Tonight, the third semi-final of Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s national selection, will be live from Luleå. Seven acts will try to win one of the two tickets for the Final. Those who will finish third and fourth they’ll have a Second Chance on the 29th of February.
Four of the seven artists have previously participated. The only newcomers are Faith Kakembo, Amanda Aasa and the band Drängarna.
Mariette this year will compete for the fourth time. In the past, she had competed in the 2015, 2017 and 2018 editions of the contest. Up today, she has managed to always qualify directly to the final and finish in the Top-10. Before her Melodifestivalen’s appearances, she was best known for competing in the Swedish version of Idol, in 2009. Her song is titled “Shout It Out”.
- Albin Johnsén
Albin is returning to the national final for the second time. His debut was in 2016, along with Mattias Andréasson. Their song “Rik” didn’t manage to qualify for the final, although it reached the Andra Chansen. Albin was also the co-composer of Behrang Miri’s entry to the contest, in 2015, “Det Rår Vi Inte För”. He made his breakthrough, in 2014, with the song “Din Soldat”. His entry this year is titled “Livet Börjar Nu”. The song is co-composed by Robin Stjernberg, who won the 2013 edition of the contest.
Drängarna is a four-member band with a history of 25 years. Tonight they will debut to Melodifestivalen. Their entry is titled “Piga och dräng”.
- Amanda Aasa
Amanda is also debuting this year. She is the winner of the 2019 P4 Nästa contest. As a winner, she secured an early spot to the semis, back in late August. Her song is titled “Late”.
- Anis Don Demina
Anis Don Demina, debuted to the national final last year, along with Zeana and the song “Mina bränder”. Is noteworthy that he also appeared playing the saxophone during Samir’s and Viktor’s appearance to Melodifestivalen in 2018. His entry this year is titled “Vem e som oss”.
- Faith Kakembo
Faith is debuting this year to the contest. She is mostly known from her participation to the radio competition P4 Nästa this year, where she finished third. Her song is titled “Crying Rivers”.
Mohombi tonight will compete for the third time. He made his debut in 2005 and returned to the contest last year with his song “Hello”, finishing 5th. This year will sing his song “Winners”!
You can watch the semifinal live from SVT Play here. (20:00 CET)
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