Robin Bengtsson Melodifestivalen 2020

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.

Pressure on?

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!

Since Eurovision

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.

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Vald48
Vald48
10 months ago

Is it a kind of way to surf on Duncan Laurence’s Arcade ? I don’t know why, but I have feelings that a lot of songs will be ”piano-stripped style”…

Lars
Lars
10 months ago

The song is probably directed to that loud-mouthed nobody who picked on Robin out of the blue on Twitter.

Jeff garrett
Jeff garrett
10 months ago

He was robbed of a win in 2017 how could the UK not give him12 points

Bart
Bart
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff garrett

LOL There were four in front of him. And anyway why should particularly UK give him the 12 points?…

Denis
Denis
10 months ago

Sounds like he’s going back to his origin. He started his career singing songs like that. Sort of like Constellation Prize from 2016 which by the way should have done better

Hänna
Hänna
10 months ago

I’m really glad to see Robin back on the Melfest stage. Even if he hasn’t written “Take a Chance”, it may still have the singer-songwriter vibe, just as “The First To Know”, one of Robin’s songs that was not written by him, but still has the vibe. In my opinion, the song can sound very similar to “Just Let It Go”, his recent release. I can’t wait for Melfest to start!

pepe
pepe
10 months ago

In my opinion the most overrated of recent Swedish entrants. Without the performance his song was a big pile of nothingness. At least Dance You Off was a great track to listen to. Besides, his vocal skills are so limited that his 2017 consisted of only 4 notes.

OohhHoney
OohhHoney
10 months ago
Reply to  pepe

I couldn’t agree more

Warry
Warry
10 months ago

This sounds bad. Like Charlotte Perrelli in 2017.
I’m scared.

Bart
Bart
10 months ago

How can he perform a singer-songwriter’ type track, if he has not written the song?…

pepe
pepe
10 months ago
Reply to  Bart

And what is a singer-songwriter type track? Too Late For Love was written by John Lundvik. Was that a singer-songwriter type track? Arcade was written by Duncan. Soldi written by Mahmood. Were those singer-songwriter type tracks?

Bart
Bart
10 months ago
Reply to  pepe

Well… Ask him or whoever wrote that in the post.

Sven
Sven
10 months ago

LOL Organic… like in stool? Well, the 2017 song was very organic, indeed

jack
jack
10 months ago

Artists that participate in a national final just for promotion are damaging the national final.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
10 months ago
Reply to  jack

louder for those in the back !!! unfortunately sweden has this problem with so-called ‘melfest singers’ nobody cares about outside of the festival, so it’s their only way to land a song in the charts. too bad these singers are usually bland af and interesting ones like wiktoria are more rare. other countries have the same problem too anyway

Denis
Denis
10 months ago
Reply to  jack

Melodifestivalen isn’t only a selection, it’s literally what it says: a festival. ESC isn’t even the goal

Bart
Bart
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

LOL

diana
diana
10 months ago
Reply to  jack

Well most of the artists know that there is a bigger chance of hell freezing over than them winning melfest (Linda bengtzing, Drängarna etc). Why shouldn’t they still be able to compete?

Alaska
Alaska
10 months ago

He learned something from Salvador after all…
(downvote as you please; that’s the truth)

Idan Cohen
Idan Cohen
10 months ago
Reply to  Alaska

But did Sweden?
Probably not, considering the last entries

Bart
Bart
10 months ago
Reply to  Alaska

In all fairness, he was among the first clear supporters of Amar pelos Dois since the beginning.

John
John
10 months ago

No surprise there it’s clear he’s entering Melfest to promote this new organic sound than just to win the contest. He still should make it to the final because hes such a big name but never forget Loreen 2017.