Melodifestivalen 2007

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Melodifestivalen 2007
Dates
Semi-final 3 February 2007
10 February 2007
17 February 2007
24 February 2007
Second chance 3 March 2007
Final 10 March 2007
Venue Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Kristian Luuk
Directed by Sven Stojanovic
Interval act Melodifestivalen musical
Participants
Number of entries 32: 8 in each semi-final; 10 in the final (2 from each semi-final, 2 from the Second Chance round.)
Vote
Voting system 50% Jury, 50% SMS and telephone voting
11 juries give 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points to their seven favourite songs.
People can vote by televote or SMS. Televoting gives 11, 22, 44, 66, 88, 110 and 132 points to the seven most popular songs.
Winning song "The Worrying Kind" by The Ark

Melodifestivalen 2007 was the selection for the 47th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 46th time that this system of picking a song has been used. Five semifinals took place to select the ten songs for the final, in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Gävle and a Second Chance round in Nyköping. The final was broadcast on SVT1, SVT Europa, YLE FST5 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The pre-contest favourites were The Ark, with The Worrying Kind [1] and they won, scoring the highest marks with both juries and televoters. The Ark also received the highest number of televotes a song had ever achieved in Melodifestivalen at the time, beating Carola's record from Melodifestivalen 2006. The record was later broken by Loreen at Melodifestivalen 2012.

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 has 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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Semifinals

The semifinals for Melodifestivalen 2007 began on 3 February 2007. There were five semifinals in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Gävle and Nyköping (second chance round) leading up to the final at the Globen on 10 March 2007.

Jönköping Place in Småland, Sweden

Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). Jönköping is situated at the southern end of Sweden's second largest lake, Vättern, in the province of Småland.

Gothenburg City in Västergötland and Bohuslän, Sweden

Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden, fifth-largest in the Nordic countries, and capital of the Västra Götaland County. It is situated by Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden, and has a population of approximately 570,000 in the city center and about 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area.

Örnsköldsvik Place in Ångermanland, Sweden

Örnsköldsvik[œɳɧœldsˈviːk] is a locality and the seat of Örnsköldsvik Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden, with 32,953 inhabitants in 2017.

Preselection

The deadline for the submission of songs was 19 September 2006, and 3,234 songs were submitted , falling short of the 2006 record. The titles and composers of the 28 semifinalists (the exceptions being the wildcards) were announced on October 10, 2006. "More Than A Girl", composed by Ulf Lindström, Agnes Carlsson and Johan Ekhé was disqualified on October 13, 2006, as Carlsson had publicly stated that she had composed the song, which could have affected the impartiality of the jury . "Alla kan bli stjärnor" was disqualified on October 16, 2006, as one of the composers, Sebastian Fronda, refused to sing the song in the competition . The two disqualified songs were replaced by "Allt vi en gång trodde på" and "Cara mia". On 1 November 2006, Kristian Luuk was confirmed as host for all six rounds of the competition. The performers of the first 28 selected songs were announced on 28 November 2006. The wildcards were announced on 26 December 2006 – they were Uno & Irma, The Ark, Sebastian Karlsson and Magnus Uggla.

Melodifestivalen 2006 was the selection for the 46th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 45th 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 Leksand, Karlstad, Karlskrona, Gothenburg and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. Carola Häggkvist was the clear favourite to win the final, with bookmakers making her the favourite and an Aftonbladet web poll showing her to have a clear margin over the other participants. The rehearsals sold out for the fourth year running; however, Carola was unable to perform in the final rehearsal due to throat problems. This led to speculation that the final would be closer than expected. Aftonbladet claimed in April 2006 that the televote may have been tampered with, as various sources reported unexplained voting on their telephone bills. It is clear that this would not have affected the result. Various finalists and semifinalists entered the Swedish Hitlistan chart after the competition. The second placed song, "Temple of Love", finished fourth in the Eurovision Madrid National Finals Song Contest.

Agnes Carlsson Swedish singer

Agnes Emilia Carlsson, known mononymously as Agnes, is a Swedish recording artist. She rose to fame as the winner of Idol 2005, the second season of the Swedish Idol series. She was then signed to Sony Music, through which she released her self-titled debut album, Agnes, and follow-up, Stronger, both of which topped the Swedish Top 60 Albums Chart. In early 2008, it was announced that Agnes had parted ways with her record label, and was now signed to small independent label Roxy Recordings. Released on 28 October 2008, her third album, Dance Love Pop, reached number five in Sweden, 70 in Austria, 38 in France, 45 in Switzerland and 13 in the United Kingdom. With 200,000 albums sold worldwide this is her most successful album, 50,000 albums were sold in France, 40,000 in Sweden. Its first two singles, "On and On" and "Release Me" became international hits, reaching the top-ten in charts worldwide. "Release Me" topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and peaked at three in the United Kingdom, selling over 900,000 copies worldwide.

Kristian Luuk Swedish comedian

Ants Robert Kristian Luuk, is a Swedish comedian and television presenter. He has presented several shows like Sen kväll med Luuk, Melodifestivalen and På spåret. He was married to Carina Berg.

Changes to Second Chance round

On 15 August 2006 SVT announced that the Second Chance round, which had traditionally taken place on the Sunday after the last semifinal, would be turned into a full Saturday night show . This means that Melodifestivalen 2007 will be a six-week competition, rather than the five-week event it has been in recent years.

As well as turning the Second Chance round into a main show in an arena, the voting for it has also been changed. A knock-out system will be introduced whereby each of the eight artists are split into four groups of two, and the voters can vote for their favourite in each pair. The four winners go through to a second round, where they will be paired off again, with the winners of each pairing going through to the final.

Semifinal 1 – Jönköping

The first semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Kinnarps Arena in Jönköping on 3 February 2007.

Kinnarps Arena indoor ice rink in Jönköping, Sweden

Kinnarps Arena is an ice hockey venue in Jönköping, Sweden.

#ArtistSong
(Translation)
ComposersTelevotesTotal
Votes
Place
Round 1Round 2
1 Elin Lanto "Money"Lasse Anderson20,96032,12153,0814th
2 Andersson & Gibson "Anything But You" Aleena Gibson, Stefan Andersson 17,61024,98442,5945th
3 Anna Book "Samba Sambero" Thomas G:son 44,03965,184109,2231st
4 Addis Black Widow "Clubbin'"Armias Mamo, Dianne Wiston3,7173,7178th
5 Andreas Lundstedt "Move" Andreas Lundstedt, Johan Röhr17,14517,1456th
6 Tommy Nilsson "Jag tror på människan"
(I believe in mankind)
Johan Stentorp, Lasse Andersson, Tommy Nilsson 34,09842,44276,5402nd
7 Sofia "Hypnotized" Sofia Berntson, Dimitri Stassos, Jason Gill16,69516,6957th
8 Uno & Irma "God morgon" (Good morning) Uno Svenningsson, Staffan Hellstrand26,68031,91958,5993rd

Semifinal 2 – Gothenburg

The second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Scandinavium in Gothenburg on 10 February 2007.

Scandinavium indoor ice hockey venue in Gothenburg, Sweden

Scandinavium is an indoor arena located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Construction on Scandinavium began in 1969 after decades of setbacks, and was inaugurated on 18 May 1971.

#ArtistSong
(Translation)
ComposersTelevotesTotal
Votes
Place
Round 1Round 2
1 Regina Lund "Rainbow Star" Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Regina Lund 7,1887,1888th
2 Marie Lindberg "Trying to Recall" Marie Lindberg 52,04181,441133,4822nd
3 Jimmy Jansson "Amanda" Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson 34,29138,44772,7383rd
4 Cosmo4 "What's Your Name"Niklas Edberger, Henrik Wikström, Kent Olsson17,64820,54938,1975th
5 Lustans Lakejer "Allt vi en gång trodde på"
(Everything we once believed in)
Johan Kinde8,8088,8087th
6 Jessica Andersson "Kom" (Come)Robert Wåtz, Rasmus Lindwall, Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson20,80827,57548,3834th
7 Svante Thuresson
& Anne-Lie Rydé
"Första gången" (The first time) Bobby Ljunggren, Dan Sundqvist, Sonja Aldén 12,96512,9656th
8 The Ark "The Worrying Kind" Ola Salo 81,793104,065185,8581st

Semifinal 3 – Örnsköldsvik

The third semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Swedbank Arena in Örnsköldsvik on 17 February 2007.

#ArtistSong
(Translation)
ComposersTelevotesTotal
Votes
Place
Round 1Round 2
1 Måns Zelmerlöw "Cara Mia" Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström52,97585,623138,5981st
2 MissMatch "Drop Dead"Marit Woody, Stefan Woody, Figge Boström, Felix Persson, Mära Grauers7,0627,0628th
3 Magnus Carlsson "Live Forever"Thomas Thörnholm, Michael Clauss, Danne Attlerud44,19356,692100,8855th
4Sheida"I mina drömmar" (In my dreams)Ulrika Bodén, Niklas Rosvall, Rostam Mirlashari 15,83915,8396th
5 The Attic feat. Therese "The Arrival" Michael Feiner, Eric Amarillo 10,96010,9607th
6 Sebastian Karlsson "When The Night Comes Falling" Sebastian Karlsson, Peter Kvint50,13670,760120,8962nd
7 Sonja Aldén "För att du finns"
(Because you exist)
Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren 38,53058,52997,0594th
8 Nanne "Jag måste kyssa dig"
(I must kiss you)
Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall61,05165,791126,8423rd

Semifinal 4 – Gävle

The fourth semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Läkerol Arena in Gävle on 24 February 2007.

#ArtistSong
(Translation)
ComposersTelevotesTotal
Votes
Place
Round 1Round 2
1 Magnus Uggla "För kung och fosterland"
(For king and motherland)
Magnus Uggla, Anders Henriksson39,15946,23985,3983rd
2 Emile Azar "Vi hade nåt" (We had something)Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson17,38817,3887th
3 Sanna Nielsen "Vågar du, vågar jag" (If you dare, I dare) Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström32,09243,88275,9744th
4 Caroline af Ugglas "Tror på dig" (Believe in you)Heinz Liljedahl, Caroline af Ugglas, Mattias Torell26,92626,9266th
5 After Dark "(Åh) När ni tar saken i egna händer"
((Oh) When you take it into your own hands)
Kent Olsson, Henrik Wikström35,87740,65176,5285th
6 Sarah Dawn Finer "I Remember Love" Peter Hallström, Sarah Dawn Finer 54,39585,587139,9822nd
7 Verona "La musica"Robert Rydholm, Johan Fjellström, Joakim Udd, Karl Eurén16,51616,5168th
8 Andreas Johnson "A Little Bit of Love" Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint95,969111,662207,6311st

Second Chance – Nyköping

The second chance round of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Rosvalla Eventcenter in Nyköping on 3 March 2007.

#ArtistSong
(Translation)
ComposersTelevotesResults
Round 1Round 2
1 Elin Lanto "Money"Lasse Andersson31,924Out
2 Jessica Andersson "Kom" (Come)Robert Wåtz, Rasmus Lindwall, Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson39,68345,046Out
3 Jimmy Jansson "Amanda" Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson 81,699Out
4 Sanna Nielsen "Vågar du, vågar jag" (If you dare, I dare) Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström100,358105,980Finalist
5 Uno & Irma "God morgon" (Good morning) Uno Svenningsson, Staffan Hellstrand44,527Out
6 Sonja Aldén "För att du finns" (Because you exist) Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren 70,863143,980Finalist
7 Nanne "Jag måste kyssa dig" (I must kiss you) Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall118,217Out
8 Magnus Uggla "För kung och fosterland" (For king and motherland) Magnus Uggla, Anders Henriksson149,331142,540Out

Duels

First Round Second Round Finalists
         
 "Money"31,924
 "Kom"39,683
 "Kom"45,046
 "Vågar du, vågar jag"105,980
 "Amanda"81,699
 "Vågar du, vågar jag"100,358
 "Vågar du, vågar jag"Finalist
 "För att du finns"Finalist
 "God morgon"44,527
 "För att du finns"70,863
 "För att du finns"143,980
 "För kung och fosterland"142,540
 "Jag måste kyssa dig"118,217
 "För kung och fosterland"149,331

Final – Stockholm

The final of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Globen in Stockholm on 10 March 2007.

#ArtistSong
(Translation)
Composers
1 Andreas Johnson "A Little Bit of Love" Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint
2 Sonja Aldén "För att du finns" (Because you exist) Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren
3 Anna Book "Samba Sambero" Thomas G:son
4 Sebastian Karlsson "When The Night Comes Falling" Sebastian Karlsson, Peter Kvint
5 Marie Lindberg "Trying to Recall" Marie Lindberg
6 Måns Zelmerlöw "Cara Mia" Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström
7 Tommy Nilsson "Jag tror på människan" (I believe in mankind)Johan Stentorp, Lasse Andersson, Tommy Nilsson
8 Sanna Nielsen "Vågar du, vågar jag" (If you dare, I dare) Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström
9 Sarah Dawn Finer "I Remember Love" Peter Hallström, Sarah Dawn Finer
10 The Ark "The Worrying Kind" Ola Salo

Results

#Song Orebro kommunvapen - Riksarkivet Sverige.png Lulea vapen.svg Falun vapen.svg Karlstad vapen.svg Umea vapen.svg Norrkoping vapen.svg Goteborg vapen.svg Sundsvall vapen.svg Vaxjo vapen.svg Malmo vapen.svg Stockholm vapen.svg Jury
points
TelevotingTotalPlace
Votes%Points
1"A Little Bit of Love"181012101212810810101371,22217,9%881892nd
2"För att du finns"42111610621640128,8066,2%22626th
3"Samba Sambero"1142,2052,0%019th
4"When The Night Comes Falling"6646261623986,8614,2%0398th
5"Trying to Recall"44228,42211,0%66705th
6"Cara Mia"126428124810461402,13319,4%1101713rd
7"Jag tror på människan"050,8502,5%0010th
8"Vågar du, vågar jag"24210441212133113,0125,5%11447th
9"I Remember Love"8108821041046878157,2277,6%441224th
10"The Worrying Kind"1012126128812121212116492,18023,7%1322481st

See also

ESC history

Melodifestivalen

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