Dotter Melodifestivalen 2021 Grand Final Rehearsal
Photo: Stina Stjernkvist / SVT

National final season concludes tonight with the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2021. There are 12 acts set to take to the stage in Stockholm and compete for the right to represent Sweden at Eurovision 2021. But only one will walk away with the ticket to Rotterdam.

Earlier this week, we asked you to vote for your favourites of the 12 competing acts and who you thought should win Melfest 2021. You responded to our call and made sure your voices were heard.

After counting a total of 4,777 votes, we can now reveal the results.

Dotter is your favourite to win Melodifestivalen 2021

Coming out on top is Dotter. This marks the second year in a row that the Swedish star has finished first in our Melfest grand final poll. While the ‘Dotterdam’ dream didn’t happen last year, it seems that y’all are still very much hoping it will become a reality in 2021.

Dotter’s new song “Little Tot” picked up 1,408 votes in the poll. This is equivalent to 29.74% of the total number of votes cast.

In second place is Eurovision 2011 star Eric Saade. He returns for his fourth appearance at Melodifestivalen, and once again he’s one of the favourites ahead of the final. Eric’s entry “Every Minute” picked up 970 votes (20.31% of the total).

Earning the final podium spot in this poll are last year’s Melfest champions The Mamas. After Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, they’re hoping to earn the ticket to Rotterdam once again in order to finish off what they started. And it seems y’all think they have a reasonable shot at doing so – “In The Middle” was awarded 524 votes (10.97%).

Just missing out on a podium finish is Tusse. The Melfest debutant is the clear bookies’ favourite to win the competition this year with his song “Voices”. In this poll he secured 434 votes (9.09%).

And rounding out the top five is another debutant – Clara Klingenström. Despite having to go through andra chansen, Clara has been riding high on the Swedish charts along with the other big names from the contest. Could she become only the second Melodifestivalen act to win after having gone through the second chance round? “Behöver inte dig idag” received 393 votes in the poll (8.23%).

Full results: Who should win the grand final of Melodifestivalen 2021?

  1. Dotter – “Little Tot” 29.47%  (1,408 votes)
  2. Eric Saade – “Every Minute” 20.31%  (970 votes)
  3. The Mamas – “In The Middle” 10.97%  (524 votes)
  4. Tusse – “Voices” 9.09%  (434 votes)
  5. Clara Klingenström – “Behöver inte dig idag” 8.23%  (393 votes)
  6. Charlotte Perrelli – “Still Young” 4.84%  (231 votes)
  7. Danny Saucedo – “Dandi Dansa” 4.44%  (212 votes)
  8. Anton Ewald – “New Religion” 3.94%  (188 votes)
  9. Klara Hammarström – “Beat Of Broken Hearts” 3.45%  (165 votes)
  10. Paul Rey – “The Missing Piece” 2.26%  (108 votes)
  11. Arvingarna – “Tänker inte alls gå hem” 1.84%  (88 votes)
  12. Alvaro Estrella – “Baila Baila” 1.16%  (56 votes)

Total Votes: 4,777

What do you make of these poll results? Are you hoping Dotter will emerge victorious or are you supporting someone else in Melodifestivalen 2021? Sound off in the comments below!

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mark dowd
mark dowd
4 months ago

very often the WiWI readers are way off the mark…tastes here do not reflect opinions in the world out there. I enjoy others’ opinions but I am aware of limits of predictive value.. Same with OGAE votes etc

cmh787
cmh787
4 months ago

In the words of Westley from “the Princess Bride:”

“Get used to disappointment”

Jacob S
Jacob S
4 months ago

well this didn’t age well……

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago

Tusse is amazing. Great lyrics, definitley top 5 in Eurovision. My personal favorite was still Dotter, also great lyrics and great staging. So happy that Eric Saade didnt win with that lyrically cringy piece of music…

Bella
Bella
4 months ago

Now things are getting interesting because the juries have Sweden, Switzerland and France. Who do they vote first..that’s bad for them

sam
sam
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

don’t forget malta is coming 😉

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
4 months ago

The Mama’s beat Dotter by 1 point again!!!

blueeyed
blueeyed
4 months ago

I’m so glad for Tusse. A great song! But I’m even more glad that Dotter haven’t won. I hate that squeaky voice of her. Blargh.

Last edited 4 months ago by blueeyed
Bella
Bella
4 months ago

Tusse has an ok song…but why so hype? The song has something special?
Dotter, next year!

sam
sam
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

she can’t compete next year

T.J.
T.J.
4 months ago

as I said – there’s a jinx on this poll here. whoever leads it looses in the end….

Roo
Roo
4 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

I think a lot of Eurofans here have a slightly different taste to the general public.

Samuel
Samuel
4 months ago

Thank god Tusse won and not Eric Saade with his awful song and lack of any discernible personality

Benny Hill
4 months ago

So Sweden will be dwindling around #15 again. 😛

Bella
Bella
4 months ago

Only 48 points?
Come on, Dotter deserved the win…

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

Too bad the international juries are easily swayed by whom the bookies’ favorite is this year – Tusse. It could be a similar outcome to 2016 when Frans won where in a year filled with tons of veteran/comeback artists competing, Swedes tend to vote more for the debutants.

Gloria
Gloria
4 months ago

And shockingly he won with more jury points than mamas and dotter last year with their amazing stagings. Sigh, ill still root for Sweden tho.

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
4 months ago

Don’t get the hype around Tusse either

nycforever
nycforever
4 months ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

I think we all know why but don’t want to say it loudly

Eurofans
Eurofans
4 months ago
Reply to  nycforever

True!!!
If we tell something, they call us names..
You all know why Tusse wins!

George
George
4 months ago

I will never understand the hype around Tusse. Dont like neither the song nor the staging. But he will be a fair winner since both jury and televote wanted him. I just dont get it!

Last edited 4 months ago by George
nycforever
nycforever
4 months ago

If Sweden sends Dotter, she can even win the Eurovision. Staging was fantastic, vocals not so strong as in SF but it can always be improved

Gloria
Gloria
4 months ago
Reply to  nycforever

I have to be honest, I know she won’t win, but some of those juror scores felt like sabotage as the staging was way better than the semi. I guess those technical issues may have truly impacted her.

nycforever
nycforever
4 months ago
Reply to  Gloria

Now I know too. I hope Eric wins because Dotter has no chances. I just don’t want Tusse to win. Mediocre song. It doesn’t deserve to win.

Miguel
Miguel
4 months ago

I LIVE for the Slovenia 2007 moment Dotter brought.
Not joking, she was amazing!

kir
kir
4 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

The Alenka Gotar vibe!

Bella
Bella
4 months ago

Dotter is amazing today!
She can be a fair winner!

Lolek
Lolek
4 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I LOVE Dotter but I feel like her vocals weren’t quite as strong as her semi performance. Still Dotterdam till the end, but I’m not expecting her to win this years melo alas.

Gloria
Gloria
4 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

I agree, but remember her neck is screwed. Im shocked she did as good as she did. But I fear she will place 3rd.

Donkey
Donkey
4 months ago

Am I the only one finding the English commentary really cringe? “Olivia, I’ve found my missing piece, ITS YOU”… lmaooo. Also why is it recorded on a potato?

Samo
Samo
4 months ago
Reply to  Donkey

Personally, I would much rather have English subtitles, at least for Swedish songs, interval acts and introduction videos. Unlike ESC, Mello doesn’t really have empty spots that need to be filled. Just let us enjoy the original show in English 🙂

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
4 months ago

SVT kindly provide a commentary in English. Just a shame they seem to be dialling in from a tin can.

Boreal
Boreal
4 months ago

Has anyone seen the Melodifestivalen parodies? They’re hilarious!! Check them out!

EscIL
EscIL
4 months ago

Tusse is the only one who can win Eurovision!

EscIL
EscIL
4 months ago
Reply to  EscIL

and i still think so!

John
John
4 months ago

Now that we have almost all the other countries’ songs this Final doesn’t seem very strong at all. I think Sweden is going to have problems in semi-final 1.

Darren
Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  John

Low enough in the televote I’d say but I think the jury’s will help them out.

jack
jack
4 months ago

anyone knows how to add the english commentary in tonight’s final? is it automatic?

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  jack

I think the link will be in the SVT player thing.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

I still think Danny might win, even though nobody else seems to.

Davo
Davo
4 months ago

Tusse is way ahead in the betting odds. But I’m Team Eric!

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
4 months ago

Eric Saade – Manboy
Dotter – Man legs

Downvote away 😉

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

Upvoted

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

I don’t get it. Oh, you mean women are only allowed wear certain types of shoes. Downvoted – you’re welcome.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
4 months ago

Without the official results being uploaded yet, it’s 100% sure that Albanian juries will give 12 points to Clara, because she sings in Swedish

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Let Swedish public decide what they like and enjoy. Their choice.
Fandom might not agree but fandom taste don’t really know either what Europe will like on May.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
4 months ago

I would be satisfied with any in the top 4, or in the top 5 (haven’t even heard Clara’s song yet, but I feel that she can deliver it really well).

I still worry about the live vocals of Eric Saade and Dotter though. The others I’m pretty sure that they will have no problem

Mp12
Mp12
4 months ago

Well we want Dotter, Clara, The mamas or even Eric. Sweden wants and will choose Tusse and I think that he will win by a landscape. Top 3 with juries in May( as every year for no reason) and bottom 10 from televote and Sweden will be 5-8 at the end. That sums it up

Sweden please choose Dotter, thanks

ESCLightworker
ESCLightworker
4 months ago

I’d be happy with any of Charlotte Queen Perrelli, Dotter, The Mama’s and Tusse. I guess i will have a new fav after tonight :-)) Good luck Sverige!

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

So fans thinks its between Dotter and Eric. But Swedes see it as between Tusse or Eric. Dotter isnt even talked about that much here. So what do fans see in Dotter that Swedes dont?

Mp12
Mp12
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

We know that Sweden prefers good looking male singers. But we fans just want a good song and we love Dotter. I think Sweden will do what Norway did and choose the most famous one rather than the best of them

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Mp12

Well, sending the best one is indeed a matter of taste. If a majority of people think Tusse is the best then he is the best. We send what we we think is the best, not what wiwiwfans tells us is the best.There is nothing that suggest Tusse will do bad just because fans don’t like it..

Zisk
Zisk
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

They see her song from last year that could have won the contest, so they’ll love whatever she puts out this year. That’s about it really. Huge step down from bulletproof. I still want it to win because I personally don’t resonate with Tusse or Saade, but it’s a really weak Melodifestivalen and liking her from last year is a deciding factor with these consistently B+ songs.

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4 months ago

I hope so!

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

It will be between Eric and Tusse. Dotter is unfortunately not near the both of them in terms of Spotify & YouTube streams. Also Eric and Tusse are both still trending on YouTube weeks after their semi final. I guess the jury voting will have a big impact on who of them will win tonight!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

I think what’s amazing about this final is how even it is in terms of songwriting. There’s not really a big stand-out track here. I even think that “Every Minute” might be the worst song in the final. So that leaves performance and choreography, where Dotter and Eric have an advantage. But, if you just want great vocals, it’s The Mamas (again) that might take it. I personally like listening to Clara’s Swedish song the most, and also Klara’s “Beat of Broken Hearts” is an excellent development of another idea (which I won’t mention here) – I like this entry… Read more »

Berco
Berco
4 months ago

I’d like to see some elevated stagings, improved vocals and surprises tonight! I don’t like the idea of landslide winning of Tusse. I want to see a competitive voting donated with lots of high quality interval acts and fun video clips. It is obvious that Tusse/Eric/Dotter/Mamas is gonna win and find a place at top 10 in May. Good luck to all contestants and may the best act win!

ESC 21
4 months ago

As long that Mamas not gonna winn, im happy. Go Dotter

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
4 months ago

I just hope it’s one of the direct finalist except Tusse or the Mamas and if not Klara Klingeström. And that’s more than half of the competing songs in the final that I would pleased with. It’s not such an exigent wish. Why does the bookies favourite have to be one of the only two direct finalists that I don’t like?

Danes
Danes
4 months ago

I really have to say, that I just cannot see Dotter winning. I definitely think it’s Tusse or Eric who wins this Melodifestivalen. And Tusse probbaly has about 85% chance of winning against Eric. I fully agree Tusse’s song is a little too bland. After all, if we send that song, it just shows Sweden hasn’t learnt anything from the past 4 years. However, the swedish people have a large tendency of getting this uuh… big-hype around an artist. Like Frans in 2016 and Anna Bergendahl in 2010. I think it’s very clear how the televote will be: Tusse 1st,… Read more »

Leo
Leo
4 months ago

Eric Saade, Tusse, The Mamas or Dotter will win. My personal pick would be Tusse but think it might be Eric to win

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

Nobody has ever said that about Loreen in 2012 looolll don’t try to rewrite history please

Laimis
Laimis
4 months ago
Reply to  Grft

The delusion of yours. Loreen was the the front runner from the second she performed in her semi and from that everyone already knew she will win the whole thing.

GrantK
GrantK
4 months ago

Yet those songs had mass appeal ams things going for them, this one is just beyond dull and if any other country sent it, it would NQ or flop in the final.

GrantK
GrantK
4 months ago

What should happen.. a nail biter that comes down to Dotter and Eric with Dotter winning. Yayyyyy! What WILL happen… Tusse wins with a Landslide, come Eurovision the juries will cream themselves over it yet the song will bomb in the televotes because it’s beyond bland and boring!

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  GrantK

I wish juries had a much more sensitive palate and enjoyed a diversity of songs and vocals and languages. The predictibilily of jury friendly stuff is appalling.

Teddie
4 months ago
Reply to  GrantK

True dat.

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

I would be very happy with either Dotter, Eric, Mamas or Clara. But we all know Tusse is gonna win… imagine how tired we are of these generic bland songs

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

I have the feeling that a lot of Dotter fans are going to be disappointed tonight.

Dave
Dave
4 months ago

I’m simply confused about the over-exaggerated landslide victory that odds are expecting from Tusse. Like the song is good and he is a great performer but I simply don’t get how it’s so much better than the rest? Not to mention the eurofandom isn’t too fond of it from what I see (not nearly as much as The Mamas, Dotter, Eric, Clara, Danny etc.) He must be really loved in Sweden

Tobbe
Tobbe
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

It’s cause of the voting system I guess. Tusse is the one every age group will give high points to, while the lacks of Eric and Dotter probably won’t get a high amount of votes from the youngest and the elder people.
I think you can discard Dotter from the debate if you check plays on spotify and Eric has to win the jurors with a 10-15 points gap to Tusse I guess. Tusse will slay the televoters.

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Unfortunately thats the point. Eurofandom is a huge minority compared to the common viewer/voter of National Finals like Melodifestivalen. I agree Tusse is ok, wouldn‘t be that mad if he wins it but I simply see other songs, that probably do better than him.

jack
jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

The odds are a product of the fuzz in Sweden about him. His song is not the best in the final.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago

I just took a look at the betting odds. Is it North Korea this Melfest ?

T.J.
T.J.
4 months ago

It’ll be Clara K.

Voix
Voix
4 months ago

Tusse will unfortunately win,in May juries will put him in top 5, televoting will be in the ingrosso level