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
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.
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