1000th Melodifestivalen song to be performed next Saturday!

February 10, 2021


SVT’s Melodifestivalen expert Gustav Dahlander has announced that WAHL feat. SAMI will be the 1000th Melodifestivalen act ever to take the stage since the first contest in 1959. 

The second heat of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen will take place next Saturday. 2 acts will join Danny Saucedo and Arvingarna in the Final, and 2 other acts will advance to the Second chance round. 

Sweden at Eurovision

Since making its debut in the 1958 contest, Sweden has taken part in 59 editions. For every edition since 1959 Sweden has used their popular national final format Melodifestivalen. Sweden has 6 Eurovision wins, in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and Sweden’s latest win was in 2015 with Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes. On top of 6 wins, Sweden also has one second place and six three places. Sweden hosted the contest 6 times as well, in 1975, 1985, 1992, 2000, 2013 and 2016. Eurovision 2016 hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw were named the best presenters from 2010-2016. Some of Sweden’s most memorable entries from Sweden include Den Vilda (1996), Hero (2008) and Undo (2014). The Mamas won Melodifestivalen 2020, and were due to sing their song Move in Rotterdam before the contest got cancelled. 

Photo: Jonathan Perlmann, Universal Music.

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