Four places remain up for grabs in the final of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2020. And on Saturday the eight acts who qualified to Andra Chansen will compete in a series of duels to grab the last few grand final slots. The winner of each duel will head to the final at Friends Arena in Stockholm on March 7.
The duel partners were announced last Saturday. It is ensured that no acts from the same semi-final will compete against each other and that an act that placed third in a semi-final is paired against an act that came fourth in another.
But the competing acts are only part of the entertainment.
Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame
The 2020 Andra Chansen will be an extended show compared to previous years. Not only will the last few finalists be decided, but SVT is also broadcasting the Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame gala.
Melodifestivalen senior producer Christer Björkman says that the Hall of Fame is a way of honouring the festival’s history. He explained, “The winners are not always remembered in the festival’s history. There is so much else we want to honour.”
During the semi-finals of Melodifestivalen 2020 the viewers have been introduced to 48 acts that have contributed to the festival’s history in one way or another. Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame aims to celebrate the all-time great moments of the broadcaster’s flagship song contest.
SVT has released the full list of artists and laureates that will be performing during the evening. So get ready for a nostalgic evening as 20 of the 48 acts will make an appearance on Saturday’s show.
The Eurovision winner Loreen will take the stage with a mash up of her three entries in Melodifestivalen “My Heart Is Refusing Me”, “Euphoria” and “Statements”.
Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw will duet with Lill Lindfors — best known as the host who lost her skirt at Eurovision Song Contest 1985. The legendary Tomas Ledin and Björn Skifs are also performing together on the same stage for the first time ever.
Furthermore, Alcazar will reunite for the occasion, just months after they split for good.
Other artists who will perform include:
- After Dark
- Anna Book
- Kikki Danielsson
- Andreas Johnson
- Siw Malmkvist
- Towa Carson
- Ann-Louise Hanson
- Karin Falck
- Cecilia Vennersten
- Claes-Göran Hederström
- Agneta Munther från Family Four
- Ann-Christine Bärnsten
And these artists are invited as honour guests and will appear to receive their award:
- Lena Philipsson (artist)
- Arvingarna (artist)
- Herreys (artist)
- Nanne Grönvall (artist)
- Brandsta City Släckers (artist)
- Linda Bengtzing (artist)
- Roger Pontare (artist)
- Sarah Dawn Finer (artist)
- Marie Lindberg (teacher/artist)
- Björn Gustafsson (comedian/host)
- Bobby Ljunggren (songwriter)
- Thomas G:son (songwriter)
- Peter Boström (songwriter)
- Linnea Deb (songwriter)
- Anton Hård af Segerstad (songwriter)
- Joy Deb (songwriter)
- Torgny Söderberg (songwriter)
- Stephan Berg (songwriter)
- Gert Lengstrand (songwriter)
- Ingela Pling Forsman (songwriter)
- Bert Karlsson (songwriter)
- Marcos Ubeda (composer)
- Anders Berglund (composer)
- Lasse Samuelson (musician)
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