LIAMOO and Klara Hammarström release Swedish Beijing 2022 anthem “Guld, svett & tårar”!

It is said that they will face each other in the next 2022 edition of the Swedish national Eurovision Melodifestivalen final, but in the name of sportsmanship, they have teamed up to release the official Swedish anthem of the Olympics from winter.

The Winter Olympics are to be held in the Chinese capital of Beijing, which also hosted the Summer Olympics 14 years ago in 2008.

Hoping to inspire a rush to the Swedish Guld

The title “Guld, svett & tårar” literally translates to “Gold, sweat and tears”. They hope to inspire Sweden in the Winter Olympics as they are one of the titans of the games. With 57 gold medals, 46 silver, 55 bronze and therefore a cumulative total of 158 medals, they are the seventh best nation.

Teaming up, but not for the first time

This isn’t the first time LIAMOO and Klara have worked on a song together. Last year they released the Christmas song “Make a wish” together. Aftonbladet Reports that for Klara Hammarström, who is a former competitive rider and competed for the national team, it was a no-brainer to say yes when asked to perform the song.

It’s more than just a song. It’s fun to be a voice for our athletes. I myself dreamed of participating in the Olympics and it’s almost as close as it gets, but in music.

Klara Hammarstrom

LIAMOO says the song is “sporty and fresh with lots of energy.” The song is written by SAMI, who is also taking part in Melodifestivalen this year in a Medina duet, with Anderz Wrethov and Jimmy “Joker” Thornfeldt. They have written songs for Eurovision in the past, notably for Cyprus where Anderz wrote “Fuego” and Jimmy composed “El Diablo”.

When two become two one

LIAMOO will participate in Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song “Bluffin'” and perform in the second semi-final of the competition. Previously, LIAMOO participated twice in the Swedish national team, in 2018 and 2019 in duo with Hanna Ferm. Klara Hammarström returns to the competition for the third consecutive year. Last year, she competed with “Beat of Broken Hearts” and finished sixth in the final. In 2020, she failed to make the final with “Nobody”. This year, she will sing “Run to the Hills” in the fourth semi-final of the competition.

You can stream the song below.

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