Semi-final one of Melodifestivalen 2021 takes place this evening. Seven acts will perform with the hopes of snatching one of the four places that allow them to advance in the competition. If it were up to you, Kadiatou and Nathalie Brydolf would be going away victorious.

The top two of tonight’s semi-final will head direct to the grand final, with the next pair getting passes to Andra Chansen (second chance).

You read the media reviews, listened to the audio snippets and watched the rehearsal clips. We asked you to vote for your favourites and you made your voices heard.

Kadiatou is your favourite to win semi-final 1 of Melodifestivalen 2021

After counting a total of 1,787 votes, we can reveal that Kadiatou and Nathalie Brydolf are your favourites to take the top two spots in the semi-final and go direkt till final.

Kadiatou was your number one pick, earning 480 votes, which is 26.88% of the total. The Swedish star has the honour of being the first contestant to perform and opening this year’s competition. Instead of fading into the back of people’s memories, it seems that Kadiatou has set the bar high for the rest of the competition with her entry “One Touch”.

Following closely behind is Nathalie Brydolf. She received 429 votes (24.01% of the total recorded). Nathalie is bringing the big ballad of the semi-final with her song “Fingerprints”. Her vocals and simple yet effective staging has resonated with viewers so far. She’s going up against a number of big names, but it seems y’all think she has a chance to shine brighter than them all.

Securing your two spots in andra chansen are Jessica Andersson and Paul Rey.

Jessica finished in third place with 277 votes (15.5%). The Swedish star has already been to Eurovision in 2004 as part of the duo Fame, though our readers are not as sure on her chances this year with her sixth solo entry at Melodifestivalen. Nevertheless, there are still a number of you that want to see Jessica perform “Horizon” again in andra chansen (and perhaps the final).

Fourth place goes to Paul Rey. You awarded his sophomore Melfest song “The Missing Piece” 233 votes (13.04%). Paul had to go through andra chansen upon his debut in the contest last year as well, and if it were up to you then he would be heading there again in 2021.

Unfortunately, that means the other three acts would be sent home if the results were up to you.

Danny Saucedo was one of the acts you were most excited for ahead of this year’s Melodifestivalen. However, the clips of his entry “Dandi Dansa” haven’t quite met that pre-contest level of hype yet. Danny could only manage fifth in this poll, picking up 181 votes (10.13%). The Swedish star finished in the top three with each of his previous three Melfest songs, so a non-qualification in 2021 would definitely be a shock result this evening.

Eurovision 1993 group Arvingarna are in sixth position with “Tänker inte alls gå hem”. You awarded the quartet 104 votes (5.82%). This is the group’s sixth participation at Melfest. Despite their claim that they’re “not going to go home at all”, y’all would send them packing if you had control over the results.

And finally, in seventh place are rock band Lillasyster. Their entry “Pretender” only managed to earn 83 votes (4.64%). Rock can be somewhat of a rarity at Melodifestivalen, but sadly Lillasyster haven’t managed to win over many of you to route for them this evening.

Poll results: Who should win semi-final 1 of Melodifestivalen 2021?

  1. Kadiatou – “One Touch” – 26.86%  (480 votes)
  2. Nathalie Brydolf – “Fingerprints” – 24.01%  (429 votes)
  3. Jessica Andersson – “Horizon” – 15.5% (277 votes)
  4. Paul Rey – “The Missing Piece” – 13.04%  (233 votes)
  5. Danny Saucedo – “Dandi dansa” – 10.13%  (181 votes)
  6. Arvingarna – “Tänker inte alls gå hem” – 5.82%  (104 votes)
  7. Lillasyster – “Pretender” – 4.64%  (83 votes)

Total Votes: 1,787

What do you make of the poll results? Do you want to see Kadiatou and Nathalie Brydolf head direkt till final this evening? Let us know in the comments below!

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Featured photos credit: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

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Teddie
Teddie
2 months ago

If this is not the most hilarious poll result then I don’t know what is

Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
Da Euro Neuro Lord and Master
2 months ago

the two girls who won the poll were vocally weak. The three I voted for in this poll were the bottom three in the results, yet two of them qualified and one in second chance.

Christos Papaioannou
Christos Papaioannou
2 months ago

This is the first time in 10 years I’ve been watching Melodifestivalen that two songs in Swedish go DTF in one semifinal! I kinda like that ??

Kim
Kim
2 months ago

Nathalie was amazing…I’m in shock!

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

Dead at these two being eliminated in the first round and Arvingana and Danny going DTF ? thanks wiwibloggers

GrantK
GrantK
2 months ago

Shocking awful results tonight clearly cheese fans voted and no one else! Jessica was ROBBED

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

The 2 are out in the 1st round lol and I couldn’t agree more with Swedes. Very flat

Last edited 2 months ago by Alex
Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t know, I think sweden did Nathalie super wrong. But that’s just me.

This is a first I think though? (Wiwi polls top 2 choices coming 6th and 7th).

Jack
Jack
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree. One Touch could easily have been a strong contender for a top 10 finish in May had she invested more in the performance. She really missed her opportunity.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
2 months ago

Stiff competition in semi 1 but if we go by the trend in prev years its always one debutant and one veteran that gets to DTF. So its either Kadiatou or Natalie will qualify along with Danny/Jessica/Paul/Arvingarna. As for AC it could be anyone..

Last edited 2 months ago by Charli Cheer Up
Hellooooo
Hellooooo
2 months ago

Well, my top 3 would be final+ac so I’m happy

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

I think we’ll have Danny and Kadiatou DTF
And Arvingarna and Paul AC

Maybe Nathalie instead of Paul

Albert
Albert
2 months ago

My prediction:
Danny & Jessica to the final
Kadiatou & Paul or Nathalie to andra chance

I really want Nathalie make it to the final.

Malin
Malin
2 months ago

WE NEED MELLO NOW !! Based on what I have heard and seen so far, I think right now like this-> ( goggle translate, so sorry ) 1 Paul Ray, Better song than last year and he is really one with the song and he sings whith passion. Thinking of Felix Sandman 2018 in the expression and getting some country associations. Nice, authentic and clear to the Final for me. Guess the second chance 2 Brydolf, incredibly nice ballad and nice in the verse. The chorus something I felt was a little too familiar in the live clip. But if… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Malin
Malin
Malin
2 months ago

Då var melloljusstaken på plats och melloaltaret klart. I kväll tänds första ljuset.  Nu lyssnar jag på studio versionerna på repeat. Kanon startfält, dynamiskt. Kanon premiär, så längtar att klirra i champagneglasen vid invigningen av mello 2021 i glittriga utstyrseln och äta lite mellotårta med dottern. SOM VI BEHÖVER MELLO NU!! Utifrån vad jag hittills hört och sett tycker jag just nu såhär-> 1 Paul Ray, Bättre låt än sist och han är verkligen ett med låten och har enorm känsla. Tänker på Felix Sandman 2018 i uttrycket och får lite country associationer. Snyggt, äkta och solklar till Final för mig. Gissar… Read more »

Teddy
Teddy
2 months ago

One of those two is going to be left in the semi if not both. I don’t see Arvingarna, Danny Saucedo and Paul not going through to at least the top 5

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddy

Agreed in the cases of Arvingarna and Danny. I do not dislike those songs (and I especially enjoyed the preview of Nathalie’s) but I have a hunch one of the two may not make it through to at least AC. I have a hunch Paul Rey could fall sixth.

I think this is one of those semi’s where our taste vs Sweden’s may not line up. Regardless I do sort of enjoy how up in the air this could be!

Rich
Rich
2 months ago

Y’all are gonna be big mad when Arvingarna goes to Andra Chansen.

Tom
Tom
2 months ago
Reply to  Rich

No, they will stay in semi omg

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

Even if some of the songs haven’t lived up to the hype, I’m still looking forward to semi final one!

Also, do they still release the ‘longer’ previews of the songs (ie 2 minute ones) the day of the show or did SVT stop doing that?

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
2 months ago

One of the groups is definitely going to be at least in Andra Chances, the Swedes like the campy bands.

Malin
Malin
2 months ago

I think we need songs that make us happy right now. I thing Arvingarna and Danny will go to Final. Nobody think about ESC. The will vote for the songs they like.