He hit the number one spot with his debut Melodifestivalen entry “Every Single Day”.
And if early streaming results are anything to go by, Felix Sandman‘s entry this year may be on a similar trajectory.
That’s because “Boys with Emotions” has debuted at #11 on the Spotify Sweden Top 50 this morning. The song is averaging over 90,000 daily plays and sits only 4284 streams adrift of the Top Ten.
In total “Boys with Emotions” has been streamed over 144,000 times since it was released to Spotify on Saturday night. Felix may have to fight through Andra Chansen, but he does at least have another chart hit on his hands.
Felix Sandman #11 on Spotify Sweden Top 50
In a change from recent years, Felix is the only Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 act on the Sweden Top 50. Four of the other acts are however in the Top 100.
Malou Prytz, who also advanced to Andra Chansen, lags way behind. Her entry “Ballerina” has only managed 38,306 streams. This could indicate Malou placed fourth during the Semi-Final. She sits at #88.
Fifth place Sonja Aldén lags further behind on streams. “Sluta aldrig gå” has clocked up 18,277 plays since being knocked out in the Semi-Final. She’s also the only act outside the Top 100.
Although OVÖ placed behind Sonja, they’ve actually had more success on Spotify. “Inga problem” has been streamed 32,373 times since release and sits at 95. Last place Suzi P is one spot behind at 96.
The results are a marked contrast from a few years ago. In 2017, for example, all five non-finalist acts from Semi-Final 1 charted on the Spotify Sweden Top 50.
The Mamas and Robin Bengtsson perform will have to wait until after Andra Chansen to see how their winning entries perform on Spotify.
Melodifestivalen 2020 week ahead
Melfest continues this week. Semi-Final 2 will take place in Gothenburg at the Scandinavium. Seven more acts will take to the stage on Saturday night.
Lyrics are released on Wednesday at 3pm CET, 1-minute song snippets follow on Thursday at 1:30pm CET and rehearsal clips appear on SVTPlay later on at 9pm.
What do you make of the Spotify results? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo Credit: Fredrik Sandberg, Spotify
*Streams accurate at 5pm CET Monday February 3