Melodifestivalen 2020: The 4th and Last Semi-Final Song Snippets Are Out!

The Swedish national final “Melodifestivalen” will move this week to Malmö Arena to have the fourth and last semi-final.

The Swedish festival 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

Sweden’s 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.

Let’s get to know this week acts:

Listen to the songs snippets HERE

Song #1 – Frida Öhrn – We Are One

Written by Frida Öhrn, Hampus Eurenius, and Nicklas Eklund

This will be the 4th time that the “Fame Factory” 2002 act Frida Öhrn will perform on the stage of the Melodifestivalen but the first time as a solo artist. Frida appeared for the first time in the Melodifestivalen 2004 as a part of the trio LaRoxx, which finished in 5th place with “(Are U) Ready Or Not“. She later joined the girl band Cookies ‘N’ Beans and participated in the Melodifestivalen 2009 with “What If” that kicked out from the contest in the semi’s round. In 2013, the band returned to the competition and went to the Second Chance with “Burning Flags“.

Frida Öhrn – We Are One

Lyrics:

My mother always told me
You better stick to your own story
Be the writer be the voice in your own movie

Don’t mind the devil on your shoulder
Haa a predictable spoiler
When you’ve had enough there’s a point of no return

I was just a young girl but her words stuck in my mind
We are one
you’re with me
Come on down join the crowd
Can you feel our hearts are beating as one

Clap your hands
stomp your feet
Come around feel the beat
Our voices all together singing as one

Stop look and listen
let it be a lesson
If you lose yourself they’ll walk over you

And it’s so easy to be a pleaser
Not to stand up for what you believe in
But deep inside you know what’s right or wrong

And we’re no longer children still it echoes in my mind
We are one you’re with me
Come on down join the crowd
Can you feel our hearts are beating as one

Clap your hands
stomp your feet
Come around feel the beat
Our voices all together singing as one

We are one
You’re with me
common down join the crowd
Can you feel it
Oh can you feel it

Clap your hands
stomp your feet
Come around feel the beat
Our voices all together singing as one

Come on come on come on
We are one

Song #2 – William Stridh – Molnljus

Written by Markus Lidén, Christian Holmström, David Kreuger, and William Stridh

22-year-old William Stridh became famous when he participated in the fourteenth season of the Swedish Idol in 2014 where he came 5th. later on, he joined the group The Audrey and now, he will make his debut performance on the Melfest stage.

One of the song’s writers is David Kreuger that wrote many songs for the Melodifestivalen in the past such as “Blame It on the Disco” for Alcazar in 2014 (3rd place), “Sting” for Eric Saade in 2015 (5th place), Jessica Andersson‘s “Party Voice” in 2018 (11th place) and last year 4th place “Norrsken (Goeksegh)” by Jon Henrik Fjällgren.

William Stridh – Molnljus

Lyrics:

Vi möttes nog för tidigt men det var
Nånting som greppa tag

Och innan dagen tagit slut
Så visste jag vem jag var

Det var ritat i sanden
På den strand där vi vänt

Tillbaka mot staden
Som inget hade hänt
Du tog mig bara halvvägs hem

Om du kommer tillbaks till mig
Skulle vi leva för fullt ju

Flyga högt över taken babe
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du bara
Om du bara kommer tillbaks
Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du bara
Om du bara kommer tillbaks
Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Du prata om en framtid
Där du en dag skulle ge dig av

Men det jag inte visste då
Var att det skulle va från mig

Det var ritat i sanden
På den strand där vi vänt
Nu står jag här och väntar själv

Om du kommer tillbaks till mig
Skulle vi leva för fullt ju

Flyga högt över taken babe
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du bara
Om du bara kommer tillbaks

Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du bara
Om du bara kommer tillbaks

Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Du tog mig bara halvvägs hem
Jag hittar inte tillbaks nu
Nu står jag här och väntar själv

Under ett täcke av molnljus
Om du bara kommer tillbaks

Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du bara
Om du bara kommer tillbaks

Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du kommer tillbaks till mig
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Om du bara
Om du bara kommer tillbaks

Så ska vi leva livet
Under ett täcke av molnljus

Song #3 – Nanne Grönvall – Carpool Karaoke

Written by Nanne Grönvall, and Peter Grönvall

Nanne Grönvall has a long 35 years career in the music industry. her first experience has started when she was part of the group Sound of Music in 1980. this is where she met for the first time Peter Grönvall also joined her in the group One More Time who represent Sweden in Eurovision 1996 with “Den Vilda“. besides this Nanne participated in the Melodifestivalen many times both a composer and as an artist as follows:

Nanne Grönvall – Carlpool Karaoke

Lyrics:

Vill dansa runt på taket i höga klackar
och känna vinden i mitt hår
Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke
så högt det går

Aha
Whoah oh

Mina bästa vänner
finns alltid där för mig

Men just nu känns allt depp
och dom kan inte hjälpa mig

De säger kom vi shoppar loss
Vi festar och vi går på spa

Jag svarar tack men ingenting av det känns bra
För bara en sak gör mig glad

Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke
med James Corden yeah

Vi skruvar upp volymen till eleven med vindrutan ner
Vill dansa runt på taket i höga klackar
och känna vinden i mitt hår
Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke så högt det går

Vi vinkar glatt mot alla
som vi passerar på vår färd

Och jag tänker lyckos mig
just nu är jag avundsvärd

Vi tutar och vi moonar
vid varje rödljus gång på gång

Tills vi stoppas när trafikpolis kör om
Men då sjunger vi för dem

Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke
med James Corden yeah

Vi skruvar upp volymen till eleven med vindrutan ner
Vill dansa runt på taket i höga klackar
och känna vinden i mitt hår
Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke så högt det går

Whoa ho
Whoa ho

Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke
med James Corden yeah
Vi skruvar upp volymen till eleven med vindrutan ner

Vill dansa runt på taket i höga klackar
och känna vinden i mitt hår
Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke så högt det går

Vill dansa runt på taket i höga klackar
och känna vinden i mitt hår
Jag vill sjunga Carpool Karaoke så högt det går

Song #4 – Victor Crone – Troubled Waters

Written by Dino Medanhodzic, Benjamin Jennebo, and Victor Crone

We all remember Victor Crone for his unforgettable performance in Tel-Aviv 2019 where he “dared to dream” and came 20th with his song “storm” for Estonia.

This year, Victor is battling for the honor to represent his home country Sweden in Rotterdam. the last time he almost made it was in 2015 when he sang “Det rår vi inte för” featuring Behrang Miri but he lost the final ticket to Samir & ViktorGroupie

Together with Victor co-wrote the song Benjamin Jennebo and Dino Medanhodzic that also stands behind 2020 host Lina Hedlund entry for Melfest 2019 “Victorious” as well as 2020 finalist “Bulletproof” for Dotter.

Victor Crone – Troubled Waters

Lyrics:

Wind
the wind in my back
Setting my sail
I’m on my way back to you

Storm
in the eye of the storm
out on my own
Promised to bring the world back home

Paper and pen
writing you letters

Won’t be forever
’Til the day I’m coming home

To my loved one’s
oh I miss ya

Troubled waters
lay ahead of us

Slowly drifting
Been a long time gone
I’m on my way home

I’m on my way
Through troubled waters

I’m on my way
Through troubled waters

Seek seek and you’ll find
Open your eyes
You told me to find my inner child

Grow
but never grow old
I’m at the deep end
I’m not gonna give in

Paper and pen
writing you letters

Won’t be forever
’Til the day I’m coming Home

To my loved one’s
oh I miss ya

Troubled waters
lay ahead of us

Slowly drifting
Been a long time gone
I’m on my way home

I’m on my way
Through troubled waters

I’m on my way
Through troubled waters

Paper and pen
writing you letters

Won’t be forever
Til the day I’m coming home

To my loved one’s
oh I miss ya

Troubled waters
that won’t stop us

To my loved ones
oh I miss ya

Troubled waters
that won’t stop us

I’m on my way
Through troubled waters

I’m on my way
Through troubled waters

Song #5 – Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – Surface

Written by Paul Rey, Laurell Barker, Anderz Wrethov, Sebastian von Koenigsegg, and Ellen Benediktson

Ellen Benediktson first garnered attention when she was the rehearsals “stand-in” singer for the French entry to Eurovision 2013 “L’enfer et moi” the following year, she took part in Melodifestivalen 2014 with the song “Songbird“, where she placed seventh in the final. she tried her luck again in 2015 with the song “Insomnia” came 5th in Semi-Final 3 and therefore didn’t qualify for the final.

Simon Peyron was a member of the group Outtrigger that, like Benediktson, participated in Melodifestivalen 2014. on the content, the band sang “Echo” and lost the ticket to the final in the second chance battle against Helena Paparizou‘s “Survivor

Among the song’s writers, you can find Paul Rey who qualified for next week “second chance” round with “Talking In My Sleep“, Laurell Barker that stands behinds Melfest schlagers such as Margaret’s “Tempo” (2019) and Renaida’s “All the Feels” (2018, 9th place), and Anderz Wrethov that responsible for Sweden’s 5th Place in Eurovision 2019 with “Too late for love” for John Lundvik as well as Ellen Benediktson entry for Melodifestivalen 2015″Insomnia“.

Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – Surface

Lyrics:

I can feel your silence growing loud
I wish that I could read your mind

I can feel you going quiet now
Wish I could read between your lines

The words are written across your face
Your eyes are telling what you don’t say

You bite your tongue and I do the same
But there’s gotta be another way

We don’t talk about it, all we do is let it be
But it’s time for you to open up and speak

We don’t talk about it even though it’s what we need
But it’s time to bring up everything we keep

Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
This runs deep

Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
This runs deep

You do everything just to avoid
An awkward conversation

I just wanna hear you raise your voice
I hate to see you hold it in

We don’t talk about it all we do is let it be
But it’s time for you to open up and speak

We don’t talk about it even though it’s what we need
But it’s time to bring up everything we keep

Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
This runs deep

The words are written across your face
You’re eyes are telling what you don’t say

You bite your tongue and I do the same
But there’s gotta be another way

We don’t talk about it even though it’s what we need
But it’s time to bring up everything we keep

Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
This runs deep

Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
Underneath the surface
This runs deep

Song #6 – Jakob Karlberg – Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Written by Nanne Grönvall, Isak Hallén, Henrik Moreborg, and Jakob Karlberg

Jakob Karlberg will make his debut appearance in Melodifestivalen. he first appeared in the Swedish reality show Idol 2011, where he reached the final audition round. after the show, he has released a few singles to the radio, the most popular among them “Fan va bra” reached almost 4M views on Youtube.

Karlberg song for Melfest was co-written together with one of the most experienced artists in the Melodifestivalen Ms. Nanne Grönvall that will battle on the same semi-final on Saturday with the song “Carpool Karaoke”

Jakob Karlberg – Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Lyrics:

Du står och dansar
Och kastar blickar åt mitt håll

Fixade fransar
Som att det spelar någon roll

Du kan färga ditt hår men jag minns som igår
Vad som finns bakom den där fasaden

Och jag vet det är svårt men du måste förstå
Att jag ser genom dina charader

Kolla med mina vänner
Fråga hur jag har mått
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Du måste glömt den kvällen
Kolla din telefon
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Nej
Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Nej
Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Kolla med mina vänner
Fråga hur jag har mått

Om du tror att jag saknar dina läppar
Och hur dom kändes mot min hud

Så kan du släppa
Din illusion av jag och du

Jag har läkt mina sår men jag minns som igår
Vad som finns bakom den där fasaden

Hur kan det va så svårt
fan du måste förstå
Att jag ser genom dina charader

Kolla med mina vänner
Fråga hur jag har mått
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Du måste glömt den kvällen
Kolla din telefon
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Nej
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Nej
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Kolla med mina vänner
Fråga hur jag har mått

Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Om du tror att jag saknar dig
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Kolla med mina vänner
Fråga hur jag har mått
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Du måste glömt den kvällen
Kolla din telefon
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Nej
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Nej
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Kolla med mina vänner
Fråga hur jag har mått
Om du tror att jag saknar dig

Song #7 – Hanna Ferm – Brave

Written by David Kjellstrand, Jimmy Jansson, and Laurell Barker

The Swedish singer Hanna Ferm starter her musical career in 2014 where she participated on TV4 talent show “Talang Sverige”. in 2017 she competed in the thirteenth season of the Swedish Idol series where she placed second. Last year, Ferm came 3rd in Melodifestivalen grand final when she sang “Hold You” together with LIAMOO.

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.

Hanna Ferm – Brave

Lyrics:

Whooho
Whooho
Whooho

Dancing here
with my ghosts

I’m gonna face my fears
hold them close

They won’t be getting to me no
I’m gonna rock them to sleep though

Closet full of my sins
I’m gonna face my past skeletons

They won’t be holding me down no
I put them back in the ground so

I’m the one whose giving them heart attack
Hunt them into hell and make ‘em take it back
Say something I’m not afraid

I’m brave now
Gonna have to hear what I
say now

No one’s gonna step on my
grave now
Imma go ahead and be brave
Ah hoo
Today

I’m Brave now
‘Bout the time I ride my own
wave now

I’ll be throwing all of my
shame out
Imma go ahead and be brave
Ah hoo
I’m brave

Head is like a haunted house
I gotta shed some light
clean it out

Yeah I tame those demons behaviour
I’m gonna be my own saviour

I’m the one whose giving them heart attack
Hunt them into hell and make them take it back

Say something I’m
I’m not afraid
I’m brave now
Gonna have to hear what I
say now

No one’s gonna step on my
grave now

Imma go ahead and be brave
Ah hoo
today now

I’m Brave now
‘Bout the time I ride my own
wave now

I’ll be throwing all of my
shame out
Imma go ahead and be brave
Ah hoo
I’m brave
I’m brave
Whohoo
Ladi da di da di da

Whohoo
Ladi da di da di da da

Whohoo
Ladi da di da di da

I’m brave
I am brave

Take a breath
Take a step

I don’t know what’s coming next
But I bet that

It’s with me in the dark now
And it’s gonna have big jaws now
But I already got my claws out
Wohoo

I’m brave now
Gonna hear what I
say now

No one step on my
grave now
I’m a brave ah hoo
I’m brave

I’m brave
I throw my shame out
I go ahead and be brave

Ahoo I’m brave
I’m brave

Wohooo
Ladi da di da di da

Wohooo
Ladi da di da di da da

Wohooo
Ladi da di da di da
I’m brave
I am brave
I’m brave

Sweden’s journey will continue for the second chance round next Saturday, and in the week after, we will all know who’s the Swedish representative for Rotterdam.

  • Anrda Chansen – Eskilstuna, Stiga Sports Arena (February 29th, 2020)
  • Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena (March 7th, 2020)

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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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