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She’ll compete in the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020 on February 15 with “Shout It Out”.

And ahead of this year’s opening show on Saturday 1 February, our readers are definitely excited to find out what exactly Mariette wants to shout about. They have voted her the contestant they are most excited for in Sweden’s national selection for Eurovision 2020.

Mariette is the Melodifestivalen 2020 act our readers are most excited for

We launched our poll back on 5 December, and have counted a total of 3,371 votes since then. Mariette won the day with 441 votes — or nearly 13.08% of all those cast.

Ahead of her fourth attempt at snatching the Melfest crown, she told wiwiblogger Tobias what her song will be like.

“It’s organic instruments, high tempo, it’s a bit edgier, a bit raw, a bit more attitude,” she says. “But yeah, it’s different, but at the same time it feels almost like old me.”

Melodifestivalen 2020: Other favourites

In second place is FELIX SANDMAN, who last appeared in Melodifestivalen back in 2018 with the chart conquering “Every Single Day”. He finished second, despite having to take the Andra Chansen route.

It appears that appearance really whet our readers’ appetite, as they handed him 393 votes — around 12% — proving that his momentum hasn’t slowed.

The only other act to earn more than 300 votes is two-time veteran Anna Bergendahl, the Eurovision 2010 star who rose from the ashes in 2019. She earned 319 votes — or just under 10%.

Mello returnees Robin Bengtsson and Dotter round out the top five, nabbing more than 7.5% of the vote each.

He’s the Melfest 2017 winner who secured Sweden yet another top five finish in Kyiv with “I Can’t Go On”. Clearly, he can. This time he’ll “Take A Chance”.

Singer-songwriter — full name Johanna “Dotter” Jansson — made her Melfest debut as an artist in 2018, but was a shock non-qualifier in the semis.

You can see the full results of our poll down below. Which acts have you the most excited so far? Let us know in the comments.

Poll results: Which Melodifestivalen 2020 Act Are You Most Excited For?

  1. Mariette With “Shout It Out” 13.08% (441 Votes)
  2. Felix Sandman With “Boys With Emotions” 11.66% (393 Votes)
  3. Anna Bergendahl With “Kingdom Come” 9.46% (319 Votes)
  4. Robin Bengtsson With “Take A Chance” 7.83% (264 Votes)
  5. Dotter With “Bulletproof” 7.68% (259 Votes)
  6. Hanna Ferm With “Brave” 7.15% (241 Votes)
  7. Victor Crone With “Troubled Waters” 7.03% (237 Votes)
  8. The Mamas With “Move” 6.41% (216 Votes)
  9. Mohombi With “Winners” 5.16% (174 Votes)
  10. Malou Prytz With “Ballerina” 4.15% (140 Votes)
  11. Ellen Benediktson And Simon Peyron With “Surface” 2.76% (93 Votes)
  12. Paul Rey With “Talking In My Sleep” 2.61% (88 Votes)
  13. Méndez Feat. Alvaro Estrella With “Vamos Amigos” 2.37% (80 Votes)
  14. Nanne Grönvall With “Carpool Karaoke” 2.28% (77 Votes)
  15. Linda Bengtzing With “Alla Mina Sorger” 2.02% (68 Votes)
  16. Amanda Aasa With “Late” 1.28% (43 Votes)
  17. Sonja Aldén With “Sluta Aldrig Gå” 0.92% (31 Votes)
  18. Jakob Karlberg With “Om Du Tror Att Jag Saknar Dig” 0.89% (30 Votes)
  19. Anis Don Demina With “Vem Är Som Oss” 0.86% (29 Votes)
  20. Frida Öhrn With “We Are One” 0.77% (26 Votes)
  21. Klara Hammarström With “Nobody” 0.71% (24 Votes)
  22. Faith Kakembo With “Crying Rivers” 0.68% (23 Votes)
  23. Suzi P With “Moves” 0.62% (21 Votes)
  24. Drängarna With “Piga Och Dräng” 0.53% (18 Votes)
  25. Albin Johnsén With “Livet Börjar Nu” 0.33% (11 Votes)
  26. Thorsten Flinck With “Miraklernas Tid” 0.3% (10 Votes)
  27. Ovö With “Inga Problem” 0.24% (8 Votes)
  28. William Strid With “Molnljus” 0.21% (7 Votes)

Total Votes: 3,371

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diana
diana
8 months ago

absolutely no. yuck

Milla
Milla
9 months ago

Sweden is probobly the most successful country of the last decade. Negative comments about Sweden’s entries is pretty much meaningless. Statistics show something different. But other countries have sent more competative acts the past years, so Sweden is not so certain of a top 5 placing no more. Well done Europe! With a little help from swedes sometimes, but we all know that. I don’t like it either. Bring your own people!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

Have to admit, I only clicked on this article to read Polegend in the comment section.
Guess he finally broke the Wiwibloggs filters when he saw this.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
9 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Haha! Yeah, totally. 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago

I like a number of the acts, but the one I’m actually “excited” for is Nanne.

Lolek
Lolek
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

surprisingly so am I. I feel like she’ll surprise us with a light fun and enjoyable song.

Rasmus
Rasmus
9 months ago

my top 5 before it starts:
1. Hanna Ferm 2. Malou Prytz 3. Paul Rey 4. Felix Sandman 5.Dotter Im very exited for saturday :).
Darkhorses: William Strid, Faith Kakembo. Mariette can win IF she dont have a typical pop song. Someting different.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

I’m hoping for Alla Flickor 2.0

Audrey Chienne
Audrey Chienne
9 months ago

Mariette is the act I am least excited for. Her entries are weaker with every attempt.

Jo.
Jo.
9 months ago
Reply to  Audrey Chienne

same feeling here

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

Anna and Sonja.
Where is sister girl ‘Weißbrot’ this year? She made the comments section a lot more interesting.

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

Good question, it’s been a while. I miss her comments too.

HunKneeBewBew
HunKneeBewBew
9 months ago

Jesus, that’s a lot of comeback artists

Rasmus
Rasmus
9 months ago
Reply to  HunKneeBewBew

I love new comers and comebacks equal

Geo
Geo
9 months ago

Isn’t this Mariette tired of competing in vain? It’s obvious Sweden is into male vocalists… Rarely a female solo… Not mentioning duos or groups… Never! So Felix will probably represent Sweden, and it will be another flop, I can’t wait!

emeej
emeej
9 months ago
Reply to  Geo

If a female wins this year it wont be Mariette, as much as you want to make her happen we dont like her. There is a bigger chance of Anna or Hanna winning than her 🙂

Hanna
Hanna
9 months ago
Reply to  Geo

Flop? Several top5 and top 10 places and 2 wins are not flops dear

Rasmus
Rasmus
9 months ago
Reply to  Geo

We dont even need your vote in ESC but thanks for asking:) ps hardcore fans have the worst taste anyway so its good that their votes dont matter 🙂

Milla
Milla
9 months ago
Reply to  Geo

Flop?? I can’t call 5th place a flop. Do you act stupid or what?

Lokh
Lokh
9 months ago

1. Simon Peyron duo
2. Victor Crone
3. Paul Rey

I believe.

Sale
Sale
9 months ago

When are snippets for the first semi coming?

Lolek
Lolek
9 months ago
Reply to  Sale

tomorrow I think? Don’t they usually come out the tuesday before each mf semi final?

Sale
Sale
9 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

I cant remember was it tuesday or thursday xD

Ugnius
Ugnius
9 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Usually they come on thursdays

Kris
Kris
9 months ago
Reply to  Sale

One day they give 1 minute song snippet
Then one day 30 second performance snippet
Right ?

Ugnius
Ugnius
9 months ago
Reply to  Kris

According to Melfest twitter, this year both song&performance snippets will come at the same day – thursday.

ESC Jonathan
ESC Jonathan
9 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

There will be released on Thursday

Rasmus
Rasmus
9 months ago
Reply to  Sale

its thursdays 🙂

Edu
Edu
9 months ago

Hope for a good song for Anna. Last year she was my winner but was a bit underrated in the Final.
And hope the same for Mariette, it’s time to see this talented woman on a Eurovision stage.