Melodifestivalen 2015

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Melodifestivalen 2015
Dates
Semi-final 1 7 February 2015
Semi-final 2 14 February 2015
Semi-final 3 21 February 2015
Semi-final 4 28 February 2015
Second chance 7 March 2015
Final 14 March 2015
Venue Friends Arena
Solna, Sweden
Presenter(s) Robin Paulsson
Sanna Nielsen
Participants
Number of entries 28: 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]

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the competition consisted 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 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/lyricists in a full or partial capacity.[5][6]

Format[edit]

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[edit]

Show Date City Venue Viewers Votes
Semi Final 1 7 February Gothenburg Scandinavium 3,383,000 1,215,965[7]
Semi Final 2 14 February Malmö Malmö Arena 3,332,000 2,382,636[8]
Semi Final 3 21 February Östersund Östersund Arena 3,145,000 2,865,979[9]
Semi Final 4 28 February Örebro Conventum Arena 3,111,000 2,573,350[10]
Second Chance 7 March Helsingborg Helsingborg Arena 3,030,000 3,830,306[11]
Final 14 March Solna Friends Arena 3,736,000 1,555,557[12]

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

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

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes[14] Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Molly Pettersson Hammar "I'll Be Fine" Molly Pettersson Hammar, Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Gavin Jones 82,807 82,807 6 Out
2 Daniel Gildenlöw "Pappa" (Dad) Daniel Gildenlöw 44,483 44,483 7 Out
3 Rickard Söderberg & Elize Ryd "One By One" Elize Ryd, Jimmy Jansson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn 101,433 27,928 129,361 5 Out
4 Dolly Style "Hello Hi" Emma Nors, Palle Hammarlund, Jimmy Jansson 138,255 16,961 155,216 3 Second 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 140,374 8,606 148,980 4 Second chance
6 Jessica Andersson "Can't Hurt Me Now" Aleena Gibson, Fredrik Thomander 187,686 25,279 212,965 2 Final
7 Eric Saade "Sting" Arash Fahmi, Fredrik Kempe, Hamed "K-one" Pirouzpanah, David Kreuger 413,556 35,324 448,880 1 Final

Semi-final 2[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes[14] Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Linus Svenning "Forever Starts Today" Aleena Gibson, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Fredrik Kempe 357,113 36,156 393,269 4 Second chance
2 Emelie Irewald "Där och då med dig" (There and then with you) Emelie Irewald 134,638 134,638 6 Out
3 Samir & Viktor "Groupie" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Maria Smith, Kevin Högdahl, Viktor Thell 455,225 19,958 475,183 3 Second chance
4 Neverstore "If I Was God For One Day" Thomas G:son, John Gordon, Jacob Widén 253,725 12,227 265,952 5 Out
5 Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen "Nonetheless" Andreas Stone Johansson, Allison Kaplan 134,427 134,427 7 Out
6 Magnus Carlsson "Möt mig i Gamla stan" (Meet me in Gamla stan) Thomas G:son, Lina Eriksson 441,477 34,140 475,617 2 Final
7 Mariette "Don’t Stop Believing" Miss Li (Linda Karlsson), Sonny Gustafsson 472,908 28,219 501,127 1 Final

Semi-final 3[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes[14] Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Ellen Benediktson "Insomnia" Ellen Benediktson, Anders Wrethov 288,995 9,768 298,763 5 Out
2 Kalle Johansson "För din skull" (For your sake) Martin Eriksson, Thomas G:son, Thomas Karlsson 261,572 261,572 6 Out
3 Andreas Weise "Bring Out the Fire" Henrik Jansson, Thomas G:son, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad 419,346 31,577 450,923 3 Second chance
4 Andreas Johnson "Living to Die" Andreas Johnson, Bobby Ljunggren, Karl-Ola Kjellholm 252,280 252,280 7 Out
5 Isa "Don't Stop" Isa Tengblad, Johan Ramström, Gustaf Svenungsson, Magnus Wallin, Oscar Merner 499,426 18,978 518,404 2 Final
6 Kristin Amparo "I See You" Kristin Amparo, Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger 395,936 19,074 415,010 4 Second chance
7 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)" (I am free) Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Erik Holmberg, Tony Malm, Josef Melin 593,601 72,716 666,317 1 Final

Semi-final 4[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes[14] Place Results
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Midnight Boy "Don't Say No" Johan Krafman, Kristofer Östergren, Olle Blomström 157,793 157,793 7 Out
2 Caroline Wennergren "Black Swan" Nicklas Eklund, Joel DeLuna, Aimee Bobruk 252,405 31,787 284,192 5 Out
3 JTR "Building It Up" John Andreasson, Tom Lundbäck, Robin Lundbäck, Erik Lewander, Iggy Strange Dahl 378,312 7,590 385,902 2 Final
4 Hasse Andersson "Guld och gröna skogar" (Gold and green forests) Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Johan Bejerholm, Johan Deltinger 339,263 40,042 379,305 3 Second chance
5 Dinah Nah "Make Me (La La La)" Dinah Nah, Dr. Alban (Alban Nwapa), Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm 356,640 9,438 366,078 4 Second chance
6 Annika Herlitz "Ett andetag" (One breath) Amir Aly, Maciel Numhauser, Robin Abrahamsson, Sharon Dyall, Sharon Vaughn 226,388 226,388 6 Out
7 Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb 712,652 58,771 771,423 1 Final

Second Chance[edit]

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 a duel-only competition back. 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]

Duel Draw Artist Song Votes[16] Result
I 1 Andreas Weise "Bring Out the Fire" 402,521 Out
2 Linus Svenning "Forever Starts Today" 531,109 Final
II 1 Hasse Andersson "Guld och gröna skogar" (Gold and green forests) 599,724 Final
2 Kristin Amparo "I See You" 441,015 Out
III 1 Dolly Style "Hello Hi" 404,960 Out
2 Dinah Nah "Make Me (La La La)" 524,887 Final
IV 1 Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone "Det rår vi inte för" (We can't help it) 297,739 Out
2 Samir & Viktor "Groupie" 628,022 Final

Final[edit]

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)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
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[edit]

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 Armenia Austria Belgium Cyprus Estonia France Israel Malta Netherlands Slovenia United Kingdom Jury
points
Televote/SMS[14] Total Place
Votes % Points
1 "Groupie" 10 4 8 6 1 29 65,927 4.2% 20 49 8
2 "Building It Up" 8 6 6 1 21 14,236 0.9% 4 25 10
3 "Make Me (La La La)" 1 2 10 1 14 28,094 1.8% 8 22 12
4 "Jag är fri (Manne leam frijje)" 8 8 4 2 8 8 1 12 51 288,964 18.6% 88 139 2
5 "Can't Hurt Me Now" 4 1 6 4 15 25,721 1.7% 8 23 11
6 "Heroes" 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 12 12 12 8 122 545,601 35.1% 166 288 1
7 "Forever Starts Today" 2 10 1 6 4 2 4 6 6 41 57,838 3.8% 18 59 6
8 "Don't Stop" 4 10 2 4 8 10 38 60,213 3.9% 18 56 7
9 "Möt mig i Gamla stan" 1 1 8 10 59,811 3.8% 18 28 9
10 "Sting" 10 2 6 2 1 4 10 1 10 2 48 96,237 6.2% 29 77 5
11 "Don't Stop Believing" 6 6 2 10 8 10 12 4 2 10 4 74 90,749 5.8% 28 102 3
12 "Guld och gröna skogar" 8 2 10 222,166 14.3% 68 78 4

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