Saturday 13 March Eurovision Schedule

The curtain is almost ready to fall on the 2021 national final season. But before everything wraps up for another year, fans have two shows to choose from.

Here are all the details you need for 2021’s ninth Saturday of national selections. We’ll be checking in with Sweden’s final and Iceland’s song reveal. You can follow all the results on wiwibloggs (and via our Twitter: @wiwibloggs and Instagram: wiwibloggs) throughout the evening. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening, when it’s on and how to watch.

Saturday 13 March: Eurovision 2021 Selection Shows

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2021

Grand Final

Time: 20:00 CET to 22:00 CET

Sweden’s Mello ends its six week run with tonight’s grand final. As per usual, there are 12 finalists battling to impress both televoters at home and eight international jury finals. The favourites include Tusse and Eric Saade, while Clara Klingenström is being labelled as a dark horse. Last year’s top two, The Mamas and Dotter, shouldn’t be dismissed either. For the first time, SVT will also be providing a stream with English commentary.

Click to watch Melodifestivalen 2021 grand final in English

Click to watch Melodifestivalen 2021 grand final in Swedish

For additional viewing instructions, click here.

Iceland’s Straumar

Song reveal

Time: 20:45 CET to 22:05 CET

Iceland’s Söngvakeppnin was put on hold for 2021, as the country reselected Daði og Gagnamagnið following the cancellation of Eurovision 2020. Their entry for 2021 is called “10 Years” and will be debuted on the Icelandic show Straumar (Streams).

Watch Straumar

Which show will you watch? Let us know below.

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Marc
Marc
2 years ago

I like it when the televote identifies the clear favourite and results in the winner that the country wants to represent them. It shows that Sweden has chosen the song of the majority of Swedish people. It is the Swedish entry after all so it makes sense it is a song that they enjoy and support. It seems that the Dotterdam fan club is bigger outside of Sweden.

nycforever
nycforever
2 years ago

Sweden it’s time for you again to flop in televotes on Eurovision)

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Tusse would win even if the juries had put him 4th place, so Sweden really wants him. I see why they love him, I just believe he deserved a better song.

Frisian esc
2 years ago

Wellp the Swedish televote massively voted for Clara with 56 points but she basically got screwed over by 4 people from Israel, the UK, Cyprus and the Netherlands..

Mircs
Mircs
2 years ago

Dotter 48 Televoting points? 50% of Tusse‘s points? 4th Place? Sweden, that‘s disgusting

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

The Mamas 1 point ahead of Dotter, AGAIN.

aden
aden
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

The same game was played again, the results may have been known in advance I think

Last edited 2 years ago by aden
Milla
Milla
2 years ago

Hahahaha! You guys never expected that Tusse would get that supported did you? If he wins the televotes to then we have the right winner, winning both. Dotter is really good, but the Dotterdam excitement and bashing Tusse is really within the eurovision fandom. We’ll see what happens in eurovision..

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

I just hope that Swedes know that if Tusse wins they’ll repeat a 2018 situation – qualifying mainly thanks to the juries (but honestly, juries would vote for Baila Baila too if it represented Sweden) and then receiving a relatively low televote in the finals. They’ll likely still finish in top ten, but only thanks to the juries. No seventh win for Sweden. Dotter perhaps wouldn’t win either, but her televote would’ve been much better and she’d probably finish in top five.

Miguel
Miguel
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Amen

Milla
Milla
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Hehehe

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago

As expected, the juries didn’t care for Clara’s entry. I still hope she gets a respectable number of points from the viewers.

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
2 years ago

So Sweden won’t win this year.

Somebody
Somebody
2 years ago

This is why international jury votes should be decreased to 25%. Who’d give Dotter 3 and Arvingarna 10?

Last edited 2 years ago by Somebody
Frisian esc
2 years ago
Reply to  Somebody

I just knew the Dutch jury would mess things up xD

nycforever
nycforever
2 years ago

Only thoughts I have now: “Why am I watching this whole circus right now?”

PhooverHonic
PhooverHonic
2 years ago
Reply to  nycforever

so disappointed in the juries 🙁

Frisian esc
2 years ago

Wait voting lines are still open?? How is that fair for acts that didn’t do well with the jury vote? Nobody is going to vote for them now and svt knows that.

Last edited 2 years ago by Frisian esc
Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

It’s almost like a superfinal in disguise.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sabrina
Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

What a lame sytem. If you want jury votes to determine the winner then just don’t do a televote system at all lmao

nycforever
nycforever
2 years ago

People vote for Eric or Dotter, please!! Not Voices!

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Juries: Tusse 79, Eric 69, Dotter 57.

Disappointed, but not surprise.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

To put it in context, last year: Dotter and The Mamas had 65, Sandman 53.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

This is something I never liked. If you want an international jury, avoid other HoDs, just invite artists with no connection to the broadcasters. But it was such a trend for years, Christer himself was everywhere during national finals’ season.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sabrina
Frisian esc
2 years ago

Those jury points are terrible. I thought they would actually appreciate Clara for a second 🙁

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Now the televote is the only chance for Dotter or Eric. Voices is so… predictable. But we equally predicted it’s win, so at least it’s not a shock.

nycforever
nycforever
2 years ago
Reply to  Colin

Of course, they consider themselves as main favourites so they want to get rid of Sweden.

Lin
Lin
2 years ago

Tusse is going to win

Colin
Colin
2 years ago

Purple Mask is right – This is a good finals overall and differences between several acts are not necessarily huge. I think that my top 5 would be Dotter, Danny Saucedo, The Mamas, Paul Rey and Klara Hammarstrom. However, most songs have some upsides. I love Eric, his instrumental and his staging, but I am still on the edge with the lyrics. Tusse’s song is pleasant, but really feels a bit calculated. Clara was very good and I wouldn’t mind her being a dark horse. Good luck, everyone!

Mar
Mar
2 years ago

I am rooting for Anton but Dotter would be nice as well

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 years ago

An entire song dedicated to Mr. Bjorkman. As if this evening couldn’t get any better.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

I have my “creative differences” with Christer Björkman, but I’m glad that he’s having a proper send off and clearly having a lot of fun with it.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

I love the Mamas, Eric’s staging is very cool, Tusse is a promising performer, but I’m still Team Dotter. I wouldn’t mind Clara pulling a huge surprise though.

Milla
Milla
2 years ago

Wasn’t it you that didn’t care about Melodifestivalen?

Gurl
Gurl
2 years ago

Dotter or Eric please. Any of them could easily win Eurovision.

BerkeO
BerkeO
2 years ago

Dotter has elevated her staging so much! Love the new lights and also the short reference to last year! Amazing! Dotter for the win! #dotterdam

Somebody
Somebody
2 years ago

Dotter! Let’s go bby!

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
2 years ago

Eric’s staging is a must for Eurovision. Hoping for him.

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
2 years ago

Tusse’s song is not a Melodifestivalen winner song, just an X-Factor etc. winner song in my opinion.

oscar
oscar
2 years ago

i love tusse. i find the song so bland though. its a fine song but it feels like the most basic of empowering anthemic ballads to exist. tusse is great but cant save it for me

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  oscar

I’m impressed with Tusse, but I agree that this is not the right song.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

We’ve been relatively contemporary so far, but we’re taking a hard left into schlager now. No complaints!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

OK, I like this, but it might be a little too dated a sound for Eurovision. Won’t complain if it wins, but I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t either.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I don’t like the song, but I like how Charlotte uses all her experience to sell it. The same will happen to Arvingarna later.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

“Ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary babes…” I love these commentators! And here comes Charlotte!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

She won in Jerusalem two weeks after I was born, fun fact

Malmklang
Malmklang
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Fun fact 2; she won on my 15th birthday;-)

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Paul’s fine, I could see him standing out in the first semi, but I’m not overwhelmed with hope for him.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Like that vanilla-ass “Take a Chance” from last year.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Unless there’s something even better, this should be a Mamas double-victory for sure.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Ooh, and here come the Mamas! I’m rooting for them at the moment. I would love for them to get another shot.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yes, this one, pick this one!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Find the key, Anton!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Not liking this one. His voice irritates me. This’d just be Benjamin Ingrosso but worse.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I guess his vocals were even worst in the semi, imagine…

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Wow, really? Jeez.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I would have to rewatch to compare, but I don’t want to. 😛

Last edited 2 years ago by Sabrina
ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Hey folks ^^ I’m having such an earworm of “New Religion” right now xD

Last edited 2 years ago by ESCFan2009
Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Not many people could pull off that outfit, Klara looks fantastic wearing it.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sabrina
Joe
Joe
2 years ago

“And that’s good, ‘cuz we like boys with emotions” Ba-dum-tsshh

Szabi
Szabi
2 years ago

Guys, how can I turn on English commentary?

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Klara’s good, no way she’s winning though.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Good voice, but it’d go nowhere at Eurovision.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

I’m easy – I love English with a Swedish accent.

Andi
Andi
2 years ago

How can I watch it with the English commentary?

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Andi

Just follow the link here

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Already vibing with Danny. I keep saying I’m past the point of just being blown away by setpieces or special effects, but I would be impressed if they could transport that box structure thing to Rotterdam.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

Hope I can at least get through two songs before it’s time to go shopping. If I get back with enough time, I could still see the voting maybe!

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

It’s dope seeing so many Swedish Eurovision vets on stage! Is the commentary gonna start soon?

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Ah, there we go.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Bye bye, Christer. It’s been real-ish.

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Yes! Finally kicked in.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m feeling like I’m inside an airplane, but I appreciate their effort with the English commentary track anyway.

Kalla
Kalla
2 years ago

Bittersweet feeling tonight. Very very excited for Melo final tonight. Sad it brings an end to the season, not sure what I’ll do with my Saturday evenings now! Will have to watch Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway or something awful like that!

Paul
Paul
2 years ago
Reply to  Kalla

Surely There must be something better to do than watch Ant and Dec!

kir
kir
2 years ago

Love the TV host’s moustache so much

Last edited 2 years ago by kir
Joe
Joe
2 years ago

First time watching Melfest live until I go grocery-shopping! Haven’t heard most of the songs so I’m very excited.

Kalla
Kalla
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Ohh you are in for a treat then!

zoliszekely
zoliszekely
2 years ago

Here is Iceland song for Eurovision 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT6chVCTKXE
Think about things was better in my opinion.

Marc
Marc
2 years ago
Reply to  zoliszekely

I agree! Very similar vibe to last year’s song and I like his voice but this is not a potential winner( unlike last year’s entry).

Davo
Davo
2 years ago

I don’t think Sweden has a song that can win Eurovision this year. But Eric Saade has the best chance of a Top 10 finish.