The third semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021 takes place this Saturday.
Seven more acts will compete for two spots direkt till final. Two other artists will head to Andra Chansen for a second chance to reach the final.
We’ve already seen half of this year’s songs. Now, we get our first taste of the next bunch in the form of 60-second snippets of their songs.
Melodifestivalen 2021 Semi-Final 3
Click on each act to hear their snippet:
1. Charlotte Perrelli – “Still Young”
2. Emil Assergård – “Om allting skiter sig”
3. Klara Hammarström – “Beat of Broken Hearts”
4. Mustasch – “Contagious”
5. Elisa – “Den du är”
6. Alvaro Estrella – “Baila Baila”
7. Tusse – “Voices”
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.
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Melodifestivalen 2021 Semi-Final 3 Running Order
We’re in the presence of Eurovision royalty. Eurovision 1999 winner Charlotte Perrelli is back and she is “Still Young”. Arguably the biggest name in this year’s lineup, Charlotte will be hoping to improve on her most recent Melfest results — “The Girl” failed to progress from the semi-finals in 2012 and “Mitt liv” followed suit in 2017.
The unenviable task of performing after a Eurovision winner goes to Emil Assergård. Emil will be hoping to turn heads with his Swedish language entry “Om allting skiter sig”.
Klara Hammarström brought the party to Melfest 2020 with “Nobody”. She returns in 2021 with “Beat of Broken Hearts”.
Heavy metal band Mustasch were formed back in 1998, before Charlotte Perrelli had won Europe’s hearts. They will perform the song “Contagious”.
Elisa is up next, performing “Den du är”. She participated in Lilla Melodifestivalen in 2005, as well as Melodifestivalen 2014 with “Casanova”.
Melfest fans will undoubtedly be familiar with Alvaro Estrella. He competed in last year’s edition with Mendez but will perform alone this year, singing “Baila Baila”.
Closing the show is an honour bestowed upon Congolese-Swedish singer Tusse. He won Swedish Idol in 2019 and joins the long list of Swedish Idol almuni to appear in Melodifestivalen.
What do you think of this week’s snippets snippets? Can any of them compete for the win? Let us know in the comments below.