Mohombi and Mariette, finalists in Melodifestivalen
Mohombi and Mariette, finalists of Melodifestivalen 2020
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Mariette and Mohombi to Melodifestivalen final again!

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Sweden's national selection 'Melodifestivalen' travelled north this week, to Luleå. Here, the 3rd semi-final took place where 7 seven more acts competed for 2 final spots. The happy winners: Mohombi and Mariette!

Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin hosted the Melodifestivalen semi-final from Luleå's Coop Norrbotten Arena and, after the lines were closed, they were in charge of announcing which songs qualified directly to the final in Stockholm: Mohombi's Winners and Shout It Out by Mariette.

Mohombi - Winners

Mohombi already participated in Melodifestivalen in 2005 with his brother Djo as the duo Avalon and he competed solo last year with the song Hello, placing 4th.

Mohombi, Melodifestivalen 2020 finalistStina Stjernkvist/SVT

Mariette - Shout It Out

Mariette has participated 4 times in Melodifestivalen. She made her debut in 2015 placing 3rd with Don't Stop Believing and has qualified for the final during every attempt.

Mariette, finalist in Melodifestivalen 2020Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

2 further songs get a second chance in the Andra Chansen round. They are:

  • Drängarna - Piga & dräng

  • Anis Don Demina - Vem e som oss

3 entries from this semi-final missed out:

  • Faith Kakembo - Crying Rivers (5th)

  • Amanda Aasa - Late (6th)

  • Albin Johnsén - Livet börjar nu (7th)

The top 2 songs in each semi-final, chosen by public voting, qualify for the final in Stockholm on Saturday 7 March. The second chance round, Andra Chansen, will be held on 29 February in Eskilstuna.

Stay tuned for the 4th semi-final of Melodifestivalen on Saturday 22 February live from Malmö.

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Posted 08 February 2020 at 21:45 CET

Anna Bergendahl and Dotter to the final of Melodifestivalen

'Melodifestivalen' continued its tour around Sweden, moving from Linköping to Göteborg for the second semi-final of the Swedish national selection for Eurovision 2020. After the public vote was revealed, 2 acts qualified directly for the final: former Eurovision participant Anna Bergendahl and Dotter.

Göteborg's Scandinavium, home of Eurovision 1985, hosted the second semi-final of the Swedish Eurovision selection Melodifestivalen. The hosts were Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin. After the lines were closed, the hosts announced the results of the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020: Anna Bergendahl and Dotter will proceed to the final in Stockholm!

Anna Bergendahl - Kingdom Come

Anna Bergendahl won Melodifestivalen in 2010 and participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with the song This Is My Life, which failed to qualify for the Grand Final.

Anna Bergendahl in Melodifestivalen 2020Stina Stjernkvist / SVT

Dotter - Bulletproof

Dotter participated as an artist once before in Melodifestivalen. It was in 2018 with the song Cry, which failed to qualify for the final.

Dotter singing 'Bulletproof'Stina Stjernkvist / SVT

These two artists winning the semi-final of Melodifestivalen marks the first time since 2009 that 2 female soloists qualify directly for the Swedish Final.

The 2 songs that will get a second chance in the Andra Chansen round are:

  • Paul Rey - Talking In My Sleep

  • Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella - Vamos Amigos

These are the other 3 songs that took part in tonight's second semi-final, but were eliminated:

  • Klara Hammarström - Nobody (5th)

  • Linda Bengtzing - Alla mina sorger (6th)

  • Jan Johansen - Miraklernas tid (7th)

The top 2 songs in each semi-final, chosen by public voting, qualify for the final in Stockholm on Saturday 7 March. The second chance round, Andra Chansen, will be held 1 week prior on 29 February in Eskilstuna.

Stay tuned for the third semi-final on Saturday 15 February live from Luleå.

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Posted 03 February 2020 at 13:22 CET

Sweden replaces disqualified Thorsten Flinck with Jan Johansen

Jan JohansenSVT/Stina Stjernkvist

After SVT found out that there were criminal charges against Melodifestivalen 2020 participant Thorsten Flinck, the Swedish broadcaster set out to replace him as soon as possible. Their eyes fell on Jan Johansen, who has already competed in the national selection 4 times. In 1995, he even won with 'Se på mig' and reached 3rd place at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland.

Jan Johansen will sing the track Miraklernas tid, written by Thomas G:son. Thomas is a Eurovision veteran, having written 13 competing songs including Loreen's Eurovision 2012 winning track Euphoria.

READ MORE: Meet the man behind 'Euphoria' - Thomas G:son

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Posted 01 February 2020 at 21:54 CET

Robin Bengtsson and The Mamas to Melodifestivalen final

Robin Bengtsson and The Mamas after winning Melodifestivalen's first semi-final of 2020SVT

One of the most anticipated national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden's 'Melodifestivalen', just kicked off in Linköping, the Swedish city that played host to the first of 4 semi-finals. After the results were in, it was announced that Robin Bengtsson and The Mamas got tonight's 2 direct spots in the final.

Linköping's Saab Arena hosted this year's first semi-final of the very popular Melodifestivalen. This year, the shows are hosted by Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin. After the lines were closed, the hosts announced the results of the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020. The 2 winners who will proceed to the final in Stockholm are:

Robin Bengtsson - Take A Chance

Robin Bengtsson won Melodifestivalen in 2017 and participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with the song I Can't Go On.

Robin Bengtsson in Melodifestivalen 2020SVT

The Mamas - Move

The Mamas were the backing singers with John Lundvik, who represented Sweden last year in Tel Aviv with Too Late For Love.

The Mamas qualified for the final of MelodifestivalenSVT

The 2 songs that will get a second chance in the Andra Chansen round are:

  • Felix Sandman - Boys With Emotions

  • Malou Prytz - Ballerina

These are the 3 songs that took part in tonight's first semi-final, but were eliminated:

  • Sonja Aldén - Sluta aldrig gå (5th)

  • OVÖ - Inga problem (6th)

  • Suzi P - Moves (7th)

Former Melodifestivalen participants Jan Johansen, Lili & Susie and Sean Banan, performed as the interval act.

The top 2 songs in each semi-final, chosen by public voting, qualify for the final in Stockholm on Saturday 7 March. The second chance round Andra Chansen will be held one week before on 29 February.

Stay tuned for the second semi-final on Saturday 8 February live from Gothenburg.

tags national selection Melodifestivalen 2020 Sweden

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