How the bookies rank the Melodifestivalen 2021 finalists

 How the bookies rank the Melodifestivalen 2021 finalists

With the semi-finals done and indeed dusted, Tusse is the bookies’ favourite to triumph in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen final in a couple of weeks’ time.

His track Voices triumphed in the third semi, and is now seemingly the one to beat. Betway have even made him odds-on at 4/5, according to Oddschecker.

Tusse, only 19(!), was a finalist on Swedish Idol two years ago, and this is his first Melfest experience.

With 3/1 odds, Eric Saade is in second place with his new bop Every Minute. It’s ten years since Saade represented Sweden at Eurovision, coming third with mightiest of bops Popular.

It’s maybe worth pointing out that despite trailing Tusse with the bookies, Saade has considerably more YouTube views and Spotify streams – despite only showcasing his song two days ago.

The Mamas follow on 4/1 with their new song In The Middle; their bid to replicate the win they had with Move last year.

Dotter is fourth favourite on 9/2 with Little Tot, Danny Saucedo‘s Dandi dansa is in fifth with 20/1 odds, Charlotte Perrelli‘s Still Young is on 33/1; while Anton Ewald‘s New Religion and Arvingarna‘s Tänker inte alls gå hem are both on 100/1.

The line-up for the final is of course not quite complete yet: the Second Chance round this weekend will give two runners-up from each semi the opportunity to rejoin the running.

Sweden are currently fourth favourites to win Eurovision 2021, behind Iceland, Russia and France.

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Shaun Kitchener

Scriptwriter for the theatre and TV (currently Hollyoaks) and freelance entertainment ~reportage.