Melodifestivalen 2014

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Melodifestivalen 2014
Dates
Semi-final1 February 2014
8 February 2014
15 February 2014
22 February 2014
Second chance1 March 2014
Grand final8 March 2014
Venue Friends Arena
Solna, Sweden
Presenter(s) Nour El-Refai
Anders Jansson
Website svt.se/melodifestivalen/ OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Participants
Number of entries32: 8 in each heat; 10 in the final (2 from each heat, 2 from the Second Chance round)
Vote
Winning song"Undo" by Sanna Nielsen

Melodifestivalen 2014 was the Swedish music competition which selected Sweden's 54th entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Sanna Nielsen won the competition with the song "Undo". This was one of the closest results in Melodifestivalen history, as Nielsen beat her nearest rival, Ace Wilder, by only two points.

Contents

For the thirteenth consecutive year the competition consisted of four semi-finals, a "Second Chance" round, and a final. A total of 32 entries were divided into four semi-finals, with eight compositions in each. From each semifinal, the songs that won first and second place went directly to the final, while the songs that placed third and fourth proceeded to the Second Chance semi-final. The bottom four songs in each semifinal were eliminated from the competition. As in 2013, half of the competing entries were chosen by a selection panel from the received submissions, while the other half was selected through an invitation process by SVT. A new rule for the 2014 competition stipulated that at least 20% of the selected entries were to be written by female composers/lyricists in a full or partial capacity. [1]

Format

Melodifestivalen 2014 was the thirteenth consecutive year in which the competition took place in different cities across Sweden. The four semifinals were held in Malmö (1 February), Linköping (8 February), Gothenburg (15 February) and Örnsköldsvik (22 February). The Second Chance round was held in Lidköping on 1 March while the final in Solna was held on 8 March. [2] Starting order is set. [3]

Schedule

DateCityVenueTicketsHeat
1 February Malmö Malmö Arena 15,500Heat 1
8 February Linköping Cloetta Center 11,500Heat 2
15 February Gothenburg Scandinavium 14,000Heat 3
22 February Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center 10,000Heat 4
1 March Lidköping Sparbanken Lidköping Arena 12,500Second chance
(Andra chansen)
8 March Solna Friends Arena 27,000Final

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1

DrawArtistSong (English translation)Songwriter(s)VotesPlaceResult
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Yohio "To the End" Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, Yohio 55,82661,393117,2191Final
2Mahan Moin"Aleo"Mahan Moin, Anderz Wrethov 6,9436,9437Out
3 Linus Svenning "Bröder" (Brother) Fredrik Kempe 29,46431,26860,7324Second Chance
4 Elisa Lindström "Casanova" Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Jimmy Jansson 18,14319,17137,3145Out
5 Alvaro Estrella "Bedroom"Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Loren Francis, Kristofer Östergren14,38614,3866Out
6 Ellen Benediktson "Songbird" Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren43,61955,82599,4442Final
7Sylvester Schlegel"Bygdens son" (The district's son)Sylvester Schlegel5,9345,9348Out
8 Helena Paparizou "Survivor" Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn 32,14138,29770,4383Second Chance

Semi-final 2

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
Songwriter(s)VotesPlaceResult
Round 1Round 2Total
1 J.E.M "Love Trigger" Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar "J-Son" Santos18,79026,87245,6624Second Chance
2 The Refreshments "Hallelujah"Joakim Arnell18,41719,23437,6515Out
3Manda"Glow" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason 10,96410,9648Out
4 Panetoz "Efter solsken" (After sunshine)Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie25,98631,41557,4012Final
5Pink Pistols"I Am Somebody"Joakim Törnqvist, Nestor Geli, Per Ivar Hed, Susie Päivärinta, Tord Bäckström11,43511,4357Out
6 Sanna Nielsen "Undo" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah52,54257,050109,5921Final
7Little Great Things"Set Yourself Free"Charlie Grönvall, Cristoffer Wernqvist, Felix Grönvall, Adam Dahlström15,18315,1836Out
8 Martin Stenmarck "När änglarna går hem" (When the angels go home)Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström 20,98130,91651,8973Second Chance

Semi-final 3

DrawArtistSong (English translation)Songwriter(s)VotesPlaceResult
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Outtrigger "Echo" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Outtrigger18,71319,87338,5864Second Chance
2EKO"Red" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anna Lidman, Hannes Lundberg, Michael Ottosson9,0539,0538Out
3 Oscar Zia "Yes We Can" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah29,79030,94560,7351Final
4 Shirley Clamp "Burning Alive" Bobby Ljunggren, Marcos Ubeda, Sharon Vaughn, Henrik Wikström12,61712,6176Out
5 State of Drama "All We Are"Göran Werner, Sanken Sandqvist, Emil Gullhamn, Sebastian Hallifax24,26218,58142,8433Second Chance
6 CajsaStina Åkerström "En enkel sång" (A simple song) CajsaStina Åkerström 10,78910,7897Out
7 Ace Wilder "Busy Doin' Nothin'"Ace Wilder, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb 19,10524,59943,7042Final
8 Dr. Alban & Jessica Folcker "Around the World" Dr. Alban, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm18,04119,68937,7305Out

Semi-final 4

DrawArtistSong (English translation)Songwriter(s)VotesPlaceResult
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Alcazar "Blame It on the Disco" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah42,06155,39297,4531Final
2I.D.A"Fight Me If You Dare"Albin Nicklasson, Nicklas Laine, Louise Frick Sveen10,57810,5786Out
3 Janet Leon "Hollow"Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jimmy Jansson, Louise Winter8,3078,3078Out
4Ammotrack"Raise Your Hands"Jari Kujansuu, Thomas Johansson, Calle Kindbom, Mikael de Bruin20,42521,20241,6274Second Chance
5 Josef Johansson "Hela natten" (All night) Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Josef Johansson, Peo Thyrén9,9539,9537Out
6 Linda Bengtzing "Ta mig" (Take me) Nicke Borg, Jojo Borg Larsson15,23915,86131,1005Out
7Ellinore Holmer"En himmelsk sång" (A heavenly song)Ellinore Holmer, Vanna Rosenberg, Åsa Schmalenbach, Josefina Sanner, Henrik Wikström, Amir Aly21,41124,46545,8763Second Chance
8 Anton Ewald "Natural" John Lundvik 39,10532,57071,6752Final

Second Chance

The Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round was held on 1 March in Sparbanken Lidköping Arena, Lidköping.

First Round

DrawArtistSongVotes [4] PlaceResult
Round 1Round 2Total
1Ammotrack"Raise Your Hands"16,99816,9988Out
2 Linus Svenning "Bröder"45,65749,29594,9521Second Round
3 J.E.M "Love Trigger"28,62628,6266Out
4 State of Drama "All We Are"29,35222,15051,5025Out
5Ellinore Holmer"En himmelsk sång"17,68517,6857Out
6 Martin Stenmarck "När änglarna går hem"30,68126,36657,0474Second Round
7 Helena Paparizou "Survivor"47,16144,41191,5722Second Round
8 Outtrigger "Echo"33,87627,08360,9593Second Round

Second Round

DuelDrawArtistSongVotesResult
I1 Outtrigger "Echo"51,627Out
2 Helena Paparizou "Survivor"123,859Final
II1 Linus Svenning "Bröder"77,706Final
2 Martin Stenmarck "När änglarna går hem"71,844Out

Final

The final of Melodifestivalen 2014 took place on 8 March 2014 at the Friends Arena in Solna. The 10 songs that qualified for the finals had either accomplished being the top two in their respective semifinal, or qualified from the Second Chance round.

DrawArtistSongJuriesTelevote/SMS/App [4] TotalPlace
VotesPercentagePoints
1 Anton Ewald "Natural"435,2083.0%141810
2 Ellen Benediktson "Songbird"3175,7486.4%30617
3 Alcazar "Blame It on the Disco"62120,65410.1%481103
4 Oscar Zia "Yes We Can"3252,8444.3%21538
5 Linus Svenning "Bröder"4693,9747.9%37835
6 Helena Paparizou "Survivor"5767,3665.6%27844
7 Yohio "To the End"39109,3639.3%43826
8 Sanna Nielsen "Undo"90307,78825.8%1222121
9 Panetoz "Efter solsken"1545,6143.8%18339
10 Ace Wilder "Busy Doin' Nothin'"97283,83123.8%1132102
Detailed International Jury Votes
DrawSong Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of Estonia.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Malta.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Total
1"Natural"1214
2"Songbird"41461022231
3"Blame It on the Disco"128810661262
4"Yes We Can"114846832
5"Bröder"2126122110146
6"Survivor"824662122110457
7"To the End"10824146439
8"Undo"661010108104812690
9"Efter solsken"412815
10"Busy Doin' Nothin'"1210812121121281097

Ratings

ShowDateViewers [5] Votes [5]
Semifinal 11 February 20143,405,000415,421
Semifinal 28 February 20143,070,000342,567
Semifinal 315 February 20143,050,000258,030
Semifinal 422 February 20143,165,000318,155
Second Chance1 March 20142,740,000746,752
Final8 March 20143,302,0001,192,360

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