Sweden Melodifestivalen 2021: Eric Saade & The Mamas
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Sweden Melodifestivalen 2021: Eric Saade and The Mamas to the final

Tonight the fourth heat of Melodifestivalen 2021 took place. Seven acts performed live, and two songs qualified directly to the final: Eric Saade with 'Every Minute' and The Mamas with 'In the Middle'. Two songs were selected for the second chance show

Do they sound familiar? The two qualifiers for the final of Melodifestivalen have both won the contest, and been on the Eurovision stage before...

Tonight the fourth and last deltävling (heat) of Melodifestivalen 2021 took place in Sweden with another two finalists selected:

Eric Saade was the Popular Swedish representative at Eurovision 2011, and The Mamas who were behind John Lundvik at Eurovision 2019 (Too Late for Love), and also won Melodifestivalen last year.

The 2021 edition of Melodivestivalen is different in terms of shows as the 6 week tour has been scrapped and without an audience due to COVID-19. All six shows are broadcast from Annexet, one of the venues in Stockholm Globe City, and tonight's show was hosted by Per Andersson, Pernilla Wahlgren and Christer Björkman.

Like the previous years the votes will not be unveiled before the Final of Melodifestivalen 13 March 2021 (UPDATE 18 March 2021: Votes revealed).

Melodifestivalen 2021 – Heat 4

The Second Chance will consist of four duels, where the winner of each duel will qualify to the final:

Melodifestivalen 2021 – Second Chance

Duel 1

Duel 2

Duel 3

Duel 4

Melodifestivalen 2021

All the shows are broadcast from Annexet in Stockholm without audience. A total of 10 hosts will guide the viewers through the Melodifestivalen season. Tonight's show was hosted by Per Andersson, Pernilla Wahlgren and Christer Björkman.

The format for Melodifestivalen 2021 is the same as in previous years meaning that in each of the 4 heats 2 songs qualified directly to the final and another 2 songs qualified to Andra Chansen (Second Chance).

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 59 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 15 out of 16 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010)

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