One more year and despite the delicate health situation the expected Melodifestivalen, the shortlist that determines who will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Competition 2021, has fired the starting weapon after the cancellation of last year’s festival began on 6 December the race for the choice of the Swedish representative in a race in which the Mamas, winners of the year 2020, took part

The first semi-final of the Swedish competition without an audience and without the songwriters present on the set was Danny Saucedo and the Arvingarna group as winners with a direct pass to the final. The first was thanks to the votes of the audience with his funny song «Dandi Dansa », Accompanied by a curious and carefree stage design, qualify Saucedo is a well-known face of the Melodifestivalen; His last participation was in 2012, when he only finished second behind Loreen with “Euphoria”

The other direct pass was to Arvingarna The well-known men’s group is also not unknown to the audience, and it is that they were already winners of the Melodifestivalen and represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, with the song «Eloise» in seventh place Now the band is trying to repeat its performance with the song “Tänker inte als gå hem”, March have secured their place in the finals

As in every semi-final, two candidates received a special pass for the repechage gala “Andra Chansen” In this case the lucky ones were Paul Rey with “The Missing Piece” and the band Lillasyster with the rocker “Pretender” The candidates who said goodbye to their chance to represent Sweden at this year’s festival were Kadiatou, Nathalie Brydolf and Eurovision Jessica Anderson, who already represented Sweden as a member of the duo Fame in 2003 and made their way to the finals of the Melodifestivalen with the in 2018 Song «Party Voice»

Danny Saucedo

World news – FI – Danny Saucedo and Arvingarna, qualified from the first semifinals