The Swedish broadcaster SVT have continued 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 – You can read about them here
Wednesday (2nd of December) – 9 artists You can read about them here
Thursday (3rd of December) – 10 artists
Artists 19-28 will be:
# 19. The Mamas – In The Middle
Songwriters: Emily Falvey, Robin Stjernberg, Jimmy Jansson
The girl band who should have represented Sweden at Eurovision 2020 and were the backing vocalists for Sweden at Eurovision 2019.
Among the writers of the song we can find Robin Stjernberg who have represented Sweden at Eurovision 2013.
# 20. Jessica Andersson – Horizon
Songwriters: David Kreuger, Fredrik Kempe, Marcus Lindén, Christian Holmström
The singer has already participated at Eurovision in 2003 as part of the duo Fame who performed “Give Me Your Love” and ended in the 5th place.
Since then, the singer participated as a solo artist at “Melodifestivalen” several times, including 2018 for example with the song “The Party Voice“
# 21. Sannex- All Inclusive
Songwriters: Greta Svensson, Hans Thorstensson
Sannex was formed in the end of the the 1970’s. The members of the band have been changed along the years. In 2017, they were awarded as the “Dansband” of the year in Swedish Grammis.
Inviting the band to the “Melodifestivalen” will totally help to show diversity of music genres.
# 22.Clara Klingenström – Behöver inte dig idag (Eng: “I don’t need you today”)
Songwriters: Clara Klingenström, Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias
It will be Clara’s debut in “Melodifestivalen”. In 2020, she released her first single ” Sommarminnen“
#23. Efraim Leo – Best Of Me
Songwriters: Efraim Leo, Cornelia Jakobsdotter, Amanda Björkegren, Herman Gardarfve
It will be the debut for the singer in “Melodifestivalen 2021”. The singer has already tried to enter the competition in the past.
Lately, he released the song “When I Wanted You“:
# 24 .Tusse – Voices
Songwriters: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov
Tusse Chiza is the winner of the last year “Swedish Idol“. Lately, the singer presented at several song writing camps. Moreover, the broadcaster SVT has been looking for suitable songs that will fit him.
The guest show of “Swedish Idol” Christer Björkman, told Tusse Chiza that he will be happy to see him competing at “Melodifestivalen”
# 25 . Julia Alfrida – Rich
Songwriters: Julia Alfrida, Jimmy Jansson, Melanie Wehbe
Julia Alfrida won the golden ticket for “Melodifestivalen 2021” via the “P4 Nästa 2020” conpetition. She won with her original song “Dark Room”
# 26. Alvaro Estrella – Baila Baila (Eng: Dance, dance)
Songwriters: Anderz Wrethov, Linnea Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt
Alvaro’s first participation at “Melodifestivalen” was in 2014 where he performed the song “Bedroom”. Last year, he collaborated with Mendez and together they performed the song “Vamos Amigos”. In 2021, Alvaro will be competing as a solo artist.
The singer isn’t a stranger for the Eurovision stage. He was a backing vocalist for Sweden 2011, Sweden 2017 and Russia 2016.
# 27. Klara Hammarström – Beat Of Broken Hearts
Songwriters: David Kreuger, Fredrik Kempe, Niklas Carson Mattson, Andreas Wijk
The singer competed in “Melodifestivalen 2020″ with the song “Nobody” and didn’t make it to the final.
# 28 . Eric Saade – Every Minute
Songwriters: Eric Saade, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt
The singer represented Sweden at Eurovision 2011 with the pop song “Popular” and ended in the 3rd place in the grand final.
In 2015, he participated in “Melodifestivalen 2015” with the song “Sting” and ended in the 5th place in the final, losing to Måns Zelmerlöw who afterward won Eurovision 2015