Melodifestivalen 2021 Second 9 Confirmed Acts 2 December

Yesterday we learned the names of the first nine acts that will compete in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2021. Today it’s time for the next nine. Throughout the day, SVT will announce the next group of competing artist in this year’s competition. The final lot of names will be revealed tomorrow.

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 15:00 CET.

Melodifestivalen 2021 – Next nine confirmed acts

Dotter

Song title: “Little Tot”
Songwriters: Johanna “Dotter” Jansson, Dino Medanhodzic

This is Dotter’s third appearance at Melfest. She debuted in 2018 and returned in 2020 where her song “Bulletproof” finished closely in second place.

Elisa

Song title: “Den du är”
Songwriters: Bobby Ljunggren, Ingela Pling Forsman, Elisa Lindström

Elisa Lindström is an established country-pop singer. She previously competed at Melodifestivalen 2014 with the schlager song “Casanova” and placed fifth in her semi-final.

Lillasyster

Song title: “Pretender”
Songwriters: Isak Hallén, Jakob Redtzer, Martin Westerstrand, Ian Paolo Lira, Palle Hammarlund

Lillasyster (Little Sister) is a rock band from Gothenberg. The group have been together for 16 years and have released five albums.

Frida Green

Song title: “The Silence”
Songwriters: Anna Bergendahl, Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias, Joy Deb

Frida Green hails from the Skåne region of Sweden. She first came to fame on the 2018 edition of Talang, the Swedish edition of the Got Talent franchise.

Charlotte Perrelli

Song title: “Still Young”
Songwriters: Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm, Charlie Gustavsson

The two-time Melodifestivalen winner and champion of Eurovision 1999 makes her fifth appearance at Melodifestivalen. She is said to be performing a “glamorous pop hit song”.

Patrik Jean

Song title: “Tears Run Dry”
Songwriters: Herman Gardarfve, Patrik Jean, Melanie Wehbe

Singer-songwriter Patrik Jean was one of the songwriters behind The Mama’s winning song “Move” earlier this year. Patrik will now be making his Mello debut as a performer.

WAHL feat. SAMI

Song title: “90-talet”
Songwriters: Sami Rekik, Christopher Wahlberg, Josefin Glenmark, Jesper Welander, Andreas Larsson

A newly formed duo made up of Sami “Sam-E” Rekik and Christopher “Wahl” Vahlberg. The two were previously part of other Swedish rap groups, Medina and SödraSidan, respectively.

Nathalie Brydolf

Song title: “Fingerprints”
Songwriters: Andreas Stone Johansson, Etta Zelmani, Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin

Nathalie Brydolf came to fame on the 2018 series of Swedish Idol. She made it to the live shows and placed sixth overall.

Anton Ewald

Song title: “New Religion”
Songwriters: Jonas Wallin, Joe Killington, Anton Ewald, Maja Strömstedt

This is Anton’s third time at Mello. He previously performed in 2013 and 2014 and both times he made it to the grand final. His best result was “Begging” which placed fourth.

Melodifestivalen 2021 – Previously confirmed acts

  • Arvingarna – “Tänker inte alls gå hem”
  • Danny Saucedo – “Dandi Dansa
  • Emil Assergård – “Om allting skiter sig”
  • Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – “Rena rama ding dong”
  • Kadiatou – “One Touch”
  • Lovad – “Allting är precis likadant”
  • Paul Rey – “The Missing Piece”
  • Mustasch – “Contagious”
  • Tess Merkel – “Good life”

The semi-final groupings have not been revealed yet but are expected to be announced soon. The competing songs for Melodifestivalen 2021 are not expected to be released until the week of their performance.

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!

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Sven
Sven
9 months ago

I’m too shallow person i guess, so many gorgeous men this year in Mellofest *swoon*
hope their songs will be as pretty as their faces,haha

and Dotter is back , I love her so much)))

GIOLO
GIOLO
9 months ago

Dotter returns… let the drama 2020 begin!
Don’t get me wrong, she was my second last year, The Mams my 3rd, but we all know this comment section was way too toxic last year

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
9 months ago

“Fingerprints” sounds like it could be good…

Linus
Linus
9 months ago

Danny, Dotter, Anton Ewald, The Mamas, Charlotte Perelli, Kadiatiou. YES i am happy:)

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

So far, I’m quite excited by this lineup. I have high hopes for Dotter, I absolutely love Bulletproof (Spotify told me today it’s my most streamed song this year) and I don’t think she’d have come back unless her song is anything less than amazing. I read that her song is ‘a modern lullaby’ so I’m dying to hear the song, and I wonder what sort of performance she’s crafted up this time. Can’t wait to find out the last 10 acts!

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

For me, it’s the second most streamed (beaten by Daði Freyr)

NickC
NickC
9 months ago

Swedes, please help me. If I my memory serves me right, Anton Ewald was not a graceful loser in 2014, right? Did he not say he would never participate in Mello again? Either he has a great song that is sure to win, or things are really bad commercially….

Lolek
Lolek
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Haha something about “you either want a pop star or a Sanna Nielson”

Linus
Linus
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

So did Danny in 2012. So? i would have been to. Its over now. I am happy both are back:)

Milla
Milla
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Well, he’s been living in the US working as a model and a choreographer mostly..

Diana
Diana
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Nah he truly thought he’d win and almost bashed Sanna the entire finale week, wasn’t funny for him after he came last and she won lmao

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago

Little Tot doesn’t sound like a promising title, but given that she’s the first credited songwriter out of only two for the song, it looks like Dotter will have another emotionally charged bop.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

She is bullerproof

Azaad
Azaad
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

But what if the choir (The Mamas) sing forever?

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

Polkadotters get in pattern!!!

Diana
Diana
9 months ago

With Anton and Danny back and Eric Saade still rumoured, this ought to be the great battle of the swedish old pop dudes! yIKES but looking forward to it at the same time lol

Jonas
Jonas
9 months ago
Reply to  Diana

Anton Ewald is 27.

Eric Saade is 30.

Danny Saucedo is 34.

Loin dici
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Nowadays pop stars started form such a very young age. As example Little Mix has been here for 9 years and they’re 28 in average. Yeah, we can pretend 27 is ‘old’.

Diana
Diana
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Compare it to the first time they entered elfest, they were 20, 19 and 23 respectively lol

Denis
Denis
9 months ago
Reply to  Diana

Old? I’m 31. I should be ancient then..

Lolek
Lolek
9 months ago

I’m intrigued by the name of Dotter’s song. It’s not an “impactful” one worded title but something sort of sweet sounding. I wonder what it will sound like!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Sounds like something melanie martinez’esque

Donkey
Donkey
9 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Apparently it is what her parents used to call her as a child so it may have some emotion behind it.

Milla
Milla
9 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

I’ve read that the song is about one’s ego..

Alo
Alo
9 months ago

I already counted 3 mistakes by aftonbladet.
It will be interesting to see who might not join after all

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Yeah, it will be interesting comparing rumors with confirmed artists. I am glad that Charlotte Perrelli and Dotter are both in. I expect Mamas and Eric Saade are as well, but we’ll see.

And yeah, I totally see Charlotte doing another ”Party Voice” and I’m totally up for it. I’m not sure would that kind of song win nowadays (maybe…), but going DTF, or even AC would be a pretty solid comeback to ESC audiences. Go, Charlotte!

Adrián
Adrián
9 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Which 3? The only name that wasn’t in Aftonbladet reports was Mustasch… I think the rest of them are right.

Alo
Alo
9 months ago
Reply to  Adrián

Oh yeah you’re right.
I thought that Sami and Wahl plus Nathalie were not expected

Patrick Mackin
Patrick Mackin
9 months ago

Shame the mamma are not in it just so unfair that they never got to perform at eurovision

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Mackin

There are still 10 more acts to be announced tomorrow!

Red X
Red X
9 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Mackin

the Aftonbladet report mentioned them taking part this year and so far they got almost all the artists right so they might be revealed tomorrow.

Antranig Shokayan
Editor
9 months ago

Charlotte Perrelli singing a song called “Still Young” is literally the best thing to ever happen.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago

My cup runneth over

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

Even better than when her 2012 entry was called “The Girl..

Laura
Laura
9 months ago

DOTTERDAM might happen

Karla
9 months ago
Reply to  Laura

Yes, I hope it happens

Hector
Hector
9 months ago

I just saw Charlotte Perrelli and I remembered this morning I went through my Spotify Wrapped… And Take me to your heaven was my SECOND most listened song of 2020 LOL

Lolek
Lolek
9 months ago
Reply to  Hector

Hehe mine was Dotter! 🙂

Hector
Hector
9 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

She was my 7th actually! First is Anna Bergendahl, 4th is Malou Prytz and 6th Robin Bengtsson. Pretty much very obsessed back then when the songs came out lol, because I didn’t listen to much melfest music at all since April

NickC
NickC
9 months ago

Charlotte Perelli with a G Son song.. .ehem…

Linus
Linus
9 months ago
Reply to  NickC

a great thing. Undo was great

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago

Seems like charlotte perelli will come with the new ‘party voice’!

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

Yay, Dotter is back! I think there is no doubt she is the one to look out for this year! If she and Dino comes up with something as strong as “Bulletproof” then we have a winner. And as a Bosnian myself so nice to see another Bosnian up there. It’s her bf..

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

Well, the fans here will be happy. It’s the exact same team behind “Bulletproof” so I guess it’s safe to expect something similar.

Belle
Belle
9 months ago

Yesss , the QUEEN is back!! Go Dotter!

Alo
Alo
9 months ago

Off topic: Israeli songs are out

goodjuju
goodjuju
9 months ago
Reply to  Alo

where? 😮

Alo
Alo
9 months ago
Reply to  goodjuju

Kan website/facebook.
They are all demos without eden voice.
The voting is for the top 2 demos.

Colin
Colin
9 months ago
Reply to  Alo

So, only 2 finalists, not 3 then?

And if this is KAN’s Facebook, they aren’t here.

https://www.facebook.com/kanipbc/videos

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
9 months ago
Reply to  Alo

All geo blocked unfortunately

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
9 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Try using an Israeli vpn. I downloaded one and it seemed to work with me.

Ashton
Ashton
9 months ago
Reply to  Alo

The audio won’t work 🙁

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
9 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

Yes I had the exact same issue but it was resolved after downloading the vpn. I just finished listening to all songs, and it seems to be a solid selection, although I’m not sure any of the songs would really top Feker Libi in terms of achieving the best eurovision result

noah
noah
9 months ago

queen dotter is back! yes!!!

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Very interesting title for Dotter’s song – “Little tot”

Emil
Emil
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Hmm is she going to do a Beyoncé during the performance and drop the mic and start rubbing her belly infront of the crowd and her songwriter boyfriend haha

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I read somewhere that it’s what her parents used to call her as a little girl.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
9 months ago

I’m happy for her! By the way the one of two songwriters is Bosnian, interesting

one
one
9 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

is his bf

one
one
9 months ago
Reply to  one

i mean her bf

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
9 months ago

Nice—it’ll be good to see Dotter back, she delivered a strong slice of pop performance last year, love it or hate it, and after everything with covid it’ll be good to have 2020 MF finalists returning in 2021.

MF 2021 looks like it’s shaping up to be the strongest in a few years—based on the line up, along with the rumoured acts. Nice to see that half of the confirmed acts so far are singing in Swedish.

Joe
Joe
9 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Yeah, it’s noticeable already that there are a lot of songs in Swedish. And it’ll be intriguing to see if Dotter can top “Bulletproof”!