Melodifestivalen 2005

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Melodifestivalen 2005
Dates
Semi-final12 February 2005
19 February 2005
26 February 2005
5 March 2005
Second chance6 March 2005
Final12 March 2005
Venue Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Jill Johnson
Mark Levengood
Directed by Sven Stojanovic
Interval act Carola Häggkvist, After Dark, Jill Johnson, Henrik Schyffert, Erik Haag, Lena Philipsson
Participants
Number of entries32: 8 in each semi-final; 10 in the final (2 from each semi-final, 2 from the Second Chance round)
Vote
Voting system50/50 Jury, SMS and telephone voting
Winning song"Las Vegas" by Martin Stenmarck
2004  Melodifestivalen  2006

Melodifestivalen 2005 was the selection for the 45th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 44th time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semifinals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Gothenburg, Linköping, Skellefteå, Växjö and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network, with viewing figures of approximately 4,055,000 and with 1,519,997 televotes cast. Nanne Grönvall's defeat was met with consternation by many people, who felt that a gap of over 150,000 votes should be enough for victory. There were even calls for SVT to scrap the jury system altogether and simply let the televotes decide the winner. For a comparison, it was noted that Grönvall had received more votes than Lena Philipsson, the popular 2004 winner. However, SVT said that there was nothing they could do about the result. Four finalists topped the Swedish charts. Alcazar and Alcastar got to number one the week before the final, Jimmy Jansson got to the number one some weeks after that with Vi kan gunga, Martin Stenmarck's winner Las Vegas hit the top spot the week after that, while Nanne Grönvall and Håll om mig topped the charts the week after that.

Contents

Semifinals

The semifinals for Melodifestivalen 2005 began on 12 February 2005. Ten songs from these semifinals qualified for the final on March 12, 2005. This was the fourth year that a semifinal format had been used for the competition.

Preselection

Artists that submitted songs

Kikki Danielsson, Sara Löfgren, Arvingarna, Sandra Dahlberg, Roger Pontare, Tommy Nilsson, Jessica Folcker, Grymlings, Freddie Wadling, Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Hasse Andersson & Kvinnaböske Band, Niclas Wahlgren, Pernilla Wahlgren, Linus Wahlgren, Lotta Engberg, Mathias Holmgren, Alex Falk, Johan Thorsell, Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Lars 'Dille' Diedricsson, Peter Grönvall, Nanne Grönvall.

Semifinal 1

Semifinal 1
Date:12 February 2005
Presenter: Alexandra Pascalidou, Shan Atçi
Venue: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Voting:Telephone voting
Interval Act: Bosson, Jessica Andersson, Magnus Bäcklund, Glenn Borgkvist, Sara Löfgren
Viewing figures (approx):3,170,000
Total number of televotes cast:505,192
Qualifiers: Att älska dig performed by Shirley Clamp, Ödet var min väg performed by Nordman
Second Chance:Alcastar performed by Alcazar, Alla flickor performed by Linda Bengtzing
#ArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Alcazar Alcastar 35 97643 01078 9863rdWildcard
Second Chance
2 Cecilia Vennersten Var mig nära5 0695 0698thOut
3 Papa Dee My No.125 44625 4466thOut
4 Linda Bengtzing Alla flickor 33 33844 50377 8414thSecond Chance
5 The Wallstones Invisible People32 35540 20572 5605thOut
6 Pay TV Refrain, Refrain10 79210 7927thOut
7 Nordman Ödet var min väg36 10349 38185 4842ndFinal
8 Shirley Clamp Att älska dig69 78577 713147 4981stFinal

Semifinal 2

Semifinal 2
Date:19 February 2005
Presenter: Henrik Schyffert, Erik Haag
Venue: Cloetta Center, Linköping
Voting:Telephone voting
Interval Act: Svenne & Lotta
Viewing figures (approx):3,150,000
Total number of televotes cast:370,821
Qualifiers:Du och jag mot världen performed by Fredrik Kempe & Sanna Nielsen, Higher Ground performed by Sanne Salomonsen
Second Chance:Med hjärtats egna ord performed by Josefin Nilsson, "Roma" performed by Cameron Cartio
#ArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Fredrik & Sanna Du och jag mot världen 38 64265 313103 9551stFinal
2 Camilla Brinck Jenny15 03115 0317thOut
3 Group Avalon Big Up15 03215 0326thOut
4 Arja Saijonmaa Vad du än trodde så trodde du fel14 11814 1188thOut
5 Josefin Nilsson Med hjärtats egna ord18 35428 31646 6703rdSecond Chance
6 Cameron Cartio Roma 16 23227 29343 5254thSecond Chance
7 Bodies Without Organs Gone16 50825 79642 3045thOut
8 Sanne Salomonsen Higher Ground36 11853 19389 3112ndWildcard
Final

Semifinal 3

Semifinal 3
Date:26 February 2005
Presenter: Johanna Westman, Markoolio
Venue: Isstadion, Skellefteå
Voting:Telephone voting
Interval Act: Nina Inhammar, Kim Kärnfalk, Sofia Källgren, Roger Pontare, Brolle
Viewing figures (approx):2,940,000
Total number of televotes cast:458,201
Qualifiers:Las Vegas performed by Martin Stenmarck, Vi kan gunga performed by Jimmy Jansson
Second Chance:Nothing At All performed by LaGaylia, Wherever You Go performed by NaNa
#ArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 NaNa Wherever You Go25 05338 89163 9443rdSecond Chance
2 Kwanzaa Lovin' Your Feen3 1793 1798thOut
3 Jimmy Jansson Vi kan gunga52 48562 845115 3302ndFinal
4 LaGaylia Nothing At All20 70624 75345 4594thSecond Chance
5 Josef Rain23 41024 59748 0075thOut
6 Kee Marcello's K2 ft. Alannah Myles We Got It All11 71211 7127thWildcard
Out
7 Jessica Folcker Om natten19 30619 3066thOut
8 Martin Stenmarck Las Vegas 76 50873 538150 0461stFinal

Semifinal 4

Semifinal 4
Date:5 March 2005
Presenter: Kayo & Micke Leijnegard
Venue: Tipshallen, Växjö
Voting:Telephone voting
Interval Act: Afro-dite, Britta Bergström, Jenny Pettersson, Dea Norberg, Johan Röhr, Martin Kagemark
Viewing figures (approx):3,100,000
Total number of televotes cast:413,082
Qualifiers:Håll om mig performed by Nanne Grönvall, A Different Kind of Love performed by Caroline Wennergren
Second Chance:Långt bortom tid och rum performed by Mathias Holmgren, As If Tomorrow Will Never Come performed by Katrina and the Nameless
#ArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Anne-Lie Rydé Så nära19 04325 12444 1675thOut
2 B-Boys ft. Paul M One Step Closer16 82016 8206thOut
3 Mathias Holmgren Långt bortom tid och rum21 33728 77550 1124thSecond Chance
4 Rickard Engfors and Katarina Ready For Me9 7749 7748thOut
5 Date Hörde änglarna viska ditt namn14 93014 9307thOut
6 Nanne Grönvall Håll om mig53 72667 876121 6021stWildcard
Final
7 Caroline Wennergren A Different Kind of Love 29 45663 66493 1202ndFinal
8 Katrina and the NamelessAs If Tomorrow Will Never Come30 63230 76361 1253rdSecond Chance

Second Chance Round

Second Chance Round
Date:6 March 2005
Presenters: Annika Jankell
Venue: Berns, Stockholm
Voting:Telephone voting
Interval Act:Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra
Viewing figures (approx):1,495,000
Total number of televotes cast:442,790
Qualifiers:Alcastar performed by Alcazar, Alla flickor performed by Linda Bengtzing
#ArtistSongTelevotesTotalPlaceResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Alcazar Alcastar 47 76263 533111 9251stFinal
2 Linda Bengtzing Alla flickor 38 86154 25393 1142ndFinal
3 Josefin Nilsson Med hjärtats egna ord20 53720 5377thOut
4 Cameron Cartio Roma 18 94518 9458thOut
5 NaNa Wherever You Go28 51038 25466 7644thOut
6 LaGaylia Nothing At All27 54753 12680 6733rdOut
7 Mathias Holmgren Långt bortom tid och rum25 47225 4725thOut
8 Katrina and the NamelessAs If Tomorrow Will Never Come24 48924 4896thOut

Results

#ArtistSongSongwritersVotesPlace
JuryPublicTotal
1 Martin Stenmarck Las Vegas Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren1021102121st
2 Linda Bengtzing Alla flickor Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren150159th
3 Nordman Ödet var min vägDan Attlerud, Mats Wester411159th
4 Shirley Clamp Att älska digSonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Shirley Clamp, Robert Olausson86441304th
5 Sanne Salomonsen Higher Ground Jeanette Olsson, Moh Denebi, Henrik Janson350357th
6 Caroline Wennergren A Different Kind of LoveJoacim Dubbelman, Martin Landh, Sam McCarthy28881165th
7 Alcazar Alcastar Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren69661353rd
8 Jimmy Jansson Vi kan gungaNiklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren2722496th
9 Fredrik Kempe & Sanna Nielsen Du och jag mot världen Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström300308th
10 Nanne Grönvall Håll om mig Nanne Grönvall, Ingela 'Pling' Forsman 771322092nd

Juries

Song Luleå Umeå Sundsvall Falun Karlstad Örebro Norrköping Gothenburg Växjö Malmö Stockholm Total
Las Vegas12126412121281086102
Alla flickor--10----22-115
Ödet var min väg---111---1-4
Att älska dig-1041041010106101286
Higher Ground11126-4646435
A Different Kind of Love448-282----28
Alcastar8826102811221069
Vi kan gunga10--88---1--27
Du och jag mot världen26---664-4230
Håll om mig621212-4112812877

Televotes

SongJuryNo. of televotes (%)PointsTotal
Las Vegas102+208.716 (13.7%)110212
Alla flickor15+95.532 (6.3%)-15
Ödet var min väg4+111.684 (7.3%)1115
Att älska dig86+153.923 (10.1%)44130
Higher Ground35+36.219 (2.4%)-35
A Different Kind of Love28+204.040 (13.4%)88116
Alcastar69+165.497 (10.9%)66135
Vi kan gunga27+130.021 (8.6%)2249
Du och jag mot världen30+40.037 (2.6%)-30
Håll om mig77+373.928 (24.6%)132209

Returning artists

ArtistPrevious year(s)
Magnus Carlsson 2000, 2001, and 2002 with Barbados, 2003 with Alcazar
Andreas Lundstedt 1996, 1997, 2003 with Alcazar
Cecilia Vennersten 1995
Pay TV 2004
Fredrik Kempe
LaGaylia
Anne-Lie Rydé
Shirley Clamp 2003, 2004
Sanna Nielsen 2001, 2003
Arja Saijonmaa 1987
NaNa 2004 with E-Type
Mathias Holmgren 2003 with Barbados
Nanne Grönvall 1986 and 1987 with Sound of Music, 1996 with One More Time, 1998, 2003
Jimmy Jansson 2002 with Poets

See also

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