Melodifestivalen 2020 All 28 Acts

For weeks, the Melfest rumour mill has been churning out suspected artists for Melodifestivalen 2020. But now Sweden’s national broadcaster SVT has finally separated fact from fiction by confirming the 28 acts who have made it to Europe’s glitziest national selection. The line-up includes some of Sweden’s hottest artists, Melfest legends, as well as newcomers. Let’s take a look.

SVT revealed the artists and their song titles in a press conference today. However we won’t start to hear the songs until the rehearsal week of each semi-final in February.

Earlier this year, SVT confirmed the dates and venues of Mello 2020, and later revealed that the shows would be hosted by Alcazar singer Lina Hedlund, jazz/pop singer Linnea Henriksson and comedian David Sundin

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.

While Melodifestivalen 2020 is tasked with finding Sweden’s entry for Rotterdam, the show is most than just a Eurovision national final. Melfest is a celebration of Swedish culture, with producers careful to select a wide range of artists and genres that reflect popular Swedish music.

Melodifestivalen 2020 – competing acts

Semi-final 1: Linköping – 1 February 2020

Malou Prytz – “Ballerina”

The sixteen-year-old singer made her Melfest debut earlier this year with “I Do Me”. Malou has since released a number of singles, including “Left & Right”.
Songwriters: Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Jimmy Jansson

Felix Sandman – “Boys with Emotions”

Former FO&O member Felix made his Mello debut in 2018. His song “Every Single Day” placed second in the grand final. Recently Felix has also done acting work.
Songwriters: Tony Ferrari, Parker James, Peter Thomas, Philip Bentley, Nicki Adamsson, Felix Sandman

OVÖ – “Inga problem”

Rap duo OVÖ make their Melodifestivalen debut. They are known for their 2018 single “Zara Larsson”, an ode to the Swedish popstar.
Songwriters: Nicholas Frandsen, Lukas Nathanson, Jean-Willy Akofely, Nickie Osenius Kouakou

The Mamas – “Move”

The Mamas came to fame in Melfest 2019, as the backing singers for John Lundvik’s “Too Late for Love”. They’ve since become a three-piece after founding member Paris Renita left.
Songwriters: Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Herman Gardarfve

Suzi P – “Moves”

Sixteen-year-old newcomer Suzi P makes her Melfest debut. She has released a number of singles this year, including “Shunon”.
Songwriters: Joy Deb, Suzi Pancekov, Aniela Eklund, Malou Ruotsalainen, Chanel Tukia, Kenny Silverdique

Sonja Aldén – “Sluta aldrig gå”

Schlager diva Sonja returns to Mello for her fourth time. Her best entry was in 2007 where her song “För att du finns” placed sixth in the grand final.
Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias, Sonja Aldén

Robin Bengtsson – “Take a Chance”

This will be Robin’s third Melfest appearance. He previously on Mello 2017 with “I Can’t Go On”, which went on to place fifth in Kyiv.
Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Frederik Reichhardt, Marcus Winther-John

Semi-final 2: Göteborg – 8 February 2020

Linda Bengtzing – “Alla mina sorger”

Schlager queen Linda Bengtzing will be making her seventh Melfest appearance. She first competed in 2005 and last appeared in 2016 with the track “Killer Girl”.
Songwriters: Yvonne Dahlbom, Jesper Welander, Adam Jönsson, Linda Bengtzing

Dotter – “Bulletproof”

Indie pop singer Dotter made her Melfest debut in 2018 with the song “Cry”. She has also written for Mariette and Lina Hedlund and performed in a 2019 internal act.
Songwriters: Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna Jansson (Dotter), Erik Dahlqvist

Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come”

Anna won Melfest 2010, and controversially didn’t qualify for the Eurovision grand final that year. She made a Mello comeback last year with “Ashes to Ashes”.
Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Erik Bernholm, Anna Bergendahl

Thorsten Flinck – “Miraklernas tid”

Actor, musician and provocateur Thorsten Flinck previously competed at Melfest 2012 with his group. They placed eighth in the grand final with the song “Jag reser mig igen”.
Songwriters: Thomas G:son

Klara Hammarström – “Nobody”

Klara is an equestrienne, reality TV star and singer. Earlier this year she released her debut single “Break Up Song”, followed by “You Should Know Me Better”.
Songwriters: Erik Smaaland, Palle Hammarlund, Klara Hammarström

Paul Rey – “Talking in my Sleep”

Soul-pop singer Paul Rey will make his Melfest debut. He is best known for the 2017 remix of his song “California Dreaming”, including a guest rap from hip hop icon Snoop Dogg.
Songwriters: Paul Rey, Lukas Hällgren, Alexander Standal Pavelich

Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – “Vamos amigos”

The Chilean-born DJ has competed three times at Melodifestivalen. Most recently, his song “Everyday” made it to the 2018 grand final and reached No.4 in the Swedish charts. Alvaro Estrella is a Chilean-Swedish singer and dancer. He competed at Melfest 2014 with “Bedroom”.
Songwriters: Palle Hammarlund, Jimmy Jansson, Jakke Erixson, Leo Mendez

Semi-final 3: Luleå – 15 February 2020

Faith Kakembo – “Crying Rivers”

Faith is an upcoming singer-songwriter. Earlier this year she competed in P4 Nästa.
Songwriters: Jörgen Elofsson, Liz Rodrigues

Amanda Aasa – “Late”

Singer-songwriter Amanda Aasa was the winner of the P4 Nästa wildcard entry for Melfest. Amanda has played festivals around Sweden.
Songwriters: Amanda Aasa, Siri Jansson, Erik Grahn, Alex Shield

Albin Johnsén – “Livet borjar nu”

The Swedish rapper had a No.1 hit in 2014 with the song “Din soldat”. He made his Melodifestivalen debut in 2016, where he performed “Rik” with Mattias Andréasson.
Songwriters: Robin Stjernberg, Albin Johnsén, Gino Yonan

Drängarna – “Piga och dräng”

The popular dansband will make their Mello debut in 2020, the same year they celebrate their 25th anniversary. They are best known for their hit “Vill du bli min fru”.
Songwriters: Anders Wigelius, Robert Norberg, Jimmy Jansson

Mariette – “Shout It Out”

Mariette Hansson has been the most successful female Melfest act since 2015 and returns for the fourth time. Most recently her song “For You” placed fifth in 2018.
Songwriters: Thomas G:son, Cassandra Ströberg, Alex Shield, Mariette Hansson

Anis Don Demina – “Vem är som oss”

DJ, rapper and singer Anis Don Demina first competed at Mello 2019 , where he performed “Mina bränder” with Zeana. The song reached No.25 in the Swedish charts.
Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Johanna Elkesdotter Wrethov, Anis Don Demina, Robin Svensk

Mohombi – “Winners”

Hello again! Mohombi is an internationally successful R&B singer. He made his solo debut at Melfest 2019 with “Hello”, which placed fifth in the grand final.

Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Mohombi, Palle Hammarlund

Semi-final 4: Malmö – Malmö Arena

Hanna Ferm – “Brave”

Hanna made her Melfest 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.
Songwriters: David Kjellstrand, Jimmy Jansson, Laurell Barker

Nanne Grönvall – “Carpool Karaoke”

Schlager legend Nanne previously represented Sweden in 1996 as part of the group One More Time. She also placed second at Melfest 2005 with solo song “Håll on mig”.
Songwriters: Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall

William Strid – “Molnljus”

William came to fame on the 2018 edition of Swedish Idol where he placed fifth. He is about to launch his solo pop career.
Songwriters: Markus Lidén, Christian Holmström, David Kreuger, William Stridh

Jakob Karlberg – “Om du tror att jag saknar dig”

Singer-songwriter Jakob is best known for his 2015 hit single “Fan va bra” (“Damn, that’s good”). The song reached No.7 in the singles chart and it was a huge summer hit.
Songwriters: Nanne Grönvall, Isak Hallén, Henrik Moreborg, Jakob Karlberg

Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – “Surface”

Ellen competed at Mello 2014 and 2015, with her “Songbird” and “Insomnia”, respectively. Simon Peyron also competed in 2014 as the frontman for the band Outtrigger with their song “Echo”.
Songwriters: Paul Rey, Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, Sebastian von Koenigsegg, Ellen Benediktson

Victor Crone – “Troubled Waters”

Swedish singer Victor Crone returns to Melfest after representing Estonia at Eurovision 2019. He previously competed at Melodifestivalen 2015 with “Det rår vi inte för”.
Songwriters: Dino Medanhodzic, Benjamin Jennebo, Victor Crone

Frida Öhrn – “We Are One”

Frida has previously competed at Melfest three times, including twice with the country trio Cookies ‘N’ Beans. This time, Frida will make her solo debut.
Songwriters: Frida Öhrn, Hampus Eurenius, Nicklas Eklund

What do you think of the Melodifestivalen 2020 lineup? Which acts are you most excited for? Who do you think will win the ticket to Rotterdam? Tell us your thoughts below!

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[…] She is one of the biggest surprises of this year’s Melodifestivalen lineup — and one of the most beloved artists of Melfest in recent years. So it was only natural that we scooted up to Mariette during Tuesday’s artist reveal in Stockholm. […]

Mony
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Mony

Nothing new or spectacular, pop music all over again, year by year, for decades. We all know Sweden will be favored once again, but the televote will punish them (thank God for the Karma)

diana
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diana

now why are y’all still pressed about sweden and televotes?

Edu
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Edu

Has many favs in the list. I’m sure there will be amazing entries in 2020

Denis
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Denis

Also shout out to Faith Kakembo! She is from my hometown and is a great personality!

Glenn
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Glenn

What’s with Mello this year picking repeat offenders to compete? Is this the result of them having to host Eurovision in a space of less than five years in this decade?

diana
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diana

Not really, I think melodifestivalen has to have repeat offenders to attract the public. Also most of the competitors (minus Robin Bengtsson and Anna) haven’t won so they might want a shot at that.

Plus Sweden is a small country with the same artists only in mello. The other artsist we have, who are dominating the spotify charts are mostly rap and r’n’b artists who’d never do mello.

Khazar
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Victor Crone

Ash
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Ash

I hope the songs that are not written by Jimmy Jansson, Thomas G-son or/and Bobby Ljunggren wins…Because we all know that all of those songs written by them will sound the same…more or less…

Denis
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Denis

We dont know though. Songwriters are diverse. I mean Thomas G:son wrote both Euphoria and Thorsten Flinck song in 2012. He also wrote Invincible for Carola. And no one would call those songs same sounding

hodor
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hodor

I wonder when was the last time Mariette washed her hair with shampoo. Why nobody talks about the smell of that?

Elin
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Elin

Because this is not a sight that should spreed hate and negative vibes. ESC is all about fun and joy.

Malmklang
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Malmklang

Eh… I hope you know that shampoo for dreads excists? Either are you lacking the knowledge about it or your comment’s just a slightly bad try to be funny.

Juan Cena
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Juan Cena

MelFest ignores Normandie again. ?

Loin dici
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I’m going to wait until February. We might see most of them with some schlager/pop number, but who knows if they’d probably bring something out of the ordinary.

On an unrelated note, the Big 5 has me waiting on their announcements. It’s already near December and nothing from either France, Germany or United Kingdom.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Well, at least we know what the UK will do. But France and Germany are really disappointing me with the lack of news. Especially the first one, since I enjoyed a lot Destination Eurovision.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Indeed, this is getting worrying from France and Germany.

Joseph
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Joseph

welcome to Returningfestivalen!!

Ed G
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Ed G

So boring field this year, no one stands out yet some bad old schlager singers ?

PuppetOnAString
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Maybe just wait for the songs to come out before judging

Dawid
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Dawid

Everyone is back! Someone play this song from Ultimate please. Not that I’m mad. First of all, it’s huge thing in Sweden and then it’s preselection for ESC. So if Swedes are happy about it, its awesome. They will be represented by winner after all. But of course everyone has opinion. Cool to see Mariette and Mamas. I want them to have amazing songs really bad. I hope Felix’s song won’t get any cringy lyrics. Its important topic imo and I don’t want it to sound like something that emo teenager would post on FB after getting bad grade. I’m… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Margaret had already participated two years in a row, thus she was unable to take part in 2020. She can still try for Poland, though I quite doubt that.

Dawid
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Dawid

That was a joke directed to someone who lives Sweden but Poland not so much xd There’s no way she’ll sumbit a song for Poland after she lost to Michal who wasn’t that big of a deal in Poland back then (he was 2nd in X-Factor like 3 years before that or so, but that’s it). Noone who has any career in polish music industry will because of that. I mean, Gromee tried but he’s more of a producer than a “star”. There’s little chance that you will do well, you can lost to some no name and even if… Read more »

Melissa J
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Melissa J

I hope for a better song for Dotter, “Cry” was not great and the camera work sunk it. Also really excited for Mariette, Mohombi, Robin, and Felix. I think it’s time for Sweden to send a lady this year.

Karlan
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Karlan

Simon and Ellen destroy everyone.
Victor also compete.

Grftn
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Grftn

Rooting for DOTTER ! Please, she is a gem that could win Eurovision with a strong entry, make it happen and don’t ignore her like two years ago (she allegedly had the best song of the selection). So happy for Anna, especially because last year she said that she wasnt going to come back ! Ashes to ashes was my favourite entry of 2019. I’m also really glad about Hanna Ferm and Mariette’s returns. But let’s be honest, we all know that that Felix guy is going to win, Melfest doesnt care about women since 2015 🙂

Sun
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Sun

I only care about the song. Stop sending generic pop songs!

Missing 411
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Missing 411

Victor for the win. Next to play the game: Malou and Mariette. The rest is yawn.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I just realized that this weekend already, the first 2020 Eurovision song will be made available. So exciting! I hope being number 1 to release will bring lots of luck to Estonia! No storms or troubled waters, fair winds all the way. Does anyone know at what time they’ll be online and where? I’m guessing on the website of Estonian tv?

SlowEstonian_1
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SlowEstonian_1

I think you can watch it at otse.ERR.ee, it should work in other countries too
I’m not sure but the Eesti Laul special show should start at 21:35 (Estonian time)

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

So they probably won’t release the songs online before the show has aired, right?

SlowEstonian_1
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SlowEstonian_1

I don’t think they will release the songs before the show 🙁

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Any chance we could watch the show later on ERR’s site or only when it will be broadcasted live?

SlowEstonian_1
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SlowEstonian_1

There should be a chance. Go to https://etv.err.ee/otsing?phrase=eesti%20laul&categoryId=2947 and the show will appear there later. If I remember correctly, the title was “Eesti Laul 2020. Start”.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Thank you, I’ll try that if they don’t release the songs. 🙂

SlowEstonian_1
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SlowEstonian_1

U welcome!

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Not really number 1 to release as they won’t have selected the exact song…

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Definitely number 1 to be released since we will be able to hear whatever song they are going to select in full this very weekend. Their eventual entry will be out there for everyone interested to hear, most likely in the final version even, making it a huge deal regarding ESC 2020.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Definitely stretching it mama…

Maxim
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Maxim

I’m hoping that Sweden will step away from sending risk-free pop songs. I hope the’ll select a unique song. Based on names, I would love to see Dotter, Mariette or Felix in Rotterdam.

Sun
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Sun

Don’t think that will happen. Judging from Sweden’s televote in Eurovision, they just love pop songs.

Maxim
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Maxim

I have the same feeling… But to quote Mariette: don’t stop believing!

Ruth
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Ruth

Yo Am I the only one that’s mostly excited for Simon and Ellen Benediktson?

Esc1234
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Esc1234

The kid who sung about being alone in bed last year is missing so its between Malou and Felix

blondboybc
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blondboybc

This lineup is kind of a letdown, honestly. Was hoping for a return of Oscar Zia, Ace Wilder or De Vet Du…have to agree with some other posters here…very little diversity and uniqueness. Robin again? Victor again? Mamas again? They’ve been there, done that. You can do better, SVT!

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Who wants to bet they are going to send ANOTHER male solo singer with a cliche pop song? *wink*

Rasmus
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Rasmus

havent you said this every year? we havent started yet. cool down. half of the world are males.

Erik
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Erik

As a swede I also think it’s a bit of a letdown. Lot’s of music sung in Swedish on the Swedish charts. Most of it is young male pop rap. Not my fav. music. But still… Some years ago some of the largest music stars of our contry wanted to participate. What is left is that they askes everyone from 2018 and 2019 to return. Some did. The newcommers are not interesting. The veterans are also not bringing anything new. What I miss is more diverse genres. Jazz, rock, hiphop etc. What makes a good show is not always what… Read more »

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

I hate to wish this on anyone, but I think sweden needs to fail to qualify again at Eurovision in order to shake things up. Sometimes you learn more from your failures than your successes. It’s happened before to sweden in 2010.

Milla
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Milla

I hoped fior something more risky and artistic. But.. I’m looking forward to Dotter. I hope she will do much better than with “Cry”. She deserves it if she has a great song. She’s so talented. And Simon and Ellen is going to be interesting as well as Felix. If Mohombi has THE song then why not? If a generic up-tempo pop song is going to do well then I think 2020 is the year after two slow ballads have won the contest.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Sweden’s always bringing talent to their national final, and I feel like this year is gonna be no different. Lots of familiar faces (as usual), a couple of unfamiliar ones I’d love to get to know. Mello is all about pop (duh) yet I’d like them to send something more daring this year – man or woman. The past few years have shown, that if you want to win, you gotta stand out, and although I loved (and still love) John’s song, Sweden’s clearly stuck in a loop of “pleasant, but just pleasant” entries. They truly need a breakthrough act… Read more »

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

We need someone who will appear like a beacon in the night.

Milla
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Milla

I couldn’t agree more. However I think 2020 is sill going to be a year where we are still gonna be stuck in that loop.

Sun
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Sun

They should send something daring and unique like Australia this year since they’re kind of brother and sister in terms of song choice for the past few years. Time to step out of the comfort zone.

Milan S.
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Milan S.

What was daring about Australia 2019 except the risk of falling from a really long pole?

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I would imagine hitting those high notes would be daring for almost anyone.

Milan
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Milan

Why if it is your profession to hit high notes? It would be daring for me or you, I guess, but any decent soprano should be able to hit C#3 (and she does it only once in the entire song – at the end of the last bridge). The note that she hits most of the time (“ze-e-e-e-…” in the refrain) is F#2 and that is something any soprano should be more than comfortable with. In comparison with the Spanish performance at JESC, this was the definition of “not daring”.

Loin dici
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Adrenaline, lung capacity, stage nerves (which is more adrenaline), and being there as Australia. I think that’s daring enough.

Milan
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Milan

1) Adrenaline and stage nerves – if we go by that criterion then any Eurovision entry is daring.
2) Lung capacity – what’s that got to do with “daring”? It is a physical quantity measured in litres. The point in singing is how skillfully you spend the air that you’ve got. She isn’t bad at it, but the choice of song (and the vocal range) are not particularly daring, as I explained in my reply to Mr Vanilla Bean. The choice of props was by far the most daring element.

Kirby
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Kirby

Méndez? OMG, not again…

Cocooo
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Cocooo

To be honest, I don’t think it’ll be as dreadful as his last attempt. Mendez used to be more of a rapper rather than a singer anyway, his style is kind of like Dr Alban with the “talk singing”-style. “Everyday” was his first song where he performed as the one and only lead vocalist (what a surprise). Since Alvaro Estrella is going to sing with him, I’m guessing Mendez will take the rap parts while Estrella sings the chorus/more demanding parts of the song. Doubt it’ll get worse.

helloagain
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helloagain

Mendez had decent vocals in the final but in the semifinal and andra chansen I almost wanted to cut my ears off.. considering Alvaro Estrellas “Bedroom” was a vocal mess live in 2014, I think this collab can indeed get worse than Mendez last attempt

K/DA True Damage
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K/DA True Damage

I hope The Mamas can serve a Gospel-R&B bop like Shackles by Mary Mary

Guitarheart
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Guitarheart

Once MF was great, lots of musical diversity, with some big famous names, like The Ark, Melody Club, Eskobar etc. Then MF was really something special, at least partly. But over the last years, it’s become boring. Very little musical diversity. So much samey stuff. Not BAD maybe, but the same safe generic mainstream pop. Where is rock, indie, country, metal, ethno, jazz etc? Can’t say I get very impressed by dansband and schlager singers. The more interesting names next year (to me) seems to be the rnb/rap singers. But Sweden usually vote out the more interesting and daring songs… Read more »

Cocooo
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Cocooo

Part of the reason why the songs in Melodifestivalen are mainly mainstream is because songs of other genres rarely do well. They’ve been trying to pick more varied songs but it’s not that easy to shortlist songs that’ll have appeal to the audience. For instance we’ve had tens of rock bands since the introduction of semifinals in 2002, and few of them have been successful in the competition, save for The Ark who won mainly thanks to their status. RNB and rap rarely does well either. This is why SVT has become reluctant to pick varying songs because the people… Read more »

Erik
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Erik

Yes, but this does bot mean our public service should stop with one of their tasks, to bring content for a broad audience. Including those who want ”vispop”, folkdans, metal, jazz or dubstep. It’s also entertaining with someone to speak about. What’s that this year? Drängarna? It’s quite predictable. They’ll need to renew the concept like they did in 2002. Maybe this is their tactic? They want us to be mad at Christer Björkman and be happy when he leaves?

Denis
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Denis

They are bringing it, just that audiences arent into it. Audiences want something they can stream or hear on radio. And vispop can’t do that. Most of the experimental songs end up last or second to last in semifinal. SVT knows this, which is why pop acts are seen as the favourites

Erik
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Erik

That is my complaint. Some years ago not a single act sung in Swedish came to the final. But they kept putting acts sung in Swedish into the competition. The reason is that it’s part of their mission to contribute with a variety. Swedish language has a place in ther no matter what is popular on the radio or what will be voted into the final. When every song gets a slick production and becomes a pop song with potential to reach the final (if they had a famous singer to sing it), we are going away from variety. A… Read more »

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I don’t know if this is a prediction or just wishful thinking, but I have a feeling about “Kingdom Come”. Would they bring Anna back the year after she barely made the final if it wasn’t a really good song? I sooo hope this will be awesome.

Tom
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Tom

From my wishlist i only have 7 artist out of 28 ….. Thanks for (Dotter, Mohombi, Malou, Ellen, Anis, Hana and Robin from 2013 (as a composer)

Isa, Dinah, Bella/Filipa, Oscar Zia, Aninia, De Vet Du, Ace should be there ….

Tom
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Tom

Thanks for dislikes ….i dont unserstand why 😀

Belle
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Belle

Yeeees Dotter, Hanna Ferm and Mariette are in. Go girls!

Geo
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Geo

Boring line-up. Same pop artists basically, with almost the same musical style. We all know the recipe: a male artist with a radio trash pop song (like in the past 5 years)…. No duo, no female singer, no group. Sweden is taking no risk, doesn’t bring anything new or innovative to the contest. Many points from the corrupted juries, and low points from the televote (Yes!) Blah and bye!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

the last thing was the best in your opnion when you said: blah and bye :). Junior Eurovosion is corrupted when 7 million poles voted for Poland 2 years in a row and they won. ESC is not:)

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Rasmus I hope one day you will get over it. Your life must be sad to be that nasty with Poland and JESC…

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Jesc is corrupted. EBU said Poland was the biggest audience last year to and we all now Polish is very nationalistic people. So 3 wins soon. If you think thats fun then okey

Geo
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Geo

Truth hurts but…it’s the truth! Sweden is blah every year

Esc1234
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Esc1234

Every day you try to persuade everyone that juries doesn’t overate Sweden. Aren’t you bored?

Rasmus
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Rasmus

arent you bored to persuade everyone the opposite? haha. My job is to get swedish haters tired so they stop write that stuff. I never get tired:)

Guitarheart
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Guitarheart

So true

Mark
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Mark

The real problem for Sweden is that they are not leaving the mark in the competition, no more. They manage to get lots of points by juries earning the top 10 every year but who cares? Nobody remembers their song after one day, they are not recognisable. This lineup confirms the idea.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Yeah UK and Porugal and San Marino have fantastic songs in ESC you always love haha? yeah right. Everyone knows you dont like Sweden. thats fine. But saying 10.000 times is boring

Milan S.
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Milan S.

Oh, yes, like we don’t remember “Euphoria”…

Mark
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Mark

Euphoria won in 2012. I’m speaking about the situation of Sweden of the last years.

Milan
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Milan

You are talking about a country that has won ESC twice in the last decade, and one of the most successful ESC countries ever. They already had a number of victories in the last century – and on the average they have one victory per decade. So, stating that Sweden hasn’t left a mark in the competition is just laughable.

Mark
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Mark

Your augmentation makes no sense, I’m sorry. You could be the richest man in the world but if your company one day fails, money goes and you’ll be forced to live under a bridge. Well, at least you can say to other homeless men that you have been the richest in the world but you still have no money. This is only an example to explain me better.
Anyway, I’m not saying Sweden is bad, it’s still good but “Euphoria” era greatness is gone.

Milan
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Milan

Augmentation?!
Except the arguable statement “one of the most successful ESC countries ever” (and even that is obvious for anyone who looks at the medal table) everything else is plain fact. So, instead of digressing, just tell me what exactly I augmented.
If you are unfamiliar with Eurovision past I recommend:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eurovision_Song_Contest_winners
for quick introduction.

Mark
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Mark

Thank you! 😀

Dawid
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Dawid

True but if that’s what people want from Melodi, its hard to debate. Maybe they willl get winner who doesn’t want to or just cant represent Sweden at ESC for some reason and they will pick someone internally? You don’t have to change Melodifestivalen to change Eurovision. But again, it’s their decision and they will be represented so its up to them.

Erik
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Erik

Dawid, it’s in their contract when signing up for melodifestivalen to compete in ESC if they win. So that cannot happen

Denis
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Denis

Yes but the final decision is with SVT. if they don’t think the winner is suitable to go to ESC they can find someone else

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

You must be fun at parties Geo

PikaChu
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PikaChu

No Renaida? Meh…

Dawid
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Dawid

Pretty sure she’s still recovering from cancer. Its not like you are completely fine right away. Give her a break. Maybe she’ll be back on 2021

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Semi 1: Malou Prydz and Felix Sandman to final
Semi2: Dotter and Anna Bergendahl
Semi3: Drängarna and Faith Kakembo
Semi 4: Hanna Ferm and William Strid
The Divas: Nanne Grönwall, The Mamas, Sonja Alden: The Mamas has the biggest chance i feel. This is only based on the artists typical sound on their music.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I hope Sonja surprises everyone and beats the odds. Everyone loves a good underdog story.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

I love underdogs. Everything can happen live. Favourites fail and underdogs qualify. Thats why mello is so fun:). It have happened many times.

Milan S.
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Milan S.

I have no clue which option would be the best for Sweden, but one of my favourite MF entries was “Avundsjuk” by Nanne Grönvall (1998). This would have made the remarkably strong top-5 of 1998 even stronger (actual winner excepted). So I’m quite curious what she has decided to offer.

Serafina
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Serafina

Will Sweden finally let Mariette win?

Denis
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Denis

If she comes back with something as great as Dont Stop Believing then we might. If she continues to compete with worser songs like she has to she wont even reach top 5

Chance
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Chance

Sweden send a woman to Eurovision? This isn’t 2014 anymore. Only very pretty men singing get to g.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Ingrosso “very pretty”? Well, tastes are different, I suppose. Robin on the other hand…

diana
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diana

No we won’t

NotHere
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NotHere

Why is nobody talking about Paul Rey? His songs are great! He is the dark horse this year.

Héctor
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Héctor

Some interesting names this year. I’m really looking forward to listen to Dotter, Mohombi, Felix Sandman, Robin Bengsston and Mariette. Maybe this is finally the year for Mariette or Felix.

Sal
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Sal

Feliz Sandman will win with an average song and come top 10 with the jury vote in Rotterdam but bottom 10 in televote calling it now.

Luuk
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Luuk

I agree and it’s already frustrating

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha that not very positive. have you heard any yet? I know you all would like Sweden to fail and see Anna Bergendahl cry on tv when we didnt qualifed 2010. But i hope you will listen to the songs first before you want us to fail.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I wouldn’t mind to see her cry in 2020. Tears of joy after winning MF with a hopefully great song.

Azaad
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Azaad

His last MelFest effort was a great song in a weak field that should’ve won- given that Arcade came 2nd with the televote this year, I think the public would’ve responded to him is Lisbon. There was an authenticity to his performance and song mixed with polished production.

helloagain
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helloagain

I also think he deserved to win and I dont know what people and the jury groups were thinking when they went for Benjamin instead.. I am convinced he would have been top 3 in Lisbon at the very least

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

That would have been a lot easier to stomach than “Dance You Off” indeed.

Bram Wammes
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Bram Wammes

I really wanted to see Wiktoria return… maybe next year

Tom
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Tom

Mello is not working for her, she even sang last year ….”Hey, are we done? – ‘Cause I feel like it’s not working out” – reference to Melo

Sun
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Sun

The problem is the song. She hasn’t had any songs that can win the whole thing. She needs to think outside of the box and sing a daring song.

Loin dici
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Uhm.

Anna Bergendahl.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Dont you like her:)? her voice is reallly strong IN the right song 🙂

Loin dici
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I don’t even know why praising Anna in a subtle way can get me 5 minuses. Wiwi logic, I guess.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Aftonbladet correctly guessed 23 out of the 24 that they predicted (Renaida was the only one unless like rumours say she dropped out last minute). The remaining four were Felix Sandman, Malou Prytz, Mariette and Mendez & Alvaro

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

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Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

I don’t think it had anything to do with guessing, though.

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

Guessing, predicting, knowing… same thing lol

Lovisa
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Lovisa

I’m so excited to see Felix Sandman coming back. He should’ve won 2018.

Amesc
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Amesc

I didnt have many expectations from mello this year but it turns out that the lineup is preety good. Didnt expect felix sandman to be back since he has been succesful after his last participation. I`m also really happy to see dotter (hopefully she will qualify this year), hannah,mohombi ,mendez, and robin bengtsson

M_K
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M_K

I’m a little disappointed that Aly Ryan is not on the list.

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

One shall not mention Al* R*an

Ulvi
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Ulvi

I’m a little disappointed that the Way ay ay ay Lady is not on the list.

Tom
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Tom

She dont have a hits in sweden ….

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m glad that The Mamas, Anna Bergendahl and Dotter are confirmed. Also nice to see that Malou is already back. I wasn’t a fan of her song this year, but I think she’s a very promissing performer. It will be curious to see if Victor can go to Eurovision two times in a row for different countries, quite a challenge.

Tom
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Tom

Jury dont like him ….

Bart
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Bart

Such a creative bunch…

Rasmus
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Rasmus

haha. Like a said many times: Why you watch a show you dont like? I will never understand that. I personally never complain about shows i never watch.

Bart
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Bart

And as I told you always I don’t watch it. How could I? In your view I shouldn’t even be allowed to watch as I don’t pay taxes in Sweden… So why do you insist?

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Am I the only one excited for the DREAM TEAM of Méndez and Alvaro Estrella? Responsible for two of my all-time guilty pleasure melfest songs!

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I’m supporting the Mamas already, I hope they come with an interesting song next year.

Denis
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Denis

And how many of the 28 are written by Jimmy Jansson? Next year he probably will write all entries:)
It does look like a stacked field though. As usual. The first and fourth semi will be brutal, so many favourites will vanish..

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

I counted 6 by Jansson and 4 by G:Son

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Its not easy to write a song and its even harder to write good songs that can be on e of the 28 in mello. I have written songs but its just for fun. Would never send one in. Better the professional do it.

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

Awesome roster! There was bound to be a lot of returning artists considering it’s the 60th Melodifestivalen and we’re gonna be treated for one hella party! 2020 will mark the 10th year I’ll be watching Melfest from the start, Sweden’s biggest show has become a huge part of my life and one of my biggest obsessions.