Alcazar will re-form for a special performance at this year’s Andra Chansen round of Melodifestivalen.
Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed that Alcazar are among the star-studded line-up for this Saturday’s Andra Chansen round of Melodifestivalen 2020. The trio split up in 2018, but will reunite for a performance during the show. Alcazar have participated in Melodifestivalen on multiple occasions, their most recent being in 2014 with their song “Blame It On The Disco”.
Also performing during Andra Chansen are:
- Måns Zelmerlöw (Eurovision 2015 winner) with Lill Lindfors (Sweden 1966 and 1985)
- Loreen (Eurovision 2012 winner)
- Ann-Louise Hanson (Has participated in Melodifestivalen 14 times, currently the record holder for number of participations)
- Siw Malmkvist (Sweden 1960)
- Tomas Ledin (Sweden 1980)
- Agnetha Munther – Family of Four (Sweden 1971 & 1972)
- Björn Skifs (Sweden 1978 & 1981)
Taking part in Andra Chansen are:
- Anis Don Demina vs. Ellen Benediktsson and Simon Peyron
- Malou Prytz vs. Paul Rey
- Felix Sandman vs. Frida Ohrn
- Mendez ft Alvaro vs. Drangarna
The winner of each duel will advance to the grand final, joining the eight artists that have already qualified for the final over the past four weeks.
The producers have placed one artist who came third in their semi-final against one artist who finished fourth in another. Traditionally, producers aim to pair similar songs together to generate a more varied final.
The second chance round will take place on 29th February, completing the final Friends Arena line up which takes place the following week on 7th March in Stockholm.
The winner of the contest will represent Sweden in Eurovision in Rotterdam this May. They will succeed John Lundvik with Too Late For Love, who competed in Tel Aviv last year.
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.