The Swedish broadcaster SVT have started revealing the candidates of “Melodifestivalen 2021” which will be the national selection for Sweden at Eurovision 2021.
The 28 candidates are being revealed once a hour on the following times:
Tuesday (1st of December) – 9 artists
Wednesday (2nd of December) – 9 artists
Thursday (3rd of December) – 10 artists
Artists 1-9 will be:
# 1. Danny Saucedo – “Dandi Dansa”
Songwriters: Danny Saucedo, Karl-Johan Råsmark
The singer has participated in “Melodifestivalen” 3 times.
In 2009, he performed as a part of the group EMD and they ended in the 3rd place.
In 2011, he performed “In The Club” and ended as the runner-up.
The same thing happened in t he following year (2012) when he competed with “Amazing” and ended again in the 2nd place.
#2. Lovad (Lova Drevstam) – Allting är precis likadant (Eng: Everything is exactly the same)
Songwriters: Mattias Andréasson, Alexander Nivek, Lova Drevstam, Albin Johnsén
It will be the first participation of the singer in “Melodifestivalen“. The singer mostly sings in the Swedish language. Lately, she collaborated with Albin Johnsén (who have already participated in “Melodifestivalen”). Albin is the one of the writers behind Lova‘s song for “Melodifestivalen 2021“.
Lova represented Sweden at Junior Eurovision 2012.
# 3. Kadiatou Holm Keita – “One Touch”
Songwriters: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov
Kadiatou Holm Keita rose to fame in 2018 when she competed in “The Swedish Idol“.
The singer ended as a runner-up in “The Swedish Idol 2018“.
According to her style, we can conclude that she will compete with a soul ballad in “Melodifestivalen 2021″.
One of the writers of Cyprus entry for Eurovision 2021: Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt , is one of the writers of Kadiatou‘s song for Melodifestivalen 2021″..
Meanwhile, you can listen to her latest song “Best I’ve Had”
# 4. Mustasch – Contagious
Songwriters: Ralf Gyllenhammar, David Johannesson
Mustasch is a rock band that was established in 1998. The lead singer Ralf Gyllenhammar competed as a solo artist with the song “Bed On Fire” in “Melodifestivalen 2013″.
You may recognize him by the burning piano.
# 5. Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Rena rama ding dong
Songwriters: Göran Sparrdahl, Kalle Rydberg, Ari Lehtonen
The two veteran Swedish entertainers will collaborate in “Melodifestivalen 2021“.
The two of them , participate in the Swedish remake of a British Television Comedy.
According to Aftonbladet, they may compete with a comedic/musical genre song.
# 6. Emil Assergård – “Om allting skiter sig” (Eng: If everything sucks)
Songwriters: Emil Assergård, Jimmy Jansson, Jimmy ”Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov, Johanna Wrethov
Emil Assergård is a Swedish singer – song writer. He has been trying to enter the “Melodifestivalen” in the past and finally he made it this year.
So far, the singer has released 3 studio albums.
Meanwhile, you can listen to one of his songs:
# 7. Tess Merkel – Good Life
Songwriters: Tony Malm, Tess Merkel, Palle Hammarlund, Mats Tärnfors
Tess Merkel is well known as a part of the trio Alzacar. The band competed in “Melodifestivalen” 5 times. The other members of t he band Lina Hedlund and Andreas Lundstedt have already competed as a solo artists in the “Melodifestivalen“.Lina has even been one of the hosts of “Melodifestivalen 2020″.
The band last participation was in 2014 with the song “Blame It On The Disco“:
# 8. Paul Rey – The Missing Piece
Songwriters: Fredrik Sonefors, Laurell Barker, Paul Rey
Paul Rey participated in “Melodifestivalen 2020” with the song “Talking In My Sleep” and finished in 8th place in the final.
# 9. Arvingarna – Tänker inte alls gå hem (Eng: Not going to go home at all)
Songwriters: Stefan Brunzell, Nanne Grönvall, Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren
Arvingarna is a Swedish dansband which was formed in 1989. The band competed in the “Melodifestivalen” in 1993, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2019.
In 1993, they won with the song ‘”Eloise” and represented Sweden in the Eurovision 1993, where they finished 7th.