Artists announced for Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2020
Sweden has arguably the best and biggest National Final - Melodifestivalen.
Loved by fans all over the world, it is a HUGE national TV event in Sweden.
Tonight artists for the 2020 edition of the contest were announced, with the winner booking their place at Rotterdam for Eurovision.
Some returning Eurovision artists are taking part as well as some familiar Melfest names.
The contestants are:
Heat 1: Linköping
Malou Prytz - 12th in last year's final with 'I Do Me'
Felix Sandman - 2nd in the 2017 final with 'Every Single Day
OVÖ - Afrobeat pop duo
The Mamas - the backing singers for John Lundvik at the 2018 Eurovision contest
Suzi P - 16yo YouTueb and Instagram star in Sweden
Sonja Aldén - competed at the 2006, 2007 and 2012 Melfest contests
Robin Bengtsson - won Melfest in 2017 and finished 5th at Eurovision with 'I Can't Go On'
Heat 2: Göteborg
Linda Bengtzing - her seventh time at Melfest
Dotter - took part in Melfest in 2018 with 'Cry'
Anna Bergendahl - Anna won Melfest in 2010 and competed at Eurovision. After NQd she returned to Melfest to make the final with 'Ashes to Ashes'
Thorsten Flinck - finished 8th in 2012 with Jag reser mig igen
Klara Hammarström - successful youth horse rider and Swedish reality star
Paul Rey - hip hop artists who has released music in the United states
Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella - Mendez finished 2nd at the 2002 edition of Melfest and returned in 2018 with his song 'Everyday'
Heat 3: Luleå
Faith Kakembo - soul and gospel singer
Amanda Aasa - talent show finalist for Melfest and Swedish Idol 2014 entrant
Albin Johnsé - former Melfest competitor who co-wrote a song for the 2015 contest with Mans Zelmerlow (no not Heroes)
Drängarna - Swedish band who have hits going back to the 90s
Mariette - Mariette has competed in Melfest three times for a 3rd, 4th and 5th including fan favourite 'A Million Years'
Anis Don Demina - DJ and YouTube star
Mohombi - third appearance in Melfest, he finished 5th last year with 'Hello'
Heat 4: Malmö
Hanna Ferm - competed last year witih LIAMOO in the duet 'Hold You' which finished 3rd
Nanne Grönvall - Debuted at Melfest in 1986, won in 1996 and finished 3rd at Eurovision
William Stridh - 5th place in Swedish Idol in 2018
Jakob Karlberg - Swedish Idol in 2011, summer hit in 2015
Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron - Ellen was a Eurovision stand-in for France in 2013, competed twice in Melfest finishing 7th. Simon competed with band 'Outrigger' who competed in 2014
Victor Crone - Swedish singer who competed for Estonia at Eurovision last year with 'Storm'
Frida Öhrn - competed at Melfest in groups in 2004, 2009 and 2013
Melfest will be held over six weeks in February and March 2020, full dates below:
Semi-final 1 - 1 February 2020
Semi-final 2 - 8 February 2020
Semi-final 3 - 15 February 2020
Semi-final 4 - 22 February 2020
Second chance - 29 February 2020
Final - 7 March 2020