It’s one of the most anticipated national finals of the season. Now Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed the running order of the final of Melodifestivalen 2021.
The announcement was made almost immediately after the Andra Chansen show. Melodifestivalen 2021 producer Karin Gunnarsson revealed the positions in the traditional way with Post-Its. The blue Post-Its represent the male artists and the pink Post-Its represent the female artists.
Melodifestivalen 2021 Running Order
- Danny Saucedo – “Dandi Dansa”
- Klara Hammarström – ” Beat Of Broken Hearts”
- Anton Ewald – “New Religion”
- The Mamas – “In The Middle”
- Paul Rey – “The Missing Piece”
- Charlotte Perrelli – “Still Young”
- Tusse – “Voices”
- Alvaro Estrella – “Baila Baila”
- Clara Klingenström – “Behöver inte dig idag”
- Eric Saade – “Every Minute”
- Dotter – “Little Tot”
- Arvingarna – “Tänker inte alls gå hem”
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Who does the running order favour?
In previous years Melodifestivalen winners have come from all points in the starting order.
That said, there’s a general feeling among many fans of the later the better. Specifically spots 6-12 are held in higher esteem than earlier positions. There are exceptions to this – Robin Bengtsson won from fourth in 2017 and The Mamas won from third last year. But there’s still a widespread belief that producers place songs they want to win later. Or at least songs they feel will keep viewers around for the broadcast.
If you buy into that, it seems The Mamas and Danny Saucedo are not the producers preferred choices for Rotterdam. Both acts have performed well on streaming platforms such as Spotify and YouTube, but the earlier draw could suggest producers aren’t moved by them.
Fans on Twitter have been chanting “Dotterdam” with the news the “Little Tot” singer will perform next-to-last. While others have noticed that Eric Saade will be performing in 10th position for the fourth time!
A note of caution: Running orders are not everything and it can all change on the night. In particular the jury vote is crucial: A bad vocal or technical errors on the stage in front of the international juries can sink your chances of winning overall.
Does the running order give anything away? Do you think there’ll be a surprise winner? Let us know in the comments below!