Welcome back to the live-blog for the second heat of Melodifestivalen 2021!
This edition will be little different from what we’re used to from Mello. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no audience present at any of the live shows and the touring, every show in a different city in Sweden, won’t happen this year either: all shows will be held at the Annexet venue in Stockholm.
While the battle arenas won’t be changing this year, the hosts will certainly do so! One man will be with us every single week, while his co-hosts will be new faces every time.
Christer Björkman has represented Sweden at Eurovision 1992 with ‘Imorgon är en annan dag’ and turned ‘’the new Melodifestivalen’’ (with several heats and touring the cities) into a huge success is saying farewell after 20 years and he will be our anchor every week, hosting his beloved contest for the first time.
This week we say hello to two fellows as Christer’s co-hosts: Anis Don Demina, YouTuber and artists who got his megahit ‘Vem e som oss’ all the way into last year’s Melodifestivalen final and the man who almost won the competition in 2016 with ‘Human’: Oscar Zia!
This is the running order for tonight’s artists:
- Anton Ewald – New Religion
- Julia Alfrida – Rich
- WAHL feat. SAMI – 90-talet
- Frida Green – The Silence
- Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Rena rama ding dong
- Patrick Jean – Tears Run Dry
- Dotter – Little Tot
You can watch tonight’s show at SVT Play and ofcourse with us in the live-blog down below. Enjoy the show!