Melodifestivalen 2015

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Melodifestivalen 2015
Dates
Semi-final 17 February 2015
Semi-final 214 February 2015
Semi-final 321 February 2015
Semi-final 428 February 2015
Second chance7 March 2015
Final14 March 2015
Venue Friends Arena
Solna, Sweden
Presenter(s) Robin Paulsson
Sanna Nielsen
Website svt.se/melodifestivalen/ OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Participants
Number of entries28: 7 in each heat; 12 in the final (2 from each heat, 4 from the Second Chance round)
Vote
Winning song"Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw

Melodifestivalen 2015 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's 55th entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. [1] Måns Zelmerlöw won with the song "Heroes". The hosts for the show were Sanna Nielsen (winner of Melodifestivalen 2014) and comedian Robin Paulsson. [2] [3]

Contents

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the competition consisted of four semi-finals, a "Second Chance" round, and a final. However, the total number of competing entries was reduced from 32 to 28. The 28 competing entries were divided into four semi-finals, with seven compositions in each. From each semifinal, the songs that earned 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 three songs in each semifinal were eliminated from the competition. [4]

A new rule for the 2015 edition of the competition stipulated that at least 50% of the selected entries were to be written by female composers or lyricists in a full or partial capacity. [5] [6]

Format

Melodifestivalen 2015 was the fourteenth consecutive year in which the competition will take place in different cities across Sweden. The four semifinals were held in Gothenburg (7 February), Malmö (14 February), Östersund (21 February) and Örebro (28 February). The Second Chance round took place in Helsingborg on 7 March while the final in Solna was held on 14 March. [4]

Schedule and ratings

ShowDateCityVenueViewersVotes
Semi Final 17 February Gothenburg Scandinavium 3,383,0001,215,965 [7]
Semi Final 214 February Malmö Malmö Arena 3,332,0002,382,636 [8]
Semi Final 321 February Östersund Östersund Arena 3,145,0002,865,979 [9]
Semi Final 428 February Örebro Conventum Arena 3,111,0002,573,350 [10]
Second Chance7 March Helsingborg Helsingborg Arena 3,030,0003,830,306 [11]
Final14 March Solna Friends Arena 3,736,0001,555,557 [12]

Semi-finals

Semi-final 1

The results of this semi-final were contest after the crash of the application. [13]

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
Songwriter(s)Votes [14] PlaceResults
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Molly Pettersson Hammar "I'll Be Fine"Molly Pettersson Hammar, Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Gavin Jones82,80782,8076Out
2 Daniel Gildenlöw "Pappa" (Dad) Daniel Gildenlöw 44,48344,4837Out
3 Rickard Söderberg & Elize Ryd "One By One" Elize Ryd, Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn 101,43327,928129,3615Out
4 Dolly Style "Hello Hi"Emma Nors, Palle Hammarlund, Jimmy Jansson 138,25516,961155,2163Second chance
5 Behrang Miri feat.
Victor Crone
"Det rår vi inte för" (We can't help it) Behrang Miri, Albin Johnsén, Måns Zelmerlöw, Tony Nilsson 140,3748,606148,9804Second chance
6 Jessica Andersson "Can't Hurt Me Now" Aleena Gibson, Fredrik Thomander187,68625,279212,9652Final
7 Eric Saade "Sting"Arash Fahmi, Fredrik Kempe, Hamed "K-one" Pirouzpanah, David Kreuger 413,55635,324448,8801Final

Semi-final 2

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
Songwriter(s)Votes [14] PlaceResults
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Linus Svenning "Forever Starts Today" Aleena Gibson, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Fredrik Kempe 357,11336,156393,2694Second chance
2 Emelie Irewald "Där och då med dig" (There and then with you)Emelie Irewald134,638134,6386Out
3 Samir & Viktor "Groupie" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Maria Smith, Kevin Högdahl, Viktor Thell 455,22519,958475,1833Second chance
4 Neverstore "If I Was God For One Day" Thomas G:son, John Gordon, Jacob Widén253,72512,227265,9525Out
5 Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen "Nonetheless"Andreas Stone Johansson, Allison Kaplan134,427134,4277Out
6 Magnus Carlsson "Möt mig i Gamla stan" (Meet me in Gamla stan) Thomas G:son, Lina Eriksson441,47734,140475,6172Final
7 Mariette "Don’t Stop Believing" Miss Li (Linda Karlsson), Sonny Gustafsson472,90828,219501,1271Final

Semi-final 3

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
Songwriter(s)Votes [14] PlaceResults
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Ellen Benediktson "Insomnia" Ellen Benediktson, Anderz Wrethov 288,9959,768298,7635Out
2 Kalle Johansson "För din skull" (For your sake)Martin Eriksson, Thomas G:son, Thomas Karlsson261,572261,5726Out
3 Andreas Weise "Bring Out the Fire"Henrik Jansson, Thomas G:son, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad 419,34631,577450,9233Second chance
4 Andreas Johnson "Living to Die" Andreas Johnson, Bobby Ljunggren, Karl-Ola Kjellholm252,280252,2807Out
5 Isa "Don't Stop"Isa Tengblad, Johan Ramström, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Oscar Merner499,42618,978518,4042Final
6 Kristin Amparo "I See You"Kristin Amparo, Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger 395,93619,074415,0104Second chance
7 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)" (I am free) Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Erik Holmberg, Tony Malm, Josef Melin593,60172,716666,3171Final

Semi-final 4

DrawArtistSong
(English translation)
Songwriter(s)Votes [14] PlaceResults
Round 1Round 2Total
1 Midnight Boy "Don't Say No" Johan Krafman, Kristofer Östergren, Olle Blomström157,793157,7937Out
2 Caroline Wennergren "Black Swan"Nicklas Eklund, Joel DeLuna, Aimee Bobruk252,40531,787284,1925Out
3 JTR "Building It Up" John Andreasson, Tom Lundbäck, Robin Lundbäck, Erik Lewander, Iggy Strange Dahl 378,3127,590385,9022Final
4 Hasse Andersson "Guld och gröna skogar" (Gold and green forests) Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Johan Bejerholm, Johan Deltinger339,26340,042379,3053Second chance
5 Dinah Nah "Make Me (La La La)"Dinah Nah, Dr. Alban (Alban Nwapa), Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm356,6409,438366,0784Second chance
6 Annika Herlitz "Ett andetag" (One breath) Amir Aly, Maciel Numhauser, Robin Abrahamsson, Sharon Dyall, Sharon Vaughn 226,388226,3886Out
7 Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb 712,65258,771771,4231Final

Second Chance

The Second Chance (Andra chansen) round was held on 7 March 2015 in Helsingborg Arena, Helsingborg. Unlike in the previous editions, four out of eight competing entries were sent to the final this year. The preliminary two-phase voting introduced in 2013 was eliminated, bringing back a duel-only competition. The duels are as follows:

It was announced that Malena Ernman, Melodifestivalen winner and Sweden's representative at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest would join Behrang Miri and Victor Crone on stage to do the opera vocals. [15]

DuelDrawArtistSongVotes [16] Result
I1 Andreas Weise "Bring Out the Fire"402,521Out
2 Linus Svenning "Forever Starts Today"531,109Final
II1 Hasse Andersson "Guld och gröna skogar" (Gold and green forests)599,724Final
2 Kristin Amparo "I See You"441,015Out
III1 Dolly Style "Hello Hi"404,960Out
2 Dinah Nah "Make Me (La La La)"524,887Final
IV1 Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone "Det rår vi inte för" (We can't help it)297,739Out
2 Samir & Viktor "Groupie"628,022Final

Final

The grand final of this year's Melodifestivalen was held on 14 March in the 28,000-seat Friends Arena in Solna. [17] Unlike in the previous editions of Melodifestivalen, twelve songs competed in this year's final, two more than before. Eight finalists were selected during the four-week semi finals and four from the Second Chance round. [18]

Draw [19] Artist [19] Song
(English translation)
Songwriter(s)
1 Samir & Viktor "Groupie" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Maria Smith, Kevin Högdahl, Viktor Thell
2 JTR "Building It Up" John Andreasson, Tom Lundbäck, Robin Lundbäck, Erik Lewander, Iggy Strange Dahl
3 Dinah Nah "Make Me (La La La)"Dinah Nah, Dr. Alban (Alban Nwapa), Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm
4 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)" (I am free)Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Erik Holmberg, Tony Malm, Josef Melin
5 Jessica Andersson "Can't Hurt Me Now" Aleena Gibson, Fredrik Thomander
6 Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
7 Linus Svenning "Forever Starts Today" Aleena Gibson, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Fredrik Kempe
8 Isa "Don't Stop"Isa Tengblad, Johan Ramström, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Oscar Merner
9 Magnus Carlsson "Möt mig i Gamla stan" (Meet me in Gamla stan) Thomas G:Son, Lina Eriksson
10 Eric Saade "Sting"Arash Fahmi, Fredrik Kempe, Hamed "K-one" Pirouzpanah, David Kreuger
11 Mariette "Don't Stop Believing" Miss Li (Linda Karlsson), Sonny Gustafsson
12 Hasse Andersson "Guld och gröna skogar" (Gold and green forests) Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Johan Bejerholm, Johan Deltinger

Results

The eleven international juries were revealed on 8 March 2015, and are shown in the voting table below in alphabetical order of the names of the respective countries. In particular, Austrian jury results was announced by Conchita Wurst, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2014. [20]

Draw
Song Flag of Armenia.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Flag of Cyprus.svg Flag of Estonia.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Israel.svg Flag of Malta.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jury
points
Televote/SMS [14] TotalPlace
Votes%Points
1"Groupie"1048612965,9274.2%20498
2"Building It Up"86612114,2360.9%42510
3"Make Me (La La La)"121011428,0941.8%82212
4"Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)"88428811251288,96418.6%881392
5"Can't Hurt Me Now"41641525,7211.7%82311
6" Heroes "12121212121261212128122545,60135.1%1662881
7"Forever Starts Today"21016424664157,8383.8%18596
8"Don't Stop"410248103860,2133.9%18567
9"Möt mig i Gamla stan"1181059,8113.8%18289
10"Sting"10262141011024896,2376.2%29775
11"Don't Stop Believing"6621081012421047490,7495.8%281023
12"Guld och gröna skogar"8210222,16614.3%68784

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