CORNELIA JAKOBS won the Melodifestivalen 2022 with her song Hold Me Closer.
The Swedish singer is set to perform in Turin in Italy for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
Cornelia performed at the semi-finals on May 12, 2022
Who is Sweden’s Eurovision entry?
Anna Cornelia Jakobsdotter Samuelsson, known professionally as Cornelia Jakobs, is a 30 year old singer from Sweden.
The singer songwriter was born in Stockholm to Jakob Samuel from the Swedish heavy metal band The Poodles.
She started her music career by auditioning for Idol 2008 and then joined the girl group Love Generation, who participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 and 2012.
Cornelia wrote and performed the song Weight Of The World in 2020 which became the soundtrack for the HBO Nordic series Björnstad.
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What song is Cornelia singing at Eurovision 2022?
Cornelia is singing her original song Hold Me Closer.
The song was released as a single on February 26, 2022.
Cornelia said that she wrote Hold Me Closer as a way of getting through her heartbreak and that she treats songwriting like therapy.
She told Eurovision: “I was in the middle of a break-up period while it was written. Last summer. It was this on-and-off kind of relationship. Very passionate, but very toxic, too.
“No one is able to feel good when the relationship is like that. It was hard on me.
“And I was in the middle of that when we wrote the song, so it felt very natural to write about it.”
How many times has Sweden won Eurovision Song Contest?
Sweden has won Eurovision six times.
It is the second most successful country, coming just after Ireland who has seven victories.
The most successful Eurovision Song Contest winner of all time is the Swedish pop band ABBA who won in 1974.
It then went on to win with Herreys in 1984, Carola in 1991, Charlotte Nilsson in 1999, Loreen in 2012 and Måns Zelmerlöw in 2015.
When is the Eurovision 2022 final and how to watch it?
The final of Eurovision 2022 will take place on Saturday, May 14 in Turin, Italy.
There have already been two semi-finals on May 10 and May 12.
The show is being presented by Alessandro Cattelan, Laura Pausini and Mika.
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It will be shown live on BBC One from 8pm until midnight hosted and commentated by national treasure Graham Norton.
You can also watch live on BBC iPlayer as well as catch up on the semi-finals.
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