It’s showtime… almost! There are just five more sleeps until the Melodifestivalen circus rolls around for another year. And while COVID-19 precautions have put paid to the annual tour, we’re still expecting lots of sparkle, fireworks and, of course, some great music.

And while we wait for the first batch of entries to drop later in the week, we can reveal the one act which has left our readers giddy with anticipation — Dotter!

Dotter is the Melodifestivalen 2019 act you’re most excited for

Shortly after the line-up for Sweden’s Eurovision 2021 selection was revealed, we asked a very important question — Which Melodifestivalen 2021 act are you the most excited for?

Hundreds of you let your voices by heard by voting in our poll. And after counting 4,673 votes, we can confirm that Dotter is the act that’s left y’all gagging. The star hoovered up support, capturing 915 votes — that’s 19.58% of all votes cast. “Little Tot” has been described as a “modern lullaby”. Dotter says the song is about “our kids or future children, that they don’t wanna be like us when they grow up. It’s about be aware of our ego.”

Almost 300 votes behind is Eric SaadeThe  “Every Minute” singer picked up 621 votes or 13.29% of all votes cast. This will be his fourth time competing at Melfest. He debuted with “Manboy” in 2010, won with “Popular” in 2011 and returned with “Sting” in 2015. He was also a co-host of the contest in 2019.

The top three is completed by The Mamas. The reigning champions attracted 573 votes or 12.26% of all votes cast. This will be their third appearance at Mello in as many years, having provided backing for John Lundvik in 2019 and competing in their own right with “Move” last year. “In The Middle” has been teased as a “heartwarming love song” which the trio have dedicated to their fans.

You can read the full poll rankings below.

Poll results: Which Melodifestivalen 2021 act are you most excited for?

  1. Dotter — “Little Tot” 19.58% (915 votes)
  2. Eric Saade — “Every Minute” 13.29% (621 votes)
  3. The Mamas — “In the Middle” 12.26% (573 votes)
  4. Danny Saucedo — “Dandi dansa” 7.47% (349 votes)
  5. Charlotte Perrelli — “Still Young” 7.34% (343 votes)
  6. Jessica Andersson — “Horizon” 4.92% (230 votes)
  7. Paul Rey — “The Missing Piece” 4.64% (217 votes)
  8. Anton Ewald — “New Religion” 4.45% (208 votes)
  9. Klara Hammarström — “Beat of Broken Hearts” 4.32% (202 votes)
  10. Kadiatou — “One Touch” 2.23% (104 votes)
  11. Tess Merkel — “Good Life” 2.16% (101 votes)
  12. Tusse — “Voices” 2.03% (95 votes)
  13. Alvaro Estrella — “Baila Baila” 1.93% (90 votes)
  14. Patrik Jean — “Tears Run Dry” 1.48% (69 votes)
  15. Arvingarna — “Tänker inte alls gå hem” 1.37% (64 votes)
  16. Frida Green — “The Silence” 1.35% (63 votes)
  17. Mustasch — “Contagious” 1.22% (57 votes)
  18. Efraim Leo — “Best of Me” 1.16% (54 votes)
  19. Julia Alfrida — “Rich” 0.98% (46 votes)
  20. Nathalie Brydolf — “Fingerprints” 0.88% (41 votes)
  21. Lovad — “Allting är precis likadant” 0.83% (39 votes)
  22. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos — “Rena rama ding dong” 0.79% (37 votes)
  23. Clara Klingenström — “Behöver inte dig idag” 0.73% (34 votes)
  24. Lillasyster — “Pretender” 0.6% (28 votes)
  25. Elisa — “Den du är” 0.58% (27 votes)
  26. WAHL feat. SAMI — “90-talet” 0.53% (25 votes)
  27. Sannex — “All Inclusive” 0.49% (23 votes)
  28. Emil Assergård — “Om allting skiter sig” 0.39% (18 votes)

Total Votes: 4,673

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Robert
Robert
6 months ago

I have a feeling the Mama’s are gonna be fabulous..

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

I am ready to sing – I am not Little Tot, i am not Little Tot – ho ho

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
6 months ago

Dotterham 2021 here we go!! I’m also excited to see what Danny Saucedo has in store for Melfest this year!!

Last edited 6 months ago by Charli Cheer Up
canada_piano
canada_piano
6 months ago

wait the melodifestivalen songs have been released?

dfafa
dfafa
6 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Idk, i dont think so

Vytautas
Vytautas
6 months ago

Dotter was amazing in 2020, I expect nothing less from her this year. Yay!

Jake
Jake
6 months ago

It’s kind of sad that outside of Danny all the remaining Swedish language songs have fallen to the bottom of the rankings among wiwi readers

Denis
Denis
6 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Could be because none of them are in it to win it? Even Danny has said he doesn’t want to win, just perform after a year of nothing..

Colin
Colin
6 months ago
Reply to  Jake

It is also kinda sad that Melfest / MGP / DMGP usually have songs in a national language only performed to fill the quota and even if occasionally one turns out competitive, it gets shunned by the international and local juries. Similar can be said for Portugal and English language songs, though. It’s always a bit frustrating when a language or genre can be an automatic disadvantage in a certain festival. I mean, it’s still nice to have them there, but I don’t think that most of the performers actually think they can win with a Swedish song. I’d gladly… Read more »

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
6 months ago

Fun fact: Is Tess Merkel (Eva Therese Margaretha Merkel) the daughter of the german chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel? I didn’t know that she has relatives in Sweden

dfafa
dfafa
6 months ago

Tess merkel has 50… I can’t see Angela Merkel having a kid with 16 (she is 66)

Lolek
Lolek
6 months ago

I’ve loved Dotter’s music since discovering her stuff at Melo 2018 and Bulletproof was my most listened to song last year, so I am very hyped to see what she brings.

I was also big into Danny’s music even before he competed at Melo over 10 years ago so am excited to see if he brings music more similar to his recent stuff or gives us some throwback vibes. Looking forward to it either way!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
6 months ago

Will we get 30 second clips on tuesday/Wednesday again?

Lolek
Lolek
6 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

I really hope so!

Sebastian
Sebastian
6 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Yes! But on Thursday I’m pretty sure

Poju90
Poju90
6 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Yes But on Thursday.