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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

“Get used to disappointment”

Jacob S
Jacob S
1 month ago

well this didn’t age well……

Stian F
Stian F
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

don’t forget malta is coming 😉

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
1 month ago

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

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 month 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 1 month ago by blueeyed
Bella
Bella
1 month ago

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

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

she can’t compete next year

T.J.
T.J.
1 month ago

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

Roo
Roo
1 month ago
Reply to  T.J.

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

Samuel
Samuel
1 month ago

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

Benny Hill
1 month ago

So Sweden will be dwindling around #15 again. 😛

Bella
Bella
1 month ago

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

Last edited 1 month ago by Bella
Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Don’t get the hype around Tusse either

nycforever
nycforever
1 month ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

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

Eurofans
Eurofans
1 month ago
Reply to  nycforever

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

George
George
1 month 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 1 month ago by George
nycforever
nycforever
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

kir
kir
1 month ago
Reply to  Miguel

The Alenka Gotar vibe!

Bella
Bella
1 month ago

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

Lolek
Lolek
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Boreal
Boreal
1 month ago

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

EscIL
EscIL
1 month ago

Tusse is the only one who can win Eurovision!

EscIL
EscIL
1 month ago
Reply to  EscIL

and i still think so!

John
John
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  John

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

jack
jack
1 month ago

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

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  jack

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

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

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

Davo
Davo
1 month ago

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

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
1 month ago

Eric Saade – Manboy
Dotter – Man legs

Downvote away 😉

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

That would make a great song title, though.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

Upvoted

Jonas
Jonas
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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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1 month ago

I hope so!

Alex
Alex
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
Alfonso Moreno Domínguez
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

GrantK
GrantK
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Reply to  GrantK

True dat.

David
David
1 month ago

The fanbase moans again. This year about Tusse and his song Voices. I read the same kind of comments in 2012 (if you vote for Loreen Sweden will not qualify to the final) . The same in 2015 with Heroes (generic song that will not win). Well, I think Swedes are very competent to vote for a good winner.

Last edited 1 month ago by David
GrantK
GrantK
1 month ago
Reply to  David

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.

David
David
1 month ago
Reply to  GrantK

The classic ”if it was any other country than Sweden” comment.

The truth is that all of these kind of comments are based on jealousy towards Sweden

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  David

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

David
David
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Show the receipt then. I can show mine

Laimis
Laimis
1 month ago
Reply to  David

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.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Before you choose ‘Voices’, you may as well pick ‘Baila baila’. The song is a plague, I don’t wanna remember any of it but I still keep on singing the first part of the chorus inadvertently throughout the day. Viva la forever… It will be an exciting show and I’m really looking forward to four performances and the voting part. I’ll give Sweden that. If they don’t wanna have taste and send good music and an artist with visions, nobody can force them. Frankly, I would argue it’s a surprise they went for Loreen in 2012. Some important sources must… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Mr Vanilla Bean
Grft
Grft
1 month 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

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

We dont know that until we actually see it. I won’t let the negativity here (don’t get me wrong, it’s very warranted given the history we all know) get to me and watch the show with excitement. Anything can still happen. I don’t wanna be responsible for attracting Murphy’s law on that dreadful song and help it win. lol

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

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

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Frankly, it’ll be Sweden’s loss if they don’t vote for the music.

Dave
Dave
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

T.J.
T.J.
1 month ago

It’ll be Clara K.

Voix
Voix
1 month ago

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