The list of artists we will see competing in the next Melodifestivalen grows. Three names have been added today, according to Aftonbladet, among them the legend of schlager musician and veteran of the competition, Linda Bengtzing!
Linda Bengtzing for the seventh time in the Melodifestivalen
This will be the seventh entry for Linda Bengtzing at Melodifestivalen, now 45 years old. Her first attempt was in 2005, with her fifth best in 2008. Her last attempt was in 2016, when she was excluded directly in the semifinals.
Her song will be in the style she knows best to serve, the pop schlager, a type of music that has been steadily coming to an end in recent years (see Jessica Andersson and Linda Hedlund).
Paul Rey is favorite, Frida Örn for fourth time
Frida Öhrn, 40, is preparing for her fourth appearance at Melodifestivalen. This will be her first involvement as a solo artist, having previously competed with groups that were then part of them.
Paul Rey is 27 years old and is thought to be one of the wonders of the Melodifestivalen 2020, as he is involved with a song among the favorites. This is his maiden entry into the competition, which he thinks as a springboard to get more people to know him.
The artists who have so far confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2020
Ten contestants have so far secured a place in the Melodifestivalen 2020 semifinals:
-Amanda Aasa (from P4 Nästa)
– Liza Bengtzing
Two names have been targeted by SVT, but have not yet confirmed their involvement:
Recall that 14 of the 28 participants of the Melodifestivalen result from the open invitation to SVT creators, 13 are selected through an invitation of SVT and 1 is from the P4 Nästa radio competition.
In detail the program of Melodifestivalen 2020 is as follows:
Linkoping – First Semifinal – 1 February
Gothenburg – Second Semifinal – 8 February
Lulea – Third Semifinal – February 15
Malmo – Fourth Semifinal – February 22
Eskilestone – Second Opportunity – February 29
Stockholm – Final – 7 March
David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson and Lina Hedlund will all be presenting the six nights of the show.