The iconic Swedish selection, Melodifestivalen 2020, heads to Malmö tomorrow for the fourth and final semi-final. 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. Hanna Ferm and Victor Crone 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 989 audience members at Malmö Arena during the rehearsal, asking “Who was your favourite tonight?”.

In the end, returning act Hanna Ferm secured the most votes and won the poll by quite a large margin with her song “Brave”. She received 42.3% of all votes counted, which is equal to 418.

Meanwhile, the other favourite amongst the audience was Eurovision 2019 act Victor Crone. He received 182 votes (18.4%) for “Troubled Water”. If the audience are correct, we could be seeing him heading straight to the grand final in Stockholm.

Based on these results, Frida Öhrn and Jakob Karlberg could be heading to andra chansen. There they would have to battle it out in order to secure a place in the grand final.

Öhrn picked up 120 votes (12.1%) for her song “We are one”. Karlberg secured 90 votes (9.1%) for “Om du tror at jag saknar dig”.

That means, the remaining three acts received the lowest amount of votes in the audience poll. If the results were up to the audience at the rehearsal, then they would be out of the competition.

William Stridh finished in fifth position with his song “Molnljus”. He received 71 votes (7.2%).

In sixth position was Nanne Grönvall. Her ode to James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” picked up 70 votes (7.1%)

At the bottom of the audience poll were Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron. The duo earned 38 votes (3.8%) for their song “Surface”.

Melodifestivalklubben audience poll results – Melodifestivalen 2020 semi-final 4 – Malmö

  1. Hanna Ferm – “Brave” (418 votes, 42.3%)
  2. Victor Crone – “Troubled Waters” (182 votes, 18.4%)
  3. Frida Öhrn – “We are one” (120 votes, 12.1%)
  4. Jakob Karlberg – “Om du tror at jag saknar dig” (90 votes, 9.1%)
  5. William Stridh – “Molnljus (71 votes, 7.2%)
  6. Nanne Grönvall – “Carpool Karaoke” (70 votes, 7.1%)
  7. Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – “Surface” (38 votes, 3.8%)

With a sample size this small, there’s no way of telling if this audience poll will predict the exact results for Saturday.

The rehearsal audience is usually made up of families with children. Additionally, Hanna Ferm and Nanne Grönvall were the two fake qualifiers who got to perform their song for the second time. Sometimes this can skew the results of the poll.

While previous predictions have been accurate or at least close, their results are not gospel. Last week’s poll saw Mariette finish in fourth place. However, she ended up securing one of the top two placings on the Saturday night and went direkt till final.

Nonetheless — it’s a good measure to take into account going into the deltävling.

What do you think? Does the audience poll predict semi-final success for Hanna Ferm and Victor Crone? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Una
Una
4 months ago

Burning questions in random order:
1. Will Hanna change her dress?
2. Will France change their song?
3. Who will represent San Marino?

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

HILARIOUS! #iwannaknow

Lokh
Lokh
4 months ago

Simon and Ellen destroyed.
I’m devastated. William is also underestimated.
I do not understand what people found in this Ferm…

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago
Reply to  Lokh

The typical trash wrote by Laurell Barker.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Oh ya.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago

Well that was expected! I would like to see Nanne Grönvall in Andra Chanssen though 😉

The Roop is On Fire
The Roop is On Fire
4 months ago

Lol Victor Crone. That try hard.

handsome
handsome
4 months ago

Jessica Mauboy is your favourite to win semifinal 4

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
4 months ago

The same audience polls that had Felix DTF and Dotter in Andra Chansen. These things are barely even a rough guide. We’ll really straight to know when the Spotify streaming figures come out early next week.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

No one ever said this is a representative score. It¨s only what this test audience consisting of mostly families thought.

Erik
Erik
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

And it’s in Malmö. They usually have a somewhat different taste from the public

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

This does not bode well for Nanne. 🙁

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The song is a joke.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

Are Hurts representing the UK this year?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Probably not. Columbia Records, issues, etc. But one never knows for sure. 🙂

noone
noone
4 months ago

Does anyone know when the songs are released on itunes, spotify? Is it this week or after the final in March?

Amesc
Amesc
4 months ago
Reply to  noone

All the DF and AC songs will be released tommorow after the semi.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Amesc

Finally! I really want to play The Mamas 😀

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

Oh… 418 votes for Hanna Ferm. That’s way too much for an average song like that. If they end up choosing “Brave”, they will still place top 10 but because Sweden.

I still think Hanna and Victor will go to the final while Jakob and William go to the andra chansen.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Yeah.. Billie Eilish wannabe. Very original..

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

It’s HER! Hanna is great. Perhaps better than her song. But I haven’t heardthe whole song yet.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

In fact those 5 songs are almost better than all the MF line-up. Nothing against Sweden. Though you always get to place top 5- 10 no matter what. But it’s not your fault.

Joey
Joey
4 months ago

I think Hanna & Victor will be the 2 direct finalists, but Hanna’s song from what I’ve heard doesn’t sound like the winner it was hyped to be. But it’s going to be a great show tomorrow night regardless, I actually like each song to a varying degree, Surface being my favourite.

Hellohi
Hellohi
4 months ago

Wait… is Victor impersonating Mans with his staging? :O

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
4 months ago
Reply to  Hellohi

And Hanna Ferm’s dress looks like it’s stolen from Jessica Mauboy’s closet 😀

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Hellohi

No, not exactly. You’ll see..

bella
bella
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Has he smt impressive?