Preparations for the second 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 two. 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 Anton Ewald, Julia Alfrida, WAHL feat. SAMI, Frida Green, Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos, Patrik Jean and Dotter 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 2 rehearsal clips

Click on the song titles to watch the rehearsal clips:

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.

Our video will be going live around 23:30 GMT

Today’s rehearsal

Anton Ewald

Julia Alfrida

WAHL feat. SAMI

Frida Green

Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos

Patrik Jean

Dotter

Photos: Stina Stjernkvist / Sveriges Television / Melodifestivalen 2021

What do you think of these Melodifesitvalen 2021 semi-final 2 rehearsal clips? Which performance are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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Friedenau
Friedenau
4 months ago

Dotter and Anton look the most promising acts to me.

Kris
Kris
4 months ago

Le Kadiatou disagrees

Robert
Robert
4 months ago

I’m sorry but people are focusing too hard on Dotter for this semi.. Patrik Jean is the 1 to watch here and possibly in the final too..

Grft
Grft
4 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Patrik’s song is … zZzZ

Robert
Robert
4 months ago
Reply to  Grft

In what way? It has emotion and depth.. No bland pop here

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
4 months ago

Dotter’s song is really good. A contender for the ticket to ESC 2021.

Mariko
Mariko
4 months ago

Dotter’s staging is way too dark, I’m not sure if the swedish public will be into it.

Lesbi honest
Lesbi honest
4 months ago
Reply to  Mariko

Well they were pretty into Loreen’s Euphoria.

Ding dong
Ding dong
4 months ago
Reply to  Lesbi honest

The only dark thing with Euphoria was the lighting. Statements was dark..

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Dotter looks spectacular and the songs feels great. Good uplifting message. I hope it’s her year ?

Lesbi honest
Lesbi honest
4 months ago

Even if it’s just a snippet, Dotter’s song has already become an earworm for me – and a good one! I’m really liking what I’m hearing so far and can’t wait to hear the full thing tomorrow.

Lesbi honest
Lesbi honest
4 months ago
Reply to  Lesbi honest

Also to add: even though I never had any issues with her song title to begin with, I now think it fits incredibly well with the rest of the lyrics and the message to little children that they don’t have to follow in the adults’ footsteps. It’s like she’s soothing a worried child and I really like that.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

Even though I don’t really feel the song, you have to admit that the way they have presented and styled Dotter over the last two years has been fantastic. She looks like a star here.
She could really Bengtsson/Ingrosso this and win the whole thing through sheer polish alone. It’s that professionally done.
Nobody does this sort of thing as good as Sweden. Nobody.

ddd
ddd
4 months ago

Dotter looks like she can win it all. Don’t think Anton sang a word of that song live.

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

Also can we appreciate Dotter’s vocals? She has never sounded this good. When you compare to the live version of « Cry », wow!

Jago
Jago
4 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Always great vocals!

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Minus votes for praising a voice, thats just wow..

Ding dong
Ding dong
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Maybe it’s because some people just liked cry and didn’t think she’s a bad singer

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

Kudos to Anton who managers to stop his lips from moving to give the sexy smile at the camera as his voice still seems to be singing…a amazing dancer and an even better ventriloquist

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
4 months ago

Why do I feel we’re gonna hear as much of Anton’s vocals as we hear from The Pussycat Backup Dancer Dolls? I hope he was just messing around.

Luca
Luca
4 months ago

Why Anton is lip-syncing?!

Loin dici
4 months ago

What the actual heck is Patrik Jean’s staging!?

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  Loin dici

It’s great, that’s what

Robert
Robert
4 months ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Are you serious..?!? It’s amazing

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

Yep, better than last week. Danny who!
Dotter looks like she feels her song and means business. The Evas gave us a good laugh, Anton looks slicked and jacked as hell, Paul Rey is really great. And 90-talet looks and sounds more like 80-talet! A good semi overall.
Based on snippets Dotter should DQ with flying colours,, joined by Anton. AC Paul Rey and maybe Frida despite the outfit..

Kris
Kris
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Paul rey is already in Andra chansen

Bob
Bob
4 months ago

I find Dotter’s comeback to be weak. After last year I expected a stronger song. It’s still one of the better in the semi though so it should have no problem going through. But Bulletproof is miles ahead from what I can tell.
Patrik Jean should have no trouble qualifying. After that it’s anyones game. I wouldn’t be surprised if Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos go through to AC on charm alone. It’s the only happy party song in the semi.

Poju90
Poju90
4 months ago

I agree.

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago

Dotter sounds the best she’s ever been but she doesn’t have the X factor staging she usually does?

Jago
Jago
4 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

We only saw 30 s of the performance yet….

Josh
Josh
4 months ago

I think there are three clear standouts that will go DtF and/or AC…Dotter, Anton Ewald, and Patrick Jean. That last AC spot is anyone’s guess at this point. I can make the case for any song to move forward.

Matias
Matias
4 months ago

Sad that Croatia decides already on friday, the winner won’t have any chance on publicity since we in Sweden are once again serving and the eyes are on Melodifestivalen! Their songs don’t stand a chance agains Sweden :/

Olympic
4 months ago
Reply to  Matias

Gurl please – I always hate on Croatia, but at least 3 of their songs are better than all the basic pop trash you’ve served since 2017 (excluding the Mamas). I’m waiting for semi-final 4

samoylover
samoylover
4 months ago
Reply to  Olympic

excluding the Mamas? Move is literally the same thing they’ve sent in 2019 (and same artists…)

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Matias

I’m ashamed to be a swede when reading this comment.

Sean
Sean
4 months ago
Reply to  Matias

On the contrary, I think Dora this year has really surprised with its strength! I’m sure plenty of eyes will be on it, mine certainly will. Sweden can wait a little longer, haha!

Henry
Henry
4 months ago
Reply to  Matias

Mmmm, i think Matias only wrote this to troll us here and grab the attention he desperately needs so badly! Well Matias it worked!

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago

mello is already better than last year, it took a global pandemic to make the stagings more creative

Lesbi honest
Lesbi honest
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Wow the comment downvoters are really passionate about Sweden this year

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  Lesbi honest

the toxicity in this site is real

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
4 months ago

Who in hell committed the crime of being the stylist of Frida Green… she looks like a watermelon on the field

Stef
Stef
4 months ago

Awful dress indeed!

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

A watermelon ahahahsbw please …. (it’s funny cause it’s true)

euroboy
euroboy
4 months ago

I like Dotter’s entry. It’s different yet so emotional as her previous one. She looks like she feels it, and the message is strong and clever. I can emotionally connect with the song

Last edited 4 months ago by euroboy
Erik
Erik
4 months ago
Reply to  euroboy

Would have been so awesome if she did a Beyonce in the end and just dropped the mic an rubbed her belly hahaha

Downstairs
Downstairs
4 months ago
Reply to  Erik

She goes down in the end! I have just seen all of the rehearsel. As many of you says, Dotter feels much more happy and secure this times. I feel winnervibes alot! Great beat, great vocals! I actually find “Little Tot stronger than “Bulletproof” and I loved that song. 😀

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago

I legit enjoy ALL the entries!
Based off the rehearsal clips and the minute-long snippets, my predictions:

DtF: Dotter and Anton Ewald

BUT what I personally want (for now):
DtF: Dotter and Julia Alfrida

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

For what it’s worth, I think (and would like to see) Patrick Jean goes to AC. He’s a great performer!

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

The staging of tears run dry is so OTT

Dimitris
Dimitris
4 months ago

I think that this semi final will be a chaos for the 2 Andra Chansen spots between 4 songs (numbers 3-6 below)! My full prediction is: DTF 1.Dotter – The best song in the semi. 2.Anton Ewald – Not my cup of tea but I can see that the song is quite interesting and also Anton has a big fanbase in Sweden. I believe that there should have been better camera shots for such an act. Andra Chansen 3.Patrik Jean – The song is good, the staging is ok. It has chances of making it to Andra Chansen, but I… Read more »

NICK79
NICK79
4 months ago

Anton Ewald and Patrik Jean to the final. Sami and Wahl and Dotter to andra chansen.

Lena
Lena
4 months ago

dotter !

Lills
Lills
4 months ago

A lot of people seem to have forgotten that the video clip of Bulletproof that was released around this time last year didn’t show AT ALL the final product on TV. To be honest it was pretty bad first. It was like two different performances in the end! I already like Dotter but I will wait until saturday to judge!!!

Jago
Jago
4 months ago
Reply to  Lills

EXACTLY!!!

Belle
Belle
4 months ago

OMG!!!!!!! Dotter looks AMAZING! This looks so good!

Downstairs
Downstairs
4 months ago
Reply to  Belle

You are absolutely right Belle, its AMAZING! 🙂

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
4 months ago

Dotter’s song is so done to death, it sounds like 10000 other songs that have been released in the past 3 years. There’s nothing exciting, impressive or fresh about it.

The only one that really stands out, musically and vocally, is Julia Alfrida, who should be very proud of her debut. WAHL & SAMI aren’t bad, either.

Albert
Albert
4 months ago

Really?, Julia’s song it’s the typical song that you can hear in the radio right now

GrantK
GrantK
4 months ago

Dotters song sounds very promising!

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 months ago

Dotter looks and sounds amazing, but I do admit that I don’t want a performance with just some lights and dancers, and I hope that isn’t the case, still my winner so far out of all heats with Paul Rey being the second and Danny the third. Anton is serving as well, I don’t like Frida’s dress and staging tho + she doesn’t sound powerful enough to qualify… Julia, the hip-hop band and the lovely older ladies are obvious NQs, but still good in their own way, and Patrik actually has the best staging, while the song is a bit… Read more »

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Erasmus

No gimmicks for Dotter this year. Just dance.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I mean I’m not asking for a gimmick, just something more than dance hahah

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago

These stagings are amazing!

My prediction:
Direkt till final: Dotter & Patrik Jean

Andra chansen: Anton Ewald & Eva and Ewa

Last edited 4 months ago by Frisian esc
EuroNerd
EuroNerd
4 months ago

Dotter and Anton!! that’s it
Also Eva & Ewa are iconic

Donkey
Donkey
4 months ago

Hmm I hope dotter’s performance improves throughout the song because it feels quite empty atm.

Sale
Sale
4 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

??

Sale
Sale
4 months ago

Wow dotter is soo good live, cant wait for the full version

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Sale

From Cry to this, I feel like we’ve seen so much growth from Dotter. I love seeing that in artists.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

I’m VERY impressed with ALL snippets! This semi looks GOOD!

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Same!! I’m really looking forward to saturday!

Downstairs
Downstairs
4 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

All songs have something special this week! Its only Dotter who can feel safe, and probably also Anton. 😀 Just watched all of the performances.

McRoro
McRoro
4 months ago

Dotter looks so good and the camera angles are amazing! Props to the dancers aswell for dancing with their masks 🙂
I also loved Eva and Ewa! They look like they’re having so much fun and that fully has my heart!

Anna
Anna
4 months ago
Reply to  McRoro

Wish Katya could join the Evas

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  McRoro

Eva and Ewa are great! Dotter is a goddess.