The eight artists that will be competing in the final of P4 Nästa 2020 are set to be revealed on August 23.
The eight artists who will be competing for the title of P4 Nästa winner, as well as the chance to compete in Melodifestivalen 2021, will be revealed on August 23. Sveriges Radio is set to reveal the finalists during a radio show dedicated to the competition at 13:30 CET.
A total of twenty-five acts were selected by local P4 stations across Sweden, with a jury selecting the final eight. The twenty-five acts still in the running 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
The winner of P4 Nästa 2020 will be determined on September 12 with a live radio final. The winner of the competition will be selected by public voting, while the act competing in Melodifestivalen will be chosen by a jury.
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.