A total of 2.597 million viewers watched the fourth semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2020, with a share of over 70%.
Melodifestivalen continues its run as the most watched TV show on Swedish television. The fourth heat of the contest was followed by 2.597 viewers with an overall share of 70.3%. The number of viewers was down 48,000 over last week, continuing an ongoing trend of small drops in viewership week on week.
Following the completion of the four semi-finals, the Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round of the Swedish selection for Eurovision will take place this Saturday. Here are the 4 duels for the show:
• 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.
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.