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
- 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”
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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. #Melfest #melodifestivalen #eurovision #esc2020 #melfest2020
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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