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Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 1 takes place this weekend in Linköping.
Seven acts will take to the stage. Two will advance direct to the final in Stockholm. Two will live to fight another day in the duels at Andra Chansen. And three acts will advance no further than the stage of the Saab Arena.
SVT has now released 1-minute snippets of all the songs that you can listen to.
Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final One
Click on each act to hear their entry.
- The Mamas – “Move”
- Suzi P – “Moves”
- Robin Bengtsson – “Take a Chance”
- Malou Prytz – “Ballerina”
- OVÖ – “Inga problem”
- Sonja Aldén – “Sluta aldrig gå”
- Felix Sandman – “Boys with Emotions”
Clips from rehearsals will follow tonight at 21:00 CET. They’ll give a first impression of the staging for Saturday night’s semi-final. The full songs will be revealed during the performances.
Semi-Final 1 running order
The Mamas will kick off the competition with “Move”. They’re followed by upcoming star Suzi P with “Moves” in second and Eurovision veteran Robin Bengtsson with “Take a Chance” in third.
Fourth on stage is Malou Prytz. She’s back for her second attempt with her entry “Ballerina”. OVÖ are on fifth with “Inga problem”. Melfest veteran Sonja Aldén follows in sixth with “Sluta aldrig gå”.
And closing the semi-final is Felix Sandman. He placed runner-up in 2018 and ends Semi-Final 1 with “Boys with Emotions”.
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This year’s stage aims to provide “freedom” for the artists. It is the largest stage in Melodifestivalen history and can be transformed into almost 40 different looks. Stage designer Viktor Brattström believes the flexibility the stage offers could become the norm for future editions. Although there are LED pillars, there is no LED wall this year. Instead the striped fabric wall from 2019 returns. This may be designed to return realism to the competition. The cloth strips measure 35 metres wide by 6 metres tall. Brattström says: “This year we’re doing live numbers. They should not make a video of what they stand for.” #melfest #melodifestivalen #melfest2020 #eurovision #mello #mello2020
Saturday night will also be the first road test for this year’s stage. It is the biggest in the history of Melodifestivalen and boasts innovative lighting technology. In a change from recent years, there is no LED wall, and instead there will be projections on a huge fabric backdrop.
International fans will be able to watch the show live through SVT Play. The show starts at 8pm CET.
Who are you most excited for in Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 1? Let us know in the comments below!
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