The snippets went live at 13:30CET.

And now we have rehearsals clips from Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 4.

These offer our first indication of how the acts will look on stage at the Malmö Arena.

Melodifestivalen 2020: Semi-Final 4

Rehearsal Clips

You can watch each act’s rehearsals here.

  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”

Full performances will be broadcast live on Saturday night from 20:00CET on SVT1. All of this week’s songs and the six pre-qualified finalists will be released to digital channels shortly afterwards.

How does Semi-Final 4 stack up?

If you’ve followed the competition in the past four weeks you’ll have established how producers establish the running order by now.

Frida Öhrn kicks things off with an upbeat country anthem. “We Are One” should get the party started, and with comparisons to Anna Bergendahl’s 2019 entry, could advance in the competition.

On second, William Stridh‘s chances look gloomier. “Molnlus” failed to impress critics and sounds similar to other Swedish tracks that have failed to advance from this year’s semis.

A wildcard comes from Nanne Grönvall. “Carpool Karaoke” has a weird premise, and a weirder sounding snippet, but she is a huge name in the competition. The Swedish publication has in past years got behind similar veterans like Lina Hedlund (2019) and Jessica Andersson (2018). Nanne also has backing dancers unlike everyone else on the lineup.

Victor Crone‘s “Troubled Waters” appears to be this year’s Semi-Final 4 surprise. That is to say, his entry has garnered hype out of the blue, in a similar fashion to Wiktoria in 2017 and Frans in 2016.

Another entry that has impressed post-snippet is “Surface” by Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron. The duo’s duet echoes the popular county sound in this year’s entries and bears sonic similarities to megahit “Shallow”.

Jakob Karlberg on the other hand seems to have the odds against him. “Om du tror att jag saknar dig” in a similar way to song 2 sounds like a lot of the entires that have been left behind in the semis in previous weeks.

Closing the show is Hanna Ferm. She’s been the focus of much hype as she’s been handed the #28 spot and her entry “Brave” has prompted a more muted response than might have been expected. That said superlative staging could elevate this, in much the same way as Semi-Final 2’s Dotter.

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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

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xohxoh
xohxoh
4 months ago

Victor Crone still can’t sing. Yikes.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

Dotter gets a light show off her shirt and Anna a wall of men and a giant square. And then Hanna gets 2 light boxes and Frida gets foil fringe curtains. Either Sasha has run out of ideas in semi 4 or budget. I’m surprised by the lack of “fun” entries in this semi especially after last week. I will still go with Anna to win the whole thing unless there is a big missing piece to Hanna they are not showing.

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

this 100%. I was watching the clips and kept thinking, man the staging looks so boring for all of these songs. Only Jakob has some somewhat interesting camera work. And at least Nanne’s has some fun choreo, but man does it seem like all the cool effects went into producing the first two semis.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Victor Crone has an effect that isn’s shown in the clip. He’s laying on the floor and then it looks like water flows over his body.

Isak
Isak
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

He really likes the elements! Storm, water… what will it be next year? Flames?

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

I can’t help but to wonder. Many fans have complained through the years that swedish entries are only staging and why not do something simpler for once. But when we do send something simple then they complain about that as well. When will you people be satisfied? It’s really ridiculous now! And I only laugh because it doesn’t seem what you want yourselves. And there is nothing wrong with either Dotter’s or Anna’s performances.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I can officially say that I have never said Melfest entries are “only staging”…I love Melfest…my most memorable songs for me over the years have been fun songs (In Da Club, Oh My God, Copabanana, Popular, Hurt, La Done Vita, Cara Mia, Euphoria, any BWO song). I think you can criticize Swedish songs without being branded as hating Sweden. And I didn’t criticize Dotter or Anna’s performances…in fact, Anna is my favorite from Melfest and my favorite to win it all…I have been waiting 2 weeks to download the song and can’t wait to do so on Saturday night…Swedish fans… Read more »

Katariina
Katariina
4 months ago

This was not a winner’s performance from Hanna. I think Dotter is the one to beat now.

Polliu
Polliu
4 months ago

Jessica Mouboy wants her dress back!

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4 months ago

I don’t think the main problem here in this situation is based on the gender of the singer you guys send to Eurovision. I think it’s more so due to how Sweden’s songs (particularly in Melodifestivalen recently and this year) have mostly been abysmal and just don’t stand out in general. There are some countries in my opinion who have recently been sending great entries to Eurovision yet don’t receive enough recognition as Sweden does in the results.

Dorueurovision98
Dorueurovision98
4 months ago

GO DOTTER #DOTTERDAM

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

I am still a little surprised. Hanna Ferm is clearly a step-up in terms of vocal ability compared to the other female soloists in Melfest yet they gave her a song that doesn’t seem to be showing that off?
I still like the look of her song and think it should be a contender but was expecting a bit more?

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

What do you like about the look? In what way do you think it’s distinct, rather than generic?

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Well I think the singers have the choice of which songs they sing and submit, and Hanna is a credited songwriter on Brave, so she clearly had some say in singing it.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Where has Hanna Ferm been listed with a songwriting credit for Brave? SVT credits only David Kjellstrand, Jimmy Jansson, and Laurell Barker as the songwriters.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

Well this year I hope they choose dotter or the mamas

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

Wow. How much difference seeing a song performed on stage makes from listening to the snippet. From the audio, I put Victor is my no 1 but that staging looks so bland and boring. He looks like a dad doing karaoke. He was so hot and cool last year with Storm, I find it so strange how its so different for him this year. His style on stage is so different. Way too much khaki. I’m also surprised how bland Hanna Ferm’s performance is, it’s completely devoid of her own personality and could be sung by anyone. It just doesn’t… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

Not a big fan of Mello, but Mello 2020 is far better than FdC and Bezovision.

Isak
Isak
4 months ago

No winner in this semi final I’m afraid… looking forward to the final!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

It seems we’ll finally have a woman representing Sweden. I won’t count Hannah out yet before watching her full performance, but I would be happy with Anna, Dotter or The Mamas winning Melfest.

Pierre
Pierre
4 months ago

All the songs suck. So the swedes will probably go for the look. Or they should do France a favour and take back that ludicrous song they call cultural export.

keith mawson
keith mawson
4 months ago
Reply to  Pierre

Totally agree.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

I do think Dotter will win. Bergendahl already won once and we don’t like former winners represent us again. And the song is not that good, it’s her weakest entry to date..
And Ferm is more of a nice summer track than a winner. So I do think Dotter will win.
But who knows, we might all have predicted wrong..

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I think Robin has an excellent chance of winning, even if it is like 2017 – third with the televote, top with juries. Also, Anna has a nice redemption story – non-qualifier in 2010, now she’s back triumphant – so I wouldn’t count her out either.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

So Sweden will probably send again an entry that will likely do better with juries than televote?
Not surprised but you have options this year to do the other way around.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Nothing says these will do better with jury than voters . We don’t know..

Peter M
Peter M
4 months ago

Please send Anna!

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

You must be new here. Sweden is hated here, and don’t bother defending it. You get hated for doing so. Apparently it always the same pop sounds..
Meanwhile, Albania, Portugal and Italy, countries who also sends songs in same sounds and not always being good at it, are the darlings of the site and don’t you dare say bad things about them cause you get downvotes. These countries are apparently “artistic and “original”. Yes, screaming ladies from Albania are artistic because the language makes them that..
Joking of course:) Or am i?

vox
vox
4 months ago

“We are one, come on come on come on”

That would be a great opener in 2003. Now its sad. Not even Moldova has such a song in its selection…

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago

I suspect that either the entries submitted were totally basic and cliche or the jury selected the most basic and safe entries. Its between Dotter and Anna. Period.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

Rasmus, why have you changed your username? Weren’t you also Johan?

JJ Abrahames
JJ Abrahames
4 months ago

Serbia nas especially Portugal are by miles better then this plagiatofestivalen

Pasadena
Pasadena
4 months ago
Reply to  JJ Abrahames

Don’t take it personal, and it’s nothing against Sweden per se. Is it not a good thing that we have different tastes, preferences and reference frames? If we all had the same opinions, there would be no need for a forum. Personally, Festival da cancao and Festival i kenges are some of my favourite national selections, but I also love Melodifestivalen for its show and entertainment. Having said that, there are the odd comments that are unnecessarily rude and offensive (not only for Sweden I believe), and as with all internet trolls, these are best left ignored.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

Hanna is the best here, no question about it. She really glows and she can become an international star. Maybe our new swedish export! Who knows? Go Hanna! But I really want Dotter to win.. sorry Hanna. Right now 1.Dotter 2. Anna 3. Hanna
I really don’t know why peoole are complaining. Just go listen to your bald guy, that I find cold.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Dotter is the bookies favourite and her odds has shortened.

Una
Una
4 months ago

I am not that impressed following my first impression, no pun intended. I don’t have a clear favourite but I would like William to do a DTF. The rhythm was very pleasant and the staging conveyed tranquility. Good job there. The cloud light song. Nanne was fun and I liked the dancers and the close-ups on the dancers. And she looked like she was having a lot of fun!! Actually it looked like they all had fun. I would like this to do a DTF as well. Frida’s was ok and she looked good on stage. I liked the colours… Read more »

Grafton
Grafton
4 months ago

Here’s what I’d like to happen in the finals:
1. Dotter
2. Anna
3. Hanna
4. The Mamas
5. Robin
6. Mariette
7. Felix
8. Mohombi
9. Malou
10. Drangarna
11. The duo from sf4
12. Paul or Frida

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

I know. It’s so strange. I can only come up with one thing that could be the reason. But I will only get down voted.

wojtekpankok
wojtekpankok
4 months ago

I really like Hanna’s songs – it is not on the same level as Ava Max, but quite good.

Preuss
Preuss
4 months ago

They managed to copy Jessica Mauboy’s dress from 2018 and somehow made a poorer version of it and give it to Hanna, and we all know Jessica’s dress wasn’t the best. Hanna’s beautiful and so is Jessica, but Hanna needs a better dress for the final if she gets through… I’m not sure if Sacha Jean-Baptiste is behind this one too, but it looks like an inferior version of the same dress she put Jessica in :/

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Preuss

What do you mean copy? Yeah Sweden is so bad at everything . So nasty. But who cares about a stupid dress! Hanna looks great!

Elin
Elin
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Milla cola ner. Har sett att du är ganska taggig. Sverige hatet har dämpat sig något. Viktigt att vi försöker vara trevlig. Även om vi läser sånt vi blir arga och besvikna över. Minsta lilla vi säger något bra om mello, låtarna eller artisterna för vi skit. Tråkigt. Men våra artister vinner på att vi inte får dem att hata Sverige.

Preuss
Preuss
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I’m not questioning Sweden here, I’m questioning why on earth the same choreographer that did Jessica’s staging (who deserved much better from her team, SHAME SHAME SHAME) is giving the draft of Jessica’s dress to Hanna if Sacha’s behind that decision too seeing that she’s doing all the performances, or is part of doing that. However, there’s time to change the dress, and hopefully, they will because I had so much expectations for Hanna

Gunilla
Gunilla
4 months ago

This is how i think, not what I prefer.

Final:
Hanna and Victor

Andra chansen:
Nanne (same voters as Drängarna) and Frida Örn

Reed that beside the fact that Ellen is sick, there were à lot to work when it comes to the coreagrafy. They might go to andra chansen if things go their way.

EurofanNL
EurofanNL
4 months ago

My top:

1 Ellen & Simon
2 William
3 Hanna
4 Victor
5 Nanne
6 Frida
7 Jakob

Prediction:
1 Hanna
2 Victor

3 William
4 Ellen & Simon

5 Nanne
6 Jakob
7 Frida

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

I was hoping for a surprise but all of them sound very average, not bad, just average. Jakob Karlberg is the only entry I want to listen again. I mean, these songs are well produce and most of them are current but they don’t have any personality at all. This issue is present not only in this SF but in the whole Melodifestivalen line-up. There are some good songs but tey are just good not a standout. Maybe Dotter or The Mamas are the ones to watch in the final. But if they reach the top 5 or 10, i… Read more »

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Dotterdam is happening

Elin
Elin
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

DOTTER sings ARCADE

https://youtu.be/2Q3NzhOedoc

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

Carpool Karaoke is a joy!

Elin
Elin
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ja, och tror hon kommer till AC

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

My favourite is Jakob Karlberg’s snippet.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
4 months ago

Surely Anna Bergendahl should win?

Una
Una
4 months ago

Yes. Anna for the win!!!

Pasadena
Pasadena
4 months ago

Not impressed with Brave. I think the duet is my favourite here (even though I know that Ellen is sick and didn’t sing in this rehearsal).

Koninos
Koninos
4 months ago

Well, I expected more from brave, but anyways GOOD LUCK!

Micha?
Micha?
4 months ago

Jessica Mauboy called – Hanna copied her dress from Eurovision 2018

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago
Reply to  Micha?

Hahahahahha that is so true

Yuvaly
Yuvaly
4 months ago
Reply to  Micha?

Hahahaha my thoughts EXACTLY

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Micha?

Ya, change that dress. It is NOT flattering. The color is good tho.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago
Reply to  Micha?

And stage director..lol jks