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This Saturday, seven acts will compete at semi-final two of Melodifestivalen 2021. And today, media is getting a first listen to the studio versions of the competing tracks. Join us as we bring you our first reactions to the seven competing entries in semi-final two.

Seven acts will compete in the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021. Two acts will go directly to the grand final, while another two will get another shot in the andra chansen round. Fans will get their first listen of the semi-final one entries when 60-second snippets of the songs are released on Thursday.

Melodifestivalen 2021: Semi-final 2 first reactions

Anton Ewald – “New Religion”

Sample lyric: “Ain’t got no time for no silence / The sound of your voice is my guidance”

The song starts off with a big drum intro, a little like Eric Saade’s “Popular”. “New Religion” is a modern R&B track — a bit in the style of The Weeknd but without his edginess. There’s also a bit of Michael Jackson in there too. It’s as good as anything Anton Ewald has done at Melfest before, but it doesn’t quite stand out as anything truly remarkable. The song seems to lose energy a little as it goes on, but there is big potential for this to be remedied with the staging. (Robyn)

At the very first listening to “New Religion”, I wasn’t that impressed, to be honest. This is the kind of song that will rely on a cool and memorable stage performance in order to attract the audience. It is obvious that the song is written to be performed on a stage with an impressive dance show, but the song itself is weak. In other words, it is not a version 2.0 of “Begging”. I am sure Anton Ewald will treat us with an advanced stage performance and a lot of cool dance moves, but it is not a song I would play on Spotify. (Tobias)

Julia Alfrida – “Rich”

Sample lyric: “We could be rich like that / They can take our money / But never steal our heart”

Lyrically, “Rich” is full of references to Lorde, musically it’s a modern pop-R&B track with a few hip hop references. The chorus is especially good and it’s one thing that’s really stuck with me. It does get a bit repetitive after about two minutes, like the songwriters ran out of ideas. It’s a really good Melfest debut though! (Robyn)

A real sleeping pill. I don’t remember the song at all. The only memorable part of the song is Julia singing “Rich like that” over 20 times! For a song that is only three minutes long, this is way too repetitive. I think this song will fade the most of all the competing acts in semi-final two. I am both pensive and curious to see what Julia Alfrida will bring on to the stage. A memorable stage performance is her only salvation. (Tobias)

WAHL feat. SAMI – “90-talet” (The ’90s)

Sample lyric: “Ja jag vet det låter galet / Ge mig tillbaks 90-talet / För jag minns när vi dansa natten lång”
(“Yes, I know it sounds crazy / Give me back the ’90s / ‘Cause I remember when we danced all night long”)

This is a Swedish-language rap about pop culture from the 1990s. Oddly, the musical style is more middle-of-the-road 80s synth-pop. (I can tell you 100% that in the actual ’90s this style of music was about as uncool as it was possible to be!) It could appeal to those who miss the ’90s (or the idea of the ’90s). As a Swedish language rap, it’s not quite as catchy or accessible as last year’s “Vem e som oss” so it will have less appeal to viewers outside of Sweden. (Robyn)

WAHL and SAMI sing a song about the ’90s. It is a happy and energetic hip-hop song in Swedish that portrays the events of the ’90s in a humorous way. It will attract the younger audience watching the show for sure, but this is not really my cup of tea. (Tobias)

Frida Green – “The Silence”

Sample lyric: “But little by little, life will work its magic / And when the clouds finally part, they part just for you”

Frida is one of the best vocalists of this semi-final. “The Silence” is essentially a country song but with hip hop beats — and that combo works really well (think Timbaland feat. OneRepublic’s “Apologize” for a similar combo). The song’s melody does unexpected things and leads up to a satisfyingly big note with gospel-ish backing vocals. All going well, it should be even stronger live. (Robyn)

Frida Green perform “The Silence”, but believe me there’s nothing that can make her voice be silent! Maybe one of this week’s strongest voices. The song is written by, among others, Anna Bergendahl and it is easy to tell by listening to the song. “The Silence” is a beautiful ballad with elements of country (Hello Anna!). (Tobias)

Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – “Rena rama ding dong”

Sample lyric: “Kom och joddla en gång / Vilken härlig dag med glädje”
(“Come and yodel once / What a wonderful day with joy”)

Category is: Nice grannies serving “song and dance for the grandkids” realness. “Rena rama ding dong” is family-friendly fun. This entry does not have ambitions of winning Eurovision. It’s just there to put a smile on your face and maybe get you having a jig about in your living room/bedroom/wherever-you’re-watching. And of course, there is a key change. (Robyn)

“Rena rama ding dong” is a humorous song and I can imagine these two ladies will treat us with an entertaining stage performance. I find it hard to see which age group that will vote for Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos, but it feels like a song my grandparents would enjoy listening to a lot. The chorus is easy to remember and ding dong is repeated frequently. (Tobias)

Patrik Jean – “Tears Run Dry”

Sample lyric: “Maybe we’re bad at goodbye or just in denial / We’re gonna dance ’til our tears run dry”

“Tear Run Dry” is an electro-pop break-up ballad. It’s good but it just feels like there was something missing, like it didn’t quite do everything it should have done. It might benefit from its late place in the running order, or it might get overshadowed by being followed by one of the stronger songs in this semi. (Robyn)

Surprisingly, I have to say that this is probably the song that I like the best of all seven entries in semi-final two. Patrik Jean co-wrote “Move” for The Mama last year and I kind of get similar vibes every here and there throughout the song. When I listen to “Tears Run Dry” I also get John Lundvik vibes. If no one would have told me it was Patrik Jean’s voice I would have guessed it was John Lundvik! But you know what, I like this! It is a modern and catchy song that has a special sound effect in the chorus, which becomes memorable. He can be a big surprise on Saturday. (Tobias)

Dotter – “Little Tot”

Sample lyric: “Little tot, when you grow up / Sort out what’s right / You don’t wanna be like us”

“Little Tot” is not as poppy and accessible as Dotter’s 2020 entry “Bulletproof”. It’s more an electro-pop track, edgier, sometimes venturing into deep house vibes (!!!). Dotter’s vocals are excellent and y’all know she can deliver live. The chorus is especially strong, but it’s followed by a surprisingly weak post-chorus — but it might be better live, as a breathing space. The song title is still terrible, but fortunately it’s really the only bad thing about the song and it doesn’t dominate the lyrics. As one of the more livelier entries of semi 2, “Little Tot” is an obvious closer to the show and it will surely find its way to the grand final. (Robyn)

This is interesting! In the very first listening of “Little Tot” I made the huge mistake to automatically compare it to “Bulletproof”, which made me very disappointed. For those of you who are expecting version 2.0 of “Bulletproof” you will get disappointed, just like me. But — and there’s a big BUT — the second time I listened to “Little Tot” I stopped comparing it to “Bulletproof” and just embraced the song itself, and I think this is a grower! Dotter serves a dark, uptempo song and “Little Tot” can be described as an adult version of a lullaby. The lyrics in the chorus read “Little tot, when you grow up, sort out what’s right / You do not wanna be like us”. However, the chorus does not really stand out and is not as strong as “Bulletproof” was, but there is something in the song that makes it interesting. If Dotter can deliver a unique stage performance as last year, this can be good! (Tobias)

What do you think? Which songs are you excited to hear on Saturday? Which entries do you think have the best shot of making it to the grand final? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago

Previews are up. How early I really quite enjoyed most of the songs! And Dotter’s sounds very promising. Will save a longer opinion once the main article goes up here.

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
4 months ago

I’ve read the lyrics of all the English songs of this semi on the Eurovisionworld website and based solely of lyrics, Anton Ewald will win this semi. The lyrics of all the other English songs are generic and easy to come up with, especially the lyrics of Julia Alfria’s song.

Last edited 4 months ago by GiornoGiovanna
Anna
Anna
4 months ago

The thing is that we ALL know that we will get really disappointed with Dotters song, and I mean it, but my hopes are more that she at least have the best song in this semifinal…what happens after that, I do not really care…we all have too high expectations on her so it will fall flat even if she has a good song… it is like that with everything in life, if you have expectations from the beginning it will always fall flat because your mind can not grasp the fact that something turn out different from what you expected.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna

Disappointed? Only if we expect it to sound similar to Bulletproof then yes. Which apparantly many eurofans wants it to sound as. But she is versatile, she will have different sounds every time. We should judge based on what the new song sounds like, not on how well it compares to Bulletproof. Which again I fear many will do..

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Previous are up! Just gonna say it here. Am not disappointed, I love what I hear! 😉

Tim
Tim
4 months ago

I’m really excited for Frida, i think she could be a dark horse this year.

Lucas
4 months ago

I’m even more hype by Dotter since I said “deep house vibes”

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
4 months ago

These sneak peak comments mean nothing to me. I want to listen to the songs for myself to form my own opinion.

Gurlblossum
Gurlblossum
4 months ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

PERIODTT

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

I hope Dotter actually has a song to justify the comments section on this site. Like seriously, she hasn’t even released her song yet and comments that say, “OMG. Dotter has to win.” are getting 30 upvotes….before we’ve heard a single thing!
I prefer to wait to listen to a song before picking a winner in a song contest. 😉

GiornoGiovanna
GiornoGiovanna
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Indeed, based of her song’s lyrics, it won’t be that great tho, but I am going to wait with making an opinion till the song is released.

Loin dici
Loin dici
4 months ago

Don’t worry, we still have DORA this Saturday.

sami
sami
4 months ago

Nnn the way y’all hyped Dutter like she is one of this generation best songwriter when both of her Mello entry is a copypaste of Julia Michaels’ Issues and some Sia’s album track. But hey, that’s Melodifestivalen for you

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  sami

what does ‘Nnn’ mean?

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  sami

And who is Sia a copy of? Or Michaels?
That genre is common now, it’s not like they have exclusive right to it..

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago

Is Little Tot an upbeat song or just an uptempo-ballad then? Sounds like its Cry 2.0 since you guys mentioned that its a ‘lullaby’ and all, well I hope the staging will be good on the same level as Bulletproof. Frida Green and Anton Ewald’s songs already sounds promising and might be a DTF or AC.

Last edited 4 months ago by Charli Cheer Up
Sam
Sam
4 months ago

If dotter’s song is anything like Cry then its a no for me, people were claiming it would win melfest that year and as predicted it crashed out in its semi :/

Mr.Cigala
Mr.Cigala
4 months ago
Reply to  Sam

That one was a very good song though.

sami
sami
4 months ago
Reply to  Mr.Cigala

Listen to first version of that song, Julia Michaels – Issue

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
4 months ago

I don’t want to be mean (and i don’t care if i am), but it’s kind of stupid to think that “Little Dot” was going to be a “Bulletproof 2.0”. Or indeed that any song was going to be the “2.0 version” of what any artist have done before. Every song has it’s own identity… i just hope the best win, whoever is

PP77
PP77
4 months ago

Can Dotter win , with this song.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  PP77

Some people think she can win.

Mr.Cigala
Mr.Cigala
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

SHE WILL!

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Mr.Cigala

Well, according to some people that actually heard the song she will be a contender for the win based on the song alone. But we all know that the performance is equally important. And the song can’t be too complicated and too dark. I remember Loreen’s Statements.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago

I think ppl are just expecting it to have the same level of staging as Danny’s since Dotter is also a Melfest veteran. Not in relation to the style of the song since I know for a fact that Dotter isn’t a dance-artist to begin with.

SHAUUNZERS
SHAUUNZERS
4 months ago

If Dandi Dansa pulls off a win, Sweden may need to get ready for 21st place at Eurovision.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  SHAUUNZERS

I think people don’t find the song good enough.

Periodism
Periodism
4 months ago

Lol you really wanted a Bulletproof 2.0? Sorry to tell you but artists can be versatile, they don’t have to follow the same recipe every damn year.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago
Reply to  Periodism

I agree with this sentiment…but the reality is most fans love all the returning artists and what they want is to have the same feelings as their previous songs gave them…so The Roop and Dady can’t steer to far from their songs from last year…I still feel more than half of the appeal of last year’s Bulletproof was the staging…I love the song…but I always will associate it with the story they were able to do with the lighting and camera work…it was the perfect package for that song…if she had just sang that song into the microphone, it would… Read more »

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

I agree Jake. The song is fantastic but I think the staging is what truly ‘made’ the performance of Bulletproof appealing. I remember that Dotter wasn’t even expected to get to AC before the live shows (many comments here expressed disappointment with the song from the preview clip as well). Once the live show happened, she shot up to first place with the bookies.

Anna
Anna
4 months ago

Well just watched a clip on Aftonbladet (biggest news tabloid in Sweden) where they more or less said that the only song worth voting for on Saturday is Dotter, the rest would have not even gone through if they were in the first weeks semi..
Here is a link if you don’t believe me:
https://bloggar.aftonbladet.se/schlagerbloggen/2021/02/markus-larsson-en-jammerdal/
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Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna

Thanks for sharing Anna! I will have to have a more careful listen this evening. A bit surprising there is so much ambivalence towards the other entries but I am happy they are bit more optimistic towards Dotter.

On a completely unrelated note, is there a specific reason why that guy always wears his cap that way? I’m from Canada and I must say I haven’t seen anyone sport a baseball cap quite like that since the mid 90s. Not hating, just genuinely curious if it is making some kind of comeback in Sweden 😛

Anna
Anna
4 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Well he did say Anton is so so, as long as he lets his feet speak and not sing that much haha

For your question about the hat, I don’t think there is a reason for the hat. He usually wears that BOY hat, it is a bit of his trademark, don’t know why really but if he feels it works for him I guess i will not be the one that complains…

Last edited 4 months ago by Anna
Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna

I see. Well, whatever floats his boat, as we say.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Anna

To be fair though, it’s markus Larsson. It’s his thing to say every entry sucks except one.He does it every year. We get a laugh reading his texts.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

i already know dotter will serve, she’s an excellent songwriter. bulletproof was good but very sia’d, this one will be closer to her other releases i guess.

Last edited 4 months ago by Polegend Godgarina
aden
aden
4 months ago

It would be a huge surprise and exciting if Dotter and Mamas would wait for the final votes again this year

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

I think Patrik Jean could be a under-dog! Sounds very exciting!

Luca
Luca
4 months ago

When will the songs be available for the public??

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago
Reply to  Luca

Tomorrow the snippets will be available in the website of Swedish television (SVT)

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

Tomorrow can’t come soon enough! Haha

Linus
Linus
4 months ago

1. Swedes have a hard time getting art songs without a melody like Loreen with statements. Its to dark for the average swede. Yeah i know its kind of silly but as a swede i know its true. 2. Just hearing the opinions for now i think it Will be Dotter and Frida Green for the final. Anton Ewald and Ewa Rydberg/Ewa Roos to A.C

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Linus

Well, Loreen won woth “Euphoria” which was dark and dramatic. And last year Dotter almost win with dark. I think the songs have to be “commerically” dark to work, not just dark and artistic. Dotter had dark but also something we could understand. Same with Euphoria. It was dark, dramatic and artistic but also top commercial. It works if you mix it out..

Linus
Linus
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

yeah but they had a MELODY, Statements did not so i think thats why it failed

Gavin
Gavin
4 months ago
Reply to  Linus

Statements grew on me. I think it’s an amazing song. It’s in its own league.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

Why are you all on about “Statements’ as if that was proof of not liking drama?
First off, Statements was never a winning candidate, only eurofans who wanted her. Second of all, accesability. Dotter is dark yes but she is also easy to acces and “get “. Who apart from Loreen understood Statements?
Third, Loreen already won with a dark dramatic song once that was both artistic and easy to get. Statements was just pretentious and dark. Can that be said about Dotter?

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I swear, y’all Swedes come on here and just defend your country’s choices beyond reason. Like it’s fine to be defensive about your country but you literally defend every single questionable choice made by Sweden no matter what. Like, for example, you (or someone else from Sweden, I can’t quite remember) were getting mad at people who were upset that Kadiatou and/or Nathalie didn’t qualify and saying that they didn’t qualify because of ‘insert criticism here’. And this wouldn’t be bad normally, but I know for a fact if they did qualify you would change your tune real quick, and… Read more »

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Huh?Kadiatou or Nathalie didnt qualify because they werent good enough, simple as. Why eurofans cant see that I dont know.
I am also responding to people saying we dont like dark dramatic songs. We do which why Loreen won with Euphoria. But it needs to be understood and get it which we didnt get with Statements. Dotter however will do fine because we get it

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I’m aware you think they weren’t good enough. But, say they did qualify in an alternate universe. You wouldn’t be saying that now, you’d be saying they deserved to qualify, and anybody who disagrees is anti-Sweden. That’s what my point is. Also, imagine thinking euphoria is dark, smh.

Reverb
Reverb
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

you should learn to start your sentences using phrases like “I think” and “in my opinion”

Sale
Sale
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Are you 5 or something? Not everything your country does in Melfest means it was good or the best option, your country can get it and got it wrong many times also as many other countries with NF… chille

Ugnius
Ugnius
4 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Kadiatou couldn’t sing live. Loreen’s Statements basically had no melody. I know I will also get downvoted, but these are pure facts. (And I am not even Swede)

Dimos
Dimos
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Actually, back in 2018, when Dotter was competing with “Cry” (which I very much fear “Little Tot” could be sounding like, I wouldn’t like that), I felt like she was not accessible at all. I didn’t know much about her, she was absent from the participants’ presentation in November and with the straight hair and the dark staging she was giving me a very inaccessible vibe. Of course I completely changed my mind last year seeing how humble she is. Bulletproof made me get to know her better and her whole attitude/reaction to doing so well was very heartwarming. I… Read more »

Erik
Erik
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I remeber several times as a kid when my real favourite of all the songs didn’t qualify. Like when Pain of Salvations Road salt didn’t qualify in 2010. As a Swede I still watch our national final and try to look for potential elsewhere. I don’t remember a result that struck me like that. But I remember Loreen making 0 impression on me in the semis and by the time she performed in the ESC finals the performance gave me goosebumps. Maybe the general swedish opinion changes over time. Winning has a really high status in the eye of the… Read more »

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

I am really curious to see the odds for this one. As nothing really stands out, I guess the winning chance would be uniform across the 8, and then the one that has the better stage show and/or live performance will snatch the ticket to Rotterdam.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

So it’s Dotter pretty much…

Rob
Rob
4 months ago

I want Dotter to win it all pleaseeee!!!

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
4 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Without heard the song ????

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
4 months ago
Reply to  Rob

We haven’t even heard the song Rob… you’re clearly saying that cause she’s a redhead white woman

MollieLouise
MollieLouise
4 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Or maybe simply because he is a fan of Dotter? No sexism needed pls lol

Rob
Rob
4 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Of course no.. i definitely did not say it because of dotters appearance!

I was just a huge fan of “cry” and “bulletproof” and both of these songs were my #1.. also, i really like all dotters songs and generaly dotter as an artist. I would love to see her in eurovision!

Maxim
Maxim
4 months ago

I was very much looking forward to Dotter’s song and I really want her to win, but it seems that this will be unlikely based on the two reviews from Wiwibloggs. I don’t have a good feeling.

Last year, her song was not received very well either by critics, but this surprised me a lot, because when I started listening to “Bulletproof”, I had it on repeat … Such an amazing song …

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

I’m sure Dotter will bring the stage show like Danny last week and save whatever the song’s shortcomings are. Last year the press was also ambivalent about Bulletproof but then, the stage show…I bet Jean Baptiste is bringing her something memorable.

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago

While I am certainly VERY excited to hear Dotter’s song, I am also curious to hear Patrik Jean’s. I really enjoy his music and it sounds like he should be able to get through A/C, based on the early reviews. Frida sounds like she has something awesome to bring and I am also surprisingly curious to hear Eva and Ewa’s song.

AMonsterLikeMe
AMonsterLikeMe
4 months ago

Based on what I read about “Little tot” it totally seems like an incoming robbery. Sweden hates art and women have a hard time in Melodifestivalen unless their songs are generic enough or they do a killer staging. It would be hillarious if Anton Ewald and Patrik Jean went dtf, but I could definitely see this coming. I’m wishing her the best though and hope this time is an exception.

Grft
Grft
4 months ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

« Or they do a killer staging » it’s Dotter, she will 🙂 but I agree that Swedes have a hard time voting for edgy songs (and for women…). I hope they won’t rob her!

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

We dont hate women, they just didnt have anything memorable or anything that stood out. Only generic songs. Dotter should be different however..

AMonsterLikeMe
AMonsterLikeMe
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Yup, nostalgic schlager daddies singing a different version of the same song for 20 years is indeed memorable, unforgettable and non-generic. I guess Anton Hangman beating Loreen or Bishara almost winning in 2019 was all about their originality, talent and quality.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

No but at least it wasnt pretentious. And he had a catchy song. And we got it unlike Statements which no one except for Loreen got. And she already won.

AMonsterLikeMe
AMonsterLikeMe
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

First you blame artists for not standing out, then you turn at Loreen who had one of the most unique and daring entries in the contest and say you don’t “get” it lol. You’re wrong. Almost everyone in the international community got it and actually a lot of Swedes did too, it’s just the majority of Swedish viewers didn’t because they only “get” generic songs about nothing usually performed by a cute guy or a band of cute guys. Sweden does what Sweden wants and I would have no problem with them overrating tacky radio-friendly songs and generic male performers… Read more »

Erik
Erik
4 months ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

Of course we’re biased, everyone are. And the bias against women in music is terrible. Either the song is too artsy or the song is too generic. The women also cannot have a star quality or anything. They usually need a perfect pitch, a cutting edge performance etc. We also judge female acts differently. A female rock band would be judged by their gender. The truth is rock does not do well in the Swedish competition in general. This year is an exception, but one female Rockband would be extremely judged and represent a whole gender. Even the acts that… Read more »

Sandra
Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

Statements was so bad! I loved Euphoria and a lot of Loreen’s other songs but Statements was bad. Really bad. So, no, it got no votes from me. It was too artsy, too dark and the handbag-thing was based on a true story of a woman who hit some neonazis with her handbag and got a lot of attention afterwards. But she didn’t want the attention and didn’t appreciate it at all! As I understand it it ruined her life and she took her own life 3 years later. I don’t know the whole story but it felt wrong for… Read more »

Sandra
Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  AMonsterLikeMe

Arvingarna brought happiness and party and warmth. Yes, it sounded like basically everything they have done before. But, happiness will get you far in Melfest. Specially after a year like 2020. Their song was about staying out all night long and not wanting to go home. Something most of us are longing for!

Douze points
Douze points
4 months ago

In other words, no winner of Melodifestivalen or any serious Eurovision contender in this semi.
Wait, what am I talking about? Like they had any good Eurovision performance over the last few years.

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

I have no doubt about Dotter. Last year I remember the first reviews of Bulletproof were really bad (« a weak song », « too much of a Sia song »). So if people actually find the song interesting at first listen, well it surely means it will be excellent live lol.
Also, the fact that everybody is saying that the song title is bad is actually really fun. Cause it shows we are talking about it and it is something we remember easily 🙂

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Grft

This 100%. I vividly remember how underwhelmed the press was by Bulletproof before the live show. Even Dotter herself seemed genuinely surprised she got higher than 5th place.

That said, and as indicated by Robyn and Tobias, this song appears to be quite different from Dotter’s entry last year. As a Dotter fan I love practically all of her songs. The question remains if Sweden will. I certainly hope so 🙂

Grft
Grft
4 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Same. I love her edgier songs, I’m glad she’s not going for a Bulletproof 2.0. I can’t wait to listen to it now!

Last edited 4 months ago by Grft
Sale
Sale
4 months ago

Wow that sounds promising

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

Oh no….I loved Statements and it was my 2017 Melfest winner but we all know how the Swedish public responded to it……..here’s hoping Dotter gets different treatment.

Reverb
Reverb
4 months ago

statements was a bit no church in the wild though . . .

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

So a « Bold » song huh? I can’t wait to listen to it, that’s what I would want when all the Melfest songs tend to sound a bit generic (but of very good quality most of the time). I hope Swedes will be more receptive than for Statements though, and that the staging will not be too hard to understand for viewers. But I trust Dotter, she showed us that she can to be artsy and « easy to get » at the same time (with Bulletproof) 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

i don’t think the rest of dotter’s discography can be compared to another mainstream artist. “issues” was julia michaels’d and “bulletproof” was sia’d, but that was just her trying to be mainstream for melfest. i guess she learned being her true self is the wiser choice.

Talentina Monetta
Talentina Monetta
4 months ago

#Dotterdam2021

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Hoo Hoo a hair flips haha

Lorenzo Celli
Lorenzo Celli
4 months ago

I can’t wait for Dotter. She has that kind of sparkle which makes her stand out

Max
Max
4 months ago

I’m really excited for Dotter, I absolutely adored bulletproof and cry so bring it on little tot! I’ll sure as hell support you!

We also know that her staging is always on POINT so I’m not worried in the slightest

Last edited 4 months ago by Max
Sandra
Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  Max

Not always on point. Cry’s staging was too dark and she didn’t connect at all with the audience. But hopefully she knows better now. Bulletproof was amazing!

Sebastian
Sebastian
4 months ago

Why are people complaining about the song title? It’s personal for her, I just don’t get it

Jack
Jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Sebastian

I like it! It’s a unique song title and will stand out. Bulletproof was more of a generic song title which people kept comparing to Sia last year…

Campbell Grace
Campbell Grace
4 months ago
Reply to  Sebastian

Couldn’t agree more, in fact I think the song title is unique and I have a feeling it’ll be memorable once the song is released.

Sandra
Sandra
4 months ago
Reply to  Sebastian

Because it sounds so funny when she sings it! I dont hear Little Tot, I hear Little Todd. But daughter hears Little Toad. Other hear Little Dod.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

I’m so excited for Dotter. even though I love Bulletproof, I really loved Cry, which was more avant-garde, so if Little Tot is also edgier then I am SO ready for it.