On Saturday night Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 4 will take place at the Malmö Arena.
A final set of seven acts will share the stage. All of them have their eyes on the final at Friends Arena.
But only two can advance direct from the final and two indirectly via the duels of Andra Chansen. The other three will be out in the cold at the close of the show.
Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 4
Click on each act to hear their snippet:
1. Frida Öhrn – “We Are One”
2. William Stridh – “Molnljus”
3. Nanne Grönvall – “Carpool Karaoke”
4. Victor Crone – “Troubled Waters”
5. Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – “Surface”
6. Jakob Karlberg – “Om du tror att jag saknar dig”
7. Hanna Ferm – “Brave”
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Which semi-final four act from Melodifestivalen 2020 are you most excited for? The entries are: Frida Öhrn "We Are One" William Stridh "Molnljus" Nanne Grönvall "Carpool Karaoke" Victor Crone "Troubled Waters" Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron "Surface" Jakob Karlberg "Om du tror att jag saknar dig" Hanna Ferm "Brave" Pictures via SVT #melfest #mello #melodifestivalen #melfest2020 #mello2020 #melodifestivalen2020 #eurovision #esc2020 #openup
Clips from each act’s stage rehearsals follow tonight at 21:00CET. These give our first impression of how the acts will look on Saturday night. We’ll only see the full performance and hear the full songs during the live show.
Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4 Running Order
Frida Öhrn kicks things off with an “arena country” entry. “We Are One” has drawn direct comparisons to pre-qualified finalist Anna Bergendahl’s 2019 entry “Ashes To Ashes”.
She’s followed by William Stridh. He rose to fame on Idol, but “Molnljus” has drawn a lukewarm response from critics.
Melfest icon Nanne Grönvall follows with her tribute to James Corden, “Carpool Karaoke”. She’s the only act this week using backing dancers, so can be relied on to bring us a real show.
Eurovision veteran Victor Crone sings in fourth. “Troubled Waters” has been tipped as a song to watch in the final.
Dynamic duo Ellen Bendiktson & Simon Peyron are on fifth. Their song “Surface” has drawn comparisons to A Star Is Born megahit “Shallow”. Camera angles will be key here.
Sixth sees a change in pace for Jakob Karlberg and “Om du tror att jag saknar dig”.
This week’s closer and the final entry in the competition comes from Hanna Ferm. She’ll sing “Brave”.
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@schlagerprofilerna is in love! It loves @hannaferms’ voice, her artistry and “this kind of simple, quirky, pop song”. It draws comparisons to Marina & The Diamonds, Ava Max and Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts. However, it’s by no means a guaranteed winner. It doesn’t have the “in-your-face-schlager” of Anna Bergendahl’s “Kingdom Come” or the “I-recognise-this-from-the-radio vibe” of Dotter’s “Bulletproof”. And what about @victorcrone? Aftonbladet says his song starts quieter than Frida’s show opener but picks up nicely during the chorus. Schlager Profilerna boldly declares that the track is “much better” than “Storm”. Victor is said to be the male act to watch in this semi, and possibly in the final too alongside Robin Bengtsson. #melfest #melodifestivalen #esc2020 #eurovision #melfest2020
What do you make of the snippets? Let us know your favourites in the comments below!