2.9 million viewers watched the last Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2021 on Saturday evening, the best ratings for the show in four years.
Melodifestivalen 2021 season is continuing to dominate the Swedish television ratings. This week’s Semi-Final saw a total of 2,953,000 viewers watched the last Semi-Final live, making it the most-watched show of the week These are the best figures for a heat 4 show since 2017. The number of viewers watching online is still not yet know.
In 2020 only 2.67 million viewers tuned in to watch last year’s fourth Semi-Final, meaning just under 400,000 extra views tuned in to watch this year. These are the best figures for a heat 4 show since 2017.
So far all of this year’s Melodifestivalen Semi-Finals have seen close to 3 million viewers for each show when counting both TV and online viewers. So far 3.1 million viewers watched the second Semi-Final ,3.2 Million viewers saw the opening semi final and 3.2 million viewers for the third Semi final.
The results of the last heat were:
- Tess Merkel – Good Life – 5th Place
- Lovad – Allting är precis likadant – Eliminated in the first round of voting
- Efraim Leo – Best of Me – Second Chance
- The Mamas – In the Middle – Qualified direct to the final
- Sannex – All Inclusive – Eliminated in the first round of voting
- Clara Klingenström – Behöver inte dig idag – Second Chance
- Eric Saade – Every Minute – Qualified direct to the final
The dates of the remaining Melodifestivalen shows are as follows:
- Andra Chansen (Second Chance) – March 6
- Final – March 13
The winner of the Final on 13th March will go on to represent Sweden at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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.
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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.