Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2021 kicks off its six-week run on Saturday 6 February. As always, Swedish fans can catch the Eurovision selection by switching their televisions to SVT 1. Viewers elsewhere will need to head online.
Here’s when and how you can watch the first semi of Melfest 2021.
Watch Melodfestivalen 2021 online
Semi-final one | Deltävling 1 — 6 February 2021
Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET
Semi-final one of Mello 2021 will be streamed live on SVT Play. It will be available to watch worldwide. It will also remain online for catch-up viewing — but only for the weekend. On Monday, it will go offline until after the fourth semi-final.
The opening heat will see seven acts perform. As always, the semi-final results will be determined solely by the viewing public through a mixture of app and phone votes. There will be a short break in the vote at which point the two lowest acts will be eliminated. Voting will open once more, after which four entries will remain — the top two songs will go direct to the final while the next two will progress to the andra chansen round.
The running order is:
- 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”
Christer Björkman will host all six episodes of Melfest 2021. He will joined by a selection of different co-hosts throughout the series. Eurovision 2004 singer Lena Philipsson will assist him in week one.