Aftonbladet continues to reveal the participants in the Melodifestivalen 2020. Shortly before,it added to the 18 names it has so far made public, three more, raising the number to 21 confirmed contestants.
Mohombi is back
The 33-year-old singer returns to Melodifestivalen this year after a successful run last year. “Hello” may not have been able to travel to Tel Aviv, having won 5th place in the 2019 Melodifestivalen final but was loved by many and also won the Swedish charts. His worldwide fame, having collaborated with many big names, Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger, Nelly and Akon, make him one of the favorites for Rotterdam.
From Swedish Idol to Melodifestivalen
William Strid participated in Swedish Idol last year where he managed to reach fifth place. He is especially loved at a young age and is sure to easily win their votes.
“Fresh” blood in the Melodifestivalen
Klara Hammarström is just nineteen. She is new to the music industry, having released two singles that have earned the public’s attention.
The artists who have so far confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2020
Twenty contestants have so far secured a place in the Melodifestivalen 2020 semifinals:
-Amanda Aasa (from the P4 radio competition)
-Anis don Demina
-Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron
-OVÖ (Finess & Ivory)
Two names have been targeted by SVT, but have not yet confirmed their participation:
Recall that 14 of the 28 participants of the Melodifestivalen result from the open invitation from SVT creators, 13 are selected through a direct 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. Aftonbladet correctly predicted 26 of the 28 Melodifestivalen 2019 names.