Preparations for the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021 are well underway ahead of Saturday’s show. And now, we’ve been given our first glimpse of the stage performances that each of the seven acts will bring, following the release of rehearsal clips.
Earlier today, Swedish broadcaster SVT released one-minute audio snippets of all the songs competing in semi-final one. But, any Melfest or Eurovision knows that the visual elements can be a deal breaker when it comes to a contestant’s chances of succeeding or flopping.
Throughout today, each of Kadiatou, Lillasyster, Jessica Andersson, Paul Rey, Arvingarna, Nathalie Brydolf and Danny Saucedo have undertaken a full rehearsal on this year’s Melodifestivalen stage. Short 30-second segments of the rehearsal recordings have been released as the latest teaser of what fans can expect from each act on Saturday evening.
Melodifestivalen 2021: Semi-final 1 rehearsal clips
Click on the song titles to watch the rehearsal clips:
- Kadiatou – “One Touch”
- Lillasyster – “Pretender”
- Jessica Andersson – “Horizon”
- Paul Rey – “The Missing Piece”
- Arvingarna – “Tänker inte alls gå hem”
- Nathalie Brydolf – “Fingerprints”
- Danny Saucedo – “Dandi dansa”
Full performances will be broadcast live on Saturday night from 20:00 CET on SVT1 and SVT Play. The recordings of the performances that don’t earn one of the top two places of the semi-final (i.e. those going to Andra Chansen and those that do not qualify at all) will be uploaded to YouTube shortly afterwards.
The performance videos of the two songs that are heading direkt till final will not be uploaded to digital channels until after the fourth semi-final has taken place.
What do you think of these Melodifesitvalen 2021 semi-final 1 rehearsal clips? Which performance are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo credits: Stina Stjernkvist, SVT