All the competing entries for Melodifestivalen 2020 are now available on streaming platform Spotify. And now we can see how the Melfest songs are stacking up in Spotify‘s general Swedish Top 50 chart. The latest chart update shows that the Top 50 is packed with acts from Melfest, and may offer clues as to how the final two weeks of Melodifestivalen 2020 will play out.

Melfest acts haven’t managed to take the top two spots in the chart — those belong to Swedish singer Victor Leksell and Canadian R&B star The Weeknd — but there are plenty of Melfest acts in the rest of the top ten.

Semi-final four qualifier Hanna Ferm is the highest-charting Mello act. She is sitting at No.3 with her song “Brave”. Closely following is Anis don Demina at No.4. His song “Vem e som oss” remains popular, suggesting he’ll have no trouble qualifying out of this week’s andra chansen round.

While Dotter is leading the odds to win Melfest 2020, she is only at No.5 in the Spotify chart with her song “Bulletproof”.

The Mamas are also in the chart’s top ten. Their song “Move” is sitting at No.8. Rounding out the top ten is Anna Bergendahl, whose “Kingdom Come” is in at No.9

The chart positions also give clues as to how the andra chansen duels will play out. If chart popularity is anything to go by, we could be seeing Anis don Demina, Paul Rey, Felix Sandman and Drängarna heading to the grand final at Friends Arena.

Spotify Sweden Top 50 – Melodifestivalen acts (25 February 2020)

  • 3. Hanna Ferm – “Brave” (126,199 daily plays)
  • 4. Anis don Demina – “Vem är som oss” (114,835 daily plays)
  • 5. Dotter – “Bulletproof” (110,046 daily plays)
  • 8. The Mamas – “Move” (100,739 daily plays)
  • 9. Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come” (97,314 daily plays)
  • 11. Drängarna – “Piga och dräng” (90,292 daily plays)
  • 14. Victor Crone – “Troubled Waters” (85,257 daily plays)
  • 18. Robin Bengtsson – “Take a Chance” (77,485 daily plays)
  • 21. Paul Rey – “Talking in My Sleep” (69,235 daily plays)
  • 31. William Stridh – “Molnljus” (59,899 daily plays)
  • 33. Mohombi – “Winners” (59,732 daily plays)
  • 34. Jakob Karlberg – “Om du tror att jag saknar dig” (56,686 daily plays)
  • 37. Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – “Vamos amigos” (59,732 daily plays)
  • 39. Mariette – “Shout It Out” (51,475 daily plays)
  • 45. Malou Prytz – “Ballerina” (49,904 daily plays)
  • 48. Felix Sandman – “Boys with Emotions” (48,493 daily plays)

The andra chansen round of Melodifestivalen 2020 will be held this Saturday, 29 February.

What do you think? Does the Spotify chart predict Melodifestivalen and andra chansen success? Tell us your thoughts below!

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GaryH
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GaryH

Anna is first of the Mello songs on iTunes Sweden.

Denis
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Denis

It¨s the old people site. No one use it..

Grafton
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Grafton

People say that it’s the worst Melfest in years but I personally LOVE this edition. For once there is not only one favourite but three, things are really unpredictible. Plus there are very good songs in the selection able to do well at ESC, and one that has a shot for the win (Bulletproof). I didnt like 2018 and 2019 as much as this year – everything was written from the start and it was not super exciting.

Denis
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Denis

Swedes say that every year. Nothing is more Swedish than complaining about MF:)

Denis
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Denis

I feel like Bulletproof and Brave are opposites in the way they are presented. “Brave” in studio version sounds really good and you understand why it got the last spot. It has that catchy hit factor. However live it is an mess. Shady vocals, staging bad. She could improve it of course on the final night but still.. “Bulletproof” however is different. Studio version is pretty good and solid but it’s the staging that elevates it. It’s the “Fuego” of the season. The staging is very artistic and she turns a song that anybody could have sung into HER song.… Read more »

Miguel
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Miguel

I think we agree for the first time.
Good analysis

Best from Spain

Denis
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Denis

Thanks, I appreciate it:)
And I do wish every country the best, I truly want every country to send their best. I wish you good luck too!
See, there is common ground to be found after all ESC fans shouldn’t waste time bickering..

Somebody
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Somebody

Dotter also sings better in live compared to the studio version. There is a noticeable difference.

Grafton
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Grafton

Bulletproof comes alive onstage, this is really a full package pretty much like Fuego as you said. The performance has a unique identity. Brave just falls flat onstage and is not memorable.

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
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BREXIT CAREER WOMAN

Hanna’s song sounds dated and her pronunciation of English is lacking.

Ago
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Ago

Dotter is definitely the best song. It is time for Sweden to send a woman again.
I don’t get the excitement about Anna. Very overrated.
Mariette and Malou songs/performances are also very nice.

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I’m not sure how much the Spotify ranks say about the likelihood of winning Melodifestivalen. Given that the televoters tend to eliminate all the Swedish-language songs every year, I was starting to wonder why people would even compete with songs in Swedish – until I realised that some are just competing in the show for domestic Spotify plays, whereas others are in it to actually go to Eurovision (and then the latter, in turn, could care less about Spotify, because for Eurovision, the staging is much more important). That is, unless the jury that votes in the final of Melodifestivalen… Read more »

My Vision
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My Vision

Anna or Dotter are the only worthy to send, not sure what people see in Hanna’s song? It’s just a mediocre dated TeenPop with weak live vocals and quite a boring performance. It would fit as a filler song on a Katy Perry album from 2009. I would take Spotify plays with a grain of salt really, firstly you can see that it’s more dominated by semi 4 entries because they are freshest to mind, and SVT didn’t allow entrants to release their songs on Spotify prior semi 4 being finished, also listeners are usually younger where’s in Melodifestivalen the… Read more »

Amesc
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Amesc

I think that this is a really close battle which is good for me, because after three years we dont know the winner 2 weeks before the final. As for Dotter and Hanna i love them both and i cant imagine them beeing an esc non qualifier. I do believe though that Dotter can do better because of her staging. But it is upon the swedish public to decide which is the best option for them so… P.S. I totally get that the international fans want Dotter to win and thats ok because it is indeed a good song. But… Read more »

Per
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Per

Anis song is a disgrace to the competition, allowing such an obvious rip off to even compete in the competition is just a scandal to be honest.

Indiana07
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Indiana07

Hanna isn’t my favourite but I’m sure if Sweden sent her, she would still qualify. This song grabs you from the first moment. And it’s not a ballad.
However, Sweden has other good options too, the selection is very strong.

Per
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Per

Agree, I mean people say this year is weak but to be honest it is the strongest we had in many years, there is no clear winner and many songs would do well without Melodifestivalen as well.
I think people believe it is a weak year because the winner is so hard to predict. If it was easy to predict the winner I would say the rest of the songs are weak to be honest. And no, Dotter is no clear winner for sure, we will know in two weeks because jury and televote might differ alot.

Denis
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Denis

Hanna would qualify that’s for sure but do well in final Im not sure. It can be seen as yet another plastic shallow soulless entry that Europe is tired of seeing and im not sure they would like it more cause it’s a girl singing it.

Azaad
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Azaad

Brave as a studio cut is quite compelling and I understand why it was given spot 28 this year, but while Bulletproof was a revelation live, Brave was a hot mess- mediocre vocals and abysmal staging. If Hanna won they could reach top 10 (but nothing more) but unlike in previous years they’d have to overhaul the staging and not merely transplant it.

Grafton
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Grafton

Very that

Milla
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Milla

Oh yes, I know! But based on what? I’m worried the odds will be dead wrong this year! Or perhaps they put 2 and 2 together.? With the International juries + enough televotes they consider her to have the highest chance of winning.

Azaad
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Azaad

I think it’s the staging- Brave is a good studio track but was a hot mess live whereas Bulletproof had innovative staging . Moreover, both Anna and Dotter have a classic underdog story that might resonate with the public.

Denis
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Denis

Odds can never be that wrong. It’s statistics and no one would do betting if they are wrong often. With such high odds third is the worst she should get
They take everything in consideration: hype, juryvoting, televoting, accesability, streaming, staging above all. Nothing is random, if Dotter is that high up there is a reason for it and a reason why Hannah is third. Of course it doesn’t mean Dotter will win, just that she is the most likely to win.

SASSZ
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SASSZ

Dont like Hannas song at all, hate that type of chorus. But i dont really enjoy Dotters Chorus either, maybe thats why i dont understand The big buzz about The song, i like pretty much everything else but for me its in the chorus songs should lift. For me Anna have no doubt The best chorus that really lift The song.
In The end tho i will be happy with either Dotter or Anna winning.

Grafton
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Grafton

Update among the DTF finalists…

YouTube:
1. Hanna Ferm (152K)
2. Dotter (150K)
3. Anna Bergendahl (97K)
4. The Mamas (79K)
5. Victor Crone (74K)

iTunes:
1. Anna Bergendahl (#1)
2. Hanna Ferm (#2)
3. Dotter (#5)
4. Victor Crone (#6)
5. The Mamas (#9)

The fight is really going to be tough between our 3 girlies

Milla
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Milla

And add the international juries to that. Who will they support? It can be really close between these three women in the televotes, so the international juries will have much power this year. But if they also spread their votes with no clear winner then.. oh oh!

Grafton
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Grafton

i hope you’re saying HO-HO and not WOO-OOH

ImJJ
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ImJJ

I hope dotter wins, i rlly love her song ^^

Tom
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Tom

Hoo Hoo*

Lilli
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Lilli

The most interesting thing about the final is that it doesn’t matter at all who will get the MOST votes. It’s whoever gets the most POINTS from each 8 televote groups that wins the televote. And looking by how streams, youtube, odds looks like now I think the points gap will be so small with the top 3 that it’s the jury vote that matters and will choose the winner. Who do you think will win the jury???

Helene
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Helene

I agree it will be nervous wrecking. If Hanna wins at least she will not win with the juries… so then the Eurovision fans can stop saying that Sweden always win the juries. Which is not always true. I think Malta has the greatest difference historically between televotes (few) and juries.

Colin
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Colin

Part of me thinks that Sweden could send Drangarna and still win the juries over Beautiful Lie and Oculis videre.

Helene
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Helene

Well I don’t think Eric Saade or Frans won the juries. So you are wrong.

Elina
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Elina

Eric saade actually won the jury. You’re right about Frans though

Helene
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Helene

Elina Eric Saade came second in televotes and it was Italy who won the juries and not the televotes that year. Sweden was not even second among the juries.In statistics it is only the last two years that the difference between public and jury has been that high for Sweden.

diana
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diana

Well, i think TS and Elina were talking about melfest and there he won the jury, But in eurovision he did not and you were correct by that

Helene
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Helene

I was speaking about Eurovision not Melfest.

Pavel
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Pavel

“Beautiful Arcade Copy” more like.
Sweden should send Hanna to flop.

Grafton
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Grafton

I think among the televote, Hanna Ferm is going to do really well among the youngest and Anna Bergendahl among the oldest. Dotter might win the jury vote.

Sebastian
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Sebastian

I think so too but Dotter will probably get 10 points from both younger and older groups and probably some 12 points as well, so I think she’s gonna take it tbh

Denis
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Denis

Actually since 2011 and international juries, the juries have always decided the winner. Might be because televotes are more evenly spread out. Only in 2014 and 2016 did the ultimate winner not win juryvotes but then they only lost it within margins. Frans was only point behind Oscar Zia. So whoever wins the juryvoting will most likely win the whole thing

Lilli
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Lilli

As a swede, I’m absolutely horrified by the love the swedish public seem to have to Hanna Ferm. Nothing towards Hanna, but OMG it’s SOOO BAD!!! The song and performance is like taken from 2003 ? Plus she is just a teenager, sings a song about being ”brave” and it’s way sexual which doesn’t make any sense. Yet the swedish public seem to love it. The worst part is, it doesn’t seem to be kids loving Hanna but middle age people, like 40+ and 50+ peers! And all over swedish social media these people are saying ”Hanna will win Eurovision!!!”… Read more »

Milla
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Milla

I couldn’t agree more! I hope the international juries stop this horror and that they will root for Dotter. Then it’s possible for Dotter to win I think.

Helene
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Helene

At least it is a kind of fun to watch. And she can sing and has carisma. But it is sooo cheesy. A parody that Petra and Måns could copy.

oreo
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oreo

But Hanna is hot and I dont want us to send another fanwank xd

Mark
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Mark

Brave is like a song Azerbaijan would have sent 10 years ago.

Helene
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Helene

The difference is not that big in actual listenings. So I would not say that Hanna is a landslide over the others. The younger kids like Hanna more.

Denis
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Denis

What does actual listenings mean?
Im not the least bit knowledge in that. Whats the difference.

Denis
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Denis

I do think Dotter is good but I have a feeling Swedes might find her to dark, to serious and instead vote for Hanna Ferm thereby making her the winner. I do think Hanna might be more catchy and appealing. And then we wonder why no one votes for us.. I see this on MF Facebook too. Everyone is about Ferm, no one is about Dotter.
I hope I am wrong though..

Grafton
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Grafton

I have the same fear. That’s why they eliminated Statements tbh, too dark and serious. But wtf, they really stand a chance of getting a top3 at ESC with Dotter… I hope she’s gonna win in the end. I think the international jury will back her.

Milla
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Milla

But Loreen and Statements didn’t make it from andra chansen though. Now Dotter is in the final. The third most played song of the mello songs. Her chances are still better.

Azaad
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Azaad

Also, Bulletproof is nowhere near as dark as Statements was, in terms of either composition or themes. I’d argue Bulletproof is a more uplifting song than Undo and Every Single Day, etc.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

For me, The Mamas are the only option for Sweden this year
Flawless vocals, great vibes, immediately makes me happy 🙂

Alex
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Alex

Can someone please tell Hanna, The Mamas, and Frida that their songs aren’t available in the United States on Spotify? It’s really frustrating. Thanks 🙂

Erik
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Erik

All signed to Universal. What about Robin Bengtsson, Mendez and Drängarna (also signed to Universal)

Alo
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Alo

Robin song is out internationally

Marc
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Marc

I keep thinking Anna and Mamas are Sweden’s best option.
People should not rule ot Mamas

Polliu
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Polliu

The question is why Swedish people love Brave though? It’s nothing special…Top 3 on Spotify? Bad taste.

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

It Makes you wonder if they are deliberately trying to throw it at eurovision.

Denis
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Denis

Well its typical Spotify track. Pop, catchy, and slick. And fanbase.

Esc1234
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Esc1234

I enjoy the studio version of Brave, the live performance is a desperate attempt of a gorgeous girl to run across the stage in hills and catch all her camera shots, while wearing the dress of Jessica Mauboy. Destructing to say the least

Polegend Godgarina
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i guess hanna got more streams bc her song was performed right before its commercial release, and it wasn’t weeks old like other finalists. her song is… just there. glad to see the mamas above 100k! and dotter isn’t too far behind, we’ll see how things evolve within the next few days. anis don demina seems like the commercially successful act that flops in televote, margaret 2018 teas.

Gloria
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Gloria

#RecencyEffect is strong with Ms Ferm. Most impressive streamwise is Dotter, Mama’s and Anna. I predict this being the top 3 in the final

Kruzi
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Kruzi

After saying Dotter is garbage , you’ve finally turned a corner ?

Polegend Godgarina
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and what about it?

JeyDelRey
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JeyDelRey

Maybe it’s just me but I’m really not a fan of Hanna’s song. I’m so disappointed. I loved her last year but with Brave, it doesn’t work. There are too many things and the result is that I can’t even understand what she says in the live version. I’m sorry but for me it’s still between Anna and Dotter. And special mentions to The Mamas, Robin, Mariette, and Victor.

Maxim
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Maxim

The way Dotter pronunciates BULLET is just wrong its buhlet not boollet…

Khan
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Khan

who cares

what?
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what?

Everyone and their mothers are whining about Blasted in Portugal and their pronounciations but it doesnt apply here because its Dotter lmao Eurovision fans in a nutshell

Polegend Godgarina
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she’s the william shakespeare of our times, revolutioning the english language and setting a new standard. stay pressed!

Serafina
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Serafina

You at least understand what she’s saying, that should be enough. If English is not your first language, then naturally, your english won’t be perfect. Melovin went on that stage in 2018, sang 3 minutes of absolutely nothing and we lived so… Dotter should do just fine in Rotterdam.

Madrid
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Madrid

I know
I know what you must be thinking
That we are
Powerless to change things
But don’t, don’t give up!

ESCFanGA
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ESCFanGA

Am I the only one who likes Brave and wants it to win Melfest? Pretty much everyone else wants Dotter.

Khan
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Khan

Brave would not qualify and I’m not even kidding

Polegend Godgarina
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if jessica mauboy qualified (and even came 6th in the semi televote), why wouldn’t her uncharismatic lost daughter? (i do NOT want “brave” to win, of course.)

Plantae
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Plantae

Different years though. 2018 was a strong year, but all the strong acts were in SF1 so it was easier for Jessica to qualify. Sweden is in a strong SF this year (historically speaking, since we’re yet to have all the songs), and as you pointed out yourself, Hanna’s nowhere near as charismatic as Jessica. Her song is also more plastic girly bubblegum pop whereas Jessica’s was more of that cliché inspirational love anthem that we love.

PuppetOnAString
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Brave is my Melfest winner and I would love to see it going to Rotterdam

Jonas
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Jonas

I don’t want Brave to win, but I do prefer it to Bulletproof.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I really wish they’d remove the like/dislike on these comments.
You literally stated your own personal opinion and got downvoted for it. Seriously, people need to grow up.

Serafina
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Serafina

Brave is too plastic, which has been a major complain amongst ESC fans reggarding Sweden in the last few years. With such a plastic/souless song and such tacky styling/performance, this could have even less televote appeal than Dance You Off. I also don’t see international juries getting into this song at all. We all like to think Sweden is unbeatable, but they did fail to qualify in 2010 and the same is about to happen 10 years later if Brave wins.

ESCFanGA
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ESCFanGA

I don’t see how Dotter or Anna would do better with televoters.

Serafina
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Serafina

Better than Hanna? I do. Bulletproof has actual emotional depth, which Dotter successfully sells through her performance, and the hair flips are iconic. The staging is great and it very well complements the song. Anna’s song has charisma, personality, it’s inspirational, it’s anthemic, it might not be your cup of tea but you can’t help but to feel joyful when watching her performance.

Vangelis
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Vangelis

Actually the main complaint of eurofans is Sweden coming up with cheap copycats of commercial songs like Sia’s “Bulletproof” from 9 years ago. And no, her seething like a snake, epilepsy-warning lights and pathetic attempt to do Foureira hair flips are not “iconic”.

Serafina
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Serafina

lol as if Eleni invented hair flips lol I can’t take y’all seriously
Give me actual reason as to why you dislike it, this whole “it’s awful, pathetic, I hate it” act is useless.

Serafina
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Serafina

I guess my point is that while both Bulletproof and Kingdom Come have something going for them, rather it’s charisma, joyness, emotional depth, etc. Brave is just an empty song, and the performance is basically just Hanna Ferm feeling herself for 3 minutes straight in front of fancing lighting (which is how most people felt about Dance You Off, a nice performance that made the viewers feel absolutely nothing).

Jo.
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Jo.

I can see Sweden NQing with Brave, it’s really bad 😮

Tom
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Tom

Hanna is so overrated!

Milla
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Milla

As a swede I sooo agree!