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