Melodifestivalen 2021: Alvaro Estrella, Paul Rey, Clara Klingenström, Klara Hammarström
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Sweden Melodifestivalen 2021: Estrella, Rey, Klingenström and Hammarström to the final

Tonight the Second Chance show of Melodifestivalen 2021 took place in Stockholm. Eight acts fought in four duels, and four artists qualified to the final: Alvaro Estrella, Paul Rey, Clara Klingenström and Klara Hammarström. The lineup for the final is complete

Tonight the fifth show took place in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2021. Eight artists had their second chance (Andra Chansen) in qualifying for next Saturday's final. The eight songs fought in four duels, where the winner of each duel won a spot in the final.

The 2021 edition of Melodivestivalen will be 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.

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

The Second Chance consisted of four duels, where the winner of each duel qualified to the final.

Melodifestivalen – Second Chance

Duel 1

Duel 2

Duel 3

Duel 4

The duels were not based on a random draw but decided by SVT.

This concludes the primary rounds of Melodifestivalen. Now we can look forward for next Saturday's Final of Melodifestivalen, with 12 contestants fighting for the ticket to Eurovision Song Contest 2021:

Melodifestivalen – Final

Running order

Melodifestivalen 2021

All the shows will be 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 Shirley Clamp and Christer Björkman.

The format for Melodifestivalen 2021 is the same as in previous years meaning that in each of the 4 heats, there will be 2 songs that will qualify directly to the final but in each of the 4 heats there will be another 2 songs that will qualify to Andra Chansen (Second Chance). At this stage, 4 songs will be selected for the final.

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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