2020 marks the 60th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen. It will be held between February 1st and March 7th. The shows presenters will be Lina Hedlund, David Sundin and Linnea Henriksson.
The first semi final will take place on February 1st at the Saab Arena in Linköpping:
The Mamas - Move (backing vocalists for John Lundvik in Eurovision 2019)
Suzi P - Moves (17 year old hip hop / pop artist)
Robin Bengtsson - Take A Chance (5th place at Eurovision 2017)
Malou Prytz - Ballerina (17 year old singer who participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with "I Do Me", finishing in 12th place)
Ovö (If We Survive) - Inga Problem (Swedish hip hop group)
Sonja Aldén - Sluta Aldrig Gå (Swedish singer who competed in Melodifestivalen 2006, 2007 and 2012, working alongside Shirley Clamp and Sanna Nielsen)
Felix Sandman - Boys With Emotions (member of FO&O who had two studio albums: Off the Grid (2014) and FO&O (2017)
All of the snippets from semi final one can be heard here:
Whilst we await the first semi final of Melodifestivalen, why not check out our interview with Sweden's 2019 representative, John Lundvik, in Tel Aviv:
Which snippet is your favourite? Who are you rooting for in semi final 1?
Let is know in the comments below!