One of the biggest dates of the Eurovision calendar is upon us — the launch night of Melodifestivalen 2020!

The first seven acts in Sweden’s epic selection show will perform in Linköping in the hopes of snatching one of the four places that allow them to advance in the competition.

The top two will head direct to the grand final, with the next pair getting passes to Andra Chansen.

You read the press reviews, listened to the one minute snippets and watched the 30-second rehearsal clips. We asked you to vote for your favorites and you made your voices heard.

Felix Sandman is your favourite to win semi-final one of Melodifestivalen 2020

If it was up to you, Felix Sandman and Malou Prytz would go direkt to the final. Meanwhile, The Mamas and Robin Bengtsson would have to battle it out on Andra Chansen. 

Returnee Felix Sandman with “Boys With Emotions” gathered 26.95% of first preference votes, or 578 votes. He also won the audience poll — taken after Friday’s dress rehearsal — ahead of tonight’s show.

Also returning to the competition, Malou Prytz came in second place. “Ballerina” got 25.50% or 574 votes.

In third place, it’s The Mamas. From backing vocals for John Lundivk to centre stage, our girls got 20.37% of the total ballot or 450 votes. 

The last qualifying slot is occupied by Eurovision 2017 artist Robin Bengtsson. “Take A Chance” was the favourite of 437 readers or 20.37%.

The remaining acts would end their #Mello run in Linköping. Suzy P with 3.26% (70 votes), Sonja Aldén with 1.96% and Ovö with 0.98% (21 votes).

Poll results: Who should win Melodifestivalen 2020 semi-final 1 in Linköping?

  1. Felix Sandman – “Boys With Emotions” 26.95% (578 votes)
  2. Malou Prytz – “Ballerina” 25.5% (547 votes)
  3. The Mamas – “Move” 20.98% (450 votes)
  4. Robin Bengtsson – “Take A Chance” 20.37% (437 votes)
  5. Suzy P – “Moves” 3.26% (70 votes)
  6. Sonja Aldén – “Sluta aldrig gå” 1.96% (42 votes)
  7. OVÖ – “Inga Problem” 0.98% (21 votes)

Total Votes: 2,145

Do you think tonight’s results will be the same? Which act do you think could cause an upset? Tell us in the comment section below. 

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Lida Begtzing
Lida Begtzing
7 months ago

yet again the result shows that the country dont vote the same was as the fans who are easily swayed by fellow fanboyrs and fangirls. Maybe we should stop polling fans.

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
7 months ago

Our predictions were completely mirrored! That rarely happens in Mello hehe

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

I like how everyone came out to dance along to Move. Good show, Sweden! Can’t wait to see who’s next!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

Oh blimey, Felix in Andra Chansen?! Didn’t see that coming

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Hey, the Mamas got to the final. Got what I wanted!

Boozyfloozy
Boozyfloozy
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s a terrible song A.C is far more than it deserves.

Tom
Tom
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Though Felix did end up in andra chansen in 2018, and then came 2nd in the final

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

The Mamas are DTF, right? They gotta be.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

YEEESSSS!!!!

Boozyfloozy
Boozyfloozy
7 months ago

woop go Mamas!!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Malou Prytz to Andra Chansen!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

And Felix!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Take a Chance is better than I remembered, but it’s still pretty boring and not nearly as interesting as I Can’t Go On, which I did really enjoy.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeah, it’s a nice song, and it has a memorable Chorus, but it is missing something I think.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

Ah, the power of Robin

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Wait, are they all doing reprises? Why?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Broadcasting ratings. 😉
Not all of them anyhow, just those two going direct to the final

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

God, this’ll take forever.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

I’m guessing they were showing funny voting moments? It’s scary how I could guess the years by recognizing the names of the winning songs.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

I got no idea who Sean Banan is but I appreciate him.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Se pa mig was a Swedish entry I totally underrated until recently. Beautiful song, totally deserved that top-3 finish. I just miss the orchestra backing him up here! 1995 was an amazing year.

lirjan
lirjan
7 months ago

Can somebody explain what they announced in this moment ? I don’t get it
PS• its the first time Im watching melo

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  lirjan

Who’s still got a chance, I think. My first time too, but what I got was that two of the songs were eliminated and the remaining six are still fighting out spots in AC and the final.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  lirjan

Five of the acts won enough basic flash votes to make it to this point. The other two acts are out of the competition.
These five now get voted on again. The top two will go “direct to the Final”, while 3rd and 4th go to a “Second Chance” extra heat. The 5th place act will go home.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ah, there’s five. I hate to say it, but that Swedish-language one is probably out of the game.

Boozyfloozy
Boozyfloozy
7 months ago

Felix’s song was Garbage! The hype will only carry him so far a bit like the backing track… Malou and mamas DTF, the rest should just go home to be honest.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
7 months ago

I waited for Felix to begin his journey to win it all… and he just appeared to loose on start. I’m so disappointed.
He deserves to go on… but this song is just not the one.

Well I have to say The Mammas were the best and only ones in tune, so I’ll go on for them (just) tonight.

And SVT… amazing production… again.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

N.B. Sonja also sang perfectly in tune.

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Ok, I forgot about her! Well, that says something about her performance 😛

But I still have her “I din himmel” on my playlist and I just listened to it, so I’m excused maybe (?) 😉

Miguel
Miguel
7 months ago

One of the weakest semis in Mello ever, sorry
My favorites were Malou (great song but weak singer) and the Mamas (please change the dresses)
Best from Spain

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

Interesting. I’m not a fashion expert, so please explain what was wrong with The Mamas’ dresses?

Miguel
Miguel
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Well, I think they could look better with other choice, the dresses were too oversized

Dennis
Dennis
7 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

one of them had visible thighs and did not even try to hide them

not davve
not davve
7 months ago
Reply to  Dennis

VISIBLE THIGHS?!?! How DARE a woman reveal the secret of having thighs!

Teddie
Teddie
7 months ago

Sorry, Felix’s song is a snoozefest

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

Wow, what a show. I don’t want to influence the outcome, but congrats SVT and Linköping for an excellent production. 🙂

Marv
Marv
7 months ago

would someone please be so kind and send me the link to the livestream of the semi final?

Marv
Marv
7 months ago
Reply to  chris

thank you so much!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

Gosh, I am so jittery an hour before the show! 🙂
Best of luck to everyone. Should be a good one.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

DTF : Robin & Felix
AC : Malou & Mamas
5) Suzi P
6) OVÖ
7) Sonja

Hello hi
Hello hi
7 months ago

Can’t wait to hear the rest of ballerina

Wayne
Wayne
7 months ago

If felix wins melodifestivalen, I hope he doesn’t become the Benjamin 2.0 in the final where juries will love it but the public don’t

Ana
Ana
7 months ago

Even one of the music journalist in the press discuss about Felix and his sophisticated yet very soul less song and how it is far the best song but will not do well in ESC at all since it is too well produced but lacks emotion.

https://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/a/BRBK7Q/felix-sandman-kan-vara-chanslos-i-eurovision

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Ana

LOL, it’s markus larsson. We are more entertained by him than taking him seriously. Being negative is his thing. He thinks every entry doesn’t stand a chance, even entries that did well he criticized. Just read it with a chuckle..
I predict Sweden will do as well as it always does!

Richard Hochuli
Richard Hochuli
7 months ago

Robin will definitely get to the final

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago

I’m gonna predict Felix and Malou DtF and the Mama’s and Robin to AC… although I hesitate because I could also see the Mama’s going DtF instead of Malou.

Jakub
Jakub
7 months ago

When will we be able to listen those 2:30 mins snippets of songs ? As I remember it was usually around 2pm on SVT website

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

I just got some time to listen to the snippets and I really can’t understand those early reviews praising Robin’s “masterpiece”. The song is pure dullness.
Felix should win this heat with ease.

Hifel
Hifel
7 months ago

I’m sure Felix will win the whole thing this year.
He’s just on completely another level,miles ahead of everyone else in the competition. Literally the only one with a real career and original song.

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
7 months ago

Hopefully the winner isn’t here. Sweden’s soulless acts have lead to disappointing televoting results. They need to send something more organic.

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

dotter

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
7 months ago

My personal wish:
DTF: Malou (<3) and Felix
AC: The Mamas and Suzi P.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

i’ll be surprised if any of these four gets eliminated. melfest is always quite predictable, but last year there were a few shocks here and there (malou dtf despite performing second aka the slot bjorkman gives to someone he thinks is hopeless)

Gin&Monique
Gin&Monique
7 months ago

Felix’s performance snippet was a mess, looked like he was having a stroke!

But again, juries at Eurovision will overrate Sweden as usual with this type of song!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Gin&Monique

he needs to understand he could get televote AND jury support if his performance wasn’t a mess. he needs to make it lowkey! his song is exactly in line with today’s trends (both sonically and lyrically, a sadboi midtempo), but nobody’s gonna think that performance is cool lol

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

a sadboi midtempo… you’re absolutely right but imagine how tired we are

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

I dunno, “Ballerina” is so Siaesque, song plus the dancer. I don’t want to think of Sia when I watch the performance or listen to the song. It could qualify tho.

Dawid
Dawid
7 months ago

Felix is a disappointment. I had really high hopes for him, maybe that’s why. I have no problem with him going to AC but he’ll probably win this. I had same feeling about Mohombi last year and he won his semi,, right?

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
7 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

He was 2nd, Wiktoria won the semi.

Kris
Kris
7 months ago

The top 4 are pretty clear
The question is which of them Robin, the mamas or Malou is gonna join Felix in the final directly ??
And who battles through Andra chansen !!

My placements would be
To the finals : The Mamas and Malou
To Andra Chansen: Robin and Felix
5th place : Suzi P