Taking to the Melodifestivalen 2020 stage in semi-final two will be Chilean Swedish duo Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella. They will bring fire and Latino flair to a cold day in Gothenburg with their entry “Vamos amigos” — come on, friends! We caught up with the dynamic duo at the Mello launch.

The stars are teaming up to “bring the party, the fire and the passion of Latin music” to Melfest, with Méndez promising that “you’ll get up from the couch at home when you see us on TV, you’ll not be able to sit still!”

We can’t wait to see what the pair have to offer!

Méndez is an old-hat at Melodifestivalen. As one of the first Latin American singers to make waves in the Scandinavian charts, he was the runner-up in Melodifestivalen 2002 with his entry “Adrenaline”. Méndez made a further appearance on the show in 2003 with “Carnaval”, and more recently in 2018 with “Everyday”.

Alvaro Estrella is another regular at Melodifestivalen, both competing solo at the contest in 2014 with “Bedroom”, as well as appearing alongside Danny Saucedo in 2012 as a backing singer and dancer for the much-loved entry “Amazing”. He also has Eurovision experience, being part of Eric Saade’s “Popular” posse in 2011, one of Sergey Lazarev’s backing singers at Eurovision 2016, part of Robin Bengtsson’s menswear quartet in 2017, and one of Alexander Rybak’s cheerful companions in 2018.

“Now we’ve doubled up, there’s not just one of us, there’s two of us up there. It’s going to be great, it’s going to be a really good party,” says Alvaro.

With Latin music dominating the charts across Europe over recent years, some may say we are enjoying a Golden Age of Latino music in Europe. However Méndez is quick to point out that Latin music has always been present in Europe, we just weren’t ready for it.

“We’ve always been here, for many years. It’s just we’ve got Spotify and Youtube now, so it’s easier to reach. But we”ve been doing this for years, decades, but now I”m so glad people know more about us and Latin music.”

Are you ready for Méndez and Alvaro Estrella to take you back to warm summer days with their fiery entry? Or are you hoping their track stays firmly in the heat of the semi-finals? Let us know in the comments!

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You have heard 0 songs and you still complain before? haha bye felicia.

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Cant wait to see what a trainwreck this will be live.. This might not even make the final unless both of them improved their vocals or have one of the best songs

Rasmus
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When Alvaro competed with bedroom he was the worse singer and they put out an Audio with Mendez singing 2108 and he was the worst singer and he also came last. So this is not going t bee good for them.

Denis
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Denis

Is there any country that is diverse in music?
MF is about giving people what they want to hear. No one wants country or jazz. People want songs, hits they can stream. No one streams jazz!

Bart
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Bart

With this kind of latin music?… Oh please… don’t make me laugh.

Alex
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Alex

Remember how Bjorkman had to change the voting system because how unfair it was for Mendez after being so high with Swedish televoting in 2018.
Kudos to Mendez and hopefully he will bring another Bop.

Denis
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Denis

How did he change it? it’s pretty much the same..
Mendez was horrible live. Couldn’t hit a note. Which is why he did bad with juries!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Its in age groups now. This system is fun. A lot of swedes are tone death.

Ash
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Ash

Tell me a country that has all those then

Gigii
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Gigii

Italy

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Africavision

I am most excited by this entry at Melodifestivalen 2020 (as well as Dotter’s and Victor Crone’s). But the main reason for me commenting here is to share this link with you, of a video I just found, featuring some iconic Eurovision moments. It’s really nice, and is sure to put a smile on your face… 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM5AIxpmVss