SWEDEN – The past three days Swedish broadcaster SVT has revealed the artists for their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest: Melodifestivalen. The artists were announced one by one on Melodifestivalen’s social channels and the now internationally available app of the Swedish TV show.
- Danny Saucedo – Dandi Dansa
- Lovad – Allting Är Precis Likadant
- Kadiatou – One Touch
- Mustasch – Contagious
- Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Rena Rama Ding Dong
- Emil Assergård – Om Allting Skiter Sig
- Tess Merkel – Good Life
- Paul Rey – The Missing Piece
- Arvingarna – Tänker Inte Alls Gå Hem
- Dotter – Little Tot
- Elisa – Den Du Är
- Lillasyster – Pretender
- Frida Green – The Silence
- Charlotte Perrelli – Still Young
- Patrik Jean – Tears Run Dry
- WAHL feat. SAMI – 90-talet
- Nathalie Brydolf – Fingerprints
- Anton Ewald – New Religion
- The Mamas – In The Middle
- Sannex – All Inclusive
- Jessica Andersson – Horizon
- Clara Klingenström – Behöver Inte Dig Idag
- Efraim Leo – Best Of Me
- Tusse – Voices
- Julia Alfrida – Rich
- Alvaro Estrella – Baila Baila
- Klara Hammarström – Beat Of Broken Hearts
- Eric Saade – Every Minute
The first artist to be announced was Danny Saucedo who has yet to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. He was very close to winning Melodifestivalen twice. In 2011 he came second behind Eric Saade and in 2012 he ended up on second place again behind the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Loreen.
Another artist who came very close to representing Sweden is Dotter. She ended up in second place in the most recent edition of Melodifestivalen with only 1 point behind The Mamas. She returns to Melodifestivalen with the song Little Tot.
As usual, the line-up of Melodifestivalen includes multiple former Eurovision Song Contest participants. This year, a Eurovision winner will take the stage as well. Charlotte Perrelli, who won the Contest in 1999 with her song ‘Take Me To Your Heaven’ returns to Melodifestivalen with the song Still Young.
Jessica Andersson will sing Horizon in 2021. In 2003, she was part of Fame, the duo that represented Sweden in 2003.
Melodifestivalen 2020 winners The Mamas are also returning at the 2021 edition of the show. They won the Contest last year with their song Move and with that earned their ticket to Eurovision 2020, which unfortunately got cancelled a few days after their victory.
Eric Saade also returns to Melodifestivalen after he won the show in 2011 and ended up on the third position at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf 3 months later. He will perform his song Every Minute.
The 4 Semi-Finals, the second chance show and the big final will all be broadcast live from Stockholm this year. The first show will air on Saturday 6 February.