Christer Björkman, outgoing Swedish Head of Delegation confirmed that the rehearsal footage of the Melodifestivalen final will be used as Sweden’s live on-tape performance at Eurovision. The performance of the jury rehearsal held on Friday, March 12th at the Annexet venue in Stockholm will be shown as the back-up performance at the contest if needed.
As part of the rules for this years contest broadcasters are required to pre-record a performance of their entry before the contest. This will be used in the event the contest is held remotely or an artist is unable to travel to the Netherlands.
Tusse has won Melodifestivalen 2021 and will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “Voices”. He will peform in the first half of the first semi-final on May 18 in Rotterdam.
Source: Aftonbladet / Image source: Stina Stjernkvist, SVT
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.