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.
What do you think? Are you excited for these acts? Would you like to see Victor Crone return to Eurovision under a Swedish flag? Share your thoughts below!
Maybe he’s just writing a song?
On the plus side, if he did enter, the Melfest production would do a good job of covering up his horrible vocals.
Victor already had his chance. And it was for another country. Hanna can surprise me. ”Hold you” was my favourite entry in MF. Jakob’s songs songs don’t give me anything
These tabloid reports really spoil the surprise of Melfest
Think it was an obvious guess Hanna Ferm would return as a soloist, “Hold You” with LIAMOO was my 2nd favourite in MF 2019(behind John Lundvik) and still listen to it occasionally, best duet in Melfest this decade! Victor Crone rumour is ironic but seeing “Storm” was a huge radio hit in Sweden, seems SVT thought oh why not? I also liked his duet with Behrang Miri back in 2015 as well.
I doubt Victor can win mello a second after he represented another country, but I like him and it would be nice seeing him back. I met him in Israel and he is a cool person.
I don’t think so, international jury didnt like him at ESC, at national selection in Estonia and I don’t have a big expectations for international jury in Sverige
First up, this is taken from Aftonbladet, so just a reminder : it’s worth some grain of salt.
Second, it’s good, but might it be a bit too early to make a return?
First up, Aftonbladet guessed 24 out of 28 contestants correctly last year
Still guessed Carola wrong but mostly they’re pretty accurate with their predictions.
What if Carola refused to participate AFTER Aftonbladet wrote about it ? 😀
She know that her era already end with Mello, she would end like Charlotte Perreli or others who were in ESC before and come to Mello
Nope, Carola is in a league of her own already. She’s already won Melodifestivalen three times. First in 1983, then in 1991 and the a whole 15 years later for the third time. That’s 23 years after her first win. Don’t count her out, she transcends time.
Carola reject Melo and she was asked, so Aftonbladet had true (little bit) about her
Now this I actually could see in MF. And would be great choices, altough not the greatest fan of Jakob Karlberg.
Still, even if they were to compete they can’t talk about it, can they? Not until SVT confirms it.
are you serious? Aftonbladet again? 😀
Every year they predict artist, last year they had correctly 24 of 28 artists of Mello
Really promising acts so far, excited for all of them. Victor Crone’s “Storm” was not ground breaking, but it was in ny top 20 this year. Hanna Ferm’s latest single “Outta Breath” is currently on my repeat playlist. And Jakob seems interesting!
Here’s hoping that Victor Crone won’t be facing the same fate as Krista Siegfrids in Melodifestivalen.
Well, he is Swedish at the end of the day ….
Krista was and still is finnish, even if she speak swedish, you can see every year that Finnish artist in Mello ends in 7/6/5 place if they have luck than in andra chansen
See, THIS makes sense.
I would LOVE to see Wiktoria return and finally win Melodifestivalen!! She was robbed both years!!
I hope she comes back this year but I dont think she will 🙁
2017 and 2019.. no. But in 2016 , she was robbed big time. When was the last time anyone played if I were sorry?
literally everyone was robbed in 2017. robert bangtom or whatever his name was was awful
The tea… I was rooting for anyone but him in the final literally.
Actually it was quite a big hit in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia!
Also in Slovakia and Czech Republic 🙁
she hasn’t been ‘robbed’ at all – her songs just weren’t good enough!
Failure is not the same as being robbed – do not make her out to be a ‘Victim’!
Whats the obsession with Wiktoria? She wasn’t robbed, she wasn’t good enough. 2016 was OK, 2017 had a disappointing entry and 2019 was so so. Her excellent staging couldnt help the standard ESC ballad we all have heard before
In my opinion, Wiktoria’s songs in 2016 and 2017 were absolutely incredible. Only 2019 was disappointing.
It’s an extremely rare case that an artist appears in Melodifestivalen 4 times in a space of 5 years, don’t think it’s ever happened either so don’t get your hopes up, I love Wiktoria too but I think she needs a couple of years off before coming back to finally win.