At Melodifestivalen 2020, The Mamas told the world to “Move”. And it seems like songwriters were listening, as they’ve worked their hands and hearts to create 2,747 submissions for Melfest 2021.
“It is incredibly fun to see an increase in submissions, as it shows a great interest in the competition,” competition Karin Gunnarsson says on Insta. “I feel like I have the world’s largest musical candy bag to dive into and that’s exactly what I’m going to do in the next few days.”
If songs are calories, then Karin is definitely going to see an increase on the scale. This year’s 2,700+ entries are up 202 on last year — and represent the highest number since 2018.
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Inskicket till Melodifestivalen 2021 är nu stängt och totalt har 2747 låtar skickats in! ? – Det är otroligt kul att se en ökning av inskickade bidrag då det visar på ett stort intresse för tävlingen. Som tävlingsproducent känns det som om jag fått världens största musikaliska godispåse att dyka ner i, och det är precis vad jag ska göra de närmaste dagarna. Det ska bli så spännande att höra hur det låter, säger Karin Gunnarsson, tävlingsproducent för Melodifestivalen 2021. Totalt tävlar 28 bidrag i Melodifestivalen 2021. Urvalsjuryn väljer ut 14 låtar bland de inskickade bidragen, de övriga 14 bidragen väljs ut av SVT under hösten. Senare i höst offentliggörs vilka låtar och artister som tävlar i Melodifestivalen 2021. ?
As you know, a total of 28 songs will compete in Melodifestivalen 2021. Fourteen of these will come from among the submitted songs, as chosen by a jury panel, while the other fourteen will be selected by SVT during the fall. As ever, we expect SVT to select a few artists who will generate major buzz. Give us that soap opera and give us the music!
Who will sing in Melodifestivalen 2021?
Naturally fans are already speculating about who those artists might be. The Mamas, who won the 2020 competition by a single point, aren’t getting an automatic ticket to Eurovision this year. Plenty of fans hope they’ll at least get an invitation back to Melfest.
Another name on the tip of so many tongues is Dotter, who could very well enter the contest for a third time, after delivering one of the most talked-about performances of the entire Eurovision pre-season in 2020 and hitting #1 on the Swedish charts. She played it coy with Aftonbladet earlier this summer. “We shall see,” she said. “I have not received any invitation yet.”
The only confirmed artist thus far is Julia Alfrida. She earned her spot by winning Sveriges Radio’s P4 Nästa competition last weekend.