Aftonbladet continues to reveal the participants in Melodifestivalen 2020. Shortly before, it added three more artists to 15 added so far , raising the number to 18 confirmed contestants.
Renaida returns and celebrates
Renaida has every reason to celebrate after she had a serious health issue last year. She was diagnosed with cancer, but eventually managed to overcome it without even having to undergo chemotherapy. The 22-year-old singer also participated in Melodifestivalen 2018 with “All The Feels”. Through the second chance round she reached the final, finishing ninth there! The song she will be attending is expected to be in the style of her previous engagement.
Ellen Benediktson is back too but in duet
Another return was revealed by Aftonbladet, that of Ellen Benediktson. The 24-year-old singer also participated in Melodifestivalen 2014, in the same semifinal with Elena Paparizou. She had then qualified with “Songbird” in the final and finished ninth there. She participated in the following year, but this time without going to the next round. In Melodifestivalen 2020 is expected to duet with Simon Peyron.
Featuring rap at Melodifestivalen 2020
Given the ever-increasing dynamics of rap music, Melodifestivalen producers eagerly wanted its representatives in its next release. The band OVÖ which became known in 2018 performing a song dedicated to Zara Larsson has already secured a place in the Melodifestivalen 2020 semifinals.
The artists who have so far confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2020
Thirteen 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 involvement:
Recall that 14 of the 28 participants of the Melodifestivalen result from the open invitation of SVT to 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. Aftonbladet correctly predicted 26 of the 28 Melodifestivalen 2019 names.