He can go on! After winning Melofestivalen 2017 and placing a very respectable fifth for Sweden later that year at Eurovision, Robin Bengtsson is back for more and wants another bite at the cherry.
Robin Bengtsson at Melodifestivalen 2020
The “I Can’t Go On” singer will be contending in a very competitive semi-final one in Linköping with his new song “Take a Chance”. He’ll be going up against 2019 Melfest finalist Malou Prytz and the backing stars of John Lundvik’s winning Melodifestivalen 2019 song “Too Late For Love” — The Mamas.
After placing so high in 2017 why is Robin back for more in 2020? Will we see a different side to Robin? We caught up with him at November’s artist reveal in Stockholm.
Robin Bengtsson Melodifestivalen 2020 video interview
Robin wants to show his new side
Speaking to wiwibloggs, Robin confirmed his Melfest track “Take a Chance” will have a completely different vibe to his entry in 2017. He wants to express the new type of music he has been making recently. The treadmills have been slashed, the backing singers cut, the electric sound is gone and we can look forward to a clean, ‘singer-songwriter’ type track with a big chorus perfect for an arena.
As a former Melodifestivalen winner, surely the pressure is on to go and do it again? On the contrary, Robin sees this as another opportunity to show his music without the pressures of winning and have fun doing so. He has already gone and taken the title home with him!
Bengtsson hasn’t stopped since his Eurovision whirlwind in 2017. Attending a host of TV appearances, writing new music and touring like crazy — he says after his Eurovision appearance, he stayed in hotels for 180 nights! Now three years on, we look forward to seeing him again on the Melfest stage. But will lightning strike twice? We will see next year.
Are you looking forward to hearing Robin’s new sound with “Take a Chance”? Do you think Robin once again could fly the Swedish flag in Rotterdam? Let us know what you think in the comments.