Melodifestivalen 2003

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Melodifestivalen 2003
Dates
Semi-final15 February 2003
22 February 2003
1 March 2003
8 March 2003
Second chance9 March 2003
Final15 March 2003
Venue Globen
Presenter(s) Mark Levengood, Jonas Gardell
Directed by Sven Stojanovic
Participants
Vote
Voting system50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Winning song"Give Me Your Love" by Fame
Fame. Fame2003.JPG
Fame.

Melodifestivalen 2003 was the selection for the 43rd song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 42nd 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 Jönköping, Gothenburg, Luleå, Sundsvall and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The show was watched by 1,230,751 people.

Contents

Schedule

DateCityVenueNo. of televotes cast:Heat
15 February Jönköping Tipshallen 427,090Semi-final 1
22 February Gothenburg Scandinavium 630,826Semi-final 2
1 March Luleå Arcushallen 340,051Semi-final 3
8 March Sundsvall Nordichallen 443,689Semi-final 4
9 March Stockholm SVT Broadcasting House 341,866Second Chance
15 March Stockholm Stockholm Globe Arena 926,318Final

Semi-finals

The semi-finals for Melodifestivalen 2003 began on 15 February 2003. Ten songs from these semi-finals qualified for the final on March 15, 2003. This was the second year that a semi-final format had been used for the competition. "När löven faller" composed by Carola Häggkvist and Ingemar Åberg was disqualified prior to the competition.

Semi-final 1

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
VotesPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Crosstalk "Stronger"14,6516thOut
2 DeDe Lopez "Someone, Somewhere, Someday"5,3867thOut
3 Méndez "Carnaval"26,83634,5763rdSecond Chance
4 Alive featuring Jesse Martin "Ingen annan"
(No one else)
5,3418thOut
5 Jill Johnson "Crazy in Love"42,69748,7862ndFinal
6 Da Buzz "Stop! Look! Listen!"16,8175thOut
7 Markus Landgren "Television"19,99725,9984thSecond Chance
8 Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen "Let Your Spirit Fly"95,70390,3021stFinal

Semi-final 2

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
VotesPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Andrés Esteche "Just Like a Boomerang"29,2235thOut
2 Sanna Nielsen "Hela världen för mig"
(The whole world for me)
46,84179,0152ndFinal
3 Kerli featuring Locatellis "Let's Go"15 3347thOut
4 Pandora "You"10,4968thOut
5 Brandsta City Släckers "15 minuter"42,35452,4594thSecond Chance
6 Fame "Give Me Your Love"69,283125,9751stFinal
7 Aleena "Better Believe It"26,2856thOut
8 Alcazar "Not a Sinner nor a Saint"63,70269,8593rdSecond Chance

Semi-final 3

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
VotesPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Barbados "Bye, Bye"36,28738,1442ndFinal
2 Shanna Smith "Tonight's the Night"5,8618thOut
3 Nanne Grönvall "Evig kärlek"
(Everlasting love)
11,7717thOut
4 Sarek "Genom eld och vatten"
(Through fire and water)
55,93458,1381stFinal
5 Sofia Källgren & Robert Wells "My Love"22,3815thOut
6 Liverpool "Love Is All"23,10519,6154thSecond Chance
7 Shirley Clamp "Mr. Memory"11,9626thOut
8 Style "Stay the Night"37,14519,7083rdSecond Chance

Semi-final 4

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
VotesPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Sahlene "We're Unbreakable"20,8175thOut
2 Fernando Brito "No dudes en llamarme"
(Don't hesitate to call)
7,5268thOut
3 Bubbles "TKO (Knock You Out)"37,66944,9943rdSecond Chance
4 Maarja "He Is Always on My Mind"14,2216thOut
5 Östen med resten "Maria"69,71686,3541stFinal
6 Lina Hedlund "Nothing Can Stop Me"20,87827,5814thSecond Chance
7 Mikael Erlandsson "Tills jag mötte dig"
(Until I met you)
10,5817thOut
8 Afro-dite "Aqua Playa"51,97451,3782ndFinal

Second Chance

DrawArtistSongVotesPlaceResult
1 Mendez "Carnaval"33,3155thOut
2 Markus Landgren "Television"21,7637thOut
3 Brandsta City Släckers "15 minuter"44,1913rdOut
4 Alcazar "Not a Sinner nor a Saint"102,2401stFinal
5 Liverpool "Love Is All"28,0606thOut
6 Style "Stay the Night"21,4908thOut
7 Bubbles "TKO (Knock You Out)"55,5962ndFinal
8 Lina Hedlund "Nothing Can Stop Me"35,2114thOut

Final

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)VotesPlace
JuriesViewersTotal
1 Fame "Give Me Your Love"Calle Kindbom, Carl Lösnitz1081322401st
2 Jill Johnson "Crazy in Love"Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson100221224th
3 Östen med resten "Maria"Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson1011218th
4 Afro-dite "Aqua Playa"Marcos Ubeda48487th
5 Sanna Nielsen "Hela världen för mig" Thomas G:son 2766935th
6 Barbados "Bye Bye"Lotta Ahlin, Tommy Lydell, Bobby Ljunggren7710th
7 Sarek "Genom eld och vatten"Mårten Eriksson, Stina Jadelius1144556th
8 Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen "Let Your Spirit Fly"Anders Dannvik, Ola Höglund90881782nd
9 Bubbles "TKO (Knock You Out)"Paul Rein, Lars Erlandsson, Fredrik Lenander10109th
10 Alcazar "Not a Sinner nor a Saint"Tommy Lydell, Bobby Ljunggren, Lotta Ahlin621101723rd

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
"Give Me Your Love"6124612121012101212108
"Crazy In Love"121012108108104106100
"Maria"-26--11----10
"Aqua Playa"88821664-1448
"Hela världen för mig"--214-488--27
"Bye Bye"-1--2---22-7
"Genom eld och vatten"4--4----1-211
"Let Your Spirit Fly"261012681261261090
"TKO (Knock You Out)"1-1--2-1-4110
"Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint"104-81042268862

Televotes

SongJuryNo. of televotes (%)PointsTotal
"Give Me Your Love"108229 753132240
"Crazy In Love"100116 44022122
"Maria"1092 7221121
"Aqua Playa"4859 52048
"Hela världen för mig"27136 9846693
"Bye Bye"737 1327
"Genom eld och vatten"11127 1434455
"Let Your Spirit Fly"90156 70288178
"TKO (Knock You Out)"1091 97910
"Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint"62182 736110172

Returning artists

ArtistPrevious year(s)
Crosstalk 1999
Méndez 2002
Brandsta City Släckers
Östen med resten
Afro-dite
Jill Johnson 1998
Pernilla Wahlgren 1985, 1991
Jan Johansen 1995, 2001, 2002
Sanna Nielsen 2001
Magnus Carlsson 2000, 2001, and 2002 with Barbados
Andreas Lundstedt 1996
Barbados 2000, 2001, 2002
Nanne Grönvall 1986 and 1987 with Sound of Music, 1996 with One More Time, 1998
Sofia Källgren 1989 with Visitors, Melodifestivalen 1990
Robert Wells 1987
Lina Hedlund 2002 with Hanna Hedlund
Mikael Erlandsson 1990 with N'Gang

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