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  • Dale Roberts

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