Melodifestivalen 2020

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Melodifestivalen 2020
Dates
Semi-final 11 February 2020
Semi-final 28 February 2020
Semi-final 315 February 2020
Semi-final 422 February 2020
Second chance29 February 2020
Final7 March 2020
Host
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster SVT
Participants
Number of entries28
Vote
Winning song"Move" by the Mamas
2019  Melodifestivalen  2021
Linnea Henriksson, David Sundin and Lina Hedlund, presenters of the 60th Melodifestivalen Programledare Melodifestivalen 2020 Linkoping 1.jpg
Linnea Henriksson, David Sundin and Lina Hedlund, presenters of the 60th Melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen 2020 was the 60th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen. The competition was organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and took place over a six-week period between 1 February and 7 March 2020. [1] The winner of the competition would have represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, which would have been held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Mamas were the first band to win since 2007 and the first female act to win since 2014; this is the fourth time in the history of Melodifestivalen that Sweden was unable to send a song to the Eurovision Song Contest (and the first such occurrence since 1976), as the contest itself was cancelled on 18 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [2]

Contents

The format of the competition consisted of 6 shows: 4 semi-final rounds, a second chance round and a final. An initial 28 entries were selected for the competition through three methods: an open call for song submissions, direct invitations to specific artists and songwriters, and a wildcard given to one of the artists that participated in the P4 Nästa competition organised by  Sveriges Radio P4. The 28 competing entries were divided into four semi-finals, with seven compositions in each. From each semi-final, the songs that earn first and second place qualify directly to the final, while the songs that place third and fourth proceed to the Second Chance round. The bottom three songs in each semi-final were eliminated from the competition. An additional four entries qualified from the Second Chance round to the final, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12. All 6 shows were hosted by Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin.

Format

Melodifestivalen 2020, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), was the nineteenth consecutive edition of the contest in which the competition took place in different cities across Sweden; this was the last time that the event was held in this format. The four semi-finals were held in the Saab Arena in Linköping (1 February), the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (8 February), the Coop Norrbotten Arena in Luleå (15 February) and the Malmö Arena in Malmö (22 February). The Second Chance round took place in the Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna on 29 February, while the final was held in the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 7 March. A total of 28 entries competed in the semi-finals, with seven entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advanced directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advanced to the Second Chance round. The bottom three entries in each semi-final were eliminated. An additional four entries qualified for the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12.

Competition Schedule
ShowDateCityVenue
Semi-final 11 February 2020 Linköping Saab Arena
Semi-final 28 February 2020 Gothenburg Scandinavium
Semi-final 315 February 2020 Luleå Coop Norrbotten Arena
Semi-final 422 February 2020 Malmö Malmö Arena
Second Chance Round29 February 2020 Eskilstuna Stiga Sports Arena  [ sv ]
Final7 March 2020 Stockholm Friends Arena

Presenters

On 3 September 2019, Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin were announced as the presenters of the 60th edition of Melodifestivalen. [2]

Competing entries

The twenty-eight competing entries were announced to the public during a press conference on 26 November 2019. On 2 February 2020, it was announced that Thorsten Flinck would be disqualified from the competition due to the fact that criminal charges of unlawful threat and vandalism had been filed against him. [3] One day later, Jan Johansen was announced as his replacement. [4]

ArtistSongSongwriter(s)
Albin Johnsén "Livet börjar nu" Robin Stjernberg, Albin Johnsén, Gino Yonan
Amanda Aasa "Late"Amanda Aasa, Siri Jansson, Erik Grahn, Alex Shield
Anis don Demina "Vem e som oss" Anderz Wrethov, Loui Maleoko, Johanna Elkesdotter Wrethov, Anis Don Demina, Robin Svensk
Anna Bergendahl "Kingdom Come" Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Erik Bernholm, Anna Bergendahl
Dotter "Bulletproof"Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna Jansson, Erik Dahlqvist
Drängarna "Piga och dräng"Anders Wigelius, Robert Norberg, Jimmy Jansson
Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron "Surface"Paul Rey, Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, Sebastian von Koenigsegg, Ellen Benediktson
Faith Kakembo "Crying Rivers" Jörgen Elofsson, Liz Rodrigues
Felix Sandman "Boys with Emotions"Tony Ferrari, Parker James, Peter Thomas, Philip Bentley, Nicki Adamsson, Felix Sandman
Frida Öhrn "We Are One"Frida Öhrn, Hampus Eurenius, Nicklas Eklund
Hanna Ferm "Brave"David Kjellstrand, Jimmy Jansson, Laurell Barker
Jakob Karlberg "Om du tror att jag saknar dig"Nanne Grönvall, Isak Hallén, Henrik Moreborg, Jakob Karlberg
Klara Hammarström "Nobody"Erik Smaaland, Palle Hammarlund, Klara Hammarström
Linda Bengtzing "Alla mina sorger"Yvonne Dahlbom, Jesper Welander, Adam Jönsson, Linda Bengtzing
Malou Prytz "Ballerina"Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Jimmy Jansson
Mariette "Shout It Out"Thomas G:son, Cassandra Ströberg, Alex Shield, Mariette Hansson
Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella "Vamos amigos"Palle Hammarlund, Jimmy Jansson, Jakke Erixson, Leo Mendéz
Mohombi "Winners"Jimmy Jansson, Mohombi Moupondo, Palle Hammarlund
Nanne Grönvall "Carpool Karaoke"Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall
OVÖ "Inga problem"Nicholas Frandsen, Lukas Nathanson, Jean-Willy Akofely, Nickie Osenius Kouakou
Paul Rey "Talking in My Sleep"Paul Rey, Lukas Hällgren, Alexander Standal Pavelich
Robin Bengtsson "Take a Chance"Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Frederik Reichhardt, Marcus Winther-John
Sonja Aldén "Sluta aldrig gå"Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias, Sonja Aldén
Suzi P "Moves" Joy Deb, Suzi Pancekov, Aniela Eklund, Malou Ruotsalainen, Chanel Tukia, Kenny Silverdique
The Mamas "Move"Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, Herman Gardarfve
Thorsten Flinck "Miraklernas tid"Thomas G:son
Jan Johansen
Victor Crone "Troubled Waters"Dino Medanhodzic, Benjamin Jennebo, Victor Crone
William Stridh "Molnljus"Markus Lidén, Christian Holmström, David Kreuger, William Stridh

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on 1 February 2020 in the Saab Arena in Linköping. [1] More than 454,000 SEK was collected for Radiohjälpen. [5]

[6]

DrawArtistSongVotesPlaceResult
VotesPoints
1 The Mamas "Move"1,370,798861Final
2 Suzi P "Moves"582,520137Out
3 Robin Bengtsson "Take a Chance"1,267,149842Final
4 Malou Prytz "Ballerina"1,146,797583Second chance
5 OVÖ "Inga problem"633,485196Out
6 Sonja Aldén "Sluta aldrig gå"661,376325Out
7 Felix Sandman "Boys with Emotions"1,080,040524Second chance

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 8 February 2020 in the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg. [1] [6]

DrawArtistSongVotesPlaceResult
VotesPoints
1 Klara Hammarström "Nobody"951,815405Out
2 Jan Johansen "Miraklernas tid"501,33587Out
3 Dotter "Bulletproof"1,160,616742Final
4 Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella "Vamos amigos"1,070,755663Second chance
5 Linda Bengtzing "Alla mina sorger"717,043186Out
6 Paul Rey "Talking in My Sleep"1,029,652624Second chance
7 Anna Bergendahl "Kingdom Come"1,140,812761Final

Semi-final 3

The third semi-final took place on 15 February 2020 in the Coop Norrbotten Arena in Luleå. [1] [6]

DrawArtistSongVotesPlaceResult
VotesPoints
1 Mariette "Shout It Out"1,215,521881Final
2 Albin Johnsén "Livet börjar nu"470,43197Out
3 Drängarna "Piga och dräng"921,811564Second chance
4 Amanda Aasa "Late"534,652186Out
5 Anis don Demina "Vem e som oss"1,107,528603Second chance
6 Faith Kakembo "Crying Rivers"733,502515Out
7 Mohombi "Winners"1,031,906622Final

Semi-final 4

The fourth semi-final took place on 22 February 2020 in the Malmö Arena in Malmö. [1] [6]

DrawArtistSongVotesPlaceResult
VotesPoints
1 Frida Öhrn "We Are One"685,633513Second chance
2 William Stridh "Molnljus"700,582365Out
3 Nanne Grönvall "Carpool Karaoke"548,116217Out
4 Victor Crone "Troubled Waters"1,072,105822Final
5 Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron "Surface"698,364384Second chance
6 Jakob Karlberg "Om du tror att jag saknar dig"619,888226Out
7 Hanna Ferm "Brave"1,174,481941Final

Second Chance

The Second Chance round (Swedish : Andra chansen) took place on 29 February 2020 in the Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna. [1] This was the first time in the history of the competition that Eskilstuna hosted a Melodifestivalen round.

DuelDrawArtistSongVotesPointsResult
I1 Anis don Demina "Vem e som oss"937,0097Final
2 Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron "Surface"566,5441Out
II1 Malou Prytz "Ballerina"833,7803Out
2 Paul Rey "Talking in My Sleep"810,4395Final
III1 Felix Sandman "Boys with Emotions"793,5824Final
2 Frida Öhrn "We Are One"550,6324Out
IV1 Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella "Vamos amigos"805,2864Final
2 Drängarna "Piga och dräng"685,7624Out

Final

The final took place on 7 March 2020 in the Friends Arena in Stockholm. [1]

DrawArtistSongJuriesTelevote/AppTotalPlace
VotesPoints
1 Victor Crone "Troubled Waters"191,058,69138579
2 Paul Rey "Talking in My Sleep"351,086,23033686
3 The Mamas "Move"651,610,446721371
4 Mohombi "Winners"20787,22462612
5 Hanna Ferm "Brave"251,335,87069944
6 Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella "Vamos amigos"19882,046214011
7 Dotter "Bulletproof"651,489,636711362
8 Robin Bengtsson "Take a Chance"35891,62028638
9 Mariette "Shout It Out"42719,42095110
10 Felix Sandman "Boys with Emotions"53827,80914677
11 Anna Bergendahl "Kingdom Come"461,244,146611073
12 Anis don Demina "Vem e som oss"401,168,87542825
Detailed international jury votes [7]
DrawSong Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Armenia.svg Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of Malta.svg Flag of Iceland.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Total
1"Troubled Waters"145112519
2"Talking in My Sleep"674410435
3"Move"4612101286765
4"Winners"5534320
5"Brave"732732125
6"Vamos amigos"12731519
7"Bulletproof"10261210127665
8"Take a Chance"3810651235
9"Shout It Out"1015612842
10"Boys with Emotions"8788281253
11"Kingdom Come"12346810346
12"Vem e som oss"2125741040
International jury spokespersons

Coronavirus considerations

SVT issued a Q&A section on their official website to address concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus. [8] On 3 March, four days before the Melodifestivalen final, Swedish state radio (SR) reported over 200 confirmed cases within Sweden. [9]

The questions and answers related to safety measures and the number of participants. 27000 audience members, including participants from overseas, were anticipated. [10] This number does not include the audiences for the two major dress reharsials nor any of the personnel. SVT stated on the Q&A page that they will not establish checkpoints or other kinds of control measures. [11]

Semi-final 1 – Linköping

Semi-final 2 – Göteborg

Semi-final 3 – Luleå

Semi-final 4 – Malmö

Final – Stockholm

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