The second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021 takes place this Saturday.
Seven more artists will compete, battling for two spots direkt till final. Two other artists will head to Andra Chansen for a second chance to reach the final.
Now, we get our first look at this year’s Eurovision hopefuls in the form of 60-second snippets of their songs.
Melodifestivalen 2021 Semi-Final 2
Click on each act to hear their snippet:
- Anton Ewald – “New Religion”
- Julia Alfrida – “Rich”
- WAHL feat. SAMI – “90-talet”
- Frida Green – “The Silence”
- Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – “Rena rama ding dong”
- Patrik Jean – “Tears Run Dry”
- Dotter – “Little Tot”
Clips from each act’s stage rehearsals follow later tonight. These give us our first impression of how the acts will look on Saturday night. We’ll only see the full performance and hear the full songs during the live show. In the meantime, you can also read our first thoughts of the entries.
Melodifestivalen 2021 Semi-Final 2 Running Order
The second semi-final starts with Anton Ewald. The Melfest veteran last competed in 2014 and finished as high as fourth in 2013. He will be hoping to take “New Religion” to another grand final.
Julia Alfrida sings second, performing “Rich”. This will be her Melodifestivalen debut and she’ll be hoping to make a big impression.
The third song of the night is “90-talet”, sung by WAHL feat. SAMI. They are already in the history books as their song “90-talet” becomes the 1000th Melfest entry.
Frida Green sings fourth, performing “The Silence”. The former finalist on Sweden’s Got Talent will make her Melodifestivalen debut in 2021.
An all-female duet takes the stage next, featuring Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos. Rydberg participated at Melfest 1977 and they bring a wealth of experience to the competition.
Patrik Jean won Melfest 2020 as a songwriter, penning The Mamas’ hit “Move”. He will be hoping to take the trophy as a singer in 2021.
Dotter was within a point of victory last year, with fan favourite entry “Bulletproof”. It’s no surprise that our readers are most excited about her appearance this year. Dotter closes the second semi-final with “Little Tot”.
Photos: Stina Stjernkvist / Sveriges Television / Melodifestivalen 2021
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