Sweden 2021: Alvaro Estrella, Paul Rey, Clara Klingenström and Klara Hammarström win the last spots for Melodifestivalen final

In one week, Sweden will decide who wins Melodifestivalen 2021, and as such will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight, the last four spots for the final were filled as the Andra chansen (Second chance) round took place.

Through four preliminary heats, eight acts had already qualified for the final. These are:

Andra chansen result

Each of the four heats also provided us with two acts each for the second chance round, and tonight, these acts met in duels.

Duel 1: Alvaro EstrellaBaila Baila vs. LillasysterPretender
Winner: Alvaro EstrellaBaila Baila

Duel 2: Frida GreenThe Silence vs. Paul ReyThe Missing Piece
Winner: Paul ReyThe Missing Piece

Duel 3: Eva Rydberg & Ewa RoosRena Rama Ding Dong vs. Clara KlingenströmBehöver Inte Dig Idag
Winner: Clara KlingenströmBehöver Inte Dig Idag

Duel 4: Klara HammarströmBeat Of Broken Hearts vs. Efraim LeoBest Of Me
Winner: Klara HammarströmBeat Of Broken Hearts

Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest

With two wins within the past eight years, Sweden is catching up on Ireland’s record with seven Eurovision victories. Sweden is now only one down.

Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Sweden only failed to reach the final once. By a coincidence that was in 2010 where Anna Bergendahl’s This Is My Life finished 11th in the final, and where Denmark came 4th in the final with a song rejected for the Swedish selection!

Since 2014, things however have been extremely impressive with only finishing outside top 5 once in this period. First Sanna Nielsen came third in 2014, then Måns Zelmerlöw won in ’15 and finally Frans, Robin Bengtsson and John Lundvik finished 5th. Sweden’s only none top 5 result was a 7th place achieved by Benjamin Ingrosso.

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