Blekinge has become the last P4 Nästa station to select their winner in the radio contest across Sweden.
The twenty-fifth and final artist to win their regional P4 Nästa selection has been chosen. Blekinge held their selection yesterday with 16 year old Linnea Andersson taking victory. The singer stated she’s been dreaming of Melodifestivalen for years, with the singer having tried every year as a child to compete in Lilla Melodifestivalen.
Linnea’s winning song is called “Lights on life”, Linnea explained that “I interpret it as meaning that you should take care of life and appreciate what you have”.
The twenty five regional winners in P4 Nästa 2020 are:
- Skaraborg – Alicja Jern – Friendzone
- Jämtland – Amskøld – Standby
- Uppland – Markus Hakim – Capulet
- Halland – Canvas – Tjugo år
- Jönköping – Henna Lacabanne – Slå hål i mörkret
- Västernorrland – Nina Bring – Nära
- Malmöhus – Hilde & Erik – Som det är
- Sörmland – Linnéa Lindgren – Gå morgon
- Kalmar – Lisa Blixt – Everywhere You Go
- Örebro- Felicia Bell – Målar om
- Kristianstad – Carita Boronska – All along
- Dalarna – Fanny Wedmark – Free
- Kronoborg – Agnes Rehn – Goodbye
- Stockholm – Julia Alfrida – Dark Doom
- Värmland – Northlight – Equally Different
- Östergötland – Julian Lidberg – I need you
- Väst – Human And I – Here And Now
- Norrbotten – The Chickpeas Band – Montreal
- Göteborg – Maja and the Missing Orchestra – The Promiscuous Sally
- Gävleborg – Julia Pärssinen – Talked in whispers
- Sjuharad – Surfing The Orbit – Mother Earth
- Västerbotten – Från Mars – Hej KP
- Gotland – Moon & Moonshine – Stolen Gold
- Västmanland – Sanna feat. Reb:bond – Aldrig Det
- Blekinge – Linnea Andersson – Lights On Life
A jury will now assess all of the twenty five winning acts and select just eight to go through to the live final in September. SVT will select one of the eight finalists to compete in Melodifestivalen 2021.
The final of P4 Nästa has since 2013, seen one artist selected by SVT to compete in the next edition of Melodifestivalen. Amanda Aasa was given the wildcard into Melodifestivalen this year and competed with “Late”, she finished 6th in the third semi-final. To date no P4 Nästa wildcard has made it out of the semi-finals.
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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.