Over the past few weeks, a number of acts have been rumoured for Melodifestivalen 2020. But in less than a week, there will be no more speculation. Broadcaster SVT has confirmed that the Melfest 2020 lineup will be announced on Tuesday 26 November.
The broadcaster confirmed the date today in a press release. The announcement will be made at a special event hosted by SVT.
Traditionally the acts are presented in the semi-final groups they will compete in. This can offer clues as to who the strongest acts may be. Though other factors are considered when allocating semi-finals, including song genres and the type of performers.
Only one confirmed act for Mello 2020 is known so far. Amanda Aasa gained entry after she won the Melfest wildcard as part of the P4 Nästa radio song competition in August. She will enter Melodifestivalen with a different song to her Nästa entry.
But there have been plenty of rumoured acts to emerge over the past few weeks, thanks to investigative reporting from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Rumoured for 2020 are returning Eurovision stars Robin Bengtsson, Anna Bergendahl, Victor Crone and The Mamas. As well, returning to Melodifestivalen is said to be Renaida, Ellen Benediktson, Simon Peyron, Thorsten Flinck, Linda Bengtzing, Frida Öhrn, Anis don Demina, Albin and Hanna Ferm.
Melodifestivalen 2020: What we know so far
Back in August, SVT announced the dates and venues for Melodifestivalen 2020. The iconic tour will kick off with semi-final one in Linköping on 1 February, semi two in Gothenburg on 8 February, semi-final three in Luleå on 15 February, and the fourth semi-final will be held in Malmö on 22 February.
The andra chansen round will be held in Eskilstuna on 29 February, while the grand final — as always — will be held at Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 7th.
SVT has also confirmed the hosts of Melodifestivalen 2020. Former Alcazar singer Lina Hedlund, jazz/pop singer Linnea Henriksson and comedian David Sundin will host the shows.
The lineup of Melodifestivalen 2020 will be announced on Tuesday 26 November at 12:00 CET. The event will be live-streamed by SVT on the Melodifestivalen Instagram account. Wiwibloggs will bring you full coverage from the event.
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