In a very exciting final night of the Melodifestivalen the Swedes have clearly elected the winner for this year: Tusse with the song “Voices”. The international jury has already given the highest votes to Melodifestivalen newcomer Tusse, Eric Saade came second ten points behind. The public votes were added later in the usual way like in the Eurovision Song Contest. While Eric Saade only received the fourth highest points, Tusse received also the highest votes from the Swedish public, altogether he gained 17.7% of all the votes. The Mamas came third.
It was also the farewell of Christer Björkman, he took over the organisation of the Melodifestivalen in 2002 with the approach to make it more modern. At the end he really made the festival to an annual music festival with the highest viewing figures, modern music and excitement. A big thanks for his dedication. He will now work on the American version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
These are the results of the Melodifestivalen 2021:
Tusse - "Voices" (jury 79 p / televoting 96 p) total 175 points
Eric Saade - "Every Minute" (jury 69 p / televoting 49 p) total 118 points
The Mamas - "In the Middle" (jury 50 p / televoting 56 p) total 106 points
Dotter - "Little Tot" (jury 57 p / televoting 48 p) total 105 points
Clara Klingenström - "Behöver inte dig idag" (jury 39 p / televoting 52 p) total 91 points
Klara Hammarström - "Beat Of Broken Hearts" (jury 43 p / televoting 36 p) total 79 points
Danny Saucedo - "Dandi Dansa" (jury 39 p / televoting 35 p) total 74 points
Charlotte Perrelli - "Still Young" (jury 32 p / televoting 28 p) total 60 points
Arvingarna - "Tänker inte alls gå hem" (jury 22 p / televoting 22 p) total 44 points
Alvaro Estrella - "Baila baila" (jury 7 p / televoting 19 p) total 26 points
Anton Ewald - "New Religion" (jury 9 p / televoting 16 p) total 25 points
Paul Rey - "The Missing Piece" (jury 18 p / televoting 7 p) total 25 points
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