In 2020, Sweden’s Melodifestivalen delivered one of most dramatic finishes we’ve seen in any Eurovision national final. The figures at the centre of the nail-biting finale were the winners The Mamas and Dotter, who came second by a single point. Now, Aftonbladet reports that both acts will return for the 2021 edition.
The Mamas for Melodifestivalen 2021
Many things have changed since the Melodifestivalen final in March. The Mamas’ victory in the Swedish national final turned bittersweet with the cancellation of Eurovision 2020. Then reports said The Mamas would only go to Rotterdam 2021 if SVT selected them internally.
However, according to Aftonbladet, after receiving several different song proposals over the summer, the trio of Ashley Haynes, Loulou Lamotte and Dinah Yonas Manna have decided to perform on the Melfest stage for a third year running.
They have, of course, won the song contest twice in a row now. In 2019 they were victorious alongside John Lundvik. In 2020 they took first place unaccompanied.
Dotter for Melodifestivalen 2021
Meanwhile, Johanna Jansson (aka Dotter) built her career further in the months following her dramatic second-place finish. After releasing “Backfire”, “I’m Sorry”, and most recently “Vintern jag var sexton”, she’s now ready for her Melodifestivalen return. Aftonbladet’s sources say her song is one to shoot for the highest spots.
Melodifestivalen 2021: Expected acts
The Melfest rules forbid artists from revealing whether or not they’re participating. Therefore, Aftonbladet’s reports are not official. However, their rumours have proven accurate before, as they correctly predicted 45 of the last two years’ 56 participants.
Will The Mamas complete their trifecta? Will Sweden bring us to Dotterdam? Did 2020 just get a whole lot better? Let us know in the comments below!