Dotter Little Tot Melodifestivalen 2021

Dotter was a huge fan favourite at Melodifestivalen 2020. “Bulletproof” was widely popular and came within a point of winning last year’s competition. Fortunately for her fans, she is back and aiming to go one step further this year. Her song may be called “Little Tot” but she aims to deliver a big message about the future.

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Melodifestivalen 2021: Dotter “Little Tot”

Dotter performed in the second semi-final last year and will do so again in 2021. This time around, she closes the show. “Little Tot” marks Dotter’s third Melfest appearance since debuting in 2018 with “Cry”. She has also been credited as a songwriter on two other occasions — Mariette’s “A Million Years” in 2017 and Lina Hedlund’s “Victorious” in 2019.

Dotter has been involved in the writing process of both her previous Melfest entries. This year is no exception — Dotter joined forces with fiancé Dino Medanhodzic to pen “Little Tot”. Medanhodzic’s wrote two Melfest entries last year — “Bulletproof” and Victor Crone’s “Troubled Waters”.

 

What do the “Little Tot” lyrics mean?

“Little Tot” is a message directed to the next generation. The song title means “little toddler” and Dotter wants to tell children that they don’t want to be like us when they grow up. She thinks we need to be aware of our egos and the next generation should learn from our mistakes.

Talking about “Little Tot”, Dotter says: “My song is about becoming more aware of their ego. This will be maybe even more fun than last year. When viewers see my number, they will probably think it is very maxed out.”

“Little Tot” lyrics — Dotter (Melfest 2021)

Little tot
When you grow up
Sort out what’s right
You don’t wanna be like us

We’re gonna run
From each other
Cause we need to find the answers in our lives
We’re gonna run
Like no other
And we seek for a new chapter of our lives

I never ever said that we
Shouldn’t go on
You never know
Oh you never know

Little tot when you grow up
Sort out what’s right
You don’t wanna be like us
When the pride surrounds our minds
We’ll hit and run
You don’t wanna be like us

You don’t, you don’t, you don’t
You don’t wanna be like us
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t,
You don’t wanna be like us

We’re gonna find
A new future
Though we think we’re being protective of our lives
We’re gonna hide
Like we’re losers
Cause we’ve lost another second of our lives

I never ever said that we
Shouldn’t go on
You never know
Oh you never know

Little tot when you grow up
Sort out what’s right
You don’t wanna be like us
When the pride surrounds our minds
We’ll hit and run
You don’t wanna be like us

You don’t, you don’t, you don’t
You don’t wanna be like us
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t,
You don’t wanna be like us

Little tot when you grow up
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t
You don’t wanna be like us

Little tot when you grow up
Sort out what’s right
You don’t wanna be like us
When the pride surrounds our minds
We’ll hit and run
You don’t wanna be like us

You don’t, you don’t, you don’t
You don’t wanna be like us

Little tot when you grow up
Sort out what’s right
You don’t wanna be like us
When the pride surrounds our minds
We’ll hit and run
You don’t wanna be like us

What do you think of the “Little Tot” lyrics? Can Dotter improve on her result from last year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Photo: Stina Stjernkvist

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Female Lotus
Female Lotus
9 months ago

I will sing this song to my future children.. very well lyrics, very well song.. Good Luck Dotter!

Kosey
Kosey
9 months ago

Now I’ve seen the performance, it all makes sense. The idolizing of the pop star, the style over substance, the darkness within all of us.

So self-reflective, love it, amazing work Dotter!

Little Tot, you indeed do not want to be like us!

Last edited 9 months ago by Kosey
Jamie
Jamie
9 months ago

Another big mistake if Sweden chooses this zzzz….

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

I’m not enjoying the lyric perspective at all. Why should future generations have to deal with mending wrongs and such? It should be about people taking responsibility now, otherwise the situation will go on and on in the same vicious cycle. 

dxi
dxi
9 months ago

The lyrics seem so vague. What is she talking about, really? The environment? Cancel culture? Politics? Could be anything

Erik
Erik
9 months ago
Reply to  dxi

probably everything…

Jonny
Jonny
9 months ago
Reply to  dxi

There is no cancel culture

Jonny B
Jonny B
9 months ago
Reply to  Jonny

How do you reconcile the claim “there is no cancel culture” with the fact that no-platforming is becoming ever more prevalent? According to a Telegraph article dated 20th Feb 2021 – “There have been 21 occasions at Russell Group institutions which saw speakers banned outright or pressured into withdrawing from events”

Denis
Denis
9 months ago

I must say the title really kept my interest up ever since it was announced. It is a very peculiar title! But reading the lyrics and hearing the song it makes sense why its called that. Dotter sure knows how to create buzz around songs..

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The title has two diminutives that put together reflect affection. I liked it from the beginning.

waitaminuteholdon
waitaminuteholdon
9 months ago

Boring, uninspiring, unoriginal. Just like Bulletproof.

Erik
Erik
9 months ago

Tell me other ESC songs about a parent telling their kids to not be like them…i don’t find it that unoriginal to be honest…

Denis
Denis
9 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Man,the speed of downvotes for anything remotely postitve about Sweden or Dotter is amazing. Just as amzing as those quick to downvote anything negative about Dotter, maybe next year there will only be downvotes..

Last edited 9 months ago by Denis
Mr X
Mr X
9 months ago

Very unpopular opinion – but you are absolulety right !

Andrew
Andrew
9 months ago

Am i missing something ? Dotter song sounds so basic to me, i enjoyed Bulletproof tough

sam
sam
9 months ago

everyone is saying “little tot” reminds them of different things but as an american i keep thinking about tater tots

Kosey
Kosey
9 months ago

Apologies for the obscure 90s reference, but does anyone else think of “le sac Magique” whenever they read this song title?

Now that was an awesome TV show.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
9 months ago

When I first read “Little Tot” I thought Tot referred to the German word for death.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
9 months ago

Ok, thanks. Sort of ruins my theory.
Little Tod would be an amusing title though.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
9 months ago

Indeed, that was my thinking.

PuddiMasta
PuddiMasta
9 months ago

I keep misreading the title as ‘Little Thot’

Jamie
Jamie
9 months ago
Reply to  PuddiMasta

That’s what I always think when I hear this song. Makes me giggle lol

WoWoW
WoWoW
9 months ago
Reply to  PuddiMasta

I was just about to say the same thing! Omg

Meow
Meow
9 months ago

I don’t get the hype. Very repetitive, bland song. Nothing interesting.

lol
lol
9 months ago
Reply to  Meow

finally someone talking sense

Cameron
Cameron
9 months ago
Reply to  Meow

Yes, thank you, someone sensible, to me it’s just average

canada_piano
canada_piano
9 months ago
Reply to  Meow

we literally only have a 1 minute snippet. it doesnt have any time to be repetitive

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
9 months ago

#Dotterdam2021

Tom
Tom
9 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

Hoo Hoo and hair flips haha

Belle
Belle
9 months ago

The best song by far in MF 2021 so far. Really love it.