Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final one

You’ve heard the Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 1 snippets.

Now you can watch the rehearsals too.

That’s because SVT has just published clips from today’s rehearsals through SVTPlay.

Melodifestivalen 2020: Semi-Final 1

Rehearsal Clips

Click on each act to watch their rehearsal:

  1. The Mamas – “Move”
  2. Suzi P – “Moves”
  3. Robin Bengtsson – “Take a Chance”
  4. Malou Prytz – “Ballerina”
  5. OVÖ – “Inga problem”
  6. Sonja Aldén – “Sluta aldrig gå”
  7. Felix Sandman – “Boys with Emotions”

We’ll only be able to see the full live performance during the broadcast of Semi-Final 1 on Saturday night.

Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 Running Order

As with Eurovision, producers decide the Melodifestivalen running order to provide the best possible show. Songs are ordered to contrast one another and give each artist an opportunity to shine.

The Mamas open things up with “Move”. The ladies will hope their experience at Eurovision last year helps them edge out their competition.

Spotify star Suzi P is on second. Hip hop has had a mixed history at Melodifestivalen, but she might be the person to turn that trend around with her song “Moves”. Returning Melfest winner Robin Bengtsson is on third. His entry – “Take a Chance” has drawn comparisons to Ed Sheerhan.

Malou Prytz made the final last year and will hope “Ballerina” can get her there again. OVÖ follow her with their party track “Inga Problem” and seasoned balladeer Sonja Aldén takes to the stage in sixth position with “Sluta aldrig gå”.

2018 runner-up Felix Sandman closes out proceedings. His second solo entry in the competition “Boys with Emotions” tackles the topical social issue of male mental health. How the entries fare is down to the Swedish public.

How can I watch Melodifestivalen 2020?

In Sweden, all six weeks of Melodifestivalen 2020 will be broadcast live on SVT1. International fans will be able to watch the semi-finals, Andra Chansen and the final on SVTPlay. The broadcaster will make a non-geoblocked stream available.

All shows air from 8pm CET.

Who do you think had the best rehearsal? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Markus
Markus
8 months ago

All this sounds to me like average commercial stuff. Nothing that really stands out. Sweden is overrated as always.

xohxoh
xohxoh
8 months ago

From snippets they all kinda meh. I guess The Mamas and Robin are ok. That stage is ugly tho.

NickC
NickC
8 months ago

I think it is between The Mamas, Robin and Felix (What a shocker). Malou probably to AC. But Felix is ‘borrowing’ a lot from Wiktoria as well as Danny Saucedo, and Malou is borrowing a lot from Loreen- at least that was my first impression, so I think Robin and the Mamas should go straight to the final.

Harlow
Harlow
8 months ago

Lol Robin has the best song of the comp … who the hell thinks that LOL that song and presentation so far is horrid but please please let him do it let him fail hahaha that will be the best prize ever !!

Chromium
Chromium
8 months ago

The Mamas were the best rehearsal. I think I’m going to like Robin’s staging, but that hand choreography is sooo awkward. :)))

NILBUD
NILBUD
8 months ago

Boys With Emotions is SO cringeworthy, I can’t believe a 21 year old can willingly sing that song with confidence and not be embarrassed by the lyrics.

bastian
bastian
8 months ago

The mamas please 🙂

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
8 months ago

Malou seems to have the most interesting and emotional song. I think she should definitely go DTF. The two songs that were hyped – Robin and Felix’s – seem to be a bit underwhelming, especially Felix’s. He’s singing a song about boys with emotions yet he’s not emoting any feelings. It’s like singing a sad song yet smiling all the way through it. The delivery is very confusing.

Denis
Denis
8 months ago

Really don’t see the point of releasing snippets, what can you judge from those? It’s like a teaser trailer to a movie, nothing,,
Also, more seriously: Don’t think SVT or EBU should be uploading any rehearsal clips. I like to be surprised, not knowing what to expect. It’s also not fair as an artist having every move you do being scrutinized..

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
8 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Well, I think that’s the whole point. The clips and snippets aren’t intended to represent the entirety of the performance that people base their vote on. They’re just there for interested superfans and to replace low-quality leaks that unscrupulous people in the arena might try to share. Most Melfest viewers will hear the competing songs for the very first time at the semi-finals. If you want to be surprised, you have the option of not watching or listening to the previews. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

Hard to say who’ll go DTF. I feel like it’ll be Robin and Felix. I want Malou to but I don’t see how she’ll beat out one of those two at this point.

jack
jack
8 months ago

Malou’s perfomance seems organic and has an emotional appeal i think. She should go throw but i am afraid Felix will win the whole thing. The typical SJB staging looks nice but it doesnt have an impact for me.

p.s Its my opinion. If i was a “swedish hater” as the trolls in this website say, i would simply write “ew pure trash they should come last etc”.

Malin
Malin
8 months ago

Hmm.. I’m not overwhelmed right now, but so far Malou and Felix are my favourites. But… … ooo vad kul, nu startar hela karusellen … hur tror ni svenska folket röstar? Orkar inte skriva på engelska. Tror många kan jämföra Felix med förra året och straffas som Nano gjorde så han kan komma till andra chansen. Sedan tror jag Bengtsson tilltalar många åldersgrupper. Jag blev inte såld, men tror svenska folket tar den till final, The mamas var jag besviken på – men kan gå hem. Så jag tror svenska folket röstar the Mamas och Bengtsson till final . Även… Read more »

Milla
Milla
8 months ago
Reply to  Malin

Jag hoppas att folket röstar Felix och sedan Robin eller Malou till final. Men Felix låt kanske inte slår så brett som Robins eller Malous. Tror att The Mama’s kan tilltala folket också. Det kanske blir dom som också lyckas ta sig till final före nån av de andra jag nämnt. Jag tycker annars att det är en bra första deltävling. Utgången är lite svårtippad. Och det verkar som att det bland fansen verkar vara The Mama’s som är mest popuära? Inte många som fattar Felix 😀 Lite provocerande nummer kanske? Men det gillar jag :))

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

Very polished performances, although no-one necessarily grabbed me in the short 30 seconds we can hear.
I suppose Felix is the most interesting – unusual presentation and the topic is important. It might be my ears, but his vocal performance seemed not so good. I hope he can improve.

Alo
Alo
8 months ago

Actually really good start for Sweden.
My favorite is Robin. Maybe not the best staging here, but the catchiest song.
Felix is nice too, but not sure if he’s a televote success material for ESC.

Polegend Godgarina
8 months ago

felix overdid it. should’ve been much more lowkey, it looks excessive that way and it’s such a pity bc i like the song

Amesc
Amesc
8 months ago

Yeah it looks like he is overdoing it but i think this is the way he performs in general so he is not faking

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
8 months ago

Felix and Robin should go to the final. Two top contenders for Eurovision and it’s only semi final 1. I’ll still also treasure Sonja, though.

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
8 months ago

no soul in any of these performances.

Kyle
Kyle
8 months ago

Felix’s song sounds really cool so far (my fav), kinda sounds like a Troye Sivan song! Also really enjoy The Mamas, Malou and Robin. Love for all acts in this semi, go slay!

Mariko
Mariko
8 months ago

Boys with emotions has nice staging but his singing didn’t sound… that great at the start of the clip

Ana
Ana
8 months ago

I don’t know why but I really love the Mamas! They just make me so happy Otherwise, i don’t know really, I mean Felix and Robin have great songs but they are wrong for Melodifestivalen, I like them don’t get me wrong but it is like the songs are too sophisticated for MF, can’t really explain it but hope you understand what i mean! Or well i can explain it like this… it is like if Maddie (the girl from the Sia videos) participated in Dancing with the stars as a contestant…I mean she can dance already, so why is… Read more »

Madrid
Madrid
8 months ago

I ll be on the final 7th march please send malou and Susi p

Grafton
Grafton
8 months ago

Robin has HANDS DOWN the best song. It’s actually the only song i keep in mind, the melody is very catchy. That performance tho is a miss… hope they will fix the staging. Otherwise : the Mamas were kind of predictable, Malou is going full Sia (song, performance) and I’m not really into it, and although i dont like his song, Felix has a good staging.

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  Grafton

We’ve seen 30 seconds of Robin. There has got to be more to it than that. Have faith!

Liam
Liam
8 months ago
Reply to  Grafton

Robin definitely has the best song, I agree 100%

Chinese bat soup
Chinese bat soup
8 months ago

me likes malou

Liam
Liam
8 months ago

me likes malou too but me likes robin more

Milla
Milla
8 months ago

Robin has problems with his performance. Hope they will manage to fix it. I like Felix the most though. It’s so cool and fresh. But.. I also don’t think people will vote for it in Eurlvision unfourtunetely if we send it. I have no doubt that “Boys with emotions” will become a huge hit in Sweden. Perhaps outside of Sweden as well. But Eurovision is something else. I think it’s sad that real modern songs rarely make it in the competition. I find Eurovision sometimes very old-fashioned..

Denis
Denis
8 months ago
Reply to  Milla

True! I feel winners as of last hasn’t been that unique or one of a kind. I sort of miss winners who won because they stood out. I liked Duncan Laurence but it was an “ordinary” song. Had it been any other year it wouldn’t have won..
That said, I do think Sweden will do well this year again.!

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

Felix almost just as awful as ingrosso

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Robert

oh so you know both in person? hate 2 artists who would never speak to you if they could is stupid of you.

Liam
Liam
8 months ago
Reply to  Robert

I’m not a fan of Felix as well tbh, there are better songs

Miguel
Miguel
8 months ago

The Mamas and Felix are the obvious finalist, imo.
Ballerina is the best studio version, but it is too much SIA (song, performance, everything) not original.

In my ideal world would be:
The Mamas and Felix – DTF
Malou and Robin – Andra Chansen

Malin
Malin
8 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

Hello Miguel
Don’t you think Felix will be compared whith his song last year? I think many will think it isn’t as good, and I think this song isn’t a song for all ages. My mother for example won’t like it. But felix is right now my favourite, but he might have to go to andra chanson.

I think Robin and the mamas will be appreciated from many ages and I think they will go to the final. But I would like Malou and Felix.

Nina
Nina
8 months ago

Every move that Felix guy makes is sooo cringy 😀 I can’t believe media (and some people) saw that unattractive boy, with weak generic vocal, and TERRIBLE song as a favorite to win haha

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Nina

I hope your not a swede because then im more a shamed to be from the same country as you. You dont say people are unattctive. You have lost it and should not be out with other people. bye

Nina
Nina
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Oh, sorry Rasmus, I meant to say that he is super ugly 😉 You are obviously immature teen. EVERY person who put his face on tv in front of everyone should expect some sort of criticism. The way Felix looks like is definitely UNATTRACTIVE, and he is even making himself more unappealing with horrible style choise. And everyone’s entitled to his/her opinion! If you can’t deal with it, your problem. I’m ashamed to share a country with people who disagree with freedom of speech like you!

Liam
Liam
8 months ago
Reply to  Nina

I don’t get the hype around Felix. His song is really bad, has no chorus and we’ve seen millions of songs like his before

Sara
Sara
8 months ago

Off topic but

Everyone: we know Felix from Mello 2018
Me: that’s the guy from that Norwegian show I watched on Netflix

Mel
Mel
8 months ago
Reply to  Sara

He also played in Quicksand on Netflix !!

Niklas
Niklas
8 months ago
Reply to  Sara

Quicksand is a swedish show on Netflix

Malin
Malin
8 months ago
Reply to  Niklas

Felix acting in quicksand is brilliant. A really good serie.

Sara
Sara
8 months ago
Reply to  Niklas

Yes definitely!

Sara
Sara
8 months ago
Reply to  Niklas

I meant hjem til jul, but I’ve heard about Quickstand too!

Milla
Milla
8 months ago
Reply to  Sara

“F**k-boy” 😀 (his character)

Sara
Sara
8 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Haha yes!

Malmklang
Malmklang
8 months ago
Reply to  Sara

Oh yes, Hjem til Jul?:-D The outdoor scenes is from my hometown;-)

Milla
Milla
8 months ago
Reply to  Malmklang

Oh , that’s so nice! 🙂

Sara
Sara
8 months ago
Reply to  Malmklang

Yes i meant that show! Ah lovely, it looks like such a cute town 🙂

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
8 months ago
Reply to  Sara

I’m gonna start watching Quicksand tonight (on the eve of Melfest 1st semi) should be a tense thrilling limited series like The Outsider which is currently airing right now.

Sara
Sara
8 months ago

I think i’m gonna watch it too, it sounds exciting!

Niklas
Niklas
8 months ago

The Mamas rules!

finnished
finnished
8 months ago

They’re all good, I mean, it’s Sweden we’re talking about, but none of these sound like a song that would give them a great televote result at Eurovision.

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago

I get the feeling that The Mamas and Felix Sandman is going to the final. Have a nice weekend everyone. Im going to be in Linköping live. Very exited 🙂

Lolek
Lolek
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

enjoy!! :O

MaxHightower
MaxHightower
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Oh wow! That’s so cool!! Enjoy it man!

Liam
Liam
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

I think it’l be Robin & Felix DTF and Malou & The Mamas AC

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago

I said I’d wait until Saturday, but I can’t resist these short clips. Robin is my favorite. Based on 30 seconds, of course…

Liam
Liam
8 months ago

My favourite is definitely Robin, I love his minimalistic staging and the song is absolutely wonderful

diana
diana
8 months ago

Malou’s was…weird? Robin didn’t have as good of a song as the media said and his rehearsal clip was quite underwhelming. The mamas slayed as they should and Felix went all in. Felix and the mamas DTF and Malou to AC with OVÖ

Lolek
Lolek
8 months ago
Reply to  diana

I like her song but it did feel a lot like a Sia tribute act to be honest. Agreed with your perspectives on Felix and the Mamas but you surprise me with OVO there a little, I found their performance to be rather unrehearsed and sounded off..

diana
diana
8 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

I like the kind of genre OVÖ is singing so that’s why i put them there. Malou really did have a Sia tribute act, you’re totally right. The dancer reminded me of maddie ziegler (the dancer from all the SIA music videos)

dusi23
dusi23
8 months ago

The clip/staging/song of Felix Sandman is bad and it seems like he copied Billy Eilish. But Robin Bengtson’s is TERRIBLE. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE? The moves and especially the voice. He sounds totally off

Liam
Liam
8 months ago
Reply to  dusi23

It’s not terrible at all! It’s the best song of the 1st semi in my opinion. Anyway, I also thing that Felix is trying way too hard and that’s why his staging is bad

Lolek
Lolek
8 months ago

Here are my thoughts based on the clips: Malou: I do love Malou’s song but the staging makes it go from a Sia inspired/style of song to almost outright identical (the Maddie Ziegler-esque dancer). Still, its only a snippet and the concept is objectively cool, if even it does seem a little copied. Because of that I debate between DtF and AC. Mamas: The Mama’s have amazing live voices. Nothing new there. They will sound great live. They deserve at least AC but would happy if they go DtF. Robin: Robin’s staging is quite minimal. Could either play in his… Read more »

Belle
Belle
8 months ago

I love Felix Sandman’s song this year. Love love love it.

Lolek
Lolek
8 months ago
Reply to  Belle

yeah he really is going all out for the live performance :O

Lolek
Lolek
8 months ago

The 30 second live preview clips are up! Based on them here are some of my thoughts. I do love Malou’s song but the staging makes it go from a Sia inspired/style of song to almost outright identical (the Maddie Ziegler-esque dancer). Still, its only a snippet and the concept is objectively cool, if even it does seem a little copied. Because of that I debate between DtF and AC. The Mama’s have amazing live voices. Nothing new there. They will sound great live. They deserve at least AC but would happy if they go DtF. Robin’s staging is quite… Read more »