SVT has revealed the names of the backing singers and dancers for Semi-Final One of Melodifestivalen this weekend.
Former Melodifestivalen participant Isa is among the backing singers who will be performing in Semi-Final One on Saturday. Isa’s best result was 7th in 2015 with ‘Don’t Stop’.
The backing singers are:
- The Mamas – Move – Melanie Wehbe, Patrik Jean and Stran Cetin
- Suzi Pi – Moves – Chanel Tukia, Aniela Eklund and Susanne Bertlin
- Robin Bengtsson – Take A Chance – Erik Segerstedt
- Malou Prytz – Ballerina – Isa Tengblad and Emelie Fjällström
- OVÖ – Inga problem – Greg Curtis
- Sonja Aldén – Sluta aldrig gå – Dea Norberg and Emelie Fjällström
- Felix Sandman – Boys With Emotions – Tony Ferrari and Daniel Jansson Stigberger
In addition, Ace Wilder will help Malou Prytz with staging. Ace has participated three times in Melodifestivalen. Her best result so far was on her first attempt in 2014, when she finished second with “Busy Doin’ Nothin’ “, just two points behind the winner Sanna Nielsen.
Melodifestivalen 2020 will start in Linköping on February 1, and finish in Stockholm on March 7. The dates are as follows:
- Semi-Final 1 (Linköping) – February 1
- Semi-Final 2 (Gothenburg) – February 8
- Semi-Final 3 (Luleå) – February 15
- Semi-Final 4 (Malmö) – February 22
- Andra Chansen (Eskilstuna) – February 29
- Final (Stockholm) – March 7
Linnea Henriksson, Lina Hedlund and David Sundin will host Melodifestivalen 2020. Linnea is a singer/songwriter who rose to fame in 2010 after placing 4th in Idol. Lina is best known for her multiple appearances participating in Meldodifestivalen, the last time being in 2019 with her song “Victorious”. David is an actor and comedian who has also worked on Melodifestivalen in the past as a screenwriter.
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.