A few hours ago we heard the one-minute snippets.

And now you can see the rehearsals too. That’s because broadcaster SVT has just released clips from Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 2.

Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 2

Rehearsal Clips

Click on each act to see their rehearsal:

1. Klara Hammarström – “Nobody”
2. Jan Johansen – “Miraklernas tid” – no rehearsal
3. Dotter – “Bulletproof”
4. Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – “Vamos amigos”
5. Linda Bengtzing – “Alla mina sorger”
6. Paul Rey – “Talking in My Sleep”
7. Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come”

You’ll notice that Jan Johansen did not rehearse on Thursday. That’s because the last-minute replacement for the disqualified Thorsten Flinck was double booked. In its dedicated Melfest blog, SVT explains that the Eurovision 1995 singer had two previously arranged gigs which he couldn’t back out of.

Instead, he will arrive in Gothenburg for rehearsals on Friday. TV bosses aren’t worried. In a secret SVT rehearsal on Wednesday, he apparently performed “a stunning version” of the entry.

The full performances will be shown live during the broadcast of Semi-Final 2.

Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 2 Running Order

Producers decide the Melodifestivalen running order to provide the best show for viewers at home. They vary song genres and styles to provide each artist a time to shine.

Newcomer Klara Hammarström kicks things off with her upbeat entry “Nobody”.

Things then slow down with Jan Johansen on second. His song “Miraklernas tid” will provide a change of pace. We change again with Dotter‘s Sia-sounding track “Bulletproof”. Her laser light show promises to be quite the spectacle.

The pace picks back up with song four. Méndez and Alvaro Estrella should bring the fiesta with “Vamos amigos”.

The fifth song is a further contrast. Linda Bengtzing‘s “Alla mina sorger” offers a bridge between older and newer sounds at Melodifestivalen.

Paul Rey then takes things to 2020 with arena anthem “Talking in My Sleep”. And Anna Bergendahl should end things on a high with “Kingdom Come”.

How can I watch Melodifestivalen 2020?

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. Sweden’s 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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Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

The link to Linda Bengzting is not working, it’s Paul Reyes instead.

Una
Una
7 months ago

Wow! I was very pleasently suprised with Anna’s staging!! Now I am truly excited for Saturday, that’s for sure! Everything looks and sounds almost perfect. I just wish (I don’t know if I am the only one to see that/give feedback) that she loosens up a bit when she moves her arms up. Kind of the same issue of stiffness like last year. That’s my honest opinion and I only mean well. I have little positive stuff to say about the rest of the acts: Klara-very pretty. Dotter- the staging was amazing at the first glance then I got scared… Read more »

Robert
Robert
7 months ago

Paul just blew me away emotionally and also melody wise.. My winner.. Love Linda and Anna as well..

Erik
Erik
7 months ago

I know it’s a bit hard to tell beforehand. But melfest is not only about the acts themselves. This week, Sweden has had all the attention on Jan Johanssen. We know less about how he will handle the song and less about his performance. This mystery and the fact that he has had so much less practice will make him the dark horse of this heat. If he surprises in any way, I think he will end VERY well. Much better than if he was planned to compete from scratch.

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
7 months ago

Everything looks and sounds uninspired,.

Chromium
Chromium
7 months ago

Not a fan of Dotter’s staging. It’s too… frantic/chaotic for the song. I’ve seen it being compared to Raiven’s Zazarim performance, but that staging looked more refined than this one.

I love this more modern staging for Anna. She better go direkt til final, Sweden.

NickC
NickC
7 months ago

I say Anna and Klara DTF, Paul and Dotter to AC.
But neither of them seem at the level of Robin and the Mamas.

Carlos A Dominguez
Carlos A Dominguez
7 months ago
Reply to  NickC

I disagree Anna’s is better than Robin’s tbh

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Anna and Alvaro/Mendez DTF.
Klara/Linda AC.

Not going to happen but hey…

Dawid
Dawid
7 months ago

Dotter has AMAZING staging. Simple yet effective. Song is alright. But when it comes to singing… Well, I hope it’s just stress or something

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

With a really good song Anna could win Eurovision. She has the charisma and a unique likeability

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

I am loving Mendez – I want to be at that party!

Denis
Denis
7 months ago

I feel like Anna Bergendahl is better than the song. The song is kind off meh but she makes it her own and performs the hell out of it!
Paul Rey should do fine yet I feel like he is more likely to be AC. And I get this strange feeling that Mendez will be a surprise final qualifier..

bastian
bastian
7 months ago

I love Anna’s snippet. This will be so good in full. Good luck queen!

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

I don’t find anything particular about that Paul guy. That’s a really basic song isnt it?

Héctor
Héctor
7 months ago

This lineup is so average. Worst than the first semifinal. This one is also harder to predict because almost all of them are in the same level. Paul Rey is my fav here. I don’t care too much about the others. My top: 1. Paul Rey – “Talking in My Sleep” (6.75) 2. Dotter – “Bulletproof” (6.25) 3. Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come” (6.25) 4. Klara Hammarström – “Nobody” (5.75) 5. Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – “Vamos amigos” (5) 6. Linda Bengtzing – “Alla mina sorger” (4.5) 7. Jan Johansen – Miraklernas tid (3) My prediction: FINAL Anna Bergendahl –… Read more »

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago

I cant get over how cheap the set design is this year, literally a curtain and some light columns

Nils
Nils
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Kind of agree with you, looks really cheap, I know they have to move the stage and stuff but this year seems really budget!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

ikr it looks like a stage a school play would perform on

Milla
Milla
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Well, if you have to desemble the stage every week and put it up again with a time limit then I don’t think you would make it to difficult for yourself. Just saying..

esc shane
esc shane
7 months ago

My whole top 7 has done a 180 based on these clips, Anna has definitely benefitted from having better staging.

Emma
Emma
7 months ago

If Dotter improves her live vocals she’s my winner. I don’t get the hype about Paul and Anna. Both of their songs are missing something. I like Anna her staging though.
I don’t care in what order but I want: Klara, Dotter, Anna & Mendez ft. Alvaro in the final.

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

ANNAAAAA. Omg I’m so proud, that staging looks amazing and her voice is incredible as always. She looks so good and happy. And the song is really nice as well with that uplifting chorus. I cant wait to see the whole piece, I’m definitely rooting for her !! Dotter has the best staging, it really stands out. I hope her voice will be better than in the snippet. I’m really hoping she will at least go to andra chansen even if that song is a bit generic

Milla
Milla
7 months ago

When staging elevates songs! Anna and Paul DTF please.! Paul has some special effects not seen in the clip. Anna is just so happy and she brings so much energy with this song and performance. What else do you need? Too bad Dotter’s song is too much Sia, because the staging is so cool. But I want Dotter and Mendez and Alvaro to AC.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

There should be a Sia award ffs.

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

Still early to tell how much I like her song (my first impression of “Ashes to Ashes” was better), but it seems Anna will play in her own league in this semi. Everything looks great in her clip. I’m disappointed with Dotter’s song, but at least the staging looks cool.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

All snippets look pretty good, but: the choreo for the first one is so similar to Eleni’s Fuego that it hurts. Period. The Bulletproof staging is at another level, but I am hoping she will improve her vocals for the actual performance. My crazy theory is that in Mello male vocalists fare better than the females because they sing better. I like a lot the Vamos amigos staging.
In all, I am really really excited for the show tomorrow!

Johan
Johan
7 months ago

Feels like a weaker selection this week. I predict: 1. Anna Bergendahl. No doubt this is the best voice of the night. Still not an amazing song but in a sub par heat this is the winner. Anna is likeable so this should go through DTF. 2. Paul Rey. Hate the outfit, the hair, the shoes. Change that and the rest will be fine. A bit of a bland song that has been heard before, but this is melfest so it will probably do well. In this heat it should go through DTF. 3. Dotter. I like the song, more… Read more »

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago
Reply to  Johan

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I was curious about what you said regarding Linda Bengtzing. I am not swedish and other than being aware of her multiple participations (and early success) at Melo, I didn’t realize this song was about celebrating her career. Is she not so liked in Sweden? I remember Killer Girl not getting that great of a reception either.

Johan
Johan
7 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Well from the one minute clip she sings about how she doesn’t want all that old stuff back and how leaving it behind is cause for celebration, but she eludes to it way to much, makes it seem fake you know? Idk, I personally have no hate or love for the woman. I think we just see her as the slightly loud mouthed women who wore a yellow dress in melfest all those years ago, with maybe a slight dislike for her being full of herself.

Erik
Erik
7 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

I think he refers to that swedes don’t like to brag and they disapprove when people does. However, being a veteran in Björkmans show will never really give you much of a chance. They can either give you a b-side song from the mid 00s (Sonja Aldén) or same type of “modern” flat production, yet never one if the good songs of the year.

She was never to count with in first place given why she is in the competition. So it’s not the lyrics that will make her fail.

Stian F
Stian F
7 months ago

Listening to the 1 minute snippet of Paul Reys sing I first thought it was an obvious Duncan Lawrence inspired song and a beautiful one as well, but watching and hearing the rehearsal clip it is not even close to what Arcade was and i felt it disappointed. But I have to wait until I hear the studio cut though. Anna Bergendahl sounds and looks great. Should definitely be top 3 in the Swedish final with this performance… Maybe a bit too cheesy to do very well in Eurovision though… Of the performances I really do love the staging of… Read more »

Nils
Nils
7 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Well seen in some blogs Paul Reys has some special effects in the background not seen in the clip, and I am very happy that he actually is not doing a Duncan Lawrance because why should he? He is not Duncan and will never be so no point in doing same kind of performance as him…just saying.

Milla
Milla
7 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

I think Paul is better and far more entertaining.

Kris
Kris
7 months ago

So Anna is going DTF
Other one can be : Paul Rey or Dotter
AC: All acts are in the running
Only ones guaranteed to not be eliminated is Anna and Paul I think
Only one definitely Out is the song which didn’t even rehearse

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago
Reply to  Kris

I’d be happy seeing Dotter going DTF or AC. I mostly agree, though I do think there is a slight chance Paul could be eliminated. The only act I definitely don’t see being eliminated is Anna at the moment.

Kris
Kris
7 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

I put him through atleast to Andra chansen cause amongst the other contenders he clearly has a different vibe than Klara , Linda , Mendez n Alvaro

We know Jan is going to be eliminated
So I think Paul will atleast make Andra chansen cause he has a more emotional connect song

About Dotter , I don’t like the pose she is standing in to make the lights fall on the dress , a bit unsuited to the vibe of the song

diana
diana
7 months ago

Anna had the best rehearsal and stage out of all of them but the song is still kinda meh.

Timi
Timi
7 months ago

Anna has something so sweet and genuine. I love her.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  Timi

Ya, me too!

Wayne
Wayne
7 months ago

Dotter – Zazarim lol

Kris
Kris
7 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

That’s what I thought
I was like where is the pink hair

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago

Damn such cool rehearsal clips. 1. Anna B – Polished and strong. The rehearsal clip was much more interesting than the audio only. She looks and sound like a truly evolved and stronger version of her 2010 eurovision entry. This could potentially be her redemption year. That said, the shirtless guys in black kilts left me a little confused. Im sure many ladies (and some gents) probably won’t mind it but their look seemed kinda random and a little out of place for the song. Still doesn’t take away from the songs impressiveness live. 2. Dotter – I am admittedly… Read more »

Johan
Johan
7 months ago

Anna Anna Anna :). I asked some of my friends if they could name the 2 last winners in Melfest of Sweden. They could not. I also asked them how many men have we sent in a row. They didnt knew that answer either. So its only WE who know that. Average people vote for a song they like on the night. They dont care about these things. It doesnt matter to 95% of the tv audience. Just so you all know that.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

I LOVE ANNA!!! I was WOWED when I watched the clip!! Class and elegance. I hope she keeps it black, it goes well with her hair and lights on the stage. #impressed #cantwaitforsaturday

Johan
Johan
7 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Would it be crazy if We sent Anna 10 years after the failure in Germany and this time she qualifed in Rotterdam? I want us to do it but im a little scared if it happesns again. it will be TOOO sad :(.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  Johan

The key words here are *10* and *years*. No need to live in the past or allow so called failures define who you are. There are much worse things in life than not qualifying for Eurovision. It definitely hurts since qualification is a goal but heck. I think Sweden will qualify regardless of the act you guys send. And btw, if Anna’s entry staging is so good now, it would be awesome for Eurovision.

Johan
Johan
7 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yeah but Australia, Sweden, Ukraine can also miss. We are not super heroes:) . The only thing we have to do to miss is sending a average song with a average performance to miss when 10 are killing it. Then we are out.

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Johan

Can you shut up about it? Sweden’s NQ in Oslo was a big disappointment and traumatic for many, especially Anna. Can you be a bit more sensitive and not spill so much bull*? Anna will be fantastic on Saturday. Mello’s GF is not happening yet. Just try to learn when to shut up.

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
7 months ago

I dunno what to make outta it

Sale
Sale
7 months ago

Anna what a legend… such a sweet person! The live performence is on spot (best of the bunch), who knows maybe she wins again. I hope so though

Mert
Mert
7 months ago

OMG i love bulletproof in rehearsal

Kris
Kris
7 months ago
Reply to  Mert

I believe , I believe , I believe
Like a diamond , the horizon