Hanna Ferm Anis Don Demina

All 28 Melodifestivalen 2019 entries officially became available to purchase and stream last weekend. And as usual, the contest has flooded Sweden’s official single chart.

The latest Sverigetopplistan top 100 published on Friday, 28 February, features a total of 15 songs from the country’s Eurovision selection process.

Of these, two have broken the top 10 — Anis don Demina and Hanna Ferm.

Melodifestivalen 2020 in the charts

After initially entering the chart at #19, Anis don Demina jumps an impressive 14 spots to #5 and leads the Mello pack with “Vem e som oss”.

Despite dominating the Spotify charts earlier in the week, Hanna Ferm must make do with #9 for “Brave”.

However, it should be noted that the chart runs from Friday to Thursday. This means that Anis enjoyed a lead of almost two days over Hanna. As with all the direct finalists, “Brave” was only commercially released after semi-final four on Saturday night.

Drängarna and Dotter bring the number of top 20 Melfest tracks to four. “Piga och dräng” is at #13 while “Bulletproof” debuts at #14.

Elsewhere, The Mamas and “Move” sit at #23 while Anna Bergendahl is just behind with “Kingdom Come” at #25.

Paul Rey is the only other act to crack the top 40. “Talking In My Sleep” is at #33.

You can check out the full chart positions of Melodifestivalen 2020 acts below. The countdown includes two eliminated acts — William Stridh and Jakob Karlberg.

Unusually, not all of the direct finalists have made the cut. Mariette is not inside the top 100. Andra Chansen acts Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron and Frida Öhrn are also absent.

Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan 28 February 2020

5.  Anis don Demina “Vem e som oss” (up from #19)

9. Hanna Ferm “Brave” (new entry)

13. Drängarna “Piga och dräng” (up from #32)

14. Dotter “Bulletprood” (new entry)

23. The Mamas “Move” (new entry)

25. Anna Bergendahl “Kingdom Come” (new entry)

33. Paul Rey “Talking In My Sleep” (up from #65)

44. Victor Crone “Troubled Waters” (new entry)

50. Robin Bengtsson “Take A Chance” (new entry)

61. Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella “Vamos amigos” (up from 78)

66. William Stridh “Molnljus” (new entry)

67. FELIX SANDMAN “Boys With Emotions” (down from 62)

73. Malou Prytz “Ballerina” (re-entry)

78. Mohombi “Winners” (new entry)

95. Jakob Karlberg “Om du tror att jag saknar dig” (new entry)

Of course, the Melodifestivalen 2020 winner won’t be determined by the charts. Nevertheless, they can potentially offer an insight as to what songs the Swedish public are backing.

What do you think? Do you agree with the chart rankings? How did your favourites do? Let us know in the comments below.

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esc1966
esc1966
7 months ago

Why is everyone so harsh on Brave? It is my favourite, but I do not get all the negativity the entry. So calm down everyone, I think she will not win anyway because the jury will rank other better (Move, Kingdom, Dotter and Robin). So do not get mad because the public likes her.

Crash at Corona
Crash at Corona
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1966

Hanna is overrated, just like last year

oreo
oreo
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1966

Bandwagon sheep, the eurovision fandom is full of it. Even considering voting for Hanna just to upset the toxic people on here. I have nothing against Dotter or her song but the fandom on here makes me want to anti vote against it

Somebody
Somebody
7 months ago

Even if the televote is close, I don’t think Mello’s international jury will vote for a junk song like Brave. It’ll sit on 4th as max.

esc1966
esc1966
7 months ago
Reply to  Somebody

Exactly what I am thinking that juries are not going to vote for her

Sam
Sam
7 months ago

Anis don Demina is my weird crush for this year

Berco
Berco
7 months ago

If this was a beauty pageant, Hanna would become the winner without any doubt. However, with this generic and outdated song she shouldn’t represent Sweden. I am not saying that other songs are all modern and attractive but at least there are some which have potential to finish at Top 10. When I watch Hanna’s performance I can clearly see that she tries to sell and advance an okay song by her femininity.

Somebody
Somebody
7 months ago
Reply to  Berco

Femininity is Dotter’s single-stage performance. Hanna is more of acting like Jojo Siwa, lol.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Berco

If it was a beauty pageant, Robin would win.

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I agree 🙂

Denis
Denis
7 months ago

Oj please! Just look at the YT views, there isn’t much difference between them. If Hanna was that big favourite she should have much more views than she has. Also look at like/dislikes ratio on the video, bigger difference than Dotter. And read the comment section, most are mocking or being negative. Hanna is where she is because last act and established fanbase. If people saw her performance would they really say that is a winner? Vocally weak, messy, all over the place. Would that win in Europe? If it was based only on studio version then fine. But we… Read more »

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

An established fanbase of Hanna? She’s famous ok, and the duet of last year was awesome and deserved to place third, didn’t it? I LIKED IT TOO!!! So nothing against Hanna but “Brave” is not at the same level. It’s well below last year. I feel that “Brave” is very cliché musically. The lyrics are very weak – the rhyme “grave” and “brave” made me chuckle in connection with the “skeleons in the closet” and “the ghosts and fears” and the “heartattacks”. It sounds to me as if it were borderline junior eurovision for lack of a better comparison. So… Read more »

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Una

Oh the has a fanbase, from her Idol days. Her fanbase is teen girls.

Amesc
Amesc
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The like/dislike ratio and the negative comments are mostly by the eurofans. I mean it is really rear to find a negative comment by a swede. And i doubt that she has an established fanbase (I believe Dotter has) but definetely she is a more commercial name and more people in Sweden know her comparing to Dotter (who is more alternative). So the hype for Bulletproof exists only for the eurofans but the swedish voters are rearly taking their opinion into consideration.

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Amesc

Oh there is a hype for Dotter in Sweden too..

Grafton
Grafton
7 months ago

Globally Bulletproof still has the most streams on spotify (938K) compared to Brave (905K). So Dotter is the one that people outside Sweden want to listen to. Also we have to remember that people have been watching/streaming Bulletproof illegally for two weeks while Brave has just be released.

Marc
Marc
7 months ago
Reply to  Grafton

Brave or Move were released two days later outside Sweden. Can’t compare.
We don’t know what Europe likes. That’s on May. This is Swedes’ choice

Wowzee
7 months ago

Brave in studio version is quite boppy to be honest. And the mumbling indecipherable chorus is iconic

jack
jack
7 months ago

listening brave is better than watching it along with a desperate Hanna trying to pose in all cameras available

real
real
7 months ago
Reply to  jack

so true, 12 points for you

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

This will indicate the televote. Hanna, Dotter, Anis, The Mamas and Anna Bergendahl will likely be top 5 in the televote, with Hanna or Dotter likely winning. However, in Melfest the points have been scattered in a way that it’s likely that many acts will place close to one another. The juries will be the key here. Knowing their pattern, they are likely to vote for Dotter, Robin B., Felix (of course he’ll qualify) and The Mamas.

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Since introduction of app voting the televoting has been scattered around which is why whoever wins jury vote wins the whole thing, Televoting results as you say are all close, some songs even get the same amount of points. Which is why jury voting decides..

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

What bugs me is that the juries tend to vote syncronized. Televoters scatter their votes, but why don’t the juries as well? There is no “objectively the best” song (certainly not Dance You Off compared to Every Single Day), yet the juries somehow tend to give similar songs their points. And this is not just a MF issue, but it’s really apparent here. Jury members are instructed to vote independently, but the results do tend to be not very far off to one another. Perhaps they are instructed to value certain aspects (like marketability), but I’d prefer if they voted… Read more »

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Hmm. Couldn’t it be that unlike audience jurors have guidelines to judging and certain criteria they look for whereas audience just votes for whatever they like.?

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

True, jury voting is (and should be) unbiased towards certain aspects, like vocals, choreography and production values. However, they shouldn’t be biased towards genres and vote for the “safest” option among those which have certain requirements. Why don’t the juries ever value well done “outside the box” acts? Swedish language songs? Well done “funny” acts? Rap, opera, hip-hop… something different for each juror’s taste.

Carla
Carla
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

That has actually changed with the new televoting points. Now, each age category gives its own set of points and it’s not the total number of votes that decides anymore. For example, if Dotter gets 3.000/4.000 votes from people aged 3-9 (Hanna getting the other 1.000 votes), but Hanna gets 200.000/300.000 votes from young adults (Dotter getting the rest), both of them will get 22 points each, even though Dotter has drastically more total votes than Hanna. That way, each age category is represented and analysis on the televote can be more accurately done even before the Grand Final.

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Carla

I have a sneaky feeling that the majority of voters registered to be 3-9 on the app are in fact not. 🙂

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Ha! Wondering if the organizers know if there are any problems like that? I am lost about the numbers and the points allocations as per age groups. Do all age groups have the same weigh? I take from Carla’s comment above that points are allocated differently per age groups considering there may be more young adults than children with a smart phone but isn’t there the possibility to vote by phone call and text? Very complicated scoring system.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Una

Yeah, like Carla said, each age group has equal weight. A handful of ninety year olds might have as much power as hundreds of thousands of 25 year olds. Assuming people register honestly, that is. People were complaining that the app-voters were all young and so always decided the winner, so this is the way they try to balance that.

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

compared to last year, this year’s melfest song debuted quite low. last year this week we had five songs in the first 11 positions!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Haha. I thought you were going to focus more on Mariette’s not being in the top 100 at all. 😉

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

she’s #2… in the bubbling under chart!

Sim queen
Sim queen
7 months ago

Peoole do miss Macklemore!

Denis
Denis
7 months ago

Does chart indicate actual win though? Seems what charts the highest isn’t necessarily what people wants to win. With international juries voting I can’t see neither Hanna nor Anis doing well,
And Dotter is killing it in the polls. She has a huge lead, almost bigger than Frans had in 2016. She is at 39% , runner up Bergendahl is 13%

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

last year this week dolly style’s “habibi” was #8 in the charts so…

Amesc
Amesc
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Yeah but if you notice bookmarkers are almost giving anna and hanna the sames chances they gave Robin B. back in 2017 (and they were not accurate that year). Of course dotter`s margin is kinda huge but
I believe they are overdoing it since Bulletrpoof is nowhere above Brave or Kingdom Come (I mean on Spotify, Youtube, Sveriggetoplistan and Itunes)

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Amesc

Hanna Ferm is only that high up because she was the last act and because she already has a fanbase consisting of teen girls. Dotter is more impressive because she doesn’t have a fanbase. Also if you look at YT, Hanna has a greater like/dislike ratio and the comments are mostly negative. With Dotter everything is positive. Plus the difference between the views aren’t that huge. For such a popular act Hanna doesn’t have a major advantage. Also in airplay and radios Dotter has the advantage because she is played everywhere. . Don’t get why you are underestimating Dotter that… Read more »

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Amesc

Hanna Ferm is that high up because she was last act and has an established fanbase. Dotter has none of that which is why he being that high up is impressive. If you actually look at YT views the difference between Dotter and ferm isn’t that big. For such a popular act Ferm isn’t doing well. And if you further look the like/dislike ratio on Ferm is bigger and comment section is negative. So yeah, Dotter has the better odds. Plus odds makers most likely puts her in top because she probably is the only act with international appeal. more… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Amesc

14. bulletproof
25. kingdom come

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Frans was already number 1 in the charts at this point. His hit was leading all markets in Sweden. He won with more than 50% semifinal audience poll.
Dotter can win but her success/buzz is far from that. She can win like Benjamin or like Robin in 2017 thanks to juries. Televote will be tight this time I think.

GIOLO
GIOLO
7 months ago

Things aren’t looking good for Dotter: Hanna and Anis Don Demina (for me he is a sure qualifier unfortunately) will obviously have highest points in younger age groups, but I guess most of the votes for Anna will come from the older ones; don’t know about The Mamas yet… Dotter may be not in the top spots with all the groups, so she could place 3rd or 4th in the end. Anyway the winner will probably be determined by juries again, so my guess is still Dotter. So for now I predict 1) Dotter 2) Hanna Ferm 3) Anna Bergendahl… Read more »

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  GIOLO

Don’t worry. Dotter is killing it in the polls and has a huge lead over everybody else

ESC Nils
ESC Nils
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Since when are the polls accurate, they don’t prove anything and since the running order, which tells A LOT at Melodifestivalen, hasn’t been revealed yet nothing is set up for Dotter to win.

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  ESC Nils

Polls have been very accurate before. In fact they are often accurate. Since 2014 they have predicted winner every year. Only exception was 2017 which was a tough year! Of course it doesn’t mean she will win just that she is most likely to win. Polls take in consideration what would most work in Europe, and Dotter is the only song that has international appeal. Rest would either not qualify or not reach top 10. No, not even Mamas and certainly not Bergendahl
With such a huge gap there needs to be something huge in order to not win!

Carla
Carla
7 months ago
Reply to  GIOLO

Actually, you’re looking at it in the wrong way. Even though Hanna or Anna B. will indeed win certain age categories, in others they will be hugely discriminated. The way I look at it, Dotter still has strong chances to win the public because she has the strongest chances to be an act that fares constantly on all age categories. If she gets 10 points from all of them, it will certainly fare better than a song that wins 3 age categories and scores low on the others. Consistency is the key – and Dotter has kind of grabbed it.

MagicaSpellman
MagicaSpellman
7 months ago

Hanna’s Brave sounds like something Belarus would send ( no offense )

Crash at Corona
Crash at Corona
7 months ago
Reply to  MagicaSpellman

Or Azerbayjan

M_K
M_K
7 months ago

I’m still trying to understand why “Brave” is so popular. Honestly, if I had just listened to the 28 songs in random order without any further information, never in my life would I have guessed that it’s such a massive fan favourite.

esc1966
esc1966
7 months ago
Reply to  M_K

For me it is the only song that got stuck in my head instantly, so I really like it the most. But I admit vocals could be a bit better though.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
7 months ago

It’s Dotter for me, but honestly I have times a day singing “Ladidadida” and imagining myself doing Hanna’s flawless hand and dress movements 😀

Sale
Sale
7 months ago

Bulletproof or Kingdome Come!! The rest all sound like NQ (except the Mamas), especially Hanna Ferm which is the most overrated song of the season by far, don’t know what swedes see in it?

GIOLO
GIOLO
7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

She would still qualify in ESC I guess, but I agree, she js definitely not the best option.

PuppetOnAString
7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Kingdom Come screams DNQ ngl, even for Sweden