Sweden’s quest for its Eurovision 2020 representative kicks off this Saturday with the first semi-final of “Melodifestivalen 2020”.

“Melodifestivalen 2020” consists of 4 semi-final rounds,second chance semi-final” and the grand final to be held on March 7. A total of 28 acts take part in this year’s edition, with 7 acts to compete in each of the first four semi-final rounds. The first two acts of each semi-final qualify directly to the grand final while the third and fourth places go to the “second chance” semi-final.

Today the rehearsals of the upcoming 1st semi-final took place. Here is a taste of what we will see this Saturday at Saab Arena in Linköping :

  1. The mamas – Move
  2. Suzi P – Moves
  3. Robin Bengtsson – Take a chance
  4. Malou Prytz – Ballerina
  5. OVÖ – Inga problem
  6. Sonja Aldén – Sluta aldrig gå
  7. Felix Sandman – Boys with emotions

In this semi final we see  the Swedish ESC 2017 representative Robin Bengtsson who represnted Sweden with his entry “I Can’t Go On” (5th place). In the same semi final we see Malou PrytzFelix Sandman and Sonja Aldén, all past Melodifestivalen participants. Additionally, The mamas were the backing vocalists of last year’s participation.

From each semi final the first two acts qualify for the grand final, which will take place on March 7 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm,while the third and fourth act get the tickets to the Second Chance round that will take place on February 29 at the Stiga Sports Arena in Eskilstuna.