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SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has confirmed the dates of the forthcoming edition of Melodifestivalen and announced that all shows will be held in Stockholm without an audience due to the COVID -19 pandemic and the restrictions implemented.

Melfest fans need not worry as Melodifestivalen will take place next year with a total of 28 acts battling for the right to represent Sweden at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Melodifestivalen 2021’s all six shows will be held in the same venue in Stockholm and will run from 6 February-13 March.  The Swedish broadcaster is yet to determine the said venue. The hosts for Melfest 2021 have not been confirmed, but product manager Annette Helenius has hinted that each show may use different hosts.

Melodifestivalen 2021

  • 6 February 2021: Semi-final 1
  • 13 February 2021: Semi-final 2
  • 20 February 2021: Semi-final 3
  • 27 February 2021: Semi-final 4
  • 6 March 2021: Second Chance
  • 13 March 2021: Final

The format for Melodifestivalen 2021 is the same as in previous years meaning that in each of the 4 heats, there will be 2 songs that will qualify directly to the final but in each of the 4 heats there will be another 2 songs that will qualify to Andra Chansen (Second Chance). At this stage, 4 songs will be selected for the final.

The confirmed line-up of Melodifestivalen 2021 is expected to be announced in late November.

It is not clear which venue in Stockholm the shows will be broadcast from, but the arena Annexet next to the Globe could be an option, says Anette Helenius, project manager for Melodifestivalen 2021:

“ We want to make some great performances and we think that a regular TV studio is too small. At the same time, we do not want to be in a big arena with empty seats. A large room that is spacious enough is what we are looking for.

It is 20 years since the modern Melodifestivalen started and we will celebrate that extra this year. Is there ever a time we need something to gather around, agree on and think differently about, it is now. Despite the situation, we are happy that we will be able to offer an exciting music competition and great show just as usual. The Melodifestivalen is and continues to be our common tradition and the whole of Sweden's party.”

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting more rumoured artists for Melodifestivalen 2021. Said to be joining this season’s lineup are Eurovision 2003 star Jessica Andersson, and two acts from Melfest 2020 — Klara Hammarström and Alvaro Estrella.

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 59 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times. They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 15 out of 16 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).