Four semi-finals, one andra chansen round, and now we’ve reached the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2021. A total of 12 acts have managed to reach the final stage of the contest. They will all be hoping to go away victorious and be chosen as Sweden’s representative for Eurovision 2021.

However, only one act will end the night on Saturday 13 March with the trophy in their hand. And now we want to know who you think that should be.

Are you dancing along with Danny Saucedo? Is your heart still beating in time with Klara Hammarström’s? Have you signed up for Anton Ewald’s new religion? Do you think The Mamas deserve to place higher than in the middle of the grand final scoreboard? Has Paul Rey provided the musical missing piece you were looking for? Does Charlotte Perrelli’s song make you feel young once again?

Are you one of the voices shouting out support for Tusse? Does Alvaro Estrella make you want to baila? Does Clara Klingenström get your support this day and every day? Are you still listening to Eric Saade’s entry every minute of the day? Have you got some little (potato) tots ready to eat whilst watching Dotter perform? Or are you hoping Arvingarna won’t have to go home empty handed?

Review all 12 competing acts below, then go ahead and vote in our poll. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you would like. But you can only vote once, so make sure you’re confident with your picks before hitting the ‘vote’ button!

Melodifestivalen 2021 – Finalists

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”

Poll: Who should win the grand final 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 the Melodifestivalen 2021 grand final do you think has the most chance of winning on Saturday? Let us know in the comments section below!

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shane
shane
4 months ago

Dotterdam make it happen

Fatima
Fatima
4 months ago

Whoever is drawn 11th will win

Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
4 months ago

Is it just me or does this feel like an off year for Melfest. I don’t feel we have a Eurovision winner among this bunch. Anyway my thoughts on potential winners: Eric Saade – This is definitely a world class performance and the instrumentation is incredibly modern. However, if I close my eyes the song is borderline unlistenable. Eric spends three minutes basically bragging about how horny he is and his vocals are very exposed due to the minimalist production. I think this is the best option for a good Swedish result but nothing new. Dotter – Imo, “Little Tot”… Read more »

Dave
Dave
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake Dallas

Agree with all this except for the fact that there are 7 similar songs to Little Tot this year. If that was the case I’d be loving this year a lot lol

Who?
Who?
4 months ago

It will be between Tusse, Dotter and Eric. And the dark horse will be The Mamas.

Ingrid Mestre
Ingrid Mestre
4 months ago

Clara all the way

Monika
Monika
4 months ago

It’s between Eric and Dotter. The Mamas are out of the question, they got 1 year to lose some weight and they didn’t… They’re not certified for Eurovision. I prefere Eric Saade for the win, he looks and sings perfectly, he’s got the whole package!

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Monika

Shame on you for talking like that about obese people! If being slim is a measure of success in the MUSIC business, then you are shallow, and there is no person known as “Adele”

Paddy
Paddy
4 months ago
Reply to  Monika

Wow! As if you made that comment about weight. The Mamas are beautiful people inside and out, with great voices and the brightest of smiles. You should be ashamed

Ieva
Ieva
4 months ago

I honestly enjoy that outro music more than any of the songs…

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
4 months ago

The question was who SHOULD win, not who is your fav 😛 So, people, who you really think SHOULD win? Who would earn most points for Sweden, who has chances with the jury, who has chances with the televote?

Halloj halloj
Halloj halloj
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Tusse will win. No doubt about it

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Isn’t that the same thing? You ask someone who they think should win, which basically means who do you think is the best?

ESCJudge
ESCJudge
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I see the difference between what should be and what I like to be. For example, I’d choose banana over avocado, because I like banana more, but I should choose avocado becaude its better for me. Same here… I like Dotter’s song, but I think Erik should win, because his song has better chances to get points from both juries and public (especially jury)… so.. yep, there is difference between what should be and what I like to be 🙂 And question in the poll was who SHoULD win and not who you like best

Last edited 4 months ago by ESCJudge
ESC 21
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCJudge

Dotter

Cai1995
Cai1995
4 months ago

I personally enjoy Charlottes song and performance the most

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

The strength of Clara’s entry is the song itself. It’s a radio hit, so it doesn’t need staging. 🙂
(Euro non-vision song contest, haha)

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

My personal favourite is Clara, but realistically this will probably either be Eric Saade, Dotter or Tusse.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

I prefer Dotter, The Mamas or Clara (great to see so much love for her here), but I guess Sweden will pick Eric or Tusse.

Kyra
Kyra
4 months ago

Team Clara all the way. That song is so simple, but so beautiful. I don’t think it’ll win, but it’ll do way better than people expect it to. The lyrics are beautiful and I would LOVE to hear Swedish at Eurovision.

EscIL
EscIL
4 months ago

Am I the only one who think that the only song with a huge potential is the one of Tusse?
if this wins MF, Sweden can easily win in Rotterdam.

Sam
Sam
4 months ago
Reply to  EscIL

I think you’re the only one, the lyrics are cliche and generic :/

Helena
4 months ago

I want Clara to win so bad! So sad it’s got to be a boring pop song that will win once again…she’s my winner. And I don’t care how the song would do in ESC, it’s a worthy winner in Sweden 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

I want to know just who the international juries are. My impression is that they are a few fans put together by other HoD as a favour to their friend Christer. I’m thinking they will probably go for Dotter or Eric, maybe even The Mamas – with televote going to Tusse or Danny. Yes, I will probably be wrong…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

the mamas have the catchiest song, dotter offers the artsiest piece with credibility. i’d be happy with either of them winning. hoping it isn’t eric saade, he has dance you off written all over his act except with worse lyrics…

Tina
Tina
4 months ago

Dotter has ZERO “artsiness” this time 😀 It’s ok to like some singer, but you should be realistic. Whoever win hope he/she will enjoy his victory and use it wisely for their carier, but it’s a fact that Dotter is not the best this year and she is 100% NOT going to win, despite her fans wanting it so much, ’cause let’s be realistic, she doesn’t have the biggest fan base of all the contestants, she doesn’t have the best song this year, and she is most definetelly NOT the best vocalist either (very bad in high notes). Overall, whoever… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Tina
Aan Gomes Branco
Aan Gomes Branco
4 months ago
Reply to  Tina

First of all: you can just write “they” instead of he/she. It’s more correct on english AND it’s gender neutral. And secondly: “zero artsiness”? That’s your point of view, buddy. Other find it extremely artistic.

Tina
Tina
4 months ago

“in English”, not “on English”. Learn the language you’re trying to teach me haha

Last edited 4 months ago by Tina
Tom
Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  Tina

Hmm…If you want to make those really rude and stupid comments about her, I would like you to try sing Little Tot, if you think it would be so easy

Philip Wester
4 months ago

As usual people are voting for who they want to win, not who they think will win. Dotter isn’t gonna win.

Elias
Elias
4 months ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

I think Dotter will win.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

Are you suggesting people should not vote for who they want to win?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

People always vote for who they want to win, unless they are trying to deliberately sabotage the result. (I couldn’t possibly elaborate.)

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Philip Wester

The question just above the poll is phrased as “Who should win” and not “who do you think will win”. To me this strongly implies who you personally think deserves to win or, more specifically, who do you want to win. There is therefore nothing incorrect in voting for who people personally would like to see win melodifestivalen.

AlphaJay
AlphaJay
4 months ago

Clara or Dotter. Behöver inte dig idag is such a grower, by far the best song this year.

Harut
Harut
4 months ago

Im with team Eric this year , it’s very decent and addictive.

Fremmel
Fremmel
4 months ago

Medicore songs this year here, what happened? I have no idea who should win, nothing stands out enough.

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago

i think we have this year a “war” in sweden a la “quo vadis sweden?” – fresh in the future or the same old hat again.
i have voted for klara because i like the staging a lot and the melody is very catchy.
but have only one vote – would give it with pleasure also to clara or dotter if i would have 2 votes more. 🙂
please wiwibloggs – make the voting again with 3 voteoptions – my heart is broken and cut in three pieces.

Chessguy99
4 months ago

Want Dotter, will get Saade. Sweden just loves sending guys to ESC. We only got a all female top four last year because the guys had terrible songs.

Berco
Berco
4 months ago
Reply to  Chessguy99

Swedish people like good looking boys with weird dance moves 🙂

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Berco

Well, LGBT ppl like good looking boys as well, so it’s not really a bad decision at all 😀 Whatever bring a good result, is a good decision. So far, the worst result in their history was achieved by a female 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by Tina
RennyWest
RennyWest
4 months ago

I really wish the Mamas will win once more, but I would be ok with Dotter or Tusse winning as well.

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  RennyWest

Bettings odds are in favor of Tusse with over 50%, Eric Saade 22% and The mamas 10%. Everyone else is on a single figure 🙂

Martin
Martin
4 months ago

Who would’ve thought last year when Dotter lost by 1 point that we’d still have a chance to make #Dotterdam happen? Who would’ve thought after reading her song title is “Little Tot” and that it sounded like a lullaby, that she’d actually come back with an overall entry just as worthy of winning as Bulletpoof? Honestly, this has got to happen. I’d be so diappointed if a generic entry like Tusse (it literally sounds like the most generic Idol winning song – no offense to Tusse, who I believe is a charismatic singer with an amazing voice) or a meaningless… Read more »

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
4 months ago

My favorite is Dotter.
If Clara with C ends up to be selected they’ll have to fix the staging asap. I get why the song is so popular (even though it’s totally not for me) and that many international fans don’t want “polished acts” anymore after the last 5 years. But honestly this might do an Anna Bergendahl in the Rotterdam semi, if they don’t lift the visuals up (backdrop, lightning, outfit). Clara seems really nice, but that ship will sink in Rotterdam harbor…

Last edited 4 months ago by ESCFan2009
Helene
Helene
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

I totally agree. It is not good enough. Anna Bergendahl was actually way better. I think the fans don’t want Sweden to reach the final if they like her before Erik Saade, Tusse or Dotter. Even the mamas and Klara with K are better options.

Last edited 4 months ago by Helene
Nils
Nils
4 months ago

Last year I wasn´t the biggest Dotter fans since I prefered Anna and the Mamas. But this year it should be her.
Little Tot is even better than her last year song because it is more innovative and it appeals more to Eurovision than her last try.
This year should be definetly Dotter´s year she can deliver a great live performance.

Maldric
Maldric
4 months ago

Almost all the songs are in the same genre…Im done with this
At least this time they have some songs in swedish! Well done for that

Last edited 4 months ago by Maldric
sam
sam
4 months ago

my top 12:
1) dotter
2) eric saade
3) clara klingenstrom (this has grown on me soooo much)
4) the mamas
5) klara hammarstrom
6) danny saucedo
7) arvingarna
8) charlotte perrelli
9) anton ewald
10) paul rey
11) tusse
12) alvaro estrella

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

The simplicity and the “I don’t care”- kind of performance is what’s so charming about Clara and it fits so well with the lyrics. Her dress is also bought in a second hand store 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by Milla
Helene
Helene
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Jag har lite svårt att förstå vad som är bra med sången och Claras framträdande. Hon ser ut som en snäll tjej från Gotland som skrivit en sång som inte är något speciellt rent musikaliskt men som handlar om ett viktigt ämne. Men för mig är framträdandet och själva sången inte starka nog. Hade velat ha lite mer Veronica Maggio feeling.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

We’ll see if some changes will be made. Usually changes are rare. Because the performance in the semifinal is what took them to the final in the first place of course. But if there is any it’s usually the lighting, camerawork, clothes and some moves here and there. So perhaps they will put some more light into Dotter’s performance. They did that last year with Bulletproof.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago

I’m aware of Eric’s song and why it’s popular, but I don’t want it to win. The lyrics and message behind the song is just too superficial. It’s a disgraceful opinion for some people, but I do prefer Tusse over Eric due to the fact that his song actually has a meaning behind it. Nevertheless I’m all for Dotter and really want her to win the thing. I guess I will be very disappointed after the final, because Dotter’s song is with a large margin the best song for me in Melodifestivalen. Everything else is just good or satisfying if… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Mircs
Helene
Helene
4 months ago
Reply to  Mircs

If you take time to watch Erik’s performance you will notice that his song is not as superficial as you believe. I agree the text of the song is not so interesting, but in combination with the act it leaves you with something deeper. The contrast between the shallow text and the darkness is artful.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago

Isn’t Sweden tired of sending year after year the same generic sugar pop ? Send Clara this time.

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

The first time I saw the ESC in 2007 Sweden was represented by a glam rock band. Then we had 12 years in a raw of generic pop (except for 2016) of different quality and two years in a raw of gospel-isnpired pop. That speaks volumes.

Last edited 4 months ago by kir
kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

I should probably add I’m grateful to Sweden for the elevation the level of the ESC. The nougthies except for 2007 were such a meh comparing to 2012-2020.

Last edited 4 months ago by kir
Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Don’t forget the pop-opera in 2009, Malena Ernman with La voix.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

I think people forget that we/Sweden have had our share of complete falures from the year 2007 and 2010 especially. That was a period with glamrock and opera and Anna Bergendahl. Before that we usually ended up somewhere between place 5-10. Then we brought in the international jury in 2011, Eric Saade and Popular. I think it speaks for itself that popsongs with spectacular stagings became our thing. Perhaps we are stuck in it, but at the same time it’s a part of Sweden’s music culture. Look at what Sweden has produced world wide..

Last edited 4 months ago by Milla
Andi
Andi
4 months ago

Voted for Clara, I believe in the Robin Stjernberg effect! Number 9 is also a good omen 🙂

Mary
Mary
4 months ago

I will be surprised if Russe will not win, Dotter and Anton would be great as well

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

Charlotte Perrelli gave a live performance of Still Young on Swedish TV on Sunday, and I think it worked much better than what she’s doing at Melfest, which strikes me as too much of a replication of Hero, and obviously doesn’t work for many here.

https://youtu.be/TZBvGEfYcKY

Last edited 4 months ago by Jimmy Smit
Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago

I’d rather have Eric Saade or The Mamas again over Tusse. But what I really want is Dotter and if not, then perhaps Danny Saucedo who’s song is all in Swedish. Hope the international juries will do their job well!!

Last edited 4 months ago by Charli Cheer Up
Denis
Denis
4 months ago

I think Tusse will get most televotes. People feel his song so I do see him winning that. But jury? Don’t think juries will have him first but he won’t be worse than third. I think either Eric Saade or Dotter will get jurywin. Personally I want Eric Saade. It’s even better than “Popular” and the staging is great.

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

“Popular” is so 2011. It aged so poorly and looks cheesy af.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

He delivers a pretty epic performance for a fairly simple 3-minute song. I’m sure that performance of Popular would still be top 5, if the dashing, energetic 2011 Eric performed it this year.

If they had released it now and leaned more into the Pokemon theme, it could even win imo. “Open your phone during the performance to capture a unique Pokemon for your Go collection!”

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Bit generous calling it schlager. It’s a children’s song, nothing more:)
But it was effective and worked.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I see your point and agree. Saade is a great charismatic performer who makes anything work. And this time he actually has a good song. Had he performed with “Hero” he would have smashed it. Perreli just isnt that great. Her mistake was relying on the song alone and thinking old merit would favour her. But its been 13 years since, why bother:)

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I like Eric, but Charlotte is a thousand times better singer. She’s also gone straight to the final, unlike Loreen, Helena Paparizou, and even Carola on their last attempts.

Malin
Malin
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Håller helt med Dennis! Frågan är om Erik kan hamna som tvåa i både folkets röster och juryn och ta hem det? Beror nog på om Tusse får en enorm ledning av folket eller inte.
Är besatt av every minute. Jag som inte gillat Saade tidigare men älskar Dotter. Trots det så är Erik min Nr 1.

Last edited 4 months ago by Malin
Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Malin

Som sagt, folkets röster är väl minimala nu för tiden, med appen och allt. Liksom skillnaden är väl typ 5% mellan den som hamnar sist och först. Det är juryn som kommer göra skillnad, och om det blir en stor skillnad mellan poängen blir det nog det som avgör.
Hehe, också besatt av Every Minute. Framför allt “oh nan nana na. Den toppar min spotifylista:)

Helene
Helene
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I also am possessed by Every minute. Last year I loved Dotter. This year her song and performance is a typical Eurovision package. I feel like I seen and heard it before. It is nice but not interesting enough. But Erik Saade. Wow. And I did not even like him before. The song is catchy and the dance is interesting. Love it.

the
the
4 months ago

do you guys think the juries will robb Clara? I think she can finish top 3 in televote since her song is very very popular here especially within the older genereations

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  the

Yes, they will. Juries will likely put mostly all Swedish language songs low. Denmark managed to pick a song in a national language due to it being televote only. Maybe Sweden could make an experiment like that for one year just to see what will happen?

heyok
heyok
4 months ago
Reply to  the

Its a really good swedish song and she sings it well so imo they have no real reason to ruin her chances.. Then again the jury tends to go for the most generic songs like Tusses so not very hopeful. I agree with you that Clara could easily be top 3 in the televote. With the momentum she has atm and still a few days left to the final I wouldnt even be surprised if she wins the televote

Last edited 4 months ago by heyok
Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  heyok

winning the televote`? You can dream..
Tusse will win the televote..

heyok
heyok
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

If Tusse wins the televote he is winning it all, cause there is no way he wont get enough jury support. The only hope we have is that he wont win the televote

Last edited 4 months ago by heyok
Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  heyok

I think juries will decide the winner. The app voting is so tight, it rarely makes any impact. I mean three songs can get the same amount of points. So one of the jury top 3 will be the eventual winner.

Rob
Rob
4 months ago

Please Sweden choose Dotter!!!

heyok
heyok
4 months ago

Dotter, Clara or Eric and it will be my favorite entry of ours in a long time. Anything else and id fully understand if we flop in the final or dont even reach it in the first place

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

I am happy to see I am not the only one who loves Clara!
I think Eric or Tusse will win, though.

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago

Dotter or Clara Klingenström for me.
The rest are underwhelming/bland.

kir
kir
4 months ago

Those who find Dotter’s staging at least not good, could you explain me your point? I must say it’s safe and kinda predictable, but not bad at all.

Colin
Colin
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

I think her staging is good on it’s own. The only problem is that it doesn’t really connect with the song. If one didn’t know English, they’d think that this is a song about seduction or personal empowerment. The song is actually about disappointment in her generation and a plea for the next one to do better. And that’s not easily deducted from this staging.

Zsófi
Zsófi
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes, exact same thoughts. The staging matches with the rhythm and beats of the music, sure, and Dotter is excellent in selling this type of performances, but it doesn’t fit the lyrics at all.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I don’t agree with this line of thinking. Imagine seeing a music video of a sad clown, sitting in the rain, singing about how happy he is. You wouldn’t say, I hope, that it’s not easy to deduct from the video that the song actually is about happiness. No, you would say that the video either reveals the actual meaning of the song, or that the video changes the meaning of the song. The visual medium is rarely supposed to simply restate the message of the song. Rather it is there to recontextualize it. You say “If one didn’t know… Read more »

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

I enjoyed reading your comment, Mattias. I’ll think about that. Still, in cases of such dissonance between the staging and the lyrics, it can be difficult to pitch it. I hope Dotter manages to do so, because she is my favorite option for the winner.

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

Perhaps I am reading too much into it, but I really like Dotter’s staging. It is dark and stylised, for me it is getting across the message of “you don’t wanna be like us” – the focus on the iconic pop star, the catchy hook, the heavy performance lead delivery (where Dotter shakes her head from side to side). For me the performance is asking us some difficult questions – is it right for us to idolize pop stars? Should we be putting such people on a pedestal? Are we part of the problem by engaging in such a popularity… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Kosey
Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago
Reply to  kir

I feel that Dotter’s staging for Little Tot is missing a key element. Based on the meaning of the song, perhaps they could’ve shown a little girl who’s having a glimpse of the future?

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

Or Greta Thunberg dancing in a glass box.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Only if it was carbon neutral.

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

My favourite songs:
1. Dotter
2. Clara Klingenström
3. Eric Saade
4. The Mamas
5. Klara Hammarström
6. Anton Ewald
7. Tusse
8. Charlotte Perrelli
9. Danny Saucedo
10. Paul Rey
11. Arvingarna
12. Alvaro Estella

Florence PETIT
Florence PETIT
4 months ago

My favorite is Dotter, then the mamas…Tusse is too generic and Eric’s is boring.

Renne
Renne
4 months ago

“Who should win the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2021?” None of the above…

finnished
finnished
4 months ago

The bookies are confident that Tusse will win. No offense, it’s not a bad song, it’s just kinda bland and uninspiring. “Little tot” is the best song for me and Eric is nice too, but neither would be on par with Sweden’s entries in the past years.This year’s Mello truly let me down 🙁

Benny Hill
4 months ago

Is it okay not to be excited for this year’s final of Melodifestivalen or am I sinning or breaking the law? xD

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

One more sin and it will be Hatari’s crate for you!