In three days, we’ll know the confirmed lineup for Melodifestivalen 2020, but before that the rumoured acts keep coming. This time, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that R&B singer Mohombi, Idol singer William Strid and reality TV star Klara Hammarström will compete at Melfest in February.
Internationally successful R&B singer Mohombi made his solo Melodifestivalen debut earlier this year. His song “Hello” qualified direkt till final where it finished in fifth place.
Mohombi first performed at Melodifestivalen in 2005 as part of Group Avalon. Their French- and English-language song “Big Up” didn’t make it out of the semi-finals. Mohombi went on to establish a career as a solo artist, with international hits like “Bumpy Ride” and “Dirty Situation”.
Aftonbladet‘s source says that Mohombi is one of the stronger acts and it has been important for him to find the right song.
William Strid came to fame on the 2018 edition of Swedish Idol where he placed fifth. During his time on the show, he dueted with Mello star Wiktoria, singing the Sam Smith ballad “Stay With Me”. He will be making his Melfest debut in February.
Klara is best known for starring in the Swedish reality series Familjen Hammarström (The Hammarströn Family). The show follows Klara, her twin sister Selma and brother Ingemar, as well as her seven other siblings and their parents. The family is heavily involved in equestrian events.
But there’s more to Klara than just horses and reality TV. She can sing! Earlier this year Klara released her debut single “Break Up Song”, followed by “You Should Know Me Better”. She’s even recently combined her two interests with the horsey-themed seasonal song “Riding Home for Christmas”.
Mohombi, William Strid and Klara Hammarström will be joined at Melodifestivalen 2020 by Renaida, Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron, OVÖ, Thorsten Flinck, Anna Bergendahl, Robin Bengtsson, Anis don Demina, Drängarna, Linda Bengtzing, Frida Öhrn, Paul Rey, Albin, Suzi P, The Mamas, Victor Crone, Hanna Ferm, Jakob Karlberg and P4 Nästa wildcard winner Amanda Aasa. Eric Saade and Carola are two acts still being chased by the broadcaster.
The confirmed lineup of Melodifestivalen 2020 will be officially announced this Tuesday, 26 November at 12:00 CET. SVT will live-stream the announcement event on its Instagram account.
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