Melodifestivalen 2002

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Melodifestivalen 2002
Dates
Semi-final19 January 2002
26 January 2002
2 February 2002
9 February 2002
Second chance22 February 2002
Final1 March 2002
Venue Stockholm Globe Arena
Presenter(s) Kristin Kaspersen, Claes Åkesson
Directed by Marius Bratten
Participants
Vote
Voting system50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Winning song"Never Let It Go" by Afro-dite

Melodifestivalen 2002 was the selection for the 42nd song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 41st time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semi-finals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Växjö, Norrköping, Sundsvall, Falun and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The introduction of the semi-finals and the allowance of songs in English resulted in a marked increase in voters. The final was watched by 3,720,000 people, with 926,318 votes cast in the final.

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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Schedule

DateCityVenueNo. of televotes cast:Heat
19 January Växjö Tipshallen 401,552Semi-final 1
26 January Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen 310,727Semi-final 2
2 February Sundsvall Nordichallen 219,111Semi-final 3
9 February Falun Lugnet 331,731Semi-final 4
22 February Stockholm SVT Broadcasting House 12,500Winners' Choice (Second Chance)
1 March Stockholm Globe Arena 926,318Final

Semi-finals

The semi-finals for Melodifestivalen 2002 began on 19 January 2002. Ten songs from these semi-finals qualified for the final on 1 March 2002. This was the first year that a semi-final format had been used for the competition. This was the first year that songs were permitted in languages other than Swedish, resulting in a significant number of English language songs, and two songs with lyrics in Spanish. "Ett vackert par", composed by Py Bäckman and Micke Wennborn was disqualified before the competition, when the dance band Grönwalls had performed it on the radio before the contest (not knowing it was supposed to enter). Nanne Grönvall and Nick Borgen was thought as possible performers. It was replaced by "Sista andetaget".

Swedish language North Germanic language spoken in Sweden

Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.

English language West Germanic language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent by Latin and French.

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Semi-final 1

DrawArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlace
Round 1Round 2
1 Excellence "Last to Know"16,92823,08140,0094th
2 Tom Nordahl "Blue As Her Angel Eyes"4,1374,1377th
3 Barbados "Världen utanför"44,89952,30997,2083rd
4 Camilla Lindén "Du har rört vid min själ"15,54915,5495th
5 Brandsta City Släckers "Kom och ta mig"59,00771,194130,2011st
6 Zoë "Hollywood-do"12,73312,7336th
7 Rickard Sköld "En värld som alltid brinner"3,3523,3528th
8 Méndez "Adrenaline"45,73152,63298,3632nd

Semi-final 2

DrawArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlace
Round 1Round 2
1 The Poets "What Difference Does It Make?"22,23228,56050,7923rd
2 Jennifer Newberry "Ingenting ingenting"2,3602,3608th
3 Javiera Muñoz "No hay nada más"25,02331,91556,9382nd
4Martin"Du och jag (i hela världen)"5,7875,7877th
5 Ann-Louise & Molle "Sluta"9,2279,2276th
6 Jakob Stadell & Voice Boys "Ge mig mitt hjärta tillbaka"13,60413,6045th
7 Afro-dite "Never Let It Go"56,02989,487145,5161st
8Annika Ljungberg"Sail Away"13,90712,59626,5034th

Semi-final 3

DrawArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlace
Round 1Round 2
1 Towe Jaarnek "Back Again"9,0539,0537th
2 Date "Det innersta rummet"14,12717,62431,7513rd
3 Linda Grip "You're the Best Thing"2,6792,6798th
4 Arvingarna "Ingenting är större än vi"10,18610,1866th
5 Östen med Resten "Hon kommer med solsken"33,57046,55380,1231st
6 Rolf Carlsson "Tidig är tiden"11,00019,10430,1044th
7 Sylvia Vrethammar "Hon är en annan nu"10,25110,2515th
8 Hanna & Lina Hedlund "Big Time Party"21,82123,09344,9142nd

Semi-final 4

DrawArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlace
Round 1Round 2
1 Kina Jaarnek "Son of a Liar"14,18625,57839,7644th
2 Solo "Ge mig himlen för en dag"9,4479,4477th
3 Niklas Andersson "I Want You"8,3548,3548th
4 Friends "The One That You Need"24,58440,18865,0422nd
5 The Honeydrops "It Takes 2"10,27710,2276th
6 Kikki, Bettan & Lotta "Vem é dé du vill ha"69,51466,048135,5621st
7 Jan Johansen "Sista andetaget"23,20129,14052,3413rd
8 Fredrik Wännman "Vackrare nu"11,21411,2145th

Winners' Choice

DrawArtistSongPlace
1 Excellence "Last to Know"7
2 Barbados "Världen utanför"1
3 The Poets "What Difference Does It Make?"5
4Annika Ljungberg"Sail Away"3
5 Date "Det innersta rummet"6
6 Rolf Carlsson "Tidig är tiden"8
7 Kina Jaarnek "Son of a Liar"4
8 Jan Johansen "Sista andetaget"1

Final

DrawArtistSongSongwritersVotesPlace
JuryPublicTotal
1 Afro-dite "Never Let It Go" Marcos Ubeda 1161322481
2 Brandsta City Släckers "Kom och ta mig" Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson 088885
3 Javiera Muñoz "No hay nada más" Lars "Dille" Diedricson, Javiera Muñoz, Marcos Ubeda71-716
4 Barbados "Världen utanför" Thomas G:son, Calle Kindbom4644904
5 Hanna Hedlund & Lina Hedlund "Big Time Party"Lotta Ahlin, Tommy Lydell43-439
6 Östen med Resten "Hon kommer med solsken"Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson11223310
7 Friends "The One That You Need"Pontus Assarson, Henrik Sethsson46-468
8 Kikki, Bettan & Lotta "Vem é dé du vill ha" Thomas G:son 34661003
9 Jan Johansen "Sista andetaget" Thomas Thörnholm, Dan Attlerud 5411657
10 Mendez "Adrenaline" Robert Wåtz, Rasmus Lindwall, Leopoldo Mendez, Patrik Henzel, Pablo Cepada 521101622

Voting

Juries

Song MLulea.svg MUmea.svg MSundsvall.svg MFalun.svg MKarlstad.svg MOrebro.svg MNorrkoping.svg MGothenburg.svg MVaxjo.svg MMalmo.svg MStockholm.svg MTotal.svg
"Never Let It Go"1286121212121281012116
"Kom och ta mig"-----------0
"No hay nada más"8-2141010101012471
"Världen utanför"-12--868-6-646
"Big Time Party"1061022-1624-43
"Hon kommer med solsken"4-4-11----111
"The One That You Need"61016-848-1246
"Vem é dé du vill ha"-4-10---246834
"Sista andetaget"128862211221054
"Adrenaline"211241046418-52

Televotes

SongJuryNo. of televotesPointsTotal
"Never Let It Go"116162,612 (17.5%)132248
"Kom och ta mig"0147,700 (15.9%)8888
"No hay nada más"7139,978 (4.3%)-71
"Världen utanför"4694,770 (10.2%)4490
"Big Time Party"4319,226 (2.1%)-43
"Hon kommer med solsken"1159,149 (6.4%)2233
"The One That You Need"4658,634 (6.3%)-46
"Vem é dé du vill ha"34136,175 (14.7%)66100
"Sista andetaget"5458,668 (6.3%)1165
"Adrenaline"52149,406 (16.1%)110162

Returning artists

ArtistPrevious year(s)
Martin 1999
Tom Nordahl 2000
Javiera Muñoz
Hanna Hedlund
Barbados 2000, 2001
Friends
Ann-Louise Hanson 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1973 and 1974 with Glenmarks, 1975 with Glemarks and Hadar Kronberg, 1982, 1983 with John Ballard
Towe Jaarnek 1991
Date 2001
Arvingarna 1993, 1995, 1999
Sylvia Vrethammar 1971 with Family Four, 1972, 1974 with Göran Fristorp
Kikki Danielsson 1978 with Wizex, 1980, 1981, 1982 with Chips, 1983, 1985, 1992
Elisabeth Andreassen 1981, 1982 with Chips, 1984, 1990
Lotta Engberg 1984 with Göran Folkestad, 1987, 1988 with Triple & Touch, 1990, 1996
Jan Johansen 1995, 2001

See also

Eurovision Song Contest 2002 song contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Tallinn, Estonia, following Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL's win at the 2001 contest in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Everybody".

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's pre-selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2002, Melodifestivalen 2002 was held on March 1, 2002 at Globen in Stockholm. However, there had for the first time been four semifinals around the country in various ice hockey arenas. A second chance heat had also been held. In total, 32 songs competed this year, compared to 10 the previous years. For the first time, songs could be sung in a language other than Swedish. Hosted by Kristin Kaspersen and Claes Åkesson, the final was won by Afro-dite after the disco group won both the televoting and jury voting. The song they performed was written by Marcos Ubeda and called "Never let it go".

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