Melodifestivalen 2020 is heating up and tonight the third semi-final took place in Luleå.
Two acts advanced direkt til final. They were Mohombi with “Winners” and Mariette with “Shout It Out.”
Two further acts made it the duels of Andra Chansen. They were Drängarna — “Piga och dräng” and Anis Don Demina — “Vem är som oss”.
Melodifestivalen 2020: Semi-Final 3 winners
Mohombi with “Winners”
He made a splash during Melodifestivalen 2019. And tonight Mohombi was back in action with “Winners”. With a title like that you might accuse a person of counting eggs before they hatch. But tonight, aided by a disco stone circle, Mohombi proved he can deliver on the song’s ambitious title. At times this performance did feel hemmed in, but there’s two weeks to sort it before the final at Friends.
Mariette with “Shout It Out”
She’s had singers on bungie chors and dementor backing dancers. But tonight Mariette switched things up and put her artistry centre stage. “Shout It Out” is anthemic arena rock and it came alive with a stunning light show. Mariette also seemed more relaxed than in past technical innovation driven performances. Comparisons to Coldplay seem well made, but Mariette is her own woman, and on stage tonight she shone.
Melodifestivalen 2020: Semi Final 3 Andra Chansen Advancers
Drängarna with “Piga och dräng”
The generational bridge between Timoteij and Hasse Andersson. Drängarna advancing felt likely when we heard the snippets and it became inevitable once they performed tonight. This is heaps of fun. Because among the stylish pop offerings, bombastic arena anthems and technologically advanced stageshows sometimes you just need an Irish jig. At this stage you’d think they’ll be in with a fighting chance at Andra Chansen.
Anis Don Demina
This felt like (Mackle)more of what we’ve seen and heard before. Thumping party beats. Quick speed Swedish rapping. And dubious group choreography. That said, as the result shows, these Swedish party songs have an audience, and no doubt this will storm the Spotify Top 50 overnight. As for overall further success in the competition, it depends on the duel.
Melodifestivalen 2020: Semi-Final 3 eliminated acts
Three acts however missed out.
They are Faith Kakembo, Amanda Aasa and Albin Johnsén.
Melodifestivalen 2020: Semi-Final 3 running order
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If it was up to you, Mariette and Mohombi would go direkt to the final. Meanwhile, Faith Kakembo and Drängarna would have to battle it out in Andra Chansen. After counting a total of 809 votes, Mariette came out on top of the poll. Her song “Shout It Out” received 261 votes, which is 32.26% of the total. If Mariette does secure one of the top two places in the semi-final, she would become the first Melfest participant to ever go straight to the final with all of their first four entries. Mohombi is your other winner of the semi-final, picking up 218 votes (26.95%). After finishing second in his semi-final last year, it seems you’re hoping he can do a similar thing this year. The “Winners” singer also topped last night’s Melodifestivalklubben audience poll. #melfest #melodifestivalen #melfest2020 #eurovision #esc2020
- 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”
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