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Melodifestivalen 2007

Melodifestivalen 2007
Semi-final(s) 3 February 2007
10 February 2007
17 February 2007
24 February 2007
Second Chance 3 March 2007
Final 10 March 2007
Presenter(s) Kristian Luuk
Director Sven Stojanovic
Broadcaster SVT
Venue Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Winning song "The Worrying Kind" by The Ark
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.
Number of entries 32: 8 in each semi-final; 10 in the final (2 from each semi-final, 2 from the Second Chance round.)
Interval act Melodifestivalen musical
Melodifestivalen
◄2006        2008►

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 amount of televotes a song has ever achieved in Melodifestivalen at the time, beating Carola's record from Melodifestivalen 2006. The record was later broken by Loreen at Melodifestivalen 2012.

Contents

  • Semifinals 1
  • Preselection 2
    • Changes to Second Chance round 2.1
  • Semi-final 1 3
    • Artists' official websites 3.1
  • Semifinal 2 4
    • Artists' official websites 4.1
  • Semifinal 3 5
    • Artists' official websites 5.1
  • Semifinal 4 6
    • Artists' official websites 6.1
  • Second Chance Round 7
  • Final 8
    • Results 8.1
    • Voting 8.2
      • Juries 8.2.1
      • Televotes 8.2.2
  • See also 9
    • ESC history 9.1
    • Melodifestivalen 9.2
    • Sister contests 9.3
  • References 10
  • External links 11

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.

Preselection

The deadline for the submission of songs was 19 September 2006, and 3,234 songs were submitted [1], 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 [2]. "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 [3]. 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.

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 [4]. 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.

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
Date: 3 February 2007
Presenter: Kristian Luuk
Venue: Kinnarps Arena, Jönköping
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Melodifestivalen musical
Total number of televotes cast: 379,212
Viewing figures (approx): 2,990,000
# Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Position Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Elin Lanto "Money" Lasse Andersson (m & l) 20,960 32,121 3rd Andra Chansen
2 Andersson & Gibson "Anything But You" Aleena Gibson (m & l), Stefan Andersson (m & l) 17,610 24,984 5th Out
3 Anna Book "Samba Sambero" Thomas G:son (m & l) 44,039 65,184 1st Final
4 Addis Black Widow "Clubbin'" Armias Mamo, Dianne Wiston 3,717 8th Out
5 Andreas Lundstedt "Move" Andreas Lundstedt (m & l), Johan Röhr (m & l) 17,145 6th Out
6 Tommy Nilsson "Jag tror på människan" Johan Stentorp (m), Lasse Andersson (m), Tommy Nilsson (l) 34,098 42,442 2nd Final
7 Sofia Hypnotised Sofia Berntson (m & l), Dimitri Stassos (m & l), Jason Gill (m & l) 16,695 7th Out
8 Uno & Irma " Uno Svenningsson, Staffan Hellstrand 26,680 31,919 4th Wildcard
Andra Chansen

Artists' official websites

  • Tommy Nilsson
  • Andreas Lundstedt
  • Elin Lanto
  • Sofia Berntson
  • Addis Black Widow

Semifinal 2

Semifinal 2
Date: 10 February 2007
Presenter: Kristian Luuk
Venue: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Melodifestivalen musical
Total number of televotes cast: 508,716
Viewing figures (approx): 3,210,000
Qualifiers: The Worrying Kind performed by The Ark, Trying To Recall performed by Marie Lindberg
Second Chance: Amanda performed by Jimmy Jansson, Kom performed by Jessica Andersson
# Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Position Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Regina Lund Rainbow Star Fredrik Kempe (m & l), Bobby Ljunggren (m), & Regina Lund (l) 7,188 N/A 8th Out
2 Marie Lindberg Trying To Recall Marie Lindberg (m & l) 52,041 81,441 2nd Final
3 Jimmy Jansson Amanda Thomas G:son (m & l) & Jimmy Jansson (m & l) 34,291 38,447 3rd Andra Chansen
4 Cosmo4 What's Your Name Niklas Edberger (m), Henrik Wikström (m), & Kent Olsson (l) 17,648 20,549 5th Out
5 Lustans Lakejer Allt vi en gång trodde på
(Everything We Once Believed In)
Johan Kinde (m & l) 8,808 N/A 7th Out
6 Jessica Andersson Kom
(Come)
Robert Wåtz, Rasmus Lindwall, Lina Eriksson & Mårten Eriksson 20,808 27,575 4th Andra Chansen
7 Svante Thuresson & Anne-Lie Rydé Första gången
(The First Time)
Bobby Ljunggren (m) Dan Sundqvist (m) & Sonja Aldén (l) 12,965 N/A 6th Out
8 The Ark The Worrying Kind Ola Salo (m & l) 81,793 104,065 1st Final

Artists' official websites

  • The Ark
  • Jimmy Jansson
  • Jessica Andersson
  • Regina Lund
  • cosmo4
  • Lustans Lakejer

Semifinal 3

Semifinal 3
Date: 17 February 2007
Presenter: Kristian Luuk
Venue: Swedbank Arena, Örnsköldsvik
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Melodifestivalen musical
Total number of televotes cast: 623,321
Viewing figures (approx): 3,175,000
Qualifiers: When the Night Comes Falling performed by Sebastian Karlsson, Cara mia performed by Måns Zelmerlöw
Second Chance: Jag måste kyssa dig performed by Nanne, För att du finns performed by Sonja Aldén
# Artist Song Votes Position Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Måns Zelmerlöw Cara Mia (My Dear) 52,975 85623 1st Final
2 MissMatch Drop Dead 7,062 N/A 8th Out
3 Magnus Carlson Live Forever 44,193 56,692 5th Out
4 Sheida I mina drömmar (In My Dreams) 15,839 N/A 6th Out
5 The Atic ft Therese The Arrival 10,960 N/A 7th Out
6 Sebastian Karlsson When the Night Comes Falling 50,136 70,760 2nd Final
7 Sonja Aldén För att du finns (Because You Exist) 38,530 58,529 4th Andra Chansen
8 Nanne Jag måste kyssa dig (I Must Kiss You) 61,051 65,791 3rd Andra Chansen

Artists' official websites

  • Nanne Grönvall
  • Magnus Carlsson
  • Sebastian Karlsson
  • Måns Zelmerlöw
  • The Attic

Semifinal 4

Semifinal 4
Date: 24 February 2007
Presenter: Kristian Luuk
Venue: Läkerol Arena, Gävle
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Melodifestivalen musical
Total number of televotes cast: 648,319
Viewing figures (approx): 3,145,000
Qualifiers: I Remember Love performed by Sarah Dawn Finer, A Little Bit of Love performed by Andreas Johnson
Second Chance: För kung och fosterland performed by Magnus Uggla, Vågar du, vågar jag performed by Sanna Nielsen
Draw Artist Song Votes Position Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Magnus Uggla För kung och fosterland (For King and Country) 39,159 46,293 3rd Andra Chansen
2 Emile Azar Vi hade nåt (We Had Something) 17,388 N/A 7th Out
3 Sanna Nielsen Vågar du, vågar jag (If You Dare, I Dare) 32,092 43,882 4th Andra Chansen
4 Caroline af Ugglas Tror på dig (Believe In Yourself) 26,926 N/A 6th Out
5 After Dark (Åh) När ni tar saken i egna hander ((Oh) When You Take It Into Your Own Hands) 35,877 40,651 5th Out
6 Sarah Dawn Finer I Remember Love 54,395 85,587 2nd Final
7 Verona La musica (The Music) 16,516 N/A 8th Out
8 Andreas Johnson A Little Bit of Love 95,969 111,662 1st Final

Artists' official websites

  • Magnus Uggla
  • Andreas Johnson
  • After Dark
  • Sanna Nielsen
  • Sarah Dawn Finer

Second Chance Round

Second Chance Round
Date: 3 March 2007
Presenter: Kristian Luuk
Venue: Rosvalla Eventcenter, Nyköping
Voting: Telephone voting
Total number of televotes cast: 1 073 496
Viewing figures (approx): To be determined
Qualifiers: Vågar du, vågar jag performed by Sanna Nielsen, För att du finns performed by Sonja Aldén
Round 1 Round 2 Qualifiers
                   
         
  Elin Lanto - "Money" 31,924
 
  Jessica Andersson- "Kom 39,683  
  Jessica Andersson - "Kom" 46,639
 
    Sanna Nielsen - "Vågar du, vågar jag" 105,328  
  Jimmy Jansson - "Amanda" 81,699
 
  Sanna Nielsen - "Vågar du, vågar jag" 100,358  
  Sanna Nielsen - "Vågar du, vågar jag"
 
    Sonja Aldén - "För att du finns"
  Uno & Irma - "God Morgon" 44,527
 
  Sonja Aldén - "För att du finns" 70,863  
  Sonja Aldén - "För att du finns" 143,980
 
    Magnus Uggla - "For Kung Och" 142,540  
  Nanna - "Jag måste" 118,217
  Magnus Uggla - "For Kung Och" 142,540  

Final

Viewing figures (approx): 3,975,000 (Source: MMS) - 84.3% share[2]

Total number of televotes cast: 2,072,918

Results

# Artist Song Translation Songwriters Votes Place
Jury Public Total
1 Andreas Johnson A Little Bit of Love Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint 101 88 189 2nd
2 Sonja Aldén För att du finns Because you exist Bobby Ljunggren, Sonja Alden 40 22 62 6th
3 Anna Book Samba Sambero Thomas G:son 1 0 1 9th
4 Sebastian When The Night Comes Falling Peter Kvint, Sebastian Karlsson 39 0 39 8th
5 Marie Lindberg Trying to Recall Marie Lindberg 4 66 70 5th
6 Måns Zelmerlöw Cara Mia My dear Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström 61 110 171 3rd
7 Tommy Nilsson Jag tror på människan I believe in mankind Tommy Nilsson, Lasse Andersson, Johan Stentorp 0 0 0 10th
8 Sanna Nielsen Vågar du, vågar jag If you dare, I dare Bobby Ljunggren, Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström 33 11 44 7th
9 Sarah Dawn Finer I Remember Love Peter Hallström, Sarah Dawn Finer 78 44 122 4th
10 The Ark The Worrying Kind Ola Salo 116 132 248 1st

Voting

Both the jury and the televoters had The Worrying Kind as their favourite. The song Trying to Recall only received four points from the jury groups (ten of eleven groups gave it zero points) while it was more popular among the televoters who gave it 66 points. Jag tror på människan received nul points, being the first to do so since 2000.

Juries

Song Örebro Luleå Falun Karlstad Umeå Norrköping Gothenburg Sundsvall Växjö Malmö Stockholm Total
A Little Bit of Love 1 8 10 12 10 12 12 8 10 8 10 101
För att du finns 4 2 1 1 1 6 10 6 2 1 6 40
Samba sambero - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
When The Night Comes Falling 6 - 6 4 6 2 6 1 6 - 2 39
Trying to Recall - - - - - - - - - 4 - 4
Cara Mia 12 6 4 2 8 1 2 4 8 10 4 61
Jag tror på människan - - - - - - - - - - - 0
Vågar du, vågar jag 2 4 2 10 4 4 1 2 1 2 1 33
I Remember Love 8 10 8 8 2 10 4 10 4 6 8 78
The Worrying Kind 10 12 12 6 12 8 8 12 12 12 12 116

Televotes

Song Jury No. of televotes (%) Points Total
A Little Bit of Love 101 371,222 (18%) 88 189
För att du finns 40 128,806 (6%) 22 62
Samba sambero 1 42,205 (2%) - 1
When The Night Comes Falling 39 86,861 (4%) - 39
Trying to Recall 4 228,422 (11%) 66 70
Cara Mia 61 402,133 (19%) 110 171
Jag tror på människan 0 50,850 (2%) - 0
Vågar du, vågar jag 33 113,012 (5%) 11 44
I Remember Love 78 157,227 (8%) 44 122
The Worrying Kind 116 492,180 (24%) 132 248

See also

ESC history

Melodifestivalen

Sister contests

References

  1. ^ The Ark for Helsinki? esctoday.com
  2. ^ SVT: Vi är otroligt stolta, Resumé, March 12, 2007

External links

  • (Swedish) Melodifestivalen official site
  • (Swedish) Gylleneskor.se: Melodifestivalen 2007
  • (Swedish) ESCSweden.com
  • (English) esc.info.se
  • (English) Eurovision Song Contest National Finals
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