christer Björkman’s successors, more of which can be read here.
You can hear the full interview with Tobbe Ek in this week’s episode of Melfest Monday from The Euro Trip.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.
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