National final season trundles steadily along. And, as with last week, we’ll finish the night with yet another Eurovision 2021 entry to add to our Rotterdam playlist.
Here are all the details you need for 2021’s fifth Saturday of national selections. We’ll be checking in with semi-finals in Norway and Sweden and a final in Croatia. You can follow all the results on wiwibloggs (and via our Twitter: @wiwibloggs and Instagram: wiwibloggs) throughout the evening. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening, when it’s on and how to watch.
Saturday 13 February: Eurovision 2021 Selection Shows
Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021
Time: 19:55 CET to 21:15 CET
This evening’s fifth semi will see performances from four acts –Ane.Fin, TuVeia, IMERIKA and RIVER. A series of duels will reduce this number to just one finalist. They’ll join the other semi-final qualifiers, one wildcard and six pre-qualified finalists in the grand final. Rein Alexander — one of the automatic qualifiers — will also showcase his entry tonight.
Click to Watch Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Semi-Final Five
For additional viewing instructions, click here.
Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2021
Time: 20:00 CET to 21:30 CET
After a spectacular show-opener, Melodifestivalen 2021 continues with semi-final two. Tonight’s big prize will be two spots in the grand final for the top acts, with the next two getting passes to Andra Chansen. The remaining three will be eliminated. This second semi features names like Dotter and Anton Ewald.
Click to Watch Melodifestivalen 2021 semi-final two
For additional viewing instructions, click here.
Croatia’s Dora 2021
Time: 20:10 CET to 22:12 CET
Croatia’s one night only national final returns once more for 2021. This time 14 acts will compete for the chance to sing in Rotterdam. Favourites include Eurovision 2016’s Nina Kraljić, last year’s runner-up Mia Negovetić and The Voice alums Albina and Filip Rudan.
You’ll need to register for a HRT account in order to watch on the official website, so click here for instructions.
Which show will you watch? Let us know below.
Listening to the studio version now since I haven’t been able to watch Dora. I like it! I’m bopping to it. Wish it was in Croatian, but I guess we can’t have everything.
Spoke too soon – just got to the bridge!
Albina probably won
Albina could finally bring Croatia back to top 10 imo
Albina slayed Dora. Others might as well just go home now before the votes are even in
Dotter and Anton are Direct in Final
Frida and Eva and Ewa andra chansen
Nice surprise was Albina?
Nina’s live performance
My ranking for tonight in Mello.
All the rest
Can Dotter win the Melodifestivalen already please? That was amazing. Strong ESC winner vibes.
It was boring and sounded just like last year. I don’t know why everyone is drooling over her.
Forgive me since I’ve never watched MGP before, but why do some entries get to be pre-qualified for the final while others do not?
I guess it is because “they are better”. They had the same system last year. Does your stream work?
I haven’t checked but I plan on waiting until their final.
Do the pre-qualified have more MGP or music industry experience or something?
Anyone else having problems with the Norwegian stream?
Yes, came to say the same thing
I’m stuck in Talking in my sleep, and when I refresh it appears an error message
Exactly the same happens to me
It is fixed. But we missed Rein Alexander 🙁
Nina wasn’t good…What did happen?
Sorry, but Nina Krajlic was just a pain in my ears. Rezi mi is nice though.
I just can’t login to HRT’s website. anyone who can watch Dora 2021 LIVE on YouTube please sent me the link! thanks!
Maybe you need VPN? Although it worked for me without one in the UK.
I tried, but it won’t work:( guess I have to wait and watch this on YouTube.
I couldn’t either but it worked when I logged in with google
I’m also watching from the uk 🙂
Search hrt 1 online and u’ll find the website jagledam.online. also try streema maybe works on pc since nothing goes on phone.
Here’s a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoCPWGhzeK4
Tonight’s an interesting choice. Despite my awkward past with reviewing Croatian entries, their final is of genuine interest this year, and HRT seems to be reasonably open to sharing it (for a change). However, Norway’s heat contains a potential winner of ESC, and Sweden’s Heat is going to be very competitive and could spring some surprise results. I don’t think anyone can go wrong tonight – all three shows look great. Enjoy. 🙂
Wow, a potential winner of ESC?! Who knew The Roop would be a part of MGP this year!
Jokes aside, “Walking in my sleep” is a legit great track, hopefully the performance will be on par with the studio version.
MGP – Imerika is way better than overrated Keiino so hope she wins.
Melodifestivalen – grandmas would be nice, Dotter pretty good song but it’s no Bulletproof, not a fan, will be eaten alive by Dotter fans, sorry. Anton song sounds good but he wasn’t singing live, so have to wait and see. Either way would put from snipets
Dora – for me between Bernarda & Nina Kraljic
Very interesting day and good luck to all of you ??
I agree, Dora will likely be the best one in three years. 🙂
I also agree that TuVeia are potential ESC winners. 😉
Samanta Tina – Moon Is Rising [Snippet]
Wow, her voice has grown! 🙂