PREDICTIONS: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix starring Cosmic Twins, Fyr & Flamme & Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn

WHEN?: 7pm UK time Saturday 6 March 2021

WHERE?: DR Studio 5, Copenhagen

HOW TO WATCH?: via DR

We haven’t properly loved a Danish Eurovision entry since we were in Copenhagen to hear the audience raise the roof off the Parken in response to Rollo and King’s Never Ever Let You Go in 2001 which came so close to retaining the crown.

  • Read on for reasons including who we think will win and how each song would do at Eurovision
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PREDICTIONS: Heat 3 Melodifestivalen 2021 starring Charlotte Perrelli

WHEN?: Saturday 13 February 2021

WHERE?: Annexet, Stockholm

Sweden seems to be embracing the nostalgic and fun songs this year ahead of the ballads which might work in the favour of Eurovision and Melodifestivalen winner Charlotte Perrelli who returns here with a song we’re expecting to be both uptempo and reminding of her experience as well as vitality.

  • Read on for reasons including our predictions for who will go direkt til finalen and to Andra Chansen from this heat

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PREDICTIONS: Melodi Grand Prix finalen starring KEiiNO, Raylee & TIX

WHEN?: Saturday 20 February 2021

WHERE?: H3 Arena, Fornebu, Oslo

HOW TO WATCH?: NRK link

Sweden’s Melodifestivalen may be the average Eurovision fan’s favourite national pre-selection show but the quality on display in Norway’s 2021 Melodi Grand Prix means it is fast following in the must-see footsteps of its rival.

* Read on for reasons including who we think will win and how each song would do at Eurovision

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PREDICTIONS: Heat 2 Melodifestivalen 2021 starring Dotter & Anton Ewald

WHEN?: Saturday 13 February 2021

WHERE?: Annexet, Stockholm

Before last weekend you would have to go back 14 years to the last time that 2 Swedish language songs went direkt til finalen and so read on for our predictions for Heat 2’s return of Dotter and fate of the 2 songs in Swedish.

  • Read on for reasons including who we’re predicting to advance to the finalen and Andra Chansen

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SONG OF THE WEEK: Horizon by Jessica Andersson (week beginning 8/2/21)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: now

Saturday was a kalla natt for Jessica Andersson who was eliminated from Heat 1 of Melodifestivalen with the anthemic Horizon but the good news is the performance is available to watch (read article below) and the single for download.

  • Read on for reasons including to watch the Melodifestivalen performances by Nathalie Brydolf and Kadiatou

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SONG OF THE WEEK: Hero by Raylee (week beginning 6/2/21)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: now

Sweden may have beaten Norway at the last Eurovision – John Lundvik 5th to KEiiNO’s 6th in 2019 – but the quality of Norwegian’s selection show Melodi Grand Prix means it’s hot on the heels of greatest show on earth Melodifestivalen.

  • Read on for reasons including how Raylee has stiff competition on her hands in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix in 2021

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PREDICTIONS: Heat 1 Melodifestivalen 2021 starring Danny Saucedo, Jessica Andersson, Arvingarna & Kadiatou

WHEN?: Saturday 6 February 2021

WHERE?: Annexet, Stockholm

Last year’s winners The Mamas were the 1st of 28 Melodifestivalen entries in what was a topsy-turvy year that was the 1st since 1956 without a Eurovision Song Contest.

  • Read on for reasons including our finalen and Andra Chansen predictions

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