The last semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021 takes place this Saturday.
Seven more acts will compete for two spots direkt till final. Two artists will head to next week’s Andra Chansen for one last chance to reach the final.
After this week, we will know all the songs hoping to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2021. We get our first taste of the last seven songs today, in the form of 60-second snippets.
Melodifestivalen 2021 Semi-Final 3
Click on each act to hear their snippet:
1. Tess Merkel – “Good Life”
2. Lovad – “Allting är precis likadant”
3. Efraim Leo – “Best of Me”
4. The Mamas – “In the Middle”
5. Sannex – “All Inclusive”
6. Clara Klingenström – “Behöver inte dig idag”
7. Eric Saade – “Every Minute”
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 4 Running Order
Former Alcazar member Tess Merkel opens the show, singing “Good Life”. She has a wealth of Melodifestivalen experience but this will be her first solo appearance.
Lovad makes her Melodifestivalen debut this year, performing second. She will sing the song “Allting är precis likadant”.
Efraim Leo also debuts at Melodifestivalen, performing third in the fourth semi-final. The 23 year-old will sing “Best of Me”.
Defending champions The Mamas are certainly among the big names in this year’s lineup. Their Eurovision journey was cut short last year after the contest was cancelled but they will be fighting for another chance to represent Sweden.
Dansband Sannex will perform fifth, making their Melfest debut. The name of their song is “All Inclusive” and they will hope to be included in the grand final lineup.
Clara Klingenström comes from a family of musicians and will make her Melfest debut with “Behöver inte dig idag”. She describes her song as “goddamn revenge”.
Eric Saade has the honour of closing the show. He finished third at Eurovision 2011 and enters this year’s competition as one of the favourites. Singing last in the fourth semi-final has led to previous Melfest victories, most recently for John Lundvik in 2019.
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.