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The fourth semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2021 takes place this Saturday in Stockholm. Seven acts are set to take to the stage, all hoping to secure one of four spots in the next rounds of the contest.

Two will advance direkt till final. Two will have to fight another day in the duels at andra chansen. And three acts will advance no further and have to pack their bags.

You’ve read the media reviews, you’ve heard the audio snippets and you’ve watched the rehearsal clips. So now we want to know who you think should win semi-final four of Melfest 2021.

Is Tess Merkel’s song giving you (good) life? Is your love for Lovad’s audio clip exactly the same as your love for her rehearsal snippet? Do you think the best of Efraim Leo is deserving of a spot in the final? Are The Mamas firmly in the middle of your heart? Is your love for Sannex all inclusive? Do you want Clara Klingenström to qualify tomorrow? Or are you loving every minute of Eric Saade’s latest Melfest offering?

You can show your love for as many of Saturday night’s acts as you like in our poll below, but make it count because you can only vote once. We’ll close the poll and reveal the results in advance of Saturday night’s semi-final.

Poll: Who should win semi-final 4 of Melodifestivalen 2021?

How can I watch Melodifestivalen 2021?

All six weeks of Melodifestivalen 2021 will be broadcast live on SVT1. International fans will be able to watch the semi-finals, andra chansen and the grand final on SVTPlay. The live stream will not be geo-blocked.

All shows air from 8pm CET.

Who did you vote for in the poll? Which act from Melodifestivalen 2021 semi-final 4 are you most looking forward to seeing on Saturday? Let us know in the comments section below!

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lasse braun
lasse braun
1 month ago

too much focus on mamas and eric saade here – i think clara has a realistic chance going direct to the final.
i like also the 4 latex girls from tess merkel – give me little bit MARUV feelings. 🙂

Aaron
Aaron
1 month ago

The quality is so much weaker this year too, the same can be said for Eurovision, huge downturn from last year.

Nick
Nick
1 month ago

This is the worst Melodifestivalen in a long time, and since 2018 onwards it’s gone downhill.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago
Reply to  Nick

Imo the golden years of MF were from 2012 to 2016. Since 2017 it is going a little bit more downhill every year.

Baita Jurureza
Baita Jurureza
1 month ago

I like Tess

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago

The Mamas are great. They’re a real contender for the win with Tusse and Dotter.
Sadly, I think Dotter won’t win once again… I’m rooting for Dotter because I don’t want her to fail again but I’d be really happy with Tusse or The Mamas winning.

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

Eric Saade!

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago

I’m just starting to look into Melfest, because this whole snippet business and the taking down of the winning songs after the semis is really asking too much of me (I know, tradition and so on, yada yada, I’m not that into traditions). Based on the few snippets I’ve heard so far, I frankly wasn’t that much into anything, so far, so semi 5 comes as something of a relief. I’ll have to hear the full songs first, of course, but as it stands there are at least 3 songs I find intriguing. And here’s a sentence I’d never thought… Read more »

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

I did like several of the Melfest songs, but there were just as much, if not more, I felt indifferent or underwhelmed about. Also, so far I see nothing catching up to my top favorites in Norway, let alone Finland. As expected, Sweden delivered in terms of production values and props for that. Songs I liked the best so far are probably from Dotter (a song I heard only once, but did kinda stuck and has more layered meaning than most others), Nathalie (who crashed out of the semi), Paul (who is now in AC) and a few fun ones… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes, but you know how they say: You cannot live of production values alone. There has to be a song to back them up. I haven’t really listened to Dotter’s song, yet, because they have annoyingly taken it down or not published it or whatever, but I guess, I’ll have issues with the lyrics, because little do I hate more than young parents telling their kids: Don’t be like us. Fix the crap we’ve been doing. I mean, how old is Dotter? 29? Fix it yourself, dear. As for Natalie and this other woman (I’ve forgotten her name) who got… Read more »

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

Ha ha ha … Dotter is 34, but I think that her song can be taken as a metaphor of one generation to the next. And no matter how much we can fix now, we cannot revert our childhoods and unlearn some first mistakes, even if they are mostly due to parental or societal influences. But even if you don’t like the message, there is a message to even debate about, which is an added layer compared to most of Melfest songs this year. As for Nathalie (Fingerprints), I think you are the first person who didn’t like her vocals.… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I only follow a handful of ESC YouTubers, and since, as I said, I have largely ignored Sweden up until now, I haven’t really watched all these lengthy Melfest reviews. I’d have to check, but I’d be surprised if Alesia Michelle hasn’t mentioned this, she’s always super critical with vocals and she hears this kind of stuff. And yes, Kadiatou was the other one I was thinking of. Not convincing. 🙂

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

Alesia is just too much. Analyzing everything to pieces..

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Must be the reason I like her. 🙂 I don’t agree with everything she’s saying, obviously, but she definitely knows what she’s talking about.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Alesia is detailed, but fair, so I like listening to what she had to say. Of course, when analyzing music or films, there won’t be a critic I’ll always 100% agree with, but I appreciate when someone is both critical and nuanced. I like to form my own opinion, but sometimes a YouTuber, Wiwiblogger or a poster can verbalize something I felt, but couldn’t put my finger on. It’s really useful. I couldn’t find Alesia’s opinions on DTV 1 at all, tho. She has some videos on later shows.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Well, if she hasn’t said anything about it, you’d have to take my word for it (and I’d better go and check twice, so I’m not mixing Natalie up with someone else, that would be awkward 😉 ).
EDIT Yes, definitely her, but it’s worse at the beginning, so perhaps she was just a little nervous. The song’s not too bad, though.

Last edited 1 month ago by Tibor
Niklas
Niklas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

Tomorrow at 9:30 you are able to watch everything. So you will have time to decide to the final in two weeks time :). Tusse will win.

Antonio
Antonio
1 month ago

Don’t be too sentimental. The Mamas were my favorites last year, but “In the middle” is not as good as “Move”, and it’s not the best in this semi. I’m rooting for Eric Saade. He may win the whole thing. Dotter has a better song but I see “Every minute” more Eurovision-ready.

heyok
heyok
1 month ago
Reply to  Antonio

I hope we wont be, Dotter and Eric are way better choices than Tusse and The Mamas imo but I can see us going with one of the latter

Hmm
Hmm
1 month ago

When I heard Sannex’s song my mind immediately went to Michael Bublé’s “It’s A Beautiful Day“? Weird, maybe it’s just me. Anyway here’s my predictions:
Final: The Mamas, Eric Saade
Andra Chansen: Tess Merkel, Efraim Leo
5th: Sannex
6th: Clara Klingenström
7th: Lovad

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

The Mamas are my favourites here for this semi and to win the melfest again, I simply love them.

Aplk
Aplk
1 month ago

The Mamas and Tess

Viggz
Viggz
1 month ago

Eric Saade and The Mamas DTF

sam
sam
1 month ago

DTF
1. the mamas
2. eric saade
AC
3. lovad
4. efraim
NQ
5. tess
6. clara
7. sannex

andra chansen seems pretty up in the air, i’m curious to see who makes it through

Chance
Chance
1 month ago

I guess the Mamas should win. But honestly none of them blow my skirt up.

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
1 month ago

I analyzed what the X factor is in order to win the jury vote at melodifestivalen and Eurovision. I went through every Eurovision since 2010 and looked at what characteristics the songs that did well had. I then put these into a computer program and found which trait was showing up the most frequently. The biggest correlation that I found to a high jury score is if the performance is clean. I think that we can all agree that this melodifestivalen’s cleanest performance is Every Minute. Eric is gonna sweep all of the twelve points. However, don’t forget to vote… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by MaelleForFra
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

Can’t comment on Eric’s performance yet until Saturday, but you bring up an interesting point in general. A clean performance. There’s a fine line between clean and clinical and for me, Sweden is mostly the latter. But your point stands. The jury votes for both clean and clinical Sweden. Even Tamara’s staging came from Sweden.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
1 month ago

Yes sir, juries love that pure production quality.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

girl no, Eric shouldn’t win. also stop asking other countries to vote, it should be Sweden’s choice

Dave
Dave
1 month ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

It seems like this special computer programme you’re mentioning is your own personal opinion lmao.

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Not really, no.

Nate
Nate
1 month ago

Go The Mamas

Lolek
Lolek
1 month ago

I vote Eric & the Mamas DtF. Efraim and Tess Merkel to AC.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Eric and Efraim Leo. Or judging by the performance snippets dare I even say Efraim Leo and Eric? I do. Efraim Leo and Eric DTF.

Athena Manoukian Stan
Athena Manoukian Stan
1 month ago

TESS MERKEL AND THE MAMAS SUPREMACY !!!!!!!