Eric Saade Tusse Clara Klingenstrom Melodifestivalen 2021

The class of 2021 trickled into the Swedish singles charts last week. And now the tide is rising as we get ever closer to the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2021. The latest Sverigetopplistan update has four Melfest finalists inside the top ten, three of which are in the top five. A further 14 acts from this year’s contest are in the top 50.

Melodifestivalen 2021 finalists in the charts

Tusse strengthens his chart supremacy with “Voices”, climbing five places from #8 to #3. His closest competition remains Eric Saade with “Every Minute”. The four-time Mello finalist climbs from #10 to #4. The Swedish top five is rounded out by the surprise package of this year’s competition — Clara Klingenström. 

The “Behöver inte dig idag” songstress started out the series as a relative unknown, yet her star has grown progressively brighter as she made it through the semi-finals and andra chansen. She’s jumped a massive 26 places from last week and is now comfortably outperforming more established hitmakers such as Danny Saucedo, Dotter and The Mamas.

Saucedo is the only other Mello act inside this week’s top 10. “Dandi Dansa” just squeaks in at #10. Last year’s top two are immediately behind him with “Little Tot” at #11 and “In The Middle” at #12. Andra Chansen qualifier Alvaro Estrella is at #13 with “Baila Baila”.

Two eliminated acts can also be found inside the top 20. They are Emil Assergård and WAHL feat. Sami. “Om allting skiter sig” and “90-talet” are at #16 and #19 respectively.

You can check out the full chart positions of Melodifestivalen 2021 acts below.

Sweden’s Sverigetopplistan 12 March 2021

3. Tusse “Voices” (up from #8)

4. Eric Saade “Every Minute” (up from #10)

5. Clara Klingenström “Behöver inte dig idag” (up from #31)

10. Danny Saucedo “Dandi Dansa” (up from #21)

11. Dotter “Little Tot” (up from #27)

12. The Mamas “In The Middle” (up from #25)

13. Alvaro Estrella “Bailá Bailá” (up from #24)

16. Emil Assergård and “Om allting skiter sig” (down from #7)

19. Wahl feat. Sami “90-talet” (down from #15)

21. Efraim Leo “Best Of Me” (up from #43)

22. Lillasyster “Pretender” (up from #35)

23. Anton Ewald “New Religion” (up from #42)

26. Klara Hammarström “Beat of Broken Hearts” (up from #55)

30. Lovad “Allting är precis likadant” (up from #41)

34. Charlotte Perrelli “Still Young” (up from #50)

37. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos “Rena rama ding dong” (up from #62)

40. Arvingarna “Tänker inte alls gå hem” (up from #65)

44. Paul Rey “The Missing Piece” (up from #67)

59. Sannex “All Inclusive” (up from #85)

62. Kadiatou “One Touch” (up from #83)

65. Patrik Jean “Tears Run Dry” (up from #77)

67. Frida Green “The Silence” (up from #98)

83. Tess Merkel “Good Life” (new entry)

89. Jessica Andersson “Horizon” (new entry)

Of course, the Melodifestivalen 2021 winner won’t be determined by the charts. Nevertheless, they can potentially offer an insight as to what songs the Swedish public are backing.

What do you think? Do you agree with the chart rankings? How did your favourites do? Let us know in the comments below.

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Valentino
Valentino
4 months ago

Clara is the one singing with her heart. Even if I don’t understand Swedish I can connect with her.

Ohi
Ohi
4 months ago

I would be happy with Clara winning as it happens. I think sonically she is the only one giving something that seems fresh and Sweden haven’t actually done Swedish since I wanna say 1998? (Omg I just googled that and I was right! I need to get out more…)

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Ohi

And outside of Sweden, Swedish was last heard as late as 2012, almost 10 years ago now, when Finland’s first UMK winner performed a song in that language. 🙂

EscIL
EscIL
4 months ago

Tusse is the only song which can have a decent place in Rotterdam, even winning!

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago

i read here and in other threads often this or that song can not win or reach the final in rotterdam.
why is that so important in sweden?
too much media pressure or influence?
here in germany we have other problems because nobody really cares about the ESC. 😀

teamklara wishing her a good place maybe in the first half. 🙂
teamclara & teamdotter here too – the problem is maybe there is one too many to get enough votes in the televote to make the big sensation coming true.

Brötchen
Brötchen
4 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

Don’t act as if there is no pressure in the german media for us to do well again lol
People don’t care anymore because we’re always in the Bottom 5.

Amadeus
Amadeus
4 months ago

Danny or Clara. Don’t care about the rest.

Polliu
Polliu
4 months ago

Anyone who wins this will be the jury top 3 in semi 1. Mark my words.

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
4 months ago

This year Melfest was a bit of a letdown for me because I did not particularly like any of the songs… Nevertheless I would always choose to give someone who has not been to Eurovision the chance to go!

Kris
Kris
4 months ago
Reply to  BeepBoop

So you basically don’t want Eric to win

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
4 months ago
Reply to  Kris

I do not care enough about his song, to be honest… is it a crime? But I don’t care about many others neither so… I will always support the entry of someone who has not been to Eurovision, regardless of who people like the most.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago

I’m a non-swede who has no bias and it looking at this from an objective standpoint and how I would vote at Eurovision. I realize a lot of Swedes don’t care about Eurovision and only vote for who they want to win MF. Tusse is a borderline qualifier. It’s entirely generic and forgettable. Dotter as well, unless she does something unique to fix the staging. Mamas would likely qualify but would end up in the bottom half of the final. Eric would be top 10 at Eurovision. He’s the big standout here. This is my honest assessment.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

I left out Clara. I personally really like this song. It’s the hardest one to predict. My sense is that it wouldn’t qualify but who knows?

Craig
Craig
4 months ago

Am I the only one really surprised at the lack of love for Paul Rey’s song?

Kris
Kris
4 months ago
Reply to  Craig

I’m surprised at your surprise

TexasGuy
4 months ago

Eric’s song is absolutely horrendous, who wrote this silly lyrics, and his so called dance moves looks really pathetic… how the hell he is fan favorite? *facepalm*
my favs are Mamas and Clara, but I wouldn’t be sad if Dotter or Tusse wins

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago
Reply to  TexasGuy

The broader Eurovision audience does not care about lyrics. And most would disagree your assessment of Eric’s dance moves. This is objectively a top 10 at Eurovision. Of course you are still entitled to not like it.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

We all see 3 years ago what most people in Europe think about silly dance moves by swedish guys who are just showing off.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Yes 100% agree Eric is just like Ingrosso who came in 7th.

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

7th is a really good place so if we get there again its good. Also Eric came in 3rd with silly lyrics so lyrics doesnt matter. And just because Ingrosso did poorly with voters doesnt mean Eric will.

Last edited 4 months ago by Denis
@ivanmckenziemx
@ivanmckenziemx
4 months ago

Am I the one who thinks Clara could be the surprise in Sweden? Her hype is growning and growning and even being a Dotter fan and shes my first choice, Clara is day by day becoming my personal fave. Her main problem is that her song is in swedish and thats not very appealing to international juries but in a year with no favourite I really think Clara could make it

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago

You could be right.

American Boy
American Boy
4 months ago

Clara and Dotter are my favorites.

Toine
Toine
4 months ago

Please let Clara win! I like the song and i like here!

Stisse
Stisse
4 months ago
Reply to  Toine

I Hope not. Another Anna Bergendahl with guitar.

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago
Reply to  Stisse

What’s wrong with Anna Bergendahl?

Stisse
Stisse
4 months ago
Reply to  tomtomtom

Nothing. But skall we have a repeat of 2010.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago
Reply to  Toine

i wish… but we all know the juries will pay her dust bc the song’s in swedish, and they’ll instead vote for something unsubstantial but with a big stage production. anyway i’m happy the swedish music consumers are loving clara’s song.

ALL W
ALL W
4 months ago

Clara is the most original and authentical entry of all the swedish list!! She frees herself and Sweden from their self created always Winnersvibes. All those produced and created plastic formats what Sweden have become over the yeras!! Clara comes, sings and create a new space. A breath of fresh air!! I hope the people vote for her!! A new beginning and The Birth of an new Age

tomtomtom
tomtomtom
4 months ago
Reply to  ALL W

I agree with you. It’s the most genuine. I don’t think it’s Eurovision material, but it’s one of those songs that could end up doing surprisingly well.

Helene
Helene
4 months ago
Reply to  ALL W

For a Swedish person Clara’s song is a typical Swedish sing-writer stuff. Not original at all. The lyrics are not that interesting either. She is nice but the whole thing lacks something. We have many artists who are into this kind of music but are so much better. I hope it will not win.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

Also.. why Clara? I mean lets be realistic, Sweden hardly won’t qualify with that song. Genuine, but the song is not for Eurovision. It’s too much for swedish ears and for desperate fans seeking for something different all the time. But for the casual voter..no.

Boreal
Boreal
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Clara is different and real.

SputniQ
SputniQ
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

It’s more fun to send an original song that might flop but have a small chance of doing really well than sending a generic song that everyone knows will qualify and end up somewhere in the middle.

Kris
Kris
4 months ago
Reply to  SputniQ

Is that a dig at the mamas ?

Teddie
4 months ago

So basically everyone’s rooting for Dotter who’s most definitely not going to win? Interesting.

Florence Petit
Florence Petit
4 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

You got it right??

Kay
Kay
4 months ago
Reply to  Teddie

My observation is that international mello fans like dotter, eric, clara and the mamas and not so hyped for tusse.
However, the swedish fans prefer tusse and eric
I prefer eric, dotter and clara

RennyWest
RennyWest
4 months ago

Reading all the comments makes me sometimes feel like a only non-swedish person liking the song Voices.
Oh well. Go, Tusse!

Milla
Milla
4 months ago

I think Dotter’s studioversion of Little tot misses out on something compared to the others. It’s not as good as the live one. Because press have actually said they have forgotten how good it is when seeing it live. So we’ll see..

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

I am totally the opposite. The studio version is good, but the live version feels empty. I also don’t like her poses. My opinion is probably an unpopular one.

Milla
Milla
4 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

I think the studio version sound kinda flat while the live one has more life.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Lol. For me, the live version was flat and the studio version had more life. Tastes and opinions differ.

OberonYronwood
OberonYronwood
4 months ago

I love Dotter but I wouldn’t mind it if Clara won!!

Jensteri
Jensteri
4 months ago

I would be happy with Dotter, Clara, Charlotte or The Mamas winning (obviously most of them are extremely unlikely). Tusse is alright but painfully average. But more than anything I hope that Eric doesn’t win. The staging might be kind of cool and different but the song is absolutely terrible.

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

Eric’s song is generic and boring. Go with Clara, let’s hear some Swedish

PuppetOnAString
4 months ago
Reply to  Jay

And DNQ at Eurovision? I prefer Eric then

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago

who cares (ok not in sweden of course for several reasons) but outside them most musicfriends prefer fresh air.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago

Let the impossible happen. Sweden as my #1 fav for a year :ouch

eurana
eurana
4 months ago

If Clara Klingenström won Melodifestivalen, Sweden will be a new member of the countries that do not want win the ESC this year.

PuppetOnAString
4 months ago
Reply to  eurana

15 dislikes for speaking the truth. It is a good song but won’t come close to winning Esc

Boreal
Boreal
4 months ago

19 now

lasse braun
lasse braun
4 months ago
Reply to  eurana

who cares .- calm down and have some fun. 🙂

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago

If one of this three will win then I hope it will be Clara.

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago

I’m still hoping for Dotter to win ?

sam
sam
4 months ago

sorry dotter.. you are my second now. CLARA KLINGENSTRÖTTERDAM!

SputniQ
SputniQ
4 months ago
Reply to  sam

Hahaha I tried to pronounce that and it was really difficult

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

Last years only 2016 and 2019 did the highest charting Mellofest song actually win. In 2017 Wiktoria topped, 2018 Sandman and 2020 Dotter. So it’s not that telling. But it can give you indications which songs will do well.

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

You are right. But you should also pay attention to the percentiges on the bookies odds. Tusse is way ahead of everyone with over 50%. The previous years when the top acts didn’t win, they weren’t this clear on the top of the list, it was with much smaller percentage chances, something to bare in mind

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Tina

Last year Dotter had 51%. And she still lost. So it means nothing. Whoever wins will win with small margin, even Tusse. There won’t be runaway win this year.

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

Didn’t Erika Vikman had like over 60% chances to win? ?

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

I wouldn’t mind if Clara Klingenstrom won.

James
James
4 months ago

Alvarotterdamn.

Ricky
Ricky
4 months ago
Reply to  James

You’re kidding right?

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Ricky

You have a lot to choose from: Dotterdam, Mamadam, EricSaadedam, DannyDam,C/Klaratterdam, Arvingarnadam, Alvarotterdam. 😀

Someone11
Someone11
4 months ago

Eric’s song reminds me of one from the 00s. Anyone having an idea which one could be?

Alo
Alo
4 months ago
Reply to  Someone11

Freed from desire

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Someone11

Well, it is “Na na na”, maybe reminds your of Serhat hahahaha

Malmklang
Malmklang
4 months ago
Reply to  Someone11

When I’m humming to the na-na-na-na-na’s I automatically switch over to the la-la-la-la-la’s in ATC’s Around the World;-)

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

I know many international fans are calling for “Dotterdam” but honestly it keeps seeming like that is less and less of a reality. I will be happy with most of these choices honestly, but it is interesting to see the clear contrast between the international fans’ choices (Dotter) and the more domestic fans (Tusse and Eric). It’ll be interesting to see how the international jury plays into it

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree 100%. Even if Alvaro Estrela win, people should respect that! I don’t like seeing everyone attacking the winner, only cause it’s not their fav act. Like, ar there so many spoiled brats? 😀

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago
Reply to  Tina

Couldn’t agree more. If you get downvoted, it only proofs your point.

Hector
Hector
4 months ago

See this may say something about how Swedish people will vote. But the international juries are the key here, and they can ruin anyone’s chances

Reverb
Reverb
4 months ago
Reply to  Hector

but what if he is this year’s Frans! :-0

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Reverb

No meter if Tusse is the best or not, liked or disliked by us (esc fans), it is a fact that he is going to win tomorrow, so better behave yourself tomorrow as a grown up, and don’t act as a spoiled brat the momemnt you realise your fav isn’t going to triumpf. Tusse’s song is very good, and even though it is always debatable which song is the best one in the contest, it is a fact that Tusse is not only with a strong entry but with the biggest support of all the contestants, so people outside of… Read more »

Kris
Kris
4 months ago
Reply to  Tina

It is not a fact he will win tommorrow. Even the bookies only give him 50% chance . So there is an equal chance he won’t win. I don’t want him to win. Televote will give it nearly the same treatment as Benjamin. Dotter , Mamas , Eric , Clara are all fine by me.

Sahra
Sahra
4 months ago
Reply to  Hector

2017, 2018 and 2020 the winners of melfest were like third highest melfest act on Spotify so I don’t think spotify is the greatest indicator but we’ll have to see

Hector
Hector
4 months ago
Reply to  Sahra

That’s why I said “this may say”

Vytautas
Vytautas
4 months ago

Clara <333 Eric Saade is also good, especially the staging, the rest are meh, too generic.

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

The only thing that is really stopping Clara from triumphing is a way GENERIC “simple” staging, it looks as she aslmost doesn’t care for her placing. With a MUCH better staging, she would actualy stand a chance of winning!

Jen
Jen
4 months ago

Tusse!!!!

Jeff USA
Jeff USA
4 months ago

I know it would never happen but it would be great if Clara won. Her sing really grew on me and it has a great message. She is also such a sweet person and deserves all the success she is receiving:)

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff USA

She seems so genuine, so pure. She was so shocked to hear her name announced as a qualifying act 😀 It’s always nice to see ordinary looking people doing great, as it gives a hope to everyone (majority) out there. Those way too profesional acts (Dotter, Eric etc) even though are very good, stil lack in that sincerity that Clara brings to the table. I soooo DON’T like Clara’s song the most, and still would be so happy if she win 😀 That says a lot 🙂

Sahra
Sahra
4 months ago

The Eric/Tusse/Clara hype has been crazy here in Sweden the past week, they’re getting the top votes from us for sure!

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
4 months ago

oh stiiing, it’s gonna sting so bad when Eric misses out with a perfect performance just because Sweden will happily choose another boring entry in Tusse

Tina
Tina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeremiah

Well, performance is not everything. He also need a good song and a good vocal, and he has neither of those 2 😀

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago
Reply to  Tina

I think you don’t know the difference between an annoying voice and a bad voice. Eric clearly has a good voice, his voice is just annoying for you. Thinking that is understandable and fine.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you perform the charts or how high you are in the odds. What matters tomorrow night is the quality of your life performance. If you kill it, you will be rewarded, but if you flop, you’re out.Good luck to everybody tomorrow night. May the best Swedish artist win.

Waar Is De Zon?
Waar Is De Zon?
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

At the end of the day, it does matter how you perform in the charts. Because there will be 11 losers tomorrow, so having a big hit is actually a nice bit of pain relief for them. Melfest is a huge platform for all artists competing. Especially for artists like Clara, who will benefit from participating for many years to come, regardless if she wins or not.