Melodifestivalen 2020: Listen To The First Semi-Final Snippets and Get To Know The Artists

One of Europe’s most expected national final, the Swedish Melodifestivalen will KIck off its 2020 season this Saturday. and here’s Everything You Need To Know Before The Show

The popular show will have the same mechanism as in the past few years. 28 artists, already revealed in a special press conference will compete in 4 semi-finals and the Top4 from each semi will continue for the next round. the top 2 will go directly to the final and places 3-4 will continue for the second chance will take place a week before the final (February 29th, 2020). All events will be hosted by Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson, and David Sundin

The Swedish representative for Rotterdam will be decided on the show’s grand final that will take place on March 7th, 2020 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Earlier this week, the stage design of Melodifestivalen 2020 was revealed. The stage won’t have LED screens this year but will include 220 m2 backdrop lit by 8 state-of-the-art projectors that will allow more space for special props and bigger choreography as described by the stage designer Viktor Brattström.

Melodifestivalen 2020 Stage

Melodifestivalen 2020 semi-final 1 will take place on Linköping’s SAAB Arena and these are the acts that will perform on the show:

 

Listen to the songs snippets HERE

 

Song #1 – The Mamas – Move

The Mamas – Move

Written by Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean, and, Herman Gardarfve.

The Mamas are Ashley ”Ash” Haynes, Loulou Lamotte and, Dinah Yonas Manna. the girls got famous as they were the backing vocalists for John Lundvik’s “Too Late For Love” last year in Tel-Aviv. Loulou Lamotte was also the backing vocalists Behrang Miri in Melodifestivalen “Jalla Dansa Sawa

Lyrics:

We try we fight
We fall it’s alright
That’s life
oh life

We wipe those eyes
And then we rise
That’s life
oohoo life

Even when the rain is falling
Even when you hit the bottom
I’ll be there
I’ll be there

’Cause there ain’t no ocean
Deeper than my love for you

And there ain’t no fire
That I wouldn’t run right through

There ain’t no mountain
Baby that I wouldn’t move

Nothing that I wouldn’t do for you
’Cause you do it for me too

Oho oho ho
Oho oho ho
Oho oho ho
Oh

’Cause you do it for me too
Oho oho ho

When highs turn low
I’ll guide you home
That’s right
damn right

Even when the rain is falling
Even when you hit the bottom
I’ll be there
I’ll be there

’Cause there ain’t no ocean
Deeper than my love for you

And there ain’t no fire
That I wouldn’t run right through

There ain’t no mountain
Baby that I wouldn’t move

Nothing that I wouldn’t do for you
’Cause you do it for me too

Oho oho ho
Oho oho ho
Oho oho ho
Oh
’Cause you do it for me too

Everybody wanna move like us
Everybody wanna move like us
Everybody wanna move like us
We’re moving mountains

Everybody wanna move like us
Everybody wanna move like us
Everybody wanna move like us
We’re moving mountains

’Cause there ain’t no ocean
Deeper than my love for you

And there ain’t no fire
That I wouldn’t run right through

There ain’t no mountain
Baby that I wouldn’t move

Nothing that I wouldn’t do for you
’Cause you do it for me too

Oho oho ho
Oho oho ho
Oho oho ho
Oh
We’re moving mountains

Everybody wanna move like us
Everybody wanna move like us
Everybody wanna move like us

We’re moving mountains

Song #2 – Suzi P – Moves

Song #2 - Suzi P – Moves

Written by Joy Deb, Suzi Pancenkov, Aniela Eklund, Malou Ruotsalainen, Chanel Tukia, and Kenny Silverdique.

Suzi ”Suzi P” Pancenkov is an eighteen-year-old Swedish hip hop singer. she first started her career on social media like Instagram and Youtube and her single “Shunon” became a huge hit. this is her first appearance on the Melfest stage

Lyrics:

Du kan ge mig energi som ingen annan
Jag kan aldrig tröttna på den hära känslan
vill du vibea med mig måste du ha känsla
lyssna noga lyssna noga
Aha

123 rytmen den pulserar
kan inte få nog ge mig bara mera
känner basen pulserar de vibrerar lyssna noga
lyssna noga

Aah Yeah Aah yeah
Göre on repeat and I follow

yeah ah yeah
Bara du och jag get it on on

Kan aldrig få nog av dig
Vill bara ge mer av mig

Yeah Aah yeah
Hah du har moves

Side to side
Blicka fram
Bring the base whoh turn around

Side to side
Nevah done
Dumdedidumdedidum nah nah

hundratusen bpm jag känner viben
kicken bankar hårt i bröstet känna hypen

Du är allt jag behöver du är fire
lyssna noga lyssna noga

Bounce bounce bounce baby vi ska baila
kom hit som du är baby våga chansa

Golvet gungar under oss nu du kan känna lyssna noga
lyssna noga

Aah Yeah Aah yeah
Göre on repeat and I follow

yeah ah yeah
Bara du och jag get it on on

Kan aldrig få nog av dig
Vill bara ge mer av mig

yeah ah yeah
Hah du har moves

Side to side
Blicka fram
Bring the base whoh turn around

Side to side
Nevah done
Dumdedidumdedidum nah nah

Aah Yeah Aah yeah
hah du har moves

Aah yeah Aah yeah

Rewind don’t take it slow
Glömmer problemen let go

Maxa volymen kan inte låta bli
Ni spelar samma beat
Du och mitt heartbreat

Aah Yeah Aah yeah
Göre on repeat and I follow

yeah ah yeah
Bara du och jag get it on on

Kan aldrig få nog av dig
Vill bara ge mer av mig

yeah ah yeah
Hah du har moves

Side to side
Blicka fram
Bring the base whoh turn around

Side to side
Nevah done
Dumdedidumdedidum nah nah

Kan aldrig få nog av dig
Vill bara ge mer av mig

Yeah ah yeah
Hah du har moves

Song #3 – Robin Bengtsson – Take a Chance

Song #3 - Robin Bengtsson – Take a Chance

Written by Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Frederik Reichhardt, and Marcus Winther-John

Robin Bengtsson was first got his recognition in 2008 when he came 3rd on the Swedish Idol. He debuts the Melodifestivalen in 2016  with “Constellation Prize” finished 5th. a year later in 2017, Robin and his Stepper dancers won the Melodifestivalen with “I Can’t Go On” and finished 5th On Kyiv’s Eurovision 2017.

One of the song composers Jimmy Jansson has participated himself three times on Melodifestivalen singing ”What Difference Does It Make?” as a part of the band “Poets” in 2002, ”Vi kan gunga” in 2005, and “Amanda” in 2007.

Lyrics:

Saturday on the underground
the train was full when you turned around

from the first sight well I just knew
that I’ll belong to you
Oohoo

I’m too nervous to send a sign
I never know how to find the lines

I even got off at Leicester Square
Just to see you there
Walking inside a dream of you and me

If you take a chance on me
We could write some history

And we would be rising
high above the trees

If you take a chance on me
carve our names in history

Yeah we would be flying
high above the sea
take a chance on me

Traffic sang like a symphony
I caught your perfume upon the breeze

skipped a heartbeat and all I knew
was I belong to you

when you stopped at a small café
I saw you kiss him and smile that way

never was such a rendez-vous
a darker shade of blue

Walking inside a dream
of you and me

If you take a chance on me
We could write some history

And we would be rising
high above the trees

If you take a chance on me
carve our names in history

Yeah we would be flying
high above the sea

I say I say I say
I say I say I say
We could take a chance oh
We could take a chance

I say I say I say
I say I say I say
We could take a chance oh
We could take a chance

If you take a chance on me
We could write some history

And we would be rising
high above the trees

Song #4 – Malou Prytz – Ballerina

Song #4 - Malou Prytz – Ballerina

Written by Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, and Jimmy Jansson.

Seventeen-year-old Malou Trasthe Prytz is a Swedish singer. “Ballerina” will be her second appearance in Melodifestivalen. last year her entry “I Do Me” was qualified straight to the final in Globen where she finished 12th.

Among her songwriters stands the Eurovision legend Thomas G:son that wrote hundreds of entries for the national finals worldwide and many Eurovision hits such as Loreen’sEuphoria“, Carola’sInvincible” and Spain’s 2015 “Amanecer” by Edurne.

On stage will perform next to Malou the Swedish singer-songwriter Isa Tengblad. Isa is well familiar to the Melfest fans for her two participations in the show with “Don’t Stop” in 2015 and “I Will Wait” reached for the second chance in 2016. Malou performance will be produced by the Swedish megastar Alice Gernandt (aka Ace Wilder) and her iconic performances on Melfest stage (“Busy Doin’ Nothin‘” 2014, “Don’t Worry” 2016 and, “Wild Child” in 2017) can give us a hint that we have a lot to be waiting for this year.

Lyrics:

I was down on the flo-o-or
I had to move on

There’s no turnin’ back again
The damage is done

When you walked out the do-o-or
Everything’s gone

Now when I’m without you
I gotta stay strong

Even if I’m down and out
Baby there will be no doubt
I know that I will find a way

When I’m alone
I’m alone

I will dance like a ballerina
Across the floor in a dark arena

When I’m alone
I’m alone
Gonna shine like you’ve never seen I
I will dance like a ballerina

Oh I am ready-y
I’m ready to go

I’m gonna break these chains
got something to show

I don’t think you can stop me-e
You can’t hold me down

I’ll rise like a phoenix
You won’t see me drown

When I’m alone
I’m alone

I will dance like a ballerina
Across the floor in a dark arena

When I’m alone
I’m alone

Gonna shine like you’ve never seen I
I will dance like a ballerina

I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never give up
I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never give up
You won’t see me cry you won’t see me crying

I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never give up
I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never give up
You won’t see me cry you won’t see me crying

Even if I’m down
I’ll find a way ’cause
This is my show
Mhm

When I’m alone
I’m alone

I will dance like a ballerina
Across the floor in a dark arena

When I’m alone
I’m alone

Gonna shine like you’ve never seen I
I will dance like a ballerina

I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never give up
I’ll never I’ll never I’ll never give up
You won’t see me cry you won’t see me crying

When I’m alone
I’m alone

Gonna shine like you’ve never seen I
I will dance like a ballerina

Song #5 – OVÖ – Inga Problem

Song #5 - OVÖ – Inga Problem

Written by Jaouli Akofely, Nicholas Frandsen, Lukas Nathanson, Nickie Osenius.

OVÖ consist of Jaouli Akofely and, Nickie Osenius. the duo is working together since 2017 and they make pop music with influences of afrobeat and African dance music.

Lukas Nathanson was behind Vlad Reiser’s “Nakna i regnet” in 2019.

Lyrics:

Jag offrade allt för att kunna ha dig vid min sida
Våran kärlek vart en strid värd att kriga

Yeah beredd på löpa hela linan
Jag lovar baby behöver aldrig mera tvivla

Allt jag gör är nu för oss två
Så länge båda blickar fram så går vi långt då

Men ger dig känslan utav komfort
Som när man lyckas träffa rätt där på lotto

Klubben den går upp ner baram baram
Dutty wine hon är talang talang

Klubben den går upp ner baram baram
Hennes waist den går bam bam bam

För det är inga problem
För baby när det är vi två är allting nice

Jag kastar bort dem alla får all min time
Har letat runt i staden tagit all my life
Du är den enda jag ser
Säg mig hur kan man va så fine

Musik i mina öron låt oss rewind
Ville ha en million dollar men den fanns i ditt smile
yeah

Som en öppen bok gillar dina sidor
Jag brukar tänka att jag drog en nitlott

Jag trodde du och jag vi var finito
Nu jag skulle aldrig tvivla på att det är vi två

Jag svär hon är på topp hon är tia
Mami e konst Mona Lisa
Lovar jag kommer o kriga
Mami jag kommer o kriga

Klubben den går upp ner baram baram
Dutty wine hon är talang talang

Klubben den går upp ner baram baram
Hennes waist den går bam bam bam

För det är inga problem
För baby när det är vi två är allting nice

Jag kastar bort dem alla får all min time
Har letat runt i staden tagit all my life

Du är den enda jag ser
Säg mig hur kan man va så fine

Musik i mina öron låt oss rewind
Ville ha ha en million dollar men den fanns i ditt smile
yeah

Vad du än vill ha vi kan ordna
Du kom in i mitt liv som en gåva

Jag svär att hålla fast vid det jag lovar
Å jag lovar baby boo jag lovar

Om du kommer hit och du vet vad som händer
Vill ha dig i mitt liv men som mer än bara vänner

Vi slösar ingen tid vi kan ta en dag i sänder
Du vet vad jag känner

För det är inga problem
För baby när det är vi två är allting nice

Jag kastar bort dem alla får all min time
Har letat runt i staden tagit all my life

Du är den enda jag ser
Säg mig hur kan man va så fine

Musik i mina öron låt oss rewind
Ville ha ha en million dollar men den fanns i ditt smile
yeah

Na a lingi yo o
Na a lingi yo o
Na a lingi yo o

Vi två

Na a lingi yo o
Na a lingi yo o
Na a lingi yo o

De e bara vi två

Song #6 – Sonja Aldén – Sluta aldrig gå

Song #6 - Sonja Aldén – Sluta aldrig gå

Written by Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias, Sonja Aldén.

Sonja Aldén is a well known Melfest artist who returns to the contest for the 4th time. She debuts Melodifestivalen in 2006 with the song “Etymon” who is still one of the biggest Schlager hits for many fans. in 2007, Sonja participated with the ballad “För att du finns“, which reached “Andra Chansen” and after five years of absence in 2012 her song “I din himmel” finished 6th in the second semi-final.

Sonja also participated in the Melodifestivalen as a composer and stand behind Shirley Clamp‘s “Att älska dig” in 2005 and The Poodles‘s “Night of passion” in 2016, both of them finished 4th ion the final.

For her 2020 entry “Sluta aldrig gå” Sonja has teamed up again with Bobby Ljunggren that wrote with her first entry for Melodifestivalen “Etymon”

Lyrics:

På en sekund kan livet vända
I samma stund kan allt vara slut

Och när det hänt det som aldrig fick hända
Och ingenting nånsin kan bli som förut

Himlen faller och drömmarna dör
Och ingen väg som du följde finns kvar

Du sluta aldrig gå
Våga lita på
de kommer leda fram till slut

Åh du det kanske tar en tid
Innan ljuset tagit vid
Innan det leder ända ut

Åh du
ta ett steg i taget
för nu

Ditt hjärta slår så jorden skakar
Och jag kan höra varje slag

Jag vill ge all den kraft som du saknar
Jag vill bära dig jag ska vara ditt andetag

Du sluta aldrig gå
Våga lita på
det kommer leda fram till slut

Åh du det kanske tar en tid
Innan ljuset tagit vid
Innan det leder ända ut

Åh du
ta ett steg i taget
för nu

Sluta aldrig gå
Våga lita på
de kommer leda fram till slut

Åh du det kanske tar en tid
Innan ljuset tagit vid
Innan det leder ända ut

Åh du
ta ett steg i taget
för nu

Song #7 – Felix Sandman – Boys with Emotions

Song #7 - Felix Sandman – Boys with Emotions

Written by Tony Ferrari, Parker James, Peter Thomas, Philip Bentley, Nicki Adamsson and, Felix Sandman.

Felix Sandman began his music career in the boy band FO&O. this is also where he first appeared in Melodifestivalen when they came 11th in 2017 final with “Gotta Thing About You“. The following year, in 2018, he sang solo the ballad “Every Single Day” and finished 2nd right after Benjamin Ingrosso who traveled to Lisbon. Both of them were selected for the opening act of Melfest 2019 as they perform with the medley “Tror du att han bryr sig/All Night Long

Felix Sandman wrote the song together with Parker James who was also behind his 2018 entry.

Lyrics:

What’s wrong with boys that
We can’t admit

It’s ok to talk you
Don’t need your fists

It’s alright to feel things
But that’s something we don’t permit yeah

If you need a hug then
I’ll give you it

When we’re young they say to keep it all inside
all inside

When the boys are blowing up we wonder why
Yeah we wonder yeah we wonder
Why

Boys with emotions
Trying not to show it

Leave it unspoken
We’re all a little bit broken

Boys with emotions
Trying not to show it

Keeping it in don’t wanna admit
We’re all boys with emotions

Forget what your dad said
Put it out of your head

It’s ok to cry and
It’s ok to vent

If you don’t let it out
The monster will eat you instead yeah

The hurt that you’re holding
Let it out of your chest

When we’re young they say to keep it all inside
all inside

When the boys are blowing up we wonder why
Yeah we wonder yeah we wonder
Why

Boys with emotions
Trying not to show it

Leave it unspoken
We’re all a little bit broken

Boys with emotions
Trying not to show it

Keeping it in don’t wanna admit
We’re all boys with emotions

boys with emotions
boys with emotions
boys with emotions
We’re all boys with emotions

You can be strong and
Still need somebody else

You can be tall and
Feel like you’re small as hell

We’re all afraid but
Everyone needs some help

We’ll change the world if
We can only change ourselves

Boys with emotions
Trying not to show it

Leave it unspoken
We’re all a little bit broken

Boys with emotions
Trying not to show it

Keeping it in don’t wanna admit
We’re all boys with emotions

Boys with emotions
Boys with emotions
Boys with emotions
We’re all boys with emotions

Boys with emotions
Boys with emotions
Boys with emotions

We’re all boys with emotions

Sweden’s journey will continue across the country every Saturday until the grand final on March 9th.

  • Semi-Final 2 – Göteborg, Scandinavium (February 8th, 2020)
  • Semi-Final 3 – Luleå, COOP Norrbotten Arena (February 15th, 2020)
  • Semi-Final 4 – Malmö, Malmö Arena (February 22nd, 2020)
  • Anrda Chansen – Eskilstuna, Stiga Sports Arena (February 29th, 2020)
  • Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena (March 7th, 2020)

All shows will be broadcast live on SVT Play. right after each semi-final, the studio version of the entries ranked 7 to 3 will be released on the digital platforms.  You can follow ESCBEAT playlist here:

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Sweden will participate in the first half of the first Semifinal 2 on May 12th. Last year, John Lundvik represented Sweden in Tel-Aviv and finished 5th in the grand final with “Too Late for Love”

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