Melodifestivalen 2004

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Melodifestivalen 2004
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 Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Mark Levengood, Jonas Gardell
Participants
Number of entries 32: 8 in each semi-final; 10 in the final (2 from each semi-final, 2 from the Second Chance round)
Vote
Voting system 50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Winning song "Give Me Your Love" by Fame
Melodifestivalen
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Melodifestivalen 2004
Date: 20 March 2004
Presenter: Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm, Peter Settman
Venue: Globen
Director: Sven Stojanovic
Viewing figures (approx): 4,105,000
Voting: 50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Total number of televotes cast: 1,401,430
Interval Act: ABBA Medley
Winner: Det gör ont performed by Lena Philipsson
Winner's result at Eurovision: 5th

Melodifestivalen 2004 was the selection for the 44th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 43rd time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semifinals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Karlstad, Gothenburg, Umeå, Malmö and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The winner was Lena Philipsson with "Det gör ont" who later that year came in 5th place in Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Turkey with the English-language version It Hurts.

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals for Melodifestivalen 2004 began on 21 February 2004. Ten songs from these semifinals qualified for the final on March 20, 2004. This was the third year that a semifinal format had been used for the competition.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Semifinal 1
Date: 21 February 2004
Presenter: Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm, Peter Settman
Venue: Löfbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad
Voting: Telephone voting
Total number of televotes cast: 590,453
Viewing figures (approx): 3,295,000
Qualifiers: Som stormen performed by Sara Löfgren, Tango! Tango! performed by Petra Nielsen
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Nina & Kim En gång för alla 19 272 7 Out
2 Jocke Bergström Still Believe 14 737 8 Out
3 Sarek Älvorna 35 660 48 368 4 Second Chance
4 Karl Martindahl Love Turns Water Into Wine 38 123 52 923 3 Second Chance
5 LaGaylia Frazier It's In The Stars 25 237 32 690 5 Out
6 Sara Löfgren Som stormen 51 674 69 791 2 Final
7 Niklas Andersson Tro på mig 24 476 6 Wildcard
Out
8 Petra Nielsen Tango! Tango! 80 558 95 030 1 Final

Semifinal 2[edit]

Semifinal 2
Date: 28 February 2004
Presenter: Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm, Peter Settman
Venue: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Voting: Telephone voting
Viewing figures (approx): 3,305,000
Total number of televotes cast: 549,315
Qualifiers: Vindarna vänder oss performed by Fame, Paradise performed by E-Type
Second Chance: Finally performed by Fredrik Kempe, Säg att du har ångrat dig performed by Anne-Lie Rydé
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Fredrik Kempe Finally 28 371 45 741 3 Second Chance
2 Baccara Soy tu venus 10 609 7 Out
3 Fame Vindarna vänder oss 72 185 82 434 2 Final
4 Jennifer Eskola You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3 828 8 Out
5 Pay TV Trendy Discothèque 17 657 6 Out
6 Anne-Lie Rydé Säg att du har ångrat dig 30 376 34 838 4 Second Chance
7 LaRoxx (Are U) Ready Or Not 19 075 24 392 5 Out
8 E-Type Paradise 86 022 92 957 1 Wildcard
Final

Semifinal 3[edit]

Semifinal 3
Date: 6 March 2004
Presenter: Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm, Peter Settman
Venue: Umeå Arena, Umeå
Voting: Telephone voting
Viewing figures (approx): 3,140,000
Total number of televotes cast: 483,367
Qualifiers: Här stannar jag kvar performed by Sandra Dahlberg, C'est la vie performed by Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist
Second Chance: Blow The Spot performed by Bubbles, Efharisto performed by Bosson
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Bubbles Blow The Spot 32 852 35 265 4 Second Chance
2 Emil Sigfridsson Innan mörket faller 23 106 26 861 5 Out
3 Gladys del Pilar Baby I Can't Stop 9 073 8 Out
4 Sandra Dahlberg Här stannar jag kvar 55 307 79 410 1 Final
5 Itchycoo Super Mega Nova 11 837 7 Out
6 Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist C'est la vie 45 140 52 267 2 Wildcard
Final
7 Autolove Bulletproof Heart 20 302 6 Out
8 Bosson Efharisto 45 355 44 334 3 Second Chance

Semifinal 4[edit]

Semifinal 4
Date: 13 March 2004
Presenter: Charlotte Perrelli, Ola Lindholm, Peter Settman
Venue: Malmömässan, Malmö
Voting: Telephone voting
Viewing figures (approx): 3,275,000
Total number of televotes cast: 540,180
Qualifiers: Det gör ont performed by Lena Philipsson, La dolce vita performed by After Dark
Second Chance: Min kärlek performed by Shirley Clamp, Olé Olé performed by Andrés Esteche
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Lena Philipsson Det gör ont 56 414 77 775 1 Wildcard
Final
2 Anders Borgius Just Like Me 16 923 7 Out
3 Lotta Nilsson & Glenn Borgkvist Boom-bang-a-bang 17 670 6 Out
4 After Dark La dolce vita 57 364 59 860 2 Final
5 Pandora Runaway 18 155 26 628 5 Out
6 Fre Äntligen 15 712 8 Out
7 Shirley Clamp Min kärlek 40 066 42 580 4 Second Chance
8 Andrés Esteche Olé Olé 52 867 57 207 3 Second Chance

Second Chance Round[edit]

Second Chance Round
Date: 14 March 2004
Presenters: Liza Marklund, Elin "Grynet" Ek, Henrik Johnsson
Venue: Hotel Rival, Stockholm
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Alcazar, Nana Hedin
Viewing figures (approx): 2,295,000
Total number of televotes cast: 358,250
Qualifiers: Olé Olé performed by Andrés Esteche, Min kärlek performed by Shirley Clamp
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
1 Sarek Älvorna 40 497 5 Out
2 Karl Martindahl Love Turns Water Into Wine 56 818 3 Out
3 Fredrik Kempe Finally 26 438 8 Out
4 Anne-Lie Rydé Säg att du har ångrat dig 27 678 7 Out
5 Bubbles Blow The Spot 41 249 4 Out
6 Bosson Efharisto 35 855 6 Out
7 Shirley Clamp Min kärlek 57 343 2 Final
8 Andrés Esteche Olé Olé 72 372 1 Final

Finals[edit]

# Artist Song Songwriters Votes Place
Jury Public Total
1 Shirley Clamp Min kärlek Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström 86 88 174 2nd
2 Sandra Dahlberg Här stannar jag kvar Sandra Dahlberg, Johan Becker 8 11 19 8th
3 Andrés Esteche Olé Olé Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 14 0 14 9th
4 Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist C'est la vie Thomas G:son 7 0 7 10th
5 E-Type Paradise E-Type, Fredrik Ekdahl 31 44 75 5th
6 Lena Philipsson Det gör ont Thomas 'Orup' Eriksson 100 132 232 1st
7 Fame Vindarna vänder oss Henrik Sethson, Pontus Assarsson, Dan Attlerud 66 0 66 6th
8 After Dark La Dolce Vita Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson 46 110 156 3rd
9 Sara Löfgren Som stormen Lars "Dille" Diedricson, Carina Danielsson Bergsman, Eddie Jonsson 30 22 52 7th
10 Petra Nielsen Tango! Tango! Thomas G:son 85 66 151 4th

Juries[edit]

Song Luleå Umeå Sundsvall Falun Karlstad Örebro Norrköping Göteborg Växjö Malmö Stockholm Total
Min kärlek 6 8 6 6 12 2 10 6 10 8 12 86
Här stannar jag kvar - 4 - - - 1 - - 1 2 - 8
Olé Olé - - - - 2 10 1 - - - 1 14
C'est la vie 2 - - - 4 - - 1 - - - 7
Paradise 1 1 10 1 - - 2 10 - 4 2 31
Det gör ont 8 6 12 12 8 6 8 12 12 10 6 100
Vindarna vänder oss 10 10 4 2 6 4 6 4 4 6 10 66
La Dolce Vita - 2 1 4 1 8 12 - 2 12 4 46
Som stormen 4 - 2 10 - - - 8 6 - - 30
Tango! Tango! 12 12 8 8 10 12 4 2 8 1 8 85

Televotes[edit]

Song Jury No. of televotes (%) Points Total
Min kärlek 86 &&&+176.343 (12.6%) 88 174
Här stannar jag kvar 8 &&&&+82.492 (5.9%) 11 19
Olé Olé 14 &&&&+79.723 (5.7%) - 14
C'est la vie 7 &&&&+61.190 (4.4%) - 7
Paradise 31 &&&+159.157 (11.4%) 44 75
Det gör ont 100 &&&+298.722 (21.3%) 132 232
Vindarna vänder oss 66 &&&&+76.003 (5.4%) - 66
La Dolce Vita 46 &&&+209.795 (15.0%) 110 156
Som stormen 30 &&&&+85.132 (6.1%) 22 52
Tango! Tango! 85 &&&+172.873 (12.3%) 66 151

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Previous year(s)
Nina & Kim 2000, 2001, and 2002 with Friends
Niklas Andersson 2002
Sarek 2003
Fame
Bubbles
Pandora
Shirley Clamp
Andrés Esteche
Gladys del Pilar 2002 and 2003 with Afro-dite
Ann-Louise Hanson 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1973 and 1974 with Glenmarks, 1975 with Glemarks and Hadar Kronberg, 1982, 1983 with John Ballard, 2002 with Molle Holmberg
Towa Carson 1967, 1968
Siw Malmkvist 1959, 1961, 1988
Lena Philipsson 1986, 1987, 1988

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