Melodifestivalen 2003

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Melodifestivalen 2003
Dates
Semi-final date 15 February 2003
22 February 2003
1 March 2003
8 March 2003
Second chance date 9 March 2003
Final date 15 March 2003
Host
Venue Globen
Presenter(s) Mark Levengood, Jonas Gardell
Director Sven Stojanovic
Vote
Voting system 50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Winning song "Give Me Your Love" by Fame
Melodifestivalen
◄2002 2003 2004►
Fame.

Melodifestivalen 2003 was the selection for the 43rd song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 42nd time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semi-finals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Luleå, Sundsvall and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The show was watched by 1,230,751 people.

Schedule[edit]

Date City Venue No. of televotes cast: Heat
15 February Jönköping Tipshallen 427,090 Semi-final 1
22 February Gothenburg Scandinavium 630,826 Semi-final 2
1 March Luleå Arcushallen 340,051 Semi-final 3
8 March Sundsvall Nordichallen 443,689 Semi-final 4
9 March Stockholm SVT Broadcasting House 341,866 Second Chance
15 March Stockholm Stockholm Globe Arena 926,318 Final

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals for Melodifestivalen 2003 began on 15 February 2003. Ten songs from these semi-finals qualified for the final on March 15, 2003. This was the second year that a semi-final format had been used for the competition. "Nar löven faller" composed by Carola Häggkvist and Ingemar Åberg was disqualified prior to the competition.

Semi-final 1[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Crosstalk "Stronger" 14,651 6 Out
2 DeDe Lopez "Someone, Somewhere, Someday" 5,386 7 Out
3 Méndez "Carnaval" 26,836 34,576 3 Second Chance
4 Alive featuring Jesse Martin "Ingen annan"
(No one else)
5,341 8 Out
5 Jill Johnson "Crazy In Love" 42,697 48,786 2 Final
6 Da Buzz "Stop! Look! Listen!" 16,817 5 Out
7 Markus Landgren "Television" 19,997 25,998 4 Second Chance
8 Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen Let Your Spirit Fly 95,703 90,302 1 Final

Semi-final 2[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Andrés Esteche "Just Like A Boomerang" 29,223 5 Out
2 Sanna Nielsen "Hela världen för mig"
(The whole world for me)
46,841 79,015 2 Final
3 Kerli featuring Locatellies "Let's Go" 15 334 7 Out
4 Pandora "You" 10,496 8 Out
5 Brandsta City Släckers "15 minuter" 42,354 52,459 4 Second Chance
6 Fame "Give Me Your Love" 69,283 125,975 1 Final
7 Aleena "Better Believe It" 26,285 6 Out
8 Alcazar "Not a Sinner Nor a Saint" 63,702 69,859 3 Second Chance

Semi-final 3[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Barbados "Bye, Bye" 36,287 38,144 2 Final
2 Shanna Smith "Tonight's The Night" 5,861 8 Out
3 Nanne Grönvall "Evig kärlek"
(Everlasting love)
11,771 7 Out
4 Sarek Genom eld och vatten
(Through fire and water)
55,934 58,138 1 Final
5 Sofia Källgren & Robert Wells "My Love" 22,381 5 Out
6 Liverpool "Love Is All" 23,105 19,615 4 Second Chance
7 Shirley Clamp "Mr. Memory" 11,962 6 Out
8 Style "Stay The Night" 37,145 19,708 3 Second Chance

Semi-final 4[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Sahlene "We're Unbreakable" 20,817 5 Out
2 Fernando Brito "No dudes en llamarme"
(Don't hesitate to call)
7,526 8 Out
3 Bubbles "TKO (Knock You Out)" 37,669 44,994 3 Second Chance
4 Maarja "He Is Always On My Mind" 14,221 6 Out
5 Östen med resten "Maria" 69,716 86,354 1 Final
6 Lina Hedlund "Nothing Can Stop Me" 20,878 27,581 4 Second Chance
7 Mikael Erlandsson "Tills jag mötte dig"
(Until I met you)
10,581 7 Out
8 Afro-dite "Aqua Playa" 51,974 51,378 2 Final

Second Chance[edit]

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
1 Mendez "Carnaval" 33,315 5 Out
2 Markus Landgren "Television" 21,763 7 Out
3 Brandsta City Släckers "15 minuter" 44,191 3 Out
4 Alcazar "Not a Sinner Nor a Saint" 102,240 1 Final
5 Liverpool "Love Is All" 28,060 6 Out
6 Style "Stay The Night" 21,490 8 Out
7 Bubbles "TKO (Knock You Out)" 55,596 2 Final
8 Lina Hedlund "Nothing Can Stop Me" 35,211 4 Out

Final[edit]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place
Juries Viewers Total
1 Fame "Give Me Your Love" Calle Kindbom, Carl Lösnitz 108 132 240 1st
2 Jill Johnson "Crazy in Love" Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson 100 22 122 4th
3 Östen med resten "Maria" Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson 10 11 21 8th
4 Afro-dite "Aqua Playa" Marcos Ubeda 48 48 7th
5 Sanna Nielsen "Hela världen för mig" Thomas G:son 27 66 93 5th
6 Barbados "Bye Bye" Lotta Ahlin, Tommy Lydell, Bobby Ljunggren 7 7 10th
7 Sarek "Genom eld och vatten" Mårten Eriksson, Stina Jadelius 11 44 55 6th
8 Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen "Let Your Spirit Fly" Anders Dannvik, Ola Höglund 90 88 178 2nd
9 Bubbles "TKO (Knock You Out)" Paul Rein, Lars Erlandsson, Fredrik Lenander 10 10 9th
10 Alcazar "Not a Sinner Nor a Saint" Tommy Lydell, Bobby Ljunggren, Lotta Ahlin 62 110 172 3rd

Voting[edit]

Juries[edit]

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"Give Me Your Love" 6 12 4 6 12 12 10 12 10 12 12 108
"Crazy In Love" 12 10 12 10 8 10 8 10 4 10 6 100
"Maria" - 2 6 - - 1 1 - - - - 10
"Aqua Playa" 8 8 8 2 1 6 6 4 - 1 4 48
"Hela världen för mig" - - 2 1 4 - 4 8 8 - - 27
"Bye Bye" - 1 - - 2 - - - 2 2 - 7
"Genom eld och vatten" 4 - - 4 - - - - 1 - 2 11
"Let Your Spirit Fly" 2 6 10 12 6 8 12 6 12 6 10 90
"TKO (Knock You Out)" 1 - 1 - - 2 - 1 - 4 1 10
"Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint" 10 4 - 8 10 4 2 2 6 8 8 62

Televotes[edit]

Song Jury No. of televotes (%) Points Total
"Give Me Your Love" 108 229 753 132 240
"Crazy In Love" 100 116 440 22 122
"Maria" 10 92 722 11 21
"Aqua Playa" 48 59 520 48
"Hela världen för mig" 27 136 984 66 93
"Bye Bye" 7 37 132 7
"Genom eld och vatten" 11 127 143 44 55
"Let Your Spirit Fly" 90 156 702 88 178
"TKO (Knock You Out)" 10 91 979 10
"Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint" 62 182 736 110 172

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Previous year(s)
Crosstalk 1999
Méndez 2002
Brandsta City Släckers
Östen med resten
Afro-dite
Jill Johnson 1998
Pernilla Wahlgren 1985, 1991
Jan Johansen 1995, 2001, 2002
Sanna Nielsen 2001
Magnus Carlsson 2000, 2001, and 2002 with Barbados
Andreas Lundstedt 1996
Barbados 2000, 2001, 2002
Nanne Grönvall 1986 and 1987 with Sound of Music, 1996 with One More Time, 1998
Sofia Källgren 1989 with Visitors, Melodifestivalen 1990
Robert Wells 1987
Lina Hedlund 2002 with Hanna Hedlund
Mikael Erlandsson 1990 with N'Gang

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