SVT has announced that the running order for the semifinals of this year’s Melodifestivalen will be announced this Wednesday, January 13.
Last December the Swedish broadcaster SVT released the 28 artists taking part in this year’s Melodifestivalen. However, we still don’t know who is performing in which semifinal and in what order.
That is about to change this Wednesday, as the official Melodifestivalen Twitter has confirmed that the running order will be released then.
UPDATE: The running order will be revealed on Melodifestivalen’s Instagram at 7:45 CET.
The 28 acts taking part in Melodifestivalen 2021 include Eurovision winner Charlotte Perrelli, former Eurovision stars Eric Saade and Arvingarna and Melodifestivalen fan favourites Dotter, Danny Saucedo and The Mamas, who won the contest last year.
Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden has participated in the contest 59 times since its debut in 1958. They have missed only three contests since their debut (1964, 1970 and 1976). Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through Melodifestivalen. In 1997, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting, and have continued to innovate the technology behind the contest whenever they host.
Sweden is one of the most successful countries at the contest, winning six contests so far. Notably, their wins span their participation history; their victories span five decades with ABBA (1974), Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson (1999), Loreen (2012), and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015). They currently have the second-highest number of wins, behind Ireland’s seven.
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