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Melodifestivalen 2011
Semi-final(s) 5 February 2011
12 February 2011
19 February 2011
26 February 2011
Second Chance 5 March 2011
Final 12 March 2011
Presenter(s) Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson
Broadcaster SVT
Venue Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Winning song "Popular" by Eric Saade
Voting system
50% Jury, 50% SMS and telephone voting
11 international juries give 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points to their seven favourite songs.
People can vote by televote or SMS. Televoting points are based on percentages, totalling 473 points. If an entry gets 10% of the tele-votes it will be equivalent to 10% of 473 points.
Number of entries 32: 8 in each semi-final; 10 in the final (2 from each semi-final, 2 from the Second Chance round)
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Melodifestivalen 2011 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2011. It selected Sweden's 51st song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 50th edition of Melodifestivalen. Eric Saade, with the song "Popular", won the contest and thus was selected to represent Sweden in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Format[edit]

The 2011 edition of Melodifestivalen was similar to the previous year's arrangement, with four semi-finals, a second-chance round and a grand final. The four semi-finals were held in Luleå (5 February), Gothenburg (12 February), Linköping (19 February) and Malmö (26 February). The second chance round was held in Sundsvall on 5 March and the final in Stockholm was held on 12 March.[1][2] SVT presented the competing songs during autumn 2010.

As in 2010 and 2009, a maximum of eight people were allowed on stage, while only persons of 16 years or over would be eligible. (However, in accordance with Eurovision rules, only six people were allowed on stage for the Swedish entry at Eurovision.) The main singer(s) had to perform vocals live on stage, however other backing vocals could be pre-recorded along with the song's backing track.

There has been a large change in the way that the 32 songs will be selected. In 2010, 27 songs were selected by a selection panel, 4 songs were then selected by SVT in order to diversify the musical quality of the contest and one song was then selected through a "Web wildcard" competition. Members of the public were allowed to submit songs onto the SVT website, with the public selecting one song through SMS voting. For 2011, this was changed: only 15 songs were selected by the selection panel. The remaining 15 songs were then selected by SVT, from remaining submissions made to the selection panel, or from specially invited artists and songs. The web wildcard competition was expanded; instead of just one song was chosen, the public selected two songs.[1][2] The web wildcard competition began on 11 October, and ended with a live show on 8 November on SVT24, held at the Golden Hits nightclub in Stockholm.[3][4][5]

Other changes introduced to Melodifestivalen 2011 were revealed by SVT. For the first time, non-Swedish songwriters were able to enter songs into the contest, as long as there is at least one Swedish songwriter also contributing. Solo singer-instrumentalists were now allowed to perform their instruments live during the TV broadcast.[1][2]

On 17 November, SVT announced Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson as the hosts for the semi-finals, the second chance and the final, but there was also a guest host in each program.[6][7]

Changes[edit]

Reference:[8]

  • All entries were submitted via Melodifestivalen website instead of by post.
  • The selection panel and SVT chose fifteen entries each, instead of the selection panel choosing twenty-seven and SVT four.
  • Foreign songwriters could post entries, but only in combination with at least one Swedish author.
  • Artists will be able to play at least one instrument live on stage.
  • In the regular selection process, it was the only established songwriters who could submit entries. The public were only allowed to submit entries to the web wildcard competition.
  • As in previous years, the songs may be up to three minutes on stage, but a new rule is that they must be at least two minutes long.
  • The whole voting in the final will be changed. The total value of the votes are 946 points, which means that tele-votes and jury-votes represent 50/50 each. If an entry is getting 10% of the tele-votes it will be equivalent to 47 points. The Swedish jury groups are replaced by 11 international groups. Each jury group gives their points according to the ESC-standard: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points. If two songs end up at the same position, the people’s votes will overrule the jury-votes.

Schedule[edit]

Rickard Olsson, Nanne Grönvall and Marie Serneholt during the first semi-final broadcast
Date City Venue Heat Host(s) Guest artist(s)
8 November Stockholm Golden Hits Web wild card final Henric von Zweibergk -
5 February Luleå Coop Norrbotten Arena Semi-final 1 Marie Serneholt, Rickard Olsson and
Elsa Billgren
Peter Stormare and Nanne Grönvall
12 February Göteborg Scandinavium Semi-final 2 Peter Stormare and Christer Sjögren
19 February Linköping Cloetta Center Semi-final 3 Peter Stormare and Lena Philipsson
26 February Malmö Malmö Arena Semi-final 4 Peter Stormare and The Ark
5 March Sundsvall Nordichallen Second chance
(Andra chansen)
-
12 March Stockholm Globen Final All of the Above, Dynasty and Anna Bergendahl

Entries[edit]

32 songs will compete in Melodifestivalen 2011. 15 of them were selected from a public call for songs, in which public songwriters and artists could send in songs to SVT, until 21 September 2010. The format for the contest will remain the same from last year's, the same format that was introduced in 2002. The 32 songs will be presented over 4 semi-finals. A public televote will be held to select two songs to progress directly to the final, with the 3rd and 4th placed songs progressing to a Second Chance (Andra Chansen) round. The eight songs in the Second Chance round will battle in duels until two songs are left, which also progress to the final. In the final, the votes of the public will constitute 50% of the total vote, with the remaining 50% coming from the juries.

On 22 September, SVT announced that a record number of 3852 entries have been submitted. 424 of them were submitted to the web wildcard selection.[9]

Web wildcards[edit]

From July to November 2010 SVT held the second Melodifestivalen web wildcard contest. From 9 July to 21 September musicians with no previous music contract could submit songs to the SVT Melodifestivalen website. From 11 October the 232 submissions could be voted on by SMS voting, with only five being left to progress to the web wildcard final on 8 November.[3][4]

Of the 424 entries entered into the contest, 232 were selected to compete after disqualifying those that did not meet the rules of the contest.[9]

  • 11 October 2010 - all 232 entries were made available for voting
  • 18 October 2010 - 100 entries went on to the next round
  • 25 October 2010 - 50 entries went on to the next round
  • 27 October 2010 - 20 entries went on to the next round (the votes were now reset for the remaining songs)
  • 29 October 2010 - 15 entries went on to the next round
  • 31 October 2010 - 10 entries went on to the next round
  • 1–5 November 2010 - ten entries left, one song voted out every day
  • 8 November 2010 - five entries remain to competed in the web wildcard final, where two songs were selected to compete in the Melodifestivalen semi-finals

On 31 October the top ten songs were announced by SVT. From 1 November one song was eliminated every day, leaving five songs on 5 November. The final two winners were announced on 8 November in a live TV final on SVT24.[3][4] The eliminated songs in the top 10 were:

Artist Song
(English translation)
Songwriter(s) Position Date Eliminated
Björn Hasselquist "Beautiful World" Björn Hasselquist 6 5 November
Madeleine Jangklev "Stay With Me" Madeleine Jangklev, Nic Arphult 7 4 November
Fredrik & Magnus "Get Out" Fredrik Hanefalk, Magnus Paues 8 3 November
Trison "Lovar och svär"
(Swearing)
Tony Andersson 9 2 November
Succubus "Raise Your Hands" Daniel Lindberg 10 1 November

Final[edit]

The two winners of the web wildcard contest were decided on 8 November at the Golden Hits nightclub in Stockholm, hosted by Henric von Zweibergk, floor manager of Melodifestivalen. Televoting and SMS voting decided the final winner, which was announced by executive producter Christer Björkman.[10][11]

Web Wildcard Final - 8 November 2010
Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Songwriter(s) Result MF result
1 Billy "Tusen nätter"
(Thousand nights)'
Daniel Wollbratt Out
2 Julia Alvgard "Better or Worse" Manne Hjelm, Ola Holstad, Joar Lenz Qualifier 6 (Out)
3 Anton & Dejo "I Wanna Be With You" Dennis Andersson, Anton Dahlrot Out
4 Engla "Don't Stop" Sargon Jakob Out
5 Jonas Matsson "On My Own" Peter Autio, Sari Autio Olsson Qualifier 7 (Out)

Semi-finals[edit]

The four semi-finals will this year be held in Luleå, Gothenburg, Linköping and Malmö. The jury, which chose the fifteen songs of the over 3000 submissions, were selected at the end of September 2010. SVT's fifteen wild cards and the jury's choice has and will be revealed before the end of November 2010. The two web wildcards were chosen by viewers on 8 November 2010.

SVT announced the first four songs on 7 October, which featured the return of three-time competitor Linda Bengtzing.[12][13][14] A further eight songs were announced on 19 October, with Sanna Neilsen and Danny returning.[15][16] The 13th song in Melodifestivalen 2011 was revealed on 1 November: Lars-Åke Wilhelmsson, aka Babsan, will compete with "Ge mig en spanjor",[17][18] and on 3 November SVT revealed that Nicke Borg will also compete in the contest with the song "Leaving Home".[19]

On 7 November it was revealed by Expressen that former Eurovision Song Contest winner Elisabeth Andreassen will make a return to Melodifestivalen in 2011. Andreassen won the 1985 Eurovision for Norway as part of Bobbysocks!, and also took part in 1994 (with Jan Werner Danielsen). She also competed for Norway in 1996, and in 1982 for Sweden (as part of Chips).[20] On 8 November SVT confirmed that Andreassen would make a comeback to Melodifestivalen, and will take part with the song "Vaken i en dröm".[21] Also on 8 November the web wildcard contest ended with a live TV final on SVT24. Julia Alvgard and Jonas Matsson won after the public televote with the songs "Better or Worse" and "On My Own".[10][11]

On 22 November, a further six entries were revealed by SVT. However, during this press conference SVT revealed the entries that will compete in the first two semi-finals.[22] The remaining entries were announced on a press conferences on 29 November, which featured the return of Shirley Clamp and Eric Saade.[10][23] However, on 27 November, Christer Björkman revealed the Swedish dance band The Playtones will participate in Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song "The King".[24] The song "Don't Stop" were disqualified because it has been published on Chasez MySpace. However, SVT told the songwriters and the artist Andreas Fernette to write a new song.[25] On 10 December, SVT announced Fernette's new song "Run".[26]

On 5 January 2011, SVT revealed Love Generation's song "Dance Alone" and the running order for each semi-final.[27]

SVT announced that it will be the same rules in the semi-finals as there were in Melodifestivalen 2010. This means that the song which receiving the most votes in the first round automatically qualifying to the final, skipping the second round. The remaining top four battle again for a place in the final and Andra Chansen round - the 2nd placed song qualifying to the final, the 3rd and 4th placed songs progressing to Andra Chansen, and the song places fifth will be eliminated from the competition. However, SVT will not announce the vote result for each song until the final has been broadcast.

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final was held on 5 February 2011 in Coop Norrbotten Arena, Luleå. The songs are in running order.[27]

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Dilba "Try Again" Niklas Pettersson, Linda Sonnvik 9 256 8 Out
2 Swingfly "Me and My Drum" Teron Beal, Patrik Magnusson, Johan Ramström, Swingfly 25 634 42 104 2 Final
3 Jenny Silver "Something in Your Eyes" Erik Bernholm, Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson 27 017 37 262 3 Second Chance
4 Jonas Matsson "On My Own" Peter Autio, Sari Autio Olsson 10 860 7 Web Wildcard
Out
5 Le Kid "Oh My God" Märta Grauers, Anton Malmborg Hård af Segerstad, Felix Persson 16 512 16 459 5 Out
6 Rasmus Viberg "Social Butterfly" Amir Aly, Henrik Wikström 15 151 6 Out
7 Pernilla Andersson "Desperados"
(Desperadoes)
Pernilla Andersson (m & l) 27 840 30 724 4 Second Chance
8 Danny Saucedo "In the Club" Figge Boström, Peter Boström, Danny Saucedo 60 872 1 Final

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final was held on 12 February 2011 in Scandinavium, Gothenburg. The songs are in running order.[27]

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Brolle "7 Days and 7 Nights" Brolle (m & l) 39 319 72 737 2 Final
2 Loreen "My Heart Is Refusing Me" Moh Denebi, Björn Djupström, Lorén Talhaoui 19 749 31 034 4 Second Chance
3 Babsan "Ge mig en spanjor"
(Give me a Spaniard)
Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson 14 642 7 Out
4 Elisabeth Andreassen "Vaken i en dröm"
(Awake in a dream)
Lars "Dille" Diedricson, Calle Kindbom, Kristian Wejshag 13 010 8 Out
5 Sanna Nielsen "I'm in Love" Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Irini Michas, Peter Boström 43 524 1 Final
6 The Moniker "Oh My God!" Daniel Karlsson (m & l) 28 624 37 631 3 Second Chance
7 Anniela "Elektrisk"
(Electric)
Johan Alkenäs, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Johan Fransson 15 948 6 Out
8 Christian Walz "Like Suicide" Fernando Fuentes, Henrik Janson, Tony Nilsson 26 951 28 242 5 Out

Semi-final 3[edit]

The third semi-final will be held on 19 February 2011 in Cloetta Center, Linköping. The songs are in running order.[27]

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Linda Sundblad "Lucky You" Linda Sundblad, Johan Bobäck, Fredrik Thomander, Anders "Gary" Wikström 10 701 6 Out
2 Simon Forsberg "Tid att andas"
(Time to breathe)
Fredrik Kempe (m & l) 8 339 8 Out
3 Sara Lumholdt "Enemy" Niclas Lundin, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad 8 689 7 Out
4 The Playtones "The King" Fredrik Kempe, Peter Kvint 48 861 50 090 2 Final
5 Shirley's Angels "I Thought It Was Forever" Robin Abrahamsson, Alexander Bard, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström 20 573 26 933 4 Second Chance
6 Sebastian "No One Else Could" Andreas Alfredsson Grube, Sebastian Karlsson 15 406 25 423 5 Out
7 Sara Varga "Spring för livet"
(Run for your life)
Sara Varga, Figge Boström 23 594 37 278 3 Second Chance
8 Eric Saade "Popular" Fredrik Kempe (m & l) 89 175 1 Final

Semi-final 4[edit]

The fourth semi-final will be held on 26 February 2011 in Malmö Arena, Malmö. The songs are in running order.[27]

# Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Melody Club "The Hunter" Kristofer Östergren, Erik Stenemo, Jon Axelsson, Niklas Stenemo 14 954 7 Out
2 Julia Alvgard "Better or Worse" Julia Alvgard, Manne Hjelm, Ola Holstad, Joar Lenz 18 867 6 Web Wildcard
Out
3 Lasse Stefanz "En blick och nånting händer"
(One look and something happens)
Alexander Bard, Ola Håkansson, Tim Norell 32 686 26 355 5 Out
4 Linda Pritchard "Alive" Oscar Görres, Fredrik Kempe 24 849 39 092 4 Second Chance
5 Anders Fernette "Run" Desmond Child, Negin Djafari, Hugo Lira, Ian-Paolo Lira, Thomas G:son 11 979 8 Out
6 Linda Bengtzing "E de fel på mig?"
(Is there something wrong with me?)
Pontus Assarsson, Thomas G:son, Jörgen Ringqvist, Daniel Barkman 38 875 1 Final
7 Nicke Borg "Leaving Home" Jojo Borg Larsson, Nicke Borg, Fredrik Thomander, Anders "Gary" Wikström 34 091 48 966 2 Final
8 Love Generation "Dance Alone" RedOne, Bilal "The Chief", Teddy Sky, AJ Junior, Jimmy Joker, BeatGeek 38 122 43 508 3 Second Chance

Second Chance[edit]

The Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round was held on 5 March in Nordichallen, Sundsvall. Eight acts qualified for this round from the semi-finals - the songs that placed 3rd and 4th. A duel format was used, with each song battling against another in order to remain in the contest and qualify for the final on 12 March.

During the show, the on-screen graphics displayed the wrong phone numbers on the Radiohjälpen number during Duels 1, 2 and 3. SVT discounted all the votes to the Radiohjälpen number in these duels to declare the winning artist.[28]

Round 1 Round 2 Qualifiers
                   
         
  Jenny Silver - "Something in Your Eyes" 32 942
 
  Love Generation - "Dance Alone" 34 212  
  Love Generation - "Dance Alone" 46 639
 
    Sara Varga - "Spring för livet" 65 713  
  Loreen - "My Heart is Refusing Me" 42 892
 
  Sara Varga - "Spring för livet" 54 807  
  Sara Varga - "Spring för livet"
 
    The Moniker - "Oh my God!"
  The Moniker - "Oh my God!" 63 963
 
  Linda Pritchard - "Alive" 40 689  
  The Moniker - "Oh my God!" 68 478
 
    Pernilla Andersson - "Desperados" 49 559  
  Shirley's Angels - "I Thought It Was Forever" 30 042
  Pernilla Andersson - "Desperados" 54 235  

Final[edit]

The final of Melodifestivalen 2011 was held on 12 March 2011 at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. The two winners from each of the four semi-finals and the two Second chance winners qualified for the final, A total of 10 songs. The winner was decided by a mix of televoting/SMS voting and jury voting.

On 17 December 2010, Swedish newspaper Expressen announced that SVT planned to change the voting system in the Melodifestivalen Final.[29] On 10 January 2011, SVT gave details about that. The value of the votes was 946 points, which meant that tele-votes and jury-votes represent 50/50 each. If an entry is getting 10% of the tele-votes it will be equivalent to 47 points.

The Swedish jury groups are replaced by eleven international groups. Each jury group gives their points as follows: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points. If two songs end up at the same position, the people’s votes will overrule the jury-votes.[30] The running order for the Final was made immediately after the Second Chance round.[28]

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place
Juries Viewers Total
1 Danny Saucedo "In the Club" Figge Boström, Peter Boström, Danny Saucedo 79 70 149 2
2 Sara Varga "Spring för livet"
(Run for your life)
Sara Varga, Figge Boström 23 27 50 9
3 The Moniker "Oh My God!" Daniel Karlsson 55 69 124 3
4 Brolle "7 Days and 7 Nights" Brolle (m & l) 8 21 29 10
5 Linda Bengtzing "E det fel på mej?"
(Is there something wrong with me?)
Pontus Assarsson, Thomas G:son, Jörgen Ringqvist, Daniel Barkman 42 16 58 7
6 Nicke Borg "Leaving Home" Jojo Borg Larsson, Nicke Borg, Fredrik Thomander, Anders "Gary" Wikström 20 37 57 8
7 Swingfly "Me and My Drum" Teron Beal, Patrik Magnusson, Johan Ramström, Swingfly 44 49 93 5
8 Sanna Nielsen "I'm in Love" Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Irini Michas, Peter Boström 75 39 114 4
9 The Playtones "The King" Fredrik Kempe, Peter Kvint (m & l) 46 33 79 6
10 Eric Saade "Popular" Fredrik Kempe (m & l) 81 112 193 1

Voting[edit]

Juries[edit]

Song Russia Ukraine France Greece Malta Croatia San Marino Germany United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Norway Total
"In the Club" 10 4 10 10 10 4 6 12 1 6 6 79
"Spring för livet" 2 4 6 8 1 2 23
"Oh My God!" 12 8 8 1 10 6 8 8 72
"7 Days and 7 Nights" 1 2 1 4 8
"E det fel på mej?" 8 2 2 6 6 12 4 2 42
"Leaving Home" 1 10 8 1 20
"Me and My Drum" 1 12 10 8 1 12 44
"I'm in Love" 1 12 6 12 8 10 4 12 10 75
"The King" 6 6 4 2 4 2 2 6 10 4 46
"Popular" 4 10 12 8 12 8 1 2 12 10 2 81

Televotes[edit]

Song Jury No. of televotes (%) Points Total
"In the Club" 79 &&&+197.143 (14.9%) 70 149
"Spring för livet" 23 &&&&+76.025 (5.8%) 27 50
"Oh My God!" 55 &&&+194.568 (14.7%) 69 124
"7 Days and 7 Nights" 8 &&&&+57.717 (4.3%) 21 29
"E det fel på mej" 42 &&&&+43.355 (3.2%) 16 58
"Leaving Home" 20 &&&+103.046 (7.8%) 37 57
"Me and My Drum" 44 &&&+138.004 (10.4%) 49 93
"I'm in Love" 75 &&&+109.630 (8.2%) 39 114
"The King" 46 &&&&+92.505 (7.0%) 33 79
"Popular" 81 &&&+314.229 (23.7%) 112 193

See also[edit]

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