After six shows over six weeks, Melodifestivalen 2020 journeyed to the Friends Arena in Stockholm for its conclusion. Twelve acts competed for the crown, fighting for the opportunity to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. In the end, The Mamas emerged victorious with the song “Move”.
Ahead of the final, they were among our bloggers’ favourites owing to their big voices and the sheer joy of their performance. Wiwibloggers Jonathan reviewed their show this way:
“Forget The Muses from Hercules, The Mamas of Melodifestivalen are here to serve some glorious gospel harmonies. Full of joy, energy and life, their personalities flow out of the screen and connect with the viewer, lifting the song to greater heights. My only problem with the performance is that it’s too dark. In all-black outfits, The Mamas sometimes get a bit lost against the dimly lit stage – let them shine bright like the stars they are!”
The Mamas — “Move”
International jury results
The votes of the international jury were revealed first. After all the votes came in, Dotter and The Mamas were locked up with 65 points each, tied for the lead, with Felix Sandman in third on 53 points.
The jury was made up of jurors from Australia, Austria, Armenia, France, Iceland, Israel, Malta and The Netherlands.
Public vote results
The votes of the public were added next to determine the winner. This presentation was changed to present the votes Eurovision-style, from the jury’s least favourite up to the leader of the jury vote.
The Mamas received 72 points and won the public vote, taking them to the summit. Dotter was hot on their heels, receiving 71 points and falling just short of the crown.
What do you think of the results of Melodifestivalen 2020? Did the right song win? How will they perform in Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments below.