Andra Chansen was on in Eskilstuna to determine the final qualifiers for next week’s Melodifestivalen 2020 final. Eight acts faced four duels to fight for the last four tickets to the Friends Arena.
After all votes were in, Anis Don Demina, Paul Rey, Felix Sandman and Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella were announced as the final four qualifiers to the grand final in Stockholm.
In our Andra Chansen polls, our readers picked Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron, Malou Prytz, Felix Sandman and Méndez ft. Alvaro Estrella to advance. While Ellen & Simon only beat out Anis Don Demina by a 200 votes, the other three clearly led their polls, respectively.
The Wiwi Jury thought along mostly the same lines. They picked three of these four winners but suggested a different winner for the fourth duel. There, Drängarna finish above Méndez and Alvaro Estrella — but it’s a close one.
However, the decision was all in the hands of the Swedish public. History tells us that they can often vote very differently (“Statements”, anybody?).
Duel 1: Anis don Demina vs Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron
Anis don Demina delivered a very energetic performance which was met which a huge reception by the crowd. “Vem e som oss” has already received one of this year’s biggest Melodifestivalen debuts on the Swedish Spotify charts. And just like in last week’s heat in Malmö, Ellen and Simon showed off great vocals paired with strong chemistry between the two. Once the votes were in, Anis don Demina was revealed as this duel’s winner.
Duel 2: Malou Prytz vs Paul Rey
Malou once again delivered a spot-on performance of her entry “Ballerina”, which peaked at number 73 on the Swedish charts. And similar to his performance at the second heat, Paul Rey seemed to know exactly how to connect with the audience during his performance of “Talking In My Sleep”. Paul Rey managed to secure the ticket to the final with his song “Talking In My Sleep”.
Duel 3: Felix Sandman vs Frida Öhrn
Earning one of the top Spotify debuts this year, Felix Sandman seemed as confident as ever. His performance of “Boys With Emotions” came across just as modern and well-choreographed as in the first heat. On the other hand, Frida Öhrn seemed to walk the stage as perfectly as she did in last week’s heat. After the votes were in, Felix Sandman managed to secure the third ticket to the final.
Duel 4: Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella vs Drängarna
Méndez and Alvaro Estrella brought the heat and flavour to the arena in Eskilstuna. Followed by a great week on the Swedish charts for Drängarna, they intoxicated the audience with their uplifting song. Despite strong competition, Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella couldn’t be stopped by Drängarna.
Melodifestivalen 2020 grand final running order
The running order for the grand final can also be determined at the end of Andra Chansen. Recent history dictates that the winner can come from anywhere in the running order. Last year, John Lundvik won from tenth in the running order. Robin Bengtsson won from fourth, Frans was tenth and Måns Zelmerlöw sang sixth.
- Victor Crone – “Troubled Waters”
- Paul Rey – “Talking In My Sleep”
- The Mamas – “Move”
- Mohombi – “Winners”
- Hanna Ferm – “Brave”
- Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – “Vamos Amigos”
- Dotter – “Bulletproof”
- Robin Bengtsson – “Take A Chance”
- Mariette – “Shout It Out”
- Felix Sandman – “Boys With Emotions”
- Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come”
- Anis Don Demina – “Vem e som oss”
Melodifestivalen 2020 international jury
This year’s international jury features — once again — eight countries. The jury includes the Eurovision 2019 winner, the Netherlands, as well as Australia, Austria, Armenia, France, Iceland, Eurovision 2019 host Israel and Malta.
What do you think of the Andra Chansen results? Who will win next week’s grand final? Let us know in the comments below.