After weeks of speculation, it’s time to find out which artists will officially be part of the Melodifestivalen 2021 lineup. Today broadcaster SVT will announce the first nine artists in this year’s competition. There will be nine more names tomorrow and the last ten on Thursday.
SVT is announcing the artists on its social media accounts and on the Melodifestivalen app. We’ll be updating this page as today’s artists are revealed. One artist will be announced every hour from 7:00 to 15:oo CET.
Melodifestivalen 2021 – First nine confirmed act
Song title: “Dandi Dansa”
Songwriters: Danny Saucedo, Karl-Johan Råsmark
Song title: “Allting är precis likadant” (Translation: “Everything is exactly the same”)
Songwriter: Mattias Andréasson, Alexander Nivek, Lova Drevstam, Albin Johnsén
Upcoming singer Lovad — aka Lova Drevstam — is making her Melodifestivalen debut. She recently duetted with Albin Johnsén — and he is also behind her song for Mello.
Song title: “One Touch”
Songwriter: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov
Kadiatou Holm Keita came to fame on Swedish Idol in 2018, where she placed second. Since then, she has released a number of singles, including her recent release “Best I’ve Had”.
Song title: “Contagious”
Songwriters: Ralf Gyllenhammar, David Johannesson
Mustasch is a hard rock band fronted by Ralf Gyllenhammar. The band have been rocking since 1998 and have release numerous album. Ralf competed solo at Melfest 2013 and made it to the final with “Bed on Fire”.
Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos
Song title: Rena rama ding dong
Songwriters: Göran Sparrdahl, Kalle Rydberg, Ari Lehtonen
The two veteran Swedish entertainers will perform as a duo. Eva and Ewa are believed to have a comedic musical number.
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Song title: “Om allting skiter sig” (Translation: “If everything sucks”)
Songwriters: Emil Assergård, Jimmy Jansson, Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov, Johanna Wrethov
Emil is a singer-songwriter and has released three albums. Last year he was nominated for Male Live Performer of the Year at the Rockbjörnen awards.
Emil Assergård’s 2018 song “För Alltid”
Song title: “Good life”
Songwriters: Tony Malm, Tess Merkel, Palle Hammarlund, Mats Tärnfors
Tess is best known as one-third of the disco trio Alcazar. With the group, she has competed five times, last in 2015. However, this is Tess’ debut as a solo artist.
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Song title: “The Missing Piece”
Songwriters: Fredrik Sonefors, Laurell Barker, Paul Rey
Pop-soul singer Paul made his Mello debut in 2020 with “Talking In My Sleep”. The song placed eighth in the grand final.
Song title: “Tänker inte alls gå hem” (Translation: “Not going home at all”)
Songwriters: Stefan Brunzell, Nanne Grönvall, Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren
The popular dansband represented Sweden at Eurovision 1993 with “Eloise”. They return to Melodifestivalen in 2019 with the song “I Do”.
What do you think of the names revealed so far? Can any of these artists give Sweden a Eurovision win? Tell us your thoughts below!