Eric Saade Every Minute

All the competing entries for Melodifestivalen 2021 are now available on to stream on Spotify. And that means we can see how the Melfest songs are stacking up on the platform’s Swedish chart. The latest update for 28 February shows that the list is packed with acts from Mello, and may offer clues as to how the final two weeks of Melodifestivalen 2021 will play out.

Eric Saade’s “Every Minute” is the highest-charting Melodifestivalen 2021 entry on Spotify

Eric Saade is straight in at #2 with “Every Minute”, making him the highest-charting act from Mello 2021. He’s closely followed by Tusse and Danny Saucedo who sit at #3 and #4 respectively. Last year’s top two The Mamas and Dotter also chart highly, reaching #7 and #8. Despite being eliminated in semi-final three, Emil Assergård is at #9 with “Om allting skiter sig”.

The chart positions also give clues as to how the andra chansen duels will play out. If chart popularity is anything to go by, we could be seeing Clara Klingenström, Efraim Leo, Alvaro Estrella and Paul Rey heading to the grand final.

Spotify Sweden Top 100 – Melodifestivalen acts (28 February 2020)

  • 2. “Every Minute” Eric Saade (161,556 daily streams)
  • 3. “Voices” Tusse (157,469 daily streams)
  • 4. “Dandi dansa” Danny Saucedo (122,788 daily streams)
  • 7. “In The Middle” The Mamas (111,428 daily streams)
  • 8. “Little Tot” Dotter (109,663 daily streams)
  • 9. “Om allting skiter sig” Emil Assergård (108,697 daily streams)
  • 11 “Behöver inte dig idag” Clara Klingenström (100,699 daily streams)
  • 15. “Best of Me” Efraim Leo (89,371 daily streams)
  • 16. “90-talet” WAHL feat. SAMI (89,255 daily streams)
  • 17. “New Religion” Anton Ewald (88,589 daily streams)
  • 18. “Allting är precis likadant” lovad (86,904 daily streams)
  • 20. “Still Young” Charlotte Perrelli (82,087 daily streams)
  • 22. “Baila Baila” Alvaro Estrella (80,517 daily streams)
  • 26. “Tänker inte alls gå hem” Arvingarna (70,524 daily streams)
  • 28. “Pretender” Lillasyster (67,990 daily streams)
  • 33. “All Inclusive” Sannex (60,596 daily streams)
  • 39. “Good Life” Tess Merkel (54,177 daily streams)
  • 40. “Rena rama ding dong” Eva Rydberg and Ewa Roos (53,916 daily streams)
  • 41 “Beat Of Broken Hearts” Klara Hammarström (52,595 daily streams)
  • 44. “The Missing Piece” Paul Rey (50,538 daily streams)
  • 58. “Tears Run Dry” Patrik Jean (39,951 daily streams)
  • 60. “One Touch” Kadiatou (39,208 daily streams)
  • 62. “The Silence” Frida Green (38,548 daily streams)
  • 73. “Horizon” Jessica Andersson (33,798 daily streams)
  • 83. “Fingerprints” Nathalie Brydolf (29,088 daily streams)
  • 87. “Rich” Julia Alfrida (27,731 daily streams)
  • 93. “Contagious” Mustasch (26,896 daily streams)
  • 99. “Den du är” Elisa (25,962 daily streams)

What do you think? Does the Spotify chart predict Melodifestivalen and andra chansen success? Tell us your thoughts below.

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Paddy
Paddy
2 months ago

I really love Dotter and she’s my favourite to win! However, I’m scared that the same will happen to Dotter with KEiiNO, that euro fans love her more than the Swedish public will vote for her. For me, Tusse is a good singer but the song is too generic, safe and calculated for the jury vote. I think Anton would be a great choice for Sweden as he has international appeal and if he can work on his vocals in the final, he could be a dark horse. Also would like to see the Mamas have their moment at Eurovision… Read more »

Railey
Railey
2 months ago

I really have doubts about seeing Sweden getting a good placing this year, most of these songs lack that something.

Good
Good
2 months ago

The overall quality isn’t just there, but it’s nice that people still give these songs a chance

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

For fun, I checked the day 1 streaming numbers for Dotter, Tusse, Eric and the Mamas respectively (which includes ‘listens’ from OUTSIDE of Swede – so not just the above numbers). As of yesterday evening: Little Tot has 207,911 (109, 663 being from Sweden) Voices has 213,075 (157,469 being from Sweden) Every Minute has 253,074 (161, 556 being from Sweden) In the Middle has 142,649 (111,428 being from Sweden). In short, this indicates that Tusse and especially the Mamas songs are respectively MUCH more popular with the Swedish audience versus non-swedish (and likely mostly eurovision) fans. Eric Saade, while way… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Lolek
Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Last comment on the above. The low numbers for the Mamas international listeners might be as a result of the song not being available internationally as quickly as the others.

Malin
Malin
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Thank you for intresting facts!

Bella
Bella
2 months ago

I’ll vote for Eric and Dotter in the final.

Vem ska ni andra rösta på?

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Samma! Mer min smak. Men jag betämmer ju tyvärr inte utgången..

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Eric, Dotter, Danny får en varsin röst av mig.

heyok
heyok
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

samma här, kanske Clara också om hon på något sätt tar sig vidare från ac

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Im gonna wote for Dotter. The best song this year

Yudhistira Mahasena
2 months ago

I kinda agree with everyone saying Tusse’s song is cliche and boring. If he gets chosen instead of Dotter, this can result in Sweden’s second time missing the final.

Matt
Matt
2 months ago

I can’t stand songs about “the haters” (looking at you Jenrik, Tusse…)

heyok
heyok
2 months ago

At least Eric is beating Tusse. I want Dotter to win but more than anything else I want anyone but Tusse to win. I can already see him flop at Eurovision and I dont want us to be represented by another jury pleaser. Might vote for Eric too through the app.

Bella
Bella
2 months ago
Reply to  heyok

Wow, people nowadays?

I’m black and I live in Sweden and I agree with Heyok, am I racist now too??
SMH, stop using the racist-card when this has nothing to do with it!

Bella
Bella
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Me, myself and I.

Don’t you have anything to say?

You are the type of person who abuse the word racist. Just because a person doesn’t share the same opinion as you doesn’t make them a racist. Heyok comment has nothing to do with, religion, color etc.

Go back to school and learn what the word mean.

Är så trött på tröga människor…..

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

At least half of these streams are probably mine haha

Dave
Dave
2 months ago

I really hope the Dotter hype comes back before the final. I think she’s the best choice this year but also wouldn’t mind the Mamas. Truly don’t get the Eric hype but we’ll see

Benny Hill
2 months ago

How come I only just discovered today the bop that is Love Generation’s ‘Dance Alone’?

Miguel
Miguel
2 months ago

If Tusse wins over Dotter I am giving up on Mello.
So bored with safe songs with million times heard lyrics and melodies.

Last edited 2 months ago by Miguel
Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

right ? i was shocked when i heard tusse’s song, it’s SO generic and predictable in every sense. sweden is back supporting male mediocrity i guess

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

And Dotter is unique?xDD I’m rooting for Anton & Eric. Dotter song is mediocre and boring and no voice. You Dotter fans need ears checked she will never match Tusse 😀

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

omg look at the anton ewald and eric saade stan lecturing ppl about vocals lmfaooo

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Outdated song, can’t sing a note without hard breathing instead of Dotter should be named Flopper xDDD

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

I feel so bad for bad for Clara who has to face Ewa and Eva in the dual…I wish instead of the duals they had 8 songs perform and top 4 advance…it really doesn’t help Clara to potentially face a very broad viral hit like Ding Dong…she might’ve done better against Alvaro or Klara

Milla
Milla
2 months ago

I think Tusse would do better i Rotterdam than what people here on Wiwibloggs think.. but we’ll see..

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

He’ll do well enough at ESC. His song doesn’t have that X factor that a winner needs but it can easily make the top 10 and 5th is probably its ceiling for success.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

If he reaches top 5 it will be thanks to juries, doubt voters will see the appeal of a common peace song. Personally I think he will reach lower top 10, 8th or so! My bigger issue is why we settle with these safe common choices and “it’s what we like” attitude. It’s a contest, I want every contestant to compete with top songs!

Last edited 2 months ago by Denis
Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I can’t see how someone who screams voila voila voila! will have bigger success. And some people can consider The Roop off-putting and weird. I’m pretty sure there will be some surprises this year. Like the year when everyone who thought that Fransesco and his ape would win, still Sweden beat that..

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Hehe, I don’t think France will do much better with voters either:)

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Exactly! 🙂

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Wow in one comment you can see here, the contempt, condescension and pretension of the swedish eurofans towards the others, all is resumed here, well done guys! The firsts to complain because according to them Sweden is not enough liked here, ok….

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Right, because we cant be critical towards other entries..
How about the contempt for Sweden thats been going on for a decade now bu people like you?

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

For a decade! Let me cry, you get what you give in fact, the proof again here, and no I’m not like you, I like Sweden in esc, so find a bad thing from me about Sweden here, good luck but you you like only Sweden and mock the others as if you were superior. Yes you feel superior but you are not.

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I’m just looking into the reality. All I’m saying is that there can be some surprises. And that fans have sometimes a taste that not always reflect reality. Fans can have very high standards and complicate things.. Some people just like it simple and music they can listen to the radio or Spotify, some people like it arty or classy. That’s just the way it is. But what many can agree with is that the performance and the staging is equally important in this contest. And there we have Sweden.. we are quite good at it!

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

People in Europe hate Sweden. Wrote your own song then. Sweden has help 2 contrys to win ESC and 2nd place a coupke of times

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

A million voices by polina gagarina was 2nd in the televote…

Jake
Jake
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

but it had the eastern bloc behind her where she was popular….Tusse will do well because the juries will reward it handsomely…we have now seen a patter that juries will ultimately just award Sweden points no matter the song…Sweden’s success of getting into Top 10 is driven by juries and their success of getting into Top 5 is cracking the audience

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Well, except for Benjamin in 2018, Sweden is in public’s top 10 too. Juries are not the only one to vote for it but there is no doubt that they bring Sweden a lot of points. Tbh I think juries do a great job. They are there to bring balance to the public vote. Of course, sometimes we wonder how the jury can vote in such a way or another but the same goes for the public. A few examples and counter-examples: the jury was very hard on Poland in 2016 and Norway in 2018, whereas the public gave them… Read more »

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

The juty wotes to the song, and no the contry, that people in Europe dose

heyok
heyok
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Imagine comparing Polina and her song to Tusse, yikes.. I doubt we will even get half as many points from the televote as Russia did in 2015 if we send Tusse

Last edited 2 months ago by heyok
Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

But hey.. if people over-look Eric’s not so good vocals and the bad lyrics and look for an inovative staging and great sound of music we should send him. Eric is my 2nd choice right after Dotter and Tusse. Because I like the music and the performance. I do.

Marge
Marge
2 months ago

I feel like Eric’s song is catchy, but the lyrics are pretty basic and his outfit was the strangest choice. I think if he wins, it will be a bit of a Tix moment where the singer’s recognition/popularity helped get them the votes, not the song or performance. For me Tusse, Dotter, and, to some extent, the Mamas have a better full package ready for Eurovison.

Linda
Linda
2 months ago
Reply to  Marge

The thing about the lyrics is that the majority of the population in Europe does not even understand much of what it means anyways so don’t think lyrics are an issue to be honest.

Piet
Piet
2 months ago

Dotter’s performance and professionality is admirable, but why did they give here those stupid and negative lyrics? Ruins the song completely. Eric can book his plane to Rotterdam.

Reverb
Reverb
2 months ago
Reply to  Piet

well, she wrote them lets just say that

Piet
Piet
2 months ago
Reply to  Reverb

Wow! That is admirable too. I thought she was the pretty face who was performing what she was told to do. But the negativity of the lyrics remains problematic.

OberonYronwood
OberonYronwood
2 months ago
Reply to  Piet

I love how you tried to sound woke but ended up being a huge misogynist lol

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  Piet

The lyrics are great! It tells a story, conveys a message, and she connects deeply to the song in her performance. She might not be winning the TS Eliot Poetry prize any time soon, but her lyrical songwriting is probably among the best in MelFest, especially when you consider that Little Tot doesn’t have native English speakers among its songwriters.

Meanwhile Laurel Barker’s syntax leaves a lot to be desired.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago
Reply to  Piet

You can’t say Dotter will lose because of stupid lyrics and say in the next sentence that Eric will go to Rotterdam xD the lyrics of his song are really bad like in 2011. He’s a good performer though.

Samo
Samo
2 months ago

Is it just me, or is the studio version of Little Tot a bit underwhelming? I loved it in MF and I keep listening to the live version over and over, but vocals on the studio version sound overproduced and unnatural.

That can hurt a song and masks in the performance definitely will, they make it feel too anxious.

I still hold my breath for Eva and Ewa!

Last edited 2 months ago by Samo
Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  Samo

I think after Bulletproof, where the Mamas undeniably had the better performance in the final, Dotter crafted the song around delivering a good vocal performance – it’s probably why the staging for Little Tot is more generic than for Bulletproof. In 2020 having to perform much of the song in a semi squat would’ve compromised her vocal power as it’s hard to sing when using your core muscles for another purpose at the same time, hence why she just sort of bops around this time. Her voice is a lot better live as a result. As a result of probably… Read more »

Pasadena
Pasadena
2 months ago
Reply to  Samo

The live version is in a lower key.

Timi
Timi
2 months ago

I think this would be between Eric and Tusse. I’m fine with neither of them. Tusse has a special charm on stage and his performance is beautiful, and Eric is Mister Charismatic making an amazing show. I respect them a lot on stage and I respect their songs, they are good. Danny is my weak spot this year. I’m sad to realize he’s so underrated. I know his song is “too Jamiroquai” both visually and musically, but he’s so good! I would love to see him on ESC! The Mamas have an underwhelming song, at least to me, but they… Read more »

Milla
Milla
2 months ago

Eric is however nowhere near Tusse’s voice and the lyrics of Every minute suck imo. I so wish they were better! The only thing going for Eric is the music and inovative staging (and good looks) But will that be enough for the international juries? If we send him to Rotterdam then he will be the most risky one. And I don’t think Every minute is for all ages while Voices is just that. Both Tusse and Dotter are safer choices. I can see Tusse in top 5 in Rotterdam just because it’s universal and brings a current message. Dotter… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Milla
MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

You do know that your favourites have zero international hype, not to be mean, just how it is.

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

With who? Fans? Are they the whole of Europe? Hype comes from recognition. That’s why Iceland and Russia are on top with the bookies without a song yet. Both Eric and Dotter and The Mamas are known to the eurovision fans from the beginning and get totally blinded by that. It seems to be all about Dotter. Really.

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Tusse will fade into the background. Eric won’t, you forgot that people also love a very good-looking man.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

I reply partly in Swedish: That whole “we send what we like” attitude is the the reason we fail! Tusse is safe, so safe no one votes for it! You vote for wow factor, not regular common song you hear everywhere. On top of that it would be third year in a row Sweden sends a song in same genre and sound.. Tror att vi återigen i maj komemr bli förnedrade när vi får typ 55 poäng av tittarna medan resten skrattar åt oss! Jag vill att det ska gå bra för Sverige, och jag vill att vi får en… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Denis
Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

It would not be the third year in a row, Tusse is very different.

Bella
Bella
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Tänker precis samma sak. Vi är älskade av jury men aldrig av folket…
Tusse har en bra röst men jag tror helt ärligt att han inte kommer sticka ut ifall att han är med i Eurovision… Han kommer vara en i mängden.

Vem vill du ska vinna melodifestivalen?
Liksom det är bara vi svenskar som kan påverka resultatet.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Nä, precis. Tusse blir en i mängden. Folk kommer säga “trevligt men finns bättre”
Om jag hade ensam makt skulle jag skickat antingen Eric Saade eller Dotter. Dels bättre låtar men också för att det hade gett många fler röster än vad Tusse kommer ge. Vet ens ej om juryn kommer hjälpa Tusse..Jag vet inte riktigt om jag kommer orka ännu ett år med få tittaröster, och förnedring från fansen. Och pinsamma svenska bortföklaringar som “de gillar inte sånt i Östeuropa”

Bella
Bella
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Precis, vi blir alltid ifrågasatta när vi får många röster från jury men samtidigt förnedrade av så få tittarröster och det måste ändras. Detta kan bara göras om vi inte bara lägger ett ”Sade Card” som Tusse.

Jag ville först att Fotter skulle vinna allt men nu har Eric Saades låt/uppträdande vuxit inom mig. Folk förstår inte att Erics låt/uppträdande har en mycket djupare mening än vad man tror.

Det sorgliga är att svenska folket röstar ju för det mesta på vad som liksom passar mello och inte Eurovision…

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Det sorgliga i så fall är att i många fall har ju de internationella jurygrupperna röstningsresultat resulterat i mest poäng till vinnaren i Melodifestivalen och varit relativt överrens med tittarnas. Så då är de internationella jurygrupperna ingen bra indikation heller på vad som funkar, eller?

heyok
heyok
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

De enda fallen där den internationella juryn bestämt vinnaren åt oss är 2013 och 2017 då vi kom på 14 och 5 plats så knappast så at vi hade misslyckats totalt med Yohio och Nano istället för Robin och Robin. Problemet är att när vi använder en internationell jury i finalen hjälper det oss att se vad jurygrupperna i Eurovision kommer tycka men inte vad folket tycker. Här är det uppenbart att folk i andra länder vill ha Dotter eller Eric Saade men garanterar att den internationella juryn kommer stödja Tusse istället och det kommer svenska folket antagligen också, vilket… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by heyok
Karl
Karl
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Du får inga “Benjamin” vibbar alls av Eric? det får jag nämligen, musikvideoliknande nummer, med en radiolåt

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Bella

Oroa dig inte, Eric Saade kommer at vinna melodifestivalen. Jag tror verkligen att han även kan vinna Eurovision. Kom ihåg att rösta, det är bara ni i Sverige som har makten att avgöra.

Last edited 2 months ago by MaelleForFra
Sam
Sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

The lyrics in every minute “suck”? Tusse’s lyrics “can you hear a million voices, you know we’ve got a million choices” wow very deep -_- I love Loreen’s euphoria but even the lyrics in that are cringe “Euphoria an ever lasting piece of art” and that won by a landslide, also Tusse being “universal” honey we in the UK try doing “Universal” and look where that gets us xD

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago

It doesn’t matter how contemporary Every Minute if Eric performs it with those vocals. The song may mask them in a way that it isn’t a dealbreaker when you just listen to it, but a jury evaluating all aspects of a performance will mark him down for his voice, especially when he’s compared to the likes of Tusse or The Mamas.

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Juries at Eurovision and melodifestivalen don’t listen to how good their voices are. They literally got Frans fifth at Eurovision.

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

Frans voice is fine for the song he had. The juries listening to good vocal performances is how North Macedonia managed to win the jury vote in 2019 and Australia in 2016. It’s not the only factor but it’s an important one. I’m not saying that Eric will be punished a lot for it, but it’s not like Tusse, The Mamas and Dotter have dated, jury unfriendly songs.

Karl
Karl
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

May I remind you that the juries had Frans at nr 9 in the final, the main reason he placed 5th was a 6th place with the televoting. Sorry

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

well but the Mamas and Tusse have worse staging and songs. So at least Eric’s song works in studio.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

No surprise, it is the most commercial of all entries, of course it tops Spotify. And it is a good song! But that rarely means it will the actual thing however..

Alo
Alo
2 months ago

Eric is the obvious winner..
Tusse song is very mediocre but I can see him getting second place.
Dotter’s performance is a bit too cold in my opinion and I don’t think it will have a great success in ESC like other candidates here.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

Rip once again Dotter 🙁

Benny Hill
2 months ago

The teaser for Serbian song has been released as well. I’m not sure how I feel yet.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

Serbia screams bop alert! I see Hurricane storm into Rotterdam with great power

Christian Perry
Christian Perry
2 months ago

The Mama’s have the best song that would place them the highest for this years Eurovision. Dotter is my second favourite. I don’t think any of the others have any ability to qualify for the semi final.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Little Tot would’ve honestly been lower than Emil if the eurofans weren’t involved.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

These are the streams in Sweden so the Eurofans are not concerned …..

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Ah, so there are no eurofans in Sweden? Okay.

Rúben
Rúben
2 months ago

wiwiblogs, are you going to tell the highest-charting artist in each country, or sweden has special atention?!?!

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Rúben

most countries don’t have selections..

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago

I don’t really like him as an artist but It’s a pretty good song y’all..

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 months ago

Youtube views (for DTF songs released saturday night):
1. Every Minute, 216k
2. Voices, 114k
3. Little Tot, 105k
4. In the Middle, 100k
5. Dandi Dansa, 73k
6. New Religion, 58k
7. Still Young, 44k
8. Tänker inte alls gå hem, 28k

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

Thanks for compiling this. It’s interesting that, although Voices have more views than Little Tot, Little Tot currently has quite a few more ‘likes’. I guess this is an indication as to the size of Dotter’s fanbase? I find it a little surprising because I truthfully didn’t think it was THAT big (I say that as a Dotter fan).

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Has the difference ever been that stark? Eric Saade is gonna win melodifestivalen.

Last edited 2 months ago by MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago

Why have betting odds not picked up on this? Anyone knows? I mean if this holds up as an indicator of the televote, added with the fact that Eric Saade is gonna sweep the jury vote. I think the final result is obvious.

Last edited 2 months ago by MaelleForFra
PuppetOnAString
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

Why do tou think Eric will sweep the Juries? (Just curious)

Last edited 2 months ago by PuppetOnAString
MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago

It’s literally a jury’s dream given how clean, modern and contemporary it is.

Fabio
Fabio
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

I’m glad the jury doesn’t care about lyrics then (because they’re awful).

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Fabio

They don’t lol. They “just wanna dan dan dance you off”.

Last edited 2 months ago by MaelleForFra
Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  Fabio

Meaningful lyrics on Melfest? Never heard of her.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

If it’s an indicator of televote Anis would have won televote last year. Or Felix in 2018.
Or Keiino would have never won televote in Esc.
Results are never that obvious

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

However, he’s not only leading Spotify streams. He’s actually leading every indicator that there is to look at. He’s the only melodifestivalen act that is trending on YouTube Sweden, he’s number one with no one else in the top ten. His YouTube views are almost double his next competitor. I’m just curious as to why betting odds are not picking it up as of now.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

Voting odds are more about the momentum than charts. Tusse has the momentum, everyone talks about him. Everybody’s grandma and media says he is the winner. So naturally he would be first. Eric Saade isn’t really that mentioned..

Last edited 2 months ago by Denis
MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The melodifestivalen media in Sweden is literally opinion based without much substance. I read an article on svt where it said that Efraim should have qualified to the final. On aftonbladet it’s literally that one tobe guy’s opinion. He writes about his opinions and tries his hardest to make them sound logical. Anyone can do it. The melodifestivalen media in Sweden is just random people sounding their thoughts to make money. And how many grandmas have you actually talked to lol. At least the people in Sweden that I’ve talked to have said that they’re voting for Eric Saade.

Last edited 2 months ago by MaelleForFra
Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

Again I honslty don’t think you have talked to someone in Sweden. If so you would know Tusse has the momentum. It’s not only what Tobbe Ek says, if you read around everything is about him. Just read comments. And not jut media, everybody knows he will win. It just is his year! We had did that with Frans and with Lundvik, it’s all about them..

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The difference is that Frans and lundvik had the producers support (jury vote) and were also dominating everything that Eric is dominating now (spotify, YouTube, Apple Music).

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

That’s a good point Maelle. I think the big difference between the likes of Frans and John Lundvik is that, as you say, they were both clearly dominating in all mediums (spotify, youtube views, etc). Tusse has a great song but it is currently a little hard to understand it’s extremely high ranking in the betting odds when another song (Eric’s) is outperforming it on all platforms (at the moment at least).

No shade, I am legitimately just intrigued by that discrepancy.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

The voting population is different from the Spotify listening and Youtube watching population. The MelFest voting gives extra weight to older and very young viewers. It’s unclear if Every Minute will reach all voting groups. The 4th semi had the fewest amount of voters, perhaps a signal that people didn’t get excited enough to vote. In short, Spotify streams are just one among many indicators, and Tusse is not even that far behind.

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago

They need to change that voting system but I’m still hugely confident about a Eric Saade victory.

PuppetOnAString
2 months ago
Reply to  MaelleForFra

I really hope he will!

MaelleForFra
MaelleForFra
2 months ago

In melodifestivalen, the song with the most YouTube views has never been more than three televote points off the televote winner. Eric Saade will easily win the jury vote. Right, christer? Yes.

Milla
Milla
2 months ago

Exactly. Tusse will probobly reach more age groups. That’s what I’ve been speculating myself. This is also one of the reasons why I consider Eric a risk in eurovision.

ESC8
ESC8
2 months ago

This year I thought Dotter had it in the bag. But now I am starting to have second thoughts. Tusse has a really good song too and he’ s actually leading in the odds. However, I think that Eric Saade could have a surprise win. His song has grown on me and possibly this could be the case with the Swedes as well. Last year it was the televoting that broke the tie but possibly this year it’s gonna be the juries that will play a decisive role in who gets to represent Sweden in ESC, meaning that Tusse, Dotter… Read more »

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

this has genuinely grown on me so much that, of the songs in the final, it is my winner, closely followed by dotter and then the mamas. overall, since I rank studio versions, my winner is Kadiatou, it’s just a great piece of pop. I think Eric has such a genuinely modern and interesting song, but if any of my top 3 wins I won’t be mad at all.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

Number 1 on Apple music.

Benny Hill
2 months ago

And then there will be an uproar when Sweden gets molly coddled by the juries and after that slaughtered by the public vote.

I’ll bring the popcorn. 😛

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

If it’s ‘Voices’ or ‘In the Middle’, you bet. Juries should also evaluate creativity, in my opinion. Both have zero.

Benny Hill
2 months ago

The problem is that Sweden keeps shoving radio friendly songs down our throats. It might be extremely unpopular opinion but I haven’t had Sweden in my personal TOP5 since Euphoria. It doesn’t change the fact that for example I Can’t Go On is on my playlist because it sounds great through the speakers and it actually became quite popular with my team on the night shift when I played it at work. And believe me, over the last few months I’ve added like 200 Eurovision songs between popular radio hits. Some didn’t even notice, some caught it and asked me… Read more »

Fabio
Fabio
2 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

I agree with you. I haven’t liked a single Swedish entry for ages…

PuppetOnAString
2 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

The problem people just don’t want a male with a polished pop song but if it is a woman with a polished pop song Eurofand go crazy

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago

The fans gravitate towards polished pop, but the gendered aspect only really exists in Sweden due to how overrated conventionally attractive men (and teens like Bishara) are in MelFest.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago

Dotter was my favorite last year. But I don t see her as winner with this year song.
I think result will be
1.Tusse
2.The Mammas
3.Eric Saade
4.Sharlotte Perrelli
5.Dotter
Winner will be win thanks to jures votes, I think small difference will be between televote.
Prediction TOP 5
with juries
1.Tusse
2.The Mammas
3.Eric Saade
4.Sharlotte Perelli
5.Dotter
TOP 5 with televote
1.Eric Saade
2.The Mammas
3.Tusse
4.Danny Saucedo
5.Dotter

ESC8
ESC8
2 months ago
Reply to  PP77

I really doubt that Charlotte Perrelli will do that well but I think that you’re totally right about the other acts. It will be a battle of points, the one that gets the most points combined will get to go to Rotterdam

KarmaLeon
KarmaLeon
2 months ago

Just heard a snippet of moldova’s Sugar…. and it seems to be a real banger !!! Nothing to compare with prison…, gosh its gon a be huge ! Take a look at her insta 😉

Last edited 2 months ago by KarmaLeon
Benny Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  KarmaLeon

Thanks for the recommendation. Just had a glance. And I’m intrigued.

Sounds like the slap-in-your-face song I am looking for. Not groundbreaking but entertaining.

Davidinho
Davidinho
2 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

she will have a live performance of the song in an internet-broadcast concert on March 4 which will also be attended by guest performers Phillipp Kirkorov (obviously her producer), as well as Polina Gagarina, Sergey Lazarev.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

This will be interesting to watch. Tusse’s song feels like a Melfest winning song, because it’s okay, but so safe. I think that I’m team Dotterdam, but I’m not sure how juries will rate it. Having Eric or Charlotte back would be cool too. Not their strongest songs ever, but good enough. Both of them still have the same amount of charisma as they had in 2011 and 2008. The Mamas are adorable too. Props to Emil for having his song reaching top 10 on Spotify. Should have went to AC at least.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

lol a part of me is actually starting to hope that Christer will rig this for Eric or Dotter to give him the chance of another victory, before Sweden decides to not send the best they got yet again.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

This is his last chance to equal Ireland’s record, so…

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Can’t believe I’m siding with Christer. Strange times. But I actually would like Ireland’s record to even be broken. They have been priding themselves with the 7s for way too long and all of them happened in a past that has nothing to do with our current Eurovision.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

Sweden definitely has potential to even Ireland’s record, but I’m not sure it will happen this year. However, *if* there is a song which may have a shot, it’s Little Tot. So, of course I hope that Dotter gets a pimp spot at 9th-11th spot. Tusse would probably qualify too (Sweden would have to send Moustach not to qualify), but I don’t think that his televote number would even put him in top ten. Tusse seems like a promising young singer, so maybe wait a year or two until there’s a right song.

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
PuppetOnAString
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Dotter won’t come close giving Sweden it’s 7th victory tbh

Pineaple
Pineaple
2 months ago

It appears that we’re heading towards another KEiiNO scenario in Sweden. A lot of the international fans are rooting for Dotter, while in Sweden, it appears Eric Saade and Tusse are the favourites. I personally think Tusse will win this as I think of the favourites his song has the most jury appeal.

All I ask with the fans is… please don’t give Tusse the same treatment some of you gave to Tix just because they won and your favourite didn’t. No matter what happens. No one deserves hate! 🙂

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

Agreed! It’s ok to be upset a favourite song didn’t make it to Eurovision but there is no need to lash out at the winning artist. 🙂

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Pineaple

I think Sweden’s “alternative” winner will have bigger success than Tix though. I can’t see that Dotter would do better than for example Tusse. Tusse’s song and performance feels universal. That’s why I think he will do better than fans think. His warmth is something else than Dotter. And I can see him do better than Benjamin and Robin with the televote.

heyok
heyok
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

This is exactly why Robin, Benjamin and John won Melodifestivalen because swedish people think that the european audience will connect with the artist the same way we do. Get real, it wont happen. If we send Tusse we will do better with the juries for the 4th year in a row. Its no coincidence, it happens every year

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Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

Still team Dotter but I think it would be cool for Eric to make a cool comeback to Eurovision practically ten years later.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

This year’s Melodifestivalen final is just one day off the tenth anniversary of his last win…time goes by very fast.

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

woah! You’re telling me! :O

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

I’m glad Voices is doing this well with streaming and showing strength regardless what fandom think. It would be a very competitive entry for Sweden.

MaskedKami
MaskedKami
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It would also be a very safe one. It would probably reach the Top 10, but I don’t see Tusse getting higher than 5th at Eurovision. Same is true about the Mamas. I think both Dotter and Eric are more risky entries that could potentially flop, but I think they have potential to do better than Tusse as well.

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Not really. That is the Swedish Spotify. It wont tell you anything about international fame..
Competitive? maybe, if Europeans don’t get fed up of Swedes sending another song in the same style and genre as the previous years. It could reach lower top 10 but not top 5, unless it gets massive jury support behind it. I think we need risky choices, not safe songs that won’t get more than 95 televoting points..

Reverb
Reverb
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

What’s the genre you’re talking about? Sweden has been sending gospel for two years straight now. Do you think the average Eurovision’s viewer’s memory goes any deeper than two or three years?

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Reverb

Yes, I do think people would remember if a country sends the same genre as last year. And they usually won’t vote on something they voted on last year.

Sale
Sale
2 months ago

I think it’s either Eric or Tusse this year

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Might be a little glimpse of the televote right there.
Mamas and Dotter probably need similar jury performance as they got last year.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago

That’s a good start, I guess. But what is Dotter doing behind 3, 4 and 7? Like, seriously? Also “Behöver inte dig idag” is doing better than some finalists. What a shame the producers are treating this like a step child.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mr Vanilla Bean