Melodifestivalen 2004

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Melodifestivalen 2004
Participants
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 Total Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Nina & Kim En gång för alla 19 272 19 272 7th Out
2 Jocke Bergström Still Believe 14 737 14 737 8th Out
3 Sarek Älvorna 35 660 48 368 84 028 4th Second Chance
4 Karl Martindahl Love Turns Water Into Wine 38 123 52 923 91 046 3rd Second Chance
5 LaGaylia Frazier It's In The Stars 25 237 32 690 57 927 5th Out
6 Sara Löfgren Som stormen 51 674 69 791 121 465 2nd Final
7 Niklas Andersson Tro på mig 24 476 24 476 6th Wildcard
Out
8 Petra Nielsen Tango! Tango! 80 558 95 030 175 588 1st 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 Total Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Fredrik Kempe Finally 28 371 45 741 74 112 3rd Second Chance
2 Baccara Soy tu venus 10 609 10 609 7th Out
3 Fame Vindarna vänder oss 72 185 82 434 154 619 2nd Final
4 Jennifer Eskola You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3 828 3 828 8th Out
5 Pay TV Trendy Discothèque 17 657 17 657 6th Out
6 Anne-Lie Rydé Säg att du har ångrat dig 30 376 34 838 65 214 4th Second Chance
7 LaRoxx (Are U) Ready Or Not 19 075 24 392 43 467 5th Out
8 E-Type Paradise 86 022 92 957 178 979 1st 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 Total Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Bubbles Blow The Spot 32 852 35 265 68 117 4th Second Chance
2 Emil Sigfridsson Innan mörket faller 23 106 26 861 49 967 5th Out
3 Gladys del Pilar Baby I Can't Stop 9 073 9 073 8th Out
4 Sandra Dahlberg Här stannar jag kvar 55 307 79 410 134 717 1st Final
5 Itchycoo Super Mega Nova 11 837 11 837 7th Out
6 Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist C'est la vie 45 140 52 267 97 407 2nd Wildcard
Final
7 Autolove Bulletproof Heart 20 302 20 302 6th Out
8 Bosson Efharisto 45 355 44 334 89 689 3rd 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 Total Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Lena Philipsson Det gör ont 56 414 77 775 134 189 1st Wildcard
Final
2 Anders Borgius Just Like Me 16 923 16 923 7th Out
3 Lotta Nilsson & Glenn Borgkvist Boom-bang-a-bang 17 670 17 670 6th Out
4 After Dark La dolce vita 57 364 59 860 117 224 2nd Final
5 Pandora Runaway 18 155 26 628 44 783 5th Out
6 Fre Äntligen 15 712 15 712 8th Out
7 Shirley Clamp Min kärlek 40 066 42 580 82 646 4th Second Chance
8 Andrés Esteche Olé Olé 52 867 57 207 110 074 3rd 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 5th Out
2 Karl Martindahl Love Turns Water Into Wine 56 818 3rd Out
3 Fredrik Kempe Finally 26 438 8th Out
4 Anne-Lie Rydé Säg att du har ångrat dig 27 678 7th Out
5 Bubbles Blow The Spot 41 249 4th Out
6 Bosson Efharisto 35 855 6th Out
7 Shirley Clamp Min kärlek 57 343 2nd Final
8 Andrés Esteche Olé Olé 72 372 1st 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 14 9th
4 Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist C'est la vie Thomas G:son 7 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 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 Gothenburg 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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