Earlier this year he represented Estonia with the song “Storm”. Now Swedish singer Victor Crone is set to make a return to the national final of his home country. Swedish media reports that Victor will compete in Melodifestivalen 2020, as well as 2019 finalist Hanna Ferm and singer-songwriter Jakob Karlberg.
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has been talking to their well-connected sources and has come up with the three names said to be on the list for Melodifestivalen 2020.
Victor Crone represented Estonia with “Storm”, co-written by Estonian Eurovision star Stig Rästa. The song was a hit in Victor’s home country, resulting in a place in Mello 2020. Aftonbladet‘s source says Victor’s song will be in an Avicii style.
This will be the second time for Victor at Melodifestivalen. He first competed in 2015, performing “Det rår vi inte för” (“We can’t help it”) with Behrang Miri. The Måns Zelmerlöw-co-written song didn’t make it past the andra chansen round.
Also returning to Melfest is Hanna Ferm. She made her debut earlier this year with the romantic song “Hold You”. While her 2019 act was a duet with LIAMOO, this time she’ll be solo. Following her top-three placing in 2019, it seems only natural for SVT to have her back for a solo effort.
Hanna came to fame on the 2017 edition of Swedish Idol, where she placed second.
Jakob made a brief appearance on Idol in 2011, but he’s best known for his hit single “Fan va bra” (“Damn, that’s good”). In 2015, the song could be heard all over Sweden. It reached No.7 in the singles chart and it was a huge summer hit.
Aftonbladet reports that Jakob had sent songs to Melodifestivalen last year, but his entry for 2020 was the first to really grab the attention of the selection jury.
Victor Crone, Hanna Ferm and Jakob Karlberg will be joined at Melodifestivalen 2020 by P4 Nästa wildcard winner Amanda Aasa.
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