3.1 million viewers watched the second Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2021.
Melodifestivalen 2021 is continuing its run of dominating the Swedish television ratings. This week’s Semi-Final saw a total of 2,913,000 viewers watched the first Semi-Final live on TV . In 2020 only 2.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the last year second Semi-Final, meaning just under 200,000 extra viewers tuned in to watch this year.
In addition a further 191,639 viewers followed the show on SVT Play giving an overall audience of 3.1 million viewers, overall 72.7% of the viewing audience in the time slot watched the competition.
This week did see a drop in viewers compared to last weeks show which saw 3.2 million viewers. However this weeks Semi-Final still had more viewers than the 2020 opening Semi-Final which only saw 2.8 million viewer tune in.
The results of the second Semi-Final were as follows:
- Anton Ewald – New Religion – Directly qualified for the final
- Julia Alfrida – Rich – Eliminated in the first round of voting
- WAHL feat. Sami – 90-talet – Eliminated in the first round of voting
- Frida Green – The Silence – Second Chance
- Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – Rena rama ding dong – Second Chance
- Patrik Jean – Tears Run Dry – 5th Place
- Dotter – Litte Tot – Directly qualified for the final
The dates of the remaining Melodifestivalen shows are as follows:
- Semi-Final 3 – February 20th
- Semi-Final 4 – February 27th
- Andra Chansen – February 6th
- Final – March 13th
Due to Covid all six Melodifestivalen 2021 shows will take place in Annexet in Stockholm, with no live audience. The winner of the contest will go on to represent Sweden at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Source: scandipop | Photo: Sveriges Television AB (SVT), Stina Stjernkvist
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.