Sweden: These are the candidates for Melodifestivalen 2020

This afternoon, Swedish public broadcaster, SVT, unveiled the remaining 27 Melodifestivalen 2020 contestants! We’ve known that Amanda Aas is one of them, since she was selected by the P4 nästa radio competition.

More than 2,500 songs were submitted for the 14 venues from SVT’s open invitation, with the remaining 13 being artists invited directly from Swedish public television.

Sweden’s biggest music festival  will be hosted by David Sundin, Linnea Henriksson and Lina Hedlund, who will also be presenting all six nights of the show.

Melodifestivalen begins its musical journey on February 1 in Linkoping with its first semifinal and concludes in Stockholm on March 7 with the Grand Final.

2020 is the penultimate year that finds Christer Bjorkman at the wheel of Melodifestivalen. He would very much like to win Sweden’s seventh victory and equalize Queen Ireland over his days.

The lineup as you will see below includes a number of comebacks as well as fresh suggestions that the modern Swedish music scene has to offer through Melodifestivalen. 12 of the 28 songs are in Swedish lyrics!

Linkoping – First Semifinal – 1 February

Malou PrytzBallerina
Felix SandmanBoys with Emotions
OVÖInga problem
The MamasMove
Suzi PMoves
Sonja AldénSluta aldrig gå
Robin BengtssonTake a Chance

Return here for Robin Bengtsson who represented Sweden at Eurovision 2017, but also for The Mamas who were in Tel Aviv this year. Felix Sandman in an effort, like Sonja Aldén.

Gothenburg – Second Semifinal – 8 February

Linda Bengtzing – Alla mina sorger
Dotter – Bulletproof
Anna Bergendahl – Kingdom Come
Thorsten Flinck – Miraklernas tid
Klara Hammarström – Nobody
Paul Rey – Talking in my Sleep
Mendez – Vamos amigos

Seventh entry for Linda Bengtzing, but also a return for Méndez who in 2018 had conquered the charts. Anna Bergendahl will try her luck again this year, hoping to win again ten years later.

Lulea – Third Semifinal – February 15

Faith Kekembo – Crying Rivers
Amanda Aasa – Late
Albin Johnsén – Livet börjar nu
Drängerna – Piga och dräng
Mariette – Shout It Out
Anis Don Demina – Vem är som oss
Mohombi – Winners

Lots of returns in this semifinal too. Mariette and Mohombi seem to be the strongest names here, though theoretically this semifinal in terms of names looks more lucrative than the others.

Malmo – Fourth Semifinal – February 22

Hanna Ferm – Brave
Nanne Grönvall – Carpool Karaoke
William Strid – Molnljus
Jakob Karlberg – Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – Surface
Victor Crone – Troubled Waters
Frida Öhrn – We Are One

Nanne represented Sweden in 1996 with “One More Time”, and has since been considered one of the most important representatives of schlager music. Victor Crone has represented Estonia at this year’s competition and hopes to be on the scene for the second consecutive year with his home country this time.

Aftonblatet in its previous articles, which we informed you, guessed successfully 23 of the 24 names it had given as confirmed artists. It basically just lost Renaida!

The Second Chance procession will take place on February 29, 2020, in Eskilston, with the Grand Final taking place once again at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 7, 2020.

So we’re looking forward to the rehearsals to get a little taste of Melodifestivalen 2020’s songs. Until then we can once again remember the Melodifestivalen 2019 winner and Sweden’s representative in Tel Aviv, John Lundvik, who took fifth place in Tel Aviv with “Too Late For Love”.

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