Melodifestivalen 2005

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Melodifestivalen 2005
Date: 12 March 2005
Presenter: Jill Johnson, Mark Levengood
Venue: Globen
Director: Sven Stojanovic
Viewing figures (approx): 4,055,000
Voting: 50/50 Jury, SMS and telephone voting
Total number of televotes cast: 1,519,997
Interval Acts: Carola Häggkvist, After Dark, Jill Johnson, Henrik Schyffert, Erik Haag, Lena Philipsson
Winner: Las Vegas performed by Martin Stenmarck
Winner's result at Eurovision: 19th

Melodifestivalen 2005 was the selection for the 45th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 44th 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 Gothenburg, Linköping, Skellefteå, Växjö and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. Nanne Grönvall’s defeat was met with consternation by many people, who felt that a gap of over 150,000 votes should be enough for victory. There were even calls for SVT to scrap the jury system altogether and simply let the televotes decide the winner. For a comparison, it was noted that Grönvall had received more votes than Lena Philipsson, the popular 2004 winner. However, SVT said that there was nothing they could do about the result. Four finalists topped the Swedish charts. Alcazar and Alcastar got to number one the week before the final, Jimmy Jansson got to the number one some weeks after that with Vi kan gunga, Martin Stenmarck's winner Las Vegas hit the top spot the week after that, while Nanne Grönvall and Håll om mig topped the charts the week after that.

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals for Melodifestivalen 2005 began on 12 February 2005. Ten songs from these semifinals qualified for the final on March 12, 2005. This was the fourth year that a semifinal format had been used for the competition.

Preselection[edit]

Artists that submitted songs[edit]

Kikki Danielsson, Sara Löfgren, Arvingarna, Sandra Dahlberg, Roger Pontare, Tommy Nilsson, Jessica Folcker, Grymlings, Freddie Wadling, Mikael Rickfors, Mats Ronander, Hasse Andersson & Kvinnaböske Band, Niclas Wahlgren, Pernilla Wahlgren, Linus Wahlgren, Lotta Engberg, Mathias Holmgren, Alex Falk, Johan Thorsell, Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Lars 'Dille' Diedricsson, Peter Grönvall, Nanne Grönvall.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Semifinal 1
Date: 12 February 2005
Presenter: Alexandra Pascalidou, Shan Atçi
Venue: Scandinavium, Gothenburg
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Bosson, Jessica Andersson, Magnus Bäcklund, Glenn Borgkvist, Sara Löfgren
Viewing figures (approx): 3,170,000
Total number of televotes cast: 505,192
Qualifiers: Att älska dig performed by Shirley Clamp, Ödet var min väg performed by Nordman
Second Chance: Alcastar performed by Alcazar, Alla flickor performed by Linda Bengtzing
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Alcazar Alcastar 35 976 43 010 4 Wildcard
Second Chance
2 Cecilia Vennersten Var mig nära 5 069 8 Out
3 Papa Dee My No.1 25 446 6 Out
4 Linda Bengtzing Alla flickor 33 338 44 503 3 Second Chance
5 The Wallstones Invisible People 32 355 40 205 5 Out
6 Pay TV Refrain, Refrain 10 792 7 Out
7 Nordman Ödet var min väg 36 103 49 381 2 Final
8 Shirley Clamp Att älska dig 69 785 77 713 1 Final

Semifinal 2[edit]

Semifinal 2
Date: 19 February 2005
Presenter: Henrik Schyffert, Erik Haag
Venue: Cloetta Center, Linköping
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Svenne & Lotta
Viewing figures (approx): 3,150,000
Total number of televotes cast: 370,821
Qualifiers: Du och jag mot världen performed by Fredrik Kempe & Sanna Nielsen, Higher Ground performed by Sanne Salomonsen
Second Chance: Med hjärtats egna ord performed by Josefin Nilsson, "Roma" performed by Cameron Cartio
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Fredrik Kempe & Sanna Nielsen Du och jag mot världen 38 642 65 313 1 Final
2 Camilla Brinck Jenny 15 031 7 Out
3 Group Avalon Big Up 15 032 6 Out
4 Arja Saijonmaa Vad du än trodde så trodde du fel 14 118 8
5 Josefin Nilsson Med hjärtats egna ord 18 354 28 316 3 Second Chance
6 Cameron Cartio Roma 16 232 27 293 4 Second Chance
7 Bodies Without Organs Gone 16 508 25 796 5 Out
8 Sanne Salomonsen Higher Ground 36 118 53 193 2 Wildcard
Final

Semifinal 3[edit]

Semifinal 3
Date: 26 February 2005
Presenter: Johanna Westman, Markoolio
Venue: Isstadion, Skellefteå
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Nina Inhammar, Kim Kärnfalk, Sofia Källgren, Roger Pontare, Brolle
Viewing figures (approx): 2,940,000
Total number of televotes cast: 458,201
Qualifiers: Las Vegas performed by Martin Stenmarck, Vi kan gunga performed by Jimmy Jansson
Second Chance: Nothing At All performed by LaGaylia, Wherever You Go performed by NaNa
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 NaNa Wherever You Go 25 053 38 891 3 Second Chance
2 Kwanzaa Lovin' Your Feen 3 179 8 Out
3 Jimmy Jansson Vi kan gunga 52 485 62 845 2 Final
4 LaGaylia Nothing At All 20 706 24 753 4 Second Chance
5 Josef Rain 23 410 24 597 5 Out
6 Kee Marcello's K2 ft. Alannah Myles We Got It All 11 712 7 Wildcard
Out
7 Jessica Folcker Om natten 19 306 6 Out
8 Martin Stenmarck Las Vegas 76 508 73 538 1 Final

Semifinal 4[edit]

Semifinal 4
Date: 5 March 2005
Presenter: Kayo & Micke Leijnegard
Venue: Tipshallen, Växjö
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Afro-dite, Britta Bergström, Jenny Pettersson, Dea Norberg, Johan Röhr, Martin Kagemark
Viewing figures (approx): 3,100,000
Total number of televotes cast: 413,082
Qualifiers: Håll om mig performed by Nanne Grönvall, A Different Kind of Love performed by Caroline Wennergren
Second Chance: Långt bortom tid och rum performed by Mathias Holmgren, As If Tomorrow Will Never Come performed by Katrina and the Nameless
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Anne-Lie Rydé Så nära 19 043 25 124 5 Out
2 B-Boys International ft. Paul M One Step Closer 16 820 6 Out
3 Mathias Holmgren Långt bortom tid och rum 21 337 28 775 4 Second Chance
4 Rickard Engfors and Katarina Fallholm Ready For Me 9 774 8 Out
5 Date Hörde änglarna viska ditt namn 14 930 7 Out
6 Nanne Grönvall Håll om mig 53 726 67 876 1 Wildcard
Final
7 Caroline Wennergren A Different Kind of Love 29 456 63 664 2 Final
8 Katrina and the Nameless As If Tomorrow Will Never Come 30 632 30 763 3 Second Chance

Second Chance Round[edit]

Second Chance Round
Date: 6 March 2005
Presenters: Annika Jankell
Venue: Berns, Stockholm
Voting: Telephone voting
Interval Act: Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra
Viewing figures (approx): 1,495,000
Total number of televotes cast: 442,790
Qualifiers: Alcastar performed by Alcazar, Alla flickor performed by Linda Bengtzing
# Artist Song Televotes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Alcazar Alcastar 47 762 63 533 1 Final
2 Linda Bengtzing Alla flickor 38 861 54 253 2 Final
3 Josefin Nilsson Med hjärtats egna ord 20 537 7 Out
4 Cameron Cartio Roma 18 945 8 Out
5 NaNa Wherever You Go 28 510 38 254 4 Out
6 LaGaylia Nothing At All 27 547 53 126 3 Out
7 Mathias Holmgren Långt bortom tid och rum 25 472 5 Out
8 Katrina and the Nameless As If Tomorrow Will Never Come 24 489 6 Out

Results[edit]

# Artist Song Songwriters Votes Place
Jury Public Total
1 Martin Stenmarck Las Vegas Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 102 110 212 1st
2 Linda Bengtzing Alla flickor Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 15 0 15 9th
3 Nordman Ödet var min väg Dan Attlerud, Mats Wester 4 11 15 9th
4 Shirley Clamp Att älska dig Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Shirley Clamp, Robert Olausson 86 44 130 4th
5 Sanne Salomonsen Higher Ground Jeanette Olsson, Moh Denebi, Henrik Janson 35 0 35 7th
6 Caroline Wennergren A Different Kind of Love Joacim Dubbelman, Martin Landh, Sam McCarthy 28 88 116 5th
7 Alcazar Alcastar Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 69 66 135 3rd
8 Jimmy Jansson Vi kan gunga Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 27 22 49 6th
9 Fredrik Kempe & Sanna Nielsen Du och jag mot världen Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström 30 0 30 8th
10 Nanne Grönvall Håll om mig Nanne Grönvall, Ingela 'Pling' Forsman 77 132 209 2nd

Juries[edit]

Song Luleå Umeå Sundsvall Falun Karlstad Örebro Norrköping Göteborg Växjö Malmö Stockholm Total
Las Vegas 12 12 6 4 12 12 12 8 10 8 6 102
Alla flickor - - 10 - - - - 2 2 - 1 15
Ödet var min väg - - - 1 1 1 - - - 1 - 4
Att älska dig - 10 4 10 4 10 10 10 6 10 12 86
Higher Ground 1 1 1 2 6 - 4 6 4 6 4 35
A Different Kind of Love 4 4 8 - 2 8 2 - - - - 28
Alcastar 8 8 2 6 10 2 8 1 12 2 10 69
Vi kan gunga 10 - - 8 8 - - - 1 - - 27
Du och jag mot världen 2 6 - - - 6 6 4 - 4 2 30
Håll om mig 6 2 12 12 - 4 1 12 8 12 8 77

Televotes[edit]

Song Jury No. of televotes (%) Points Total
Las Vegas 102 &&&+208.716 (13.7%) 110 212
Alla flickor 15 &&&&+95.532 (6.3%) - 15
Ödet var min väg 4 &&&+111.684 (7.3%) 11 15
Att älska dig 86 &&&+153.923 (10.1%) 44 130
Higher Ground 35 &&&&+36.219 (2.4%) - 35
A Different Kind of Love 28 &&&+204.040 (13.4%) 88 116
Alcastar 69 &&&+165.497 (10.9%) 66 135
Vi kan gunga 27 &&&+130.021 (8.6%) 22 49
Du och jag mot världen 30 &&&&+40.037 (2.6%) - 30
Håll om mig 77 &&&+373.928 (24.6%) 132 209

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Previous year(s)
Magnus Carlsson 2000, 2001, and 2002 with Barbados, 2003 with Alcazar
Andreas Lundstedt 1996, 1997, 2003 with Alcazar
Cecilia Vennersten 1995
Pay TV 2004
Fredrik Kempe
LaGaylia
Anne-Lie Rydé
Shirley Clamp 2003, 2004
Sanna Nielsen 2001, 2003
Arja Saijonmaa 1987
NaNa 2004 with E-Type
Mathias Holmgren 2003 with Barbados
Nanne Grönvall 1986 and 1987 with Sound of Music, 1996 with One More Time, 1998, 2003
Jimmy Jansson 2002 with Poets

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