The iconic Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen 2020, continues with their third semi-final in Luleå on February 15. Thanks to Melodifestivalklubben’s audience poll, conducted at Friday’s jury rehearsal, we now have a clue as to which acts will end up going to the final. Mohombi and Anis Don Demina emerged as the audience’s top two favourites, suggesting we will see them heading direkt till final on Saturday night.
Melodifestivalklubben — the Swedish chapter of the OGAE fan network — polled exactly 800 audience members at the Scandinavium during the rehearsal, asking “Who was your favourite tonight?”
The semi-final audience was mostly families with children, with Mohombi and Faith Kakembo being the two fake qualifiers who got to perform their song for the second time.
Leading the results was a familiar face, Mohombi, who will sing “Winners”. The returning act picked up 241 votes for his song, 30% of the total.
Not far behind was another returning act that’ll go solo this time around, Anis Don Demina. The “Vem e som oss” singer received 232 votes, giving him 29% of the total, suggesting he will go direkt as well. Will his return lead to a better result this time around?
In third place — this audience’s andra chansen qualifier — was Drängarna with “Piga & dräng”. There was a notable gap between the two winners above, with 119 votes — 15% of the overall total. This suggests the country-style dansband will gain a spot in the second chance round.
Rounding out the top four was fan favourite Mariette. The “Shout it Out” singer picked up 108 votes, 14% of the total. This suggests that 2020 will be the first Melfest edition the beloved singer will not qualify directly to the final, instead having to face Andra Chansen.
At the bottom of the poll was Faith Kakembo‘s “Crying Rivers” with 50 votes (6%), P4 Nästa’s wildcard Amanda Aasa‘s “Late” with 32 votes (4%) and lastly, Albin Johnsén‘s “Livet börjar nu” with 18 votes (2%)
Melodifestivalklubben audience poll results – Melodifestivalen 2020 semi-final 3 – Luleå
1. Mohombi – Winners (241 votes – 30%)
2. Anis Don Demina – Vem e som oss (232 votes – 29%)
3. Drängarna – Piga & dräng (119 votes – 15%)
4. Mariette – Shout It Out (108 votes – 14%)
5. Faith Kakembo – Crying Rivers (50 votes – 6%)
6. Amanda Aasa – Late (32 votes – 4%)
7. Albin Johnsén – Livet börjar nu (18 votes – 2%)
With a sample size this small, there’s no way of telling if this audience poll will predict the exact results for Saturday.
While previous predictions have been accurate or at least close, their results are not gospel. Last week’s poll had Mendez and Alvaro Estrella as the most popular act in the semi, however on the night, they went on to andra chansen. Dotter ended up qualifying directly after placing third in the poll.
Nonetheless — it’s a good measure to take into account going into the deltavling.
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