Pernilla Wahlgren Melodifestivalen

Set an early alarm for tomorrow, Wednesday 13 January. Because, at 07:45 CET, SVT will reveal the running order for the four semi-finals of Melodifestivalen 2021. The broadcaster broke the news less than a day after announcing that Pernilla Wahlgren will join the hosting line-up.

Melodifestivalen running order to be announced on 13 January

On Tuesday morning, the official English-language Melfest Twitter account wrote: “Mello monsters! Tmrw 07.45 CET on our Instagram (Melodifestivalen) we will go live and release the start orders for Melodifestivalen 2021. So follow us and set an alarm!”. The message concluded with three sparkle emojis and a Swedish flag.

Traditionally, fans get quite excited examining the intricacies of the Mello running order. That’s because it’s generally thought that the opening and closing positions in each semi are given to two of the strongest songs, so Wednesday’s reveal can offer clues to the songs likely to make the grand final or andra chansen.

While fans have various theories about the power and potential of performing first and last, it is no guarantee of going direkt till final. It usually all comes down to the song.

Pernilla Wahlgren to host Melodifestivalen 2021

Just one week ago, Melfest organisers unveiled the hosting line-up for 2021. It contained an array of Swedish talent. Christer Björkman would present all six shows, while he will be joined by a selection of new faces each week. The original list included Oscar Zia, Lena Philipsson, Anis Don Demina, Jason Diakité, Per Andersson, Shirley Clamp, Måns Zelmerlöw and Shima Niavarani.

Now, Pernilla Wahlgren has also been added to the line-up. She will co-host semi-final four alongside Christer and Per Andersson. Wahlgren is a Melfest veteran. She’s best remembered for her 1985 entry “Picadilly Circus”. She last took part in 2013 as part of the Swedish House Wives. She is also the mother of Benjamin Ingrosso – Sweden’s Eurovision 2018 singer.

Are you excited for the running order reveal? And are you a Pernilla fan? Let us know below.

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Nicky
Nicky
9 months ago

Sweden my favourite country in eurovision <3 <3 <3

Diana
Diana
9 months ago

I feel like Danny, Dotter, The mamas and Eric will close each semi

Poju90
Poju90
9 months ago

My Theories Opening And Closing Acts. Semi1 Opening Danny Closing Dotter.
Semi 2 Opening Kaditou Closing Tusse. Semi 3 Opening Anton Closing Jessica.
Semi 4 Opening Mustasch Clousing Eric.

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

Remember: as the alarm goes off get on your mark, get set, let the speculations begin, LOL.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

I am guessing Eric Saade or Anton or Kadiatou will open

Nicky
Nicky
9 months ago

no one cares about irrelevant melfest

Regina Phalange
Regina Phalange
9 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

stop it.

Nicky
Nicky
9 months ago

i just wanted some nice downmarks lol

Ashton
Ashton
9 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

what an insight into the inner machinations of your sad, sad life

Lolek
Lolek
9 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

Oh, well in that case just write “downvote this comment” instead 😉

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
9 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

As no one cares about you and your envy?

Linus
Linus
9 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

Why so angry all the time? Every ESC fan knows that Sweden has one of the biggest selections every year. I dont think thats irrelevant to the ESC community.

Cillian
Cillian
9 months ago

When will the songs be released?

Evridiki
Evridiki
9 months ago
Reply to  Cillian

“Snippets” (2:30 of 3 minute song) are released on Thursday or Friday (not sure) before semifinal. Those snippets are deleted after semifinal.

Eliminated songs and songs in second chance are released after semifinal and finalists are released after 4th semifinal.

Last edited 9 months ago by Evridiki
Denis
Denis
9 months ago

Yaay, time to get excited!
The winner is usually found in first or last heat so those one should be watched…

Nicky
Nicky
9 months ago
Reply to  Denis

flop anyway since the line up hasn’t got queen wiktoria

and who cares about comedy troll Saucedo lol

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  Nicky

Go watch San Marino and get the life ….or albanian 2021 entry will get u …

Nicky
Nicky
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

of course i support San Marino, and mommy queen of esc covers Senhit

and i will follow melfest, for Dotter, Eric and The Mamas only