On Saturday night, eight acts will compete in the andra chasen round of Melodifestivalen 2020, vying for the four remaining places in next week’s grand final. And now we could have a clue as to who the lucky four acts will be. Melodifestivalklubben’s audience poll, conducted at tonight’s jury rehearsal, suggests that Anis Don Demina, Malou Prytz, Felix Sandman and Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella will win their duels.
Melodifestivalklubben — the Swedish chapter of the OGAE fan network — polled 390 audience members at the Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna after tonight’s rehearsal. They were asked “What was your favourite tonight?”
The rehearsal audience was mostly families with children, which differs from the broader Swedish audience who will vote at Saturday’s live show.
If the overall voting results are divided into the duel pairs, it gives a clue as to who may win the duels.
Anis Don Demina was the overall poll winner, picking up 102 votes of 26% of the overall vote. This suggests that his song “Vem e som oss” will be a clear winner against duel partner Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron‘s “Surface”, who ranked last overall with just ten votes or 2.5%.
In the second duel, Malou Prytz appears to be the favourite. Her “Ballerina” picked up 53 vote (13.5%), around twice as many as her duel partner Paul Rey. His song “Talking in my Sleep” received 27 votes (7%).
It appears that Felix Sandman will be heading to the grand final again. His “Boys with Emotions” picked up 81 votes (21%). This makes him second in the overall poll, but also puts him clearly ahead of his duel partner Frida Öhrn, who picked up 23 votes (6%) for “We Are One”.
Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella look to be the winners of the fourth duel. Their song “Vamos amigos” picked up 56 votes or 14%. But following not too far behind was their duel partners Drängarna. Their song”Piga och dräng” picked up 38 votes (10%).
Melodifestivalen 2020 Andra Chansen – Melodifestivalklubben audience poll
- Anis Don Demina – “Vem e som oss” 102 votes (26%)
- Felix Sandman – “Boys with Emotions” 81 votes (21%)
- Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – “Vamos Amigos” 56 votes (14%)
- Malou Prytz – “Ballerina” 53 votes (13.5%)
- Drängarna – “Piga och dräng” 38 votes (10%)
- Paul Rey – “Talking in My Sleep” 27 votes (7%)
- Frida Öhrn – “We Are One” 23 votes (6%)
- Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – “Surface” 10 votes (2.5%)
Of course, with such a small sample size, there’s no way of telling if this audience poll will play out correctly.
While previous predictions have been accurate, the audience poll hasn’t always got it right. In 2018 the poll infamously placed Felix Sandman second-to-last in his heat. He then went on to finish runner-up to Benjamin Ingrosso in the grand final while also spending several weeks atop the Swedish charts.
Nonetheless — it’s a spot of fun and has proven generally correct in the past.
What do you think? Does the audience poll predict who will win the andra chansen duels? Or could there be some surprises? Tell us your thoughts below!
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4 place against 3.
Must pass Ellen & Simon, Paul, Felix and Drangarna.
Lycka till alla!!!
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I would prefer Paul Rey because I think he has a far more interesting personality and song than Malou. And would give an interesting flavour in the final. Indie pop is severely under-represented in MF
Talking in my sleep is not indie pop AT ALL. it’s super mainstream
Malou is super maintream too
Worth mentioning is also that this is an overall voted poll and not for each duel, each person that voted in this poll voted only once but tomorrow we can vote how many times we want for each duel. So this poll might be super wrong; only if they send Paul Rey to the finale instead of malou then i agree wit it lol !
I’d be good with most of these, though I would personally prefer Drangarna to make it instead of Mendez/Alvaro. Good luck to all 8 performers!
Haha and then Frida wins against Felix. It’s actually kinda possible actually if you think about the age groups. Let’s see what happens.
I wouldn’t mind if they went back to just two songs qualifying from AC. It kinda loses some of the excitement when you know 50% of them go through. 12 songs in the final is nice, I suppose, but still – I preferred the multi-level duels.
Méndez/Alvaro and Malou are my favourites here – really hoping they make it to the final – it looks close!
Anis will win. Felix likely as well. Other two… I don’t know. Could go either way, as results aren’t *that* different if you assume much larger number of voters.
Agree with all
I would prefer to see Paul Rey in the final.
I think the poll is correct regarding Anis and Felix winning their duals. I am less certain regarding Méndez/Alvaro and Malou. I’d personally be happy to see Malou in the finals but I am torn between Méndez/Alvaro and Drangarna.