This week Melodifestivalen 2020 travels to the far north for Semi-Final 3 in Luleå.
On stage seven acts will go head-to-head for two places at the final and failing that two places in Andra Chansen.
Three acts face the less desirable outcome of crashing out of the competition during the Semi-Final. Now we have our first indication for how things will play out on Saturday night.
That’s because broadcaster SVT has just released one minute snippets of each song in Semi-Final 3.
Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 3
- Mariette – “Shout It Out”
- Albin Johnsén – “Livet börjar nu”
- Drängarna – “Piga och dräng”
- Amanda Aasa – “Late”
- Anis don Demina – “Vem är som oss”
- Faith Kakembo – “Crying Rivers”
- Mohombi – “Winners”
Rehearsal clips for each act will be released through SVTPlay at 9pm CET. These offers fans a first indication of how the acts’ performances will look on Saturday night.
Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 3 Running Order
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Which Semi-Final 3 act from Melodifestivalen 2020 are you most excited for? This week’s entries are: Mariette “Shout It Out” Albin Johnsén “Livet börjar nu” Drängarna “Piga och dräng” Amanda Aasa “Late” Anis don Demina “Vem är som oss” Faith Kakembo “Crying Rivers” Mohombi “Winners” Pictures via SVT #melfest #mello #melodifestivalen #melfest2020 #mello2020 #melodifestivalen2020 #eurovision #esc2020 #openup
Three-time finalist Mariette opens the show with “Shout It Out”. Mariette’s fourth Melodifestivalen entry has drawn comparisons to Coldplay, but also been labelled her “weakest” so far. Semi-Final 2 finalist Dotter drew a similarly lukewarm response last week, so Mariette fans need not despair yet.
Albin Johnsén is on second and last competed in 2016. The songwriting team for his entry “Livet börjar nu” includes Melfest 2013 winner Robin Stjernberg.
Dansband Drängarna have drawn comparisons to 2018 finalists Rolandz. Their entry “Piga and dräng” has led one critic to dub them, “The Dads of Timoteij”.
P4 Nästa wildcard winner Amanda Aasa follows in fourth. The prognosis for her entry “Late” does not look good. One critic even called the song “unnecessary”.
Anis Don Demina is back for another attempt at Mello glory. He’ll hope his party song “Vem e som oss” can clear the semi-finals after his failed attempt in 2019.
An act that has won praise from the media is Faith Kakembo. She’ll sing “Crying Rivers” in sixth position.
Mohombi – who placed fifth in the final of Melodifestivalen 2019 – closes the show. His entry “Winners” is seen by the press as the most probable qualifier from this Semi-Final.
What do you think of the song snippets? Let us know in the comments below!