Melodifestivalen 2014

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Melodifestivalen 2014
Dates
Semi-final 1 February 2014
8 February 2014
15 February 2014
22 February 2014
Second chance 1 March 2014
Final 8 March 2014
Venue Friends Arena
Solna, Sweden
Presenter(s) Nour El-Refai
Anders Jansson
Participants
Number of entries 32: 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.

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Yohio "To the End" Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, Yohio 55,826 61,393 117,219 1 Final
2 Mahan Moin "Aleo" Mahan Moin, Anderz Wrethov 6,943 6,943 7 Out
3 Linus Svenning "Bröder" (Brothers) Fredrik Kempe 29,464 31,268 60,732 4 Second Chance
4 Elisa Lindström "Casanova" Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Jimmy Jansson 18,143 19,171 37,314 5 Out
5 Alvaro Estrella "Bedroom" Jakke Erixson, Jon Bordon, Loren Francis, Kristofer Östergren 14,386 14,386 6 Out
6 Ellen Benediktson "Songbird" Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 43,619 55,825 99,444 2 Final
7 Sylvester Schlegel "Bygdens son" (The district's son) Sylvester Schlegel 5,934 5,934 8 Out
8 Helena Paparizou "Survivor" Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn 32,141 38,297 70,438 3 Second Chance

Semi-final 2[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 J.E.M "Love Trigger" Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar "J-Son" Santos 18,790 26,872 45,662 4 Second Chance
2 The Refreshments "Hallelujah" Joakim Arnell 18,417 19,234 37,651 5 Out
3 Manda "Glow" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason 10,964 10,964 8 Out
4 Panetoz "Efter solsken" (After sunshine) Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie 25,986 31,415 57,401 2 Final
5 Pink Pistols "I Am Somebody" Joakim Törnqvist, Nestor Geli, Per Ivar Hed, Susie Päivärinta, Tord Bäckström 11,435 11,435 7 Out
6 Sanna Nielsen "Undo" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah 52,542 57,050 109,592 1 Final
7 Little Great Things "Set Yourself Free" Charlie Grönvall, Cristoffer Wernqvist, Felix Grönvall, Adam Dahlström 15,183 15,183 6 Out
8 Martin Stenmarck "När änglarna går hem" (When the angels go home) Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström 20,981 30,916 51,897 3 Second Chance

Semi-final 3[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Outtrigger "Echo" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Outtrigger 18,713 19,873 38,586 4 Second Chance
2 EKO "Red" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anna Lidman, Hannes Lundberg, Michael Ottosson 9,053 9,053 8 Out
3 Oscar Zia "Yes We Can" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah 29,790 30,945 60,735 1 Final
4 Shirley Clamp "Burning Alive" Bobby Ljunggren, Marcos Ubeda, Sharon Vaughn, Henrik Wikström 12,617 12,617 6 Out
5 State of Drama "All We Are" Göran Werner, Sanken Sandqvist, Emil Gullhamn, Sebastian Hallifax 24,262 18,581 42,843 3 Second Chance
6 CajsaStina Åkerström "En enkel sång" (A simple song) CajsaStina Åkerström 10,789 10,789 7 Out
7 Ace Wilder "Busy Doin' Nothin'" Ace Wilder, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb 19,105 24,599 43,704 2 Final
8 Dr. Alban & Jessica Folcker "Around the World" Dr. Alban, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm 18,041 19,689 37,730 5 Out

Semi-final 4[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Alcazar "Blame It on the Disco" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah 42,061 55,392 97,453 1 Final
2 I.D.A "Fight Me If You Dare" Albin Nicklasson, Nicklas Laine, Louise Frick Sveen 10,578 10,578 6 Out
3 Janet Leon "Hollow" Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jimmy Jansson, Louise Winter 8,307 8,307 8 Out
4 Ammotrack "Raise Your Hands" Jari Kujansuu, Thomas Johansson, Calle Kindbom, Mikael de Bruin 20,425 21,202 41,627 4 Second Chance
5 Josef Johansson "Hela natten" (All night) Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Josef Johansson, Peo Thyrén 9,953 9,953 7 Out
6 Linda Bengtzing "Ta mig" (Take me) Nicke Borg, Jojo Borg Larsson 15,239 15,861 31,100 5 Out
7 Ellinore Holmer "En himmelsk sång" (A heavenly song) Ellinore Holmer, Vanna Rosenberg, Åsa Schmalenbach, Josefina Sanner, Henrik Wikström, Amir Aly 21,411 24,465 45,876 3 Second Chance
8 Anton Ewald "Natural" John Lundvik 39,105 32,570 71,675 2 Final

Second Chance[edit]

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

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes[4] Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Ammotrack "Raise Your Hands" Jari Kujansuu, Thomas Johansson, Calle Kindbom, Mikael de Bruin 16,998 16,998 8 Out
2 Linus Svenning "Bröder" (Brothers) Fredrik Kempe 45,657 49,295 94,952 1 Duel 2
Final
3 J.E.M "Love Trigger" Thomas G:son, Peter Boström, Julimar "J-Son" Santos 28,626 28,626 6 Out
4 State of Drama "All We Are" Göran Werner, Sanken Sandqvist, Emil Gullhamn, Sebastian Hallifax 29,352 22,150 51,502 5 Out
5 Ellinore Holmer "En himmelsk sång"
(A heavenly song)
Ellinore Holmer, Vanna Rosenberg, Åsa Schmalenbach, Josefina Sanner, Henrik Wikström, Amir Aly 17,685 17,685 7 Out
6 Martin Stenmarck "När änglarna går hem"
(When the angels go home)
Andreas Öhrn, Alexander Bard, Martin Stenmarck, Peter Boström 30,681 26,366 57,047 4 Duel 2
Out
7 Helena Paparizou "Survivor" Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn 47,161 44,411 91,572 2 Duel 1
Final
8 Outtrigger "Echo" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Outtrigger 33,876 27,083 60,959 3 Duel 1
Out

Duels[edit]

Duels Qualified
  Outtrigger
  "Echo"
51,627
  Helena Paparizou
  "Survivor"
123,859  
 
    Helena Paparizou
  "Survivor"
Final
    Linus Svenning
  "Bröder"
Final
 
  Linus Svenning
  "Bröder"
77,706
  Martin Stenmarck
  "När änglarna går hem"
71,844  

Final[edit]

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.

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
1 Anton Ewald "Natural" John Lundvik
2 Ellen Benediktson "Songbird" Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
3 Alcazar "Blame It on the Disco" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah
4 Oscar Zia "Yes We Can" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah
5 Linus Svenning "Bröder" (Brothers) Fredrik Kempe
6 Helena Paparizou "Survivor" Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn
7 Yohio "To the End" Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, Yohio
8 Sanna Nielsen "Undo" Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah
9 Panetoz "Efter solsken" (After sunshine) Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie
10 Ace Wilder "Busy Doin' Nothin'" Ace Wilder, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb

Results[edit]

Draw
Song Denmark Estonia France Germany Israel Italy Malta Netherlands Russia Spain United Kingdom Jury
points
Televote/SMS Total Place
Votes[4] % Points
1 "Natural" 1 2 1 4 35,208 3.0% 14 18 10
2 "Songbird" 4 1 4 6 10 2 2 2 31 75,748 6.4% 30 61 7
3 "Blame It on the Disco" 12 8 8 10 6 6 12 62 120,654 10.1% 48 110 3
4 "Yes We Can" 1 1 4 8 4 6 8 32 52,844 4.3% 21 53 8
5 "Bröder" 2 12 6 12 2 1 10 1 46 93,974 7.9% 37 83 5
6 "Survivor" 8 2 4 6 6 2 12 2 1 10 4 57 67,366 5.6% 27 84 4
7 "To the End" 10 8 2 4 1 4 6 4 39 109,363 9.3% 43 82 6
8 "Undo" 6 6 10 10 10 8 10 4 8 12 6 90 307,788 25.8% 122 212 1
9 "Efter solsken" 4 1 2 8 15 45,614 3.8% 18 33 9
10 "Busy Doin' Nothin'" 12 10 8 12 12 1 12 12 8 10 97 283,831 23.8% 113 210 2

Ratings[edit]

Show Date Viewers[5] Votes[5]
Semifinal 1 1 February 2014 3,405,000 415,421
Semifinal 2 8 February 2014 3,070,000 342,567
Semifinal 3 15 February 2014 3,050,000 258,030
Semifinal 4 22 February 2014 3,165,000 318,155
Second Chance 1 March 2014 2,740,000 746,752
Final 8 March 2014 3,302,000 1,192,360

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rules for Melodifestivalen 2014" (PDF). SVT. 20 June 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (10 September 2013). "Städerna klara: Hit kommer Melodifestivalen 2014" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Amini, Djeiran (20 December 2013). "YOHIO först ut på scen – här är startordningen för Melodifestivalen 2014" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.svt.se/melodifestivalen/article1884009.svt/binary/Alla%20r%C3%B6stningssiffror%20Melodifestivalen%202014-v1.1.pdf
  5. ^ a b Amini, Djeiran. "Så var tittarsiffrorna i Melodifestivalen 2014". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

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