Melodifestivalen 2000

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Melodifestivalen 2000
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Dates
Final10 March 2000
Venue Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg
Presenter(s) Carola Häggkvist, Lotta Engberg, Lena Philipsson, Loa Falkman, Tommy Körberg, Elisabeth Andreassen, Arja Saijonmaa, Lasse Berghagen, Lasse Holm, Björn Skifs
Participants
Vote
Voting system50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Winning song"När vindarna viskar mitt namn" by Roger Pontare

Melodifestivalen 2000 was the selection for the 40th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 39th time that this system of picking a song had been used; 1,394 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on SVT2 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. Roger Pontare (1994 winner with Marie Bergman) won the MF again with the rock-inspired ballad "När vindarna viskar mitt namn", donning a folk-inspired costume and featuring Native American dancers during his performance. The winning song was performed later in English at the Eurovision Song Contest as "The Spirits Are Calling My Name", placing seventh among 24 entrants.

Melodifestivalen Swedish Eurovision Song Contest preselection

Melodifestivalen is an annual song competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television (SVT) and Sveriges Radio (SR). It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1958. Since 2000, the competition has been the most popular television programme in Sweden; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet. In 2012, the semi-finals averaged 3.3 million viewers, and over an estimated four million people in Sweden watched the final, almost half of the Swedish population.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Eurovision Song Contest Annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union

The Eurovision Song Contest, often simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. At least 50 countries are eligible to compete as of 2018, and since 2015, Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant.

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The 2000 Melodifestivalen was presented by no less than 10 past participants and winners, who performed a medley of selected Melodifestivalen entries from the past four decades as an interval act. Two of the presenters, Lena Philipsson and Carola Häggkvist, went on to win the Melodifestivalen in 2004 and 2006, respectively (Carola had also won in 1983 and 1991 before). The show was watched by 4,175,000 people, with a total of 525,567 votes cast.

Lena Philipsson Swedish female pop and schlager singer

Maria Magdalena "Lena" Philipsson is a Swedish singer, songwriter and media personality. She represented Sweden in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing fifth.

Carola Häggkvist Swedish singer

Carola Maria Häggkvist, also known as Carola Søgaard for a period, is a Swedish singer and occasional songwriter. She has been among Sweden's most popular performers since the early 1980s, and has released albums ranging from pop and disco to hymns and folk music. Her debut album, Främling (Stranger), sold around one million copies and remains the biggest-selling album in Swedish music history. She has also worked as a songwriter. During her 30-year-long career, she has recorded many top-selling albums and singles and is referred to as Sweden's most prominent female singer. Some of her biggest hits are "Främling" from 1983, "Tommy tycker om mig" from 1984, "Fångad av en stormvind" from 1991, "All the Reasons to Live" from 1992, "I Believe in Love" from 2001, "Genom allt" from 2005 and "Evighet" (Eternity) from 2006.

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Results

DrawArtistSongSongwritersVotesPlace
JuryPublicTotal
1 Guide "Vi lever här, vi lever nu"Mattias Reimer, Lars Edvall5344975th
2 Balsam Boys "Bara du och jag"Gustaf Eurén, Stefan Deak, Karl Eurén4311547th
3 Barbados "Se mig"Thomas Thörnholm, Danne Attlerud58881462nd
4 Avengers "När filmen är slut"Suss von Ahn, Henrik Wikström0-010th
5 Tom Nordahl "Alla änglar sjunger"Stefan Berg32-329th
6 Roger Pontare "När vindarna viskar mitt namn"Thomas Holmstrand, Linda Jansson, Peter Dahl951322271st
7 Javiera Muñoz "Varje timma, var minut"Johnny Thunqvist, Ulf Georgsson73661394th
8 Midnight Band "Tillsammans"Mikael Wendt, Christer Lundh58-586th
9 Hanna Hedlund "Anropar försvunnen" Bobby Ljunggren, Robert Uhlmann, Anna-Lena Högdahl 2522478th
10 Friends "När jag tänker på i morgon" Lasse Holm, Ingela 'Pling' Forsman 361101462nd

Voting

Juries

Song MLulea.svg MUmea.svg MSundsvall.svg MFalun.svg MStockholm.svg MKarlstad.svg MOrebro.svg MNorrkoping.svg MVaxjo.svg MMalmo.svg MGothenburg.svg MTotal.svg
"Vi lever här, vi lever nu"-8102121024-4153
"Bara du och jag"2-6108461--643
"Se mig"10146108-1221458
"När filmen är slut"-----------0
"Alla änglar sjunger"62114-12-42-32
"När vindarna viskar mitt namn"41212122110101212895
"Varje timma, var minut"848-61216881273
"Tillsammans"121028--8810--58
"Anropar försvunnen"-6---24-110225
"När jag tänker på i morgon"1--416-2661036

Televotes

SongJuryNo. of televotesPointsTotal
"Vi lever här, vi lever nu"5334,2394497
"Bara du och jag"4326,2291154
"Se mig"5843,28988146
"När filmen är slut"02,934-0
"Alla änglar sjunger"3224,455-32
"När vindarna viskar mitt namn"95173,641132227
"Varje timma, var minut"7335,69166139
"Tillsammans"5825,727-58
"Anropar försvunnen"2531,9212247
"När jag tänker på i morgon"36127,441110146

Returning artists

ArtistPrevious year(s)
Roger Pontare 1994, with Marie Bergman

See also

Eurovision Song Contest 2000 song contest

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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 58 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests since then. Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm, twice in Malmö and once in Gothenburg (1985).

Sweden was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 thanks to Charlotte Nilsson's victory the previous year. Sveriges Television chose to hold the contest in Sweden's capital, Stockholm. The entry of the home country was chosen in Melodifestivalen 2000. 1 394 songs were submitted and 10 progressed to the final, which was one of the most seen TV shows ever in Sweden with 4 175 000 viewers. Just like last year, 11 juries combined with televotes selected the winner, which surprisingly was folk-inspired rock song "När vindarna viskar mitt namn". It was sung by Roger Pontare, who had also represented Sweden at the 1994 contest. The song was written and composed by Thomas Holmstrand, Linda Jansson and Peter Dahl.

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