Melodifestivalen 2007

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Melodifestivalen 2007
Dates
Semi-final date 3 February 2007
10 February 2007
17 February 2007
24 February 2007
Second chance date 3 March 2007
Final date 10 March 2007
Host
Venue Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Kristian Luuk
Director Sven Stojanovic
Interval act Melodifestivalen musical
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% Jury, 50% SMS and telephone voting
11 juries give 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 points to their seven favourite songs.
People can vote by televote or SMS. Televoting gives 11, 22, 44, 66, 88, 110 and 132 points to the seven most popular songs.
Winning song "The Worrying Kind" by The Ark
Melodifestivalen
◄2006 2007 2008►

Melodifestivalen 2007 was the selection for the 47th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 46th time that this system of picking a song has been used. Five semifinals took place to select the ten songs for the final, in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Gävle and a Second Chance round in Nyköping. The final was broadcast on SVT1, SVT Europa, YLE FST5 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The pre-contest favourites were The Ark, with The Worrying Kind[1] and they won, scoring the highest marks with both juries and televoters. The Ark also received the highest amount of televotes a song has ever achieved in Melodifestivalen at the time, beating Carola's record from Melodifestivalen 2006. The record was later broken by Loreen at Melodifestivalen 2012.

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals for Melodifestivalen 2007 began on 3 February 2007. There were five semifinals in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik, Gävle and Nyköping (second chance round) leading up to the final at the Globen on 10 March 2007.

Preselection[edit]

The deadline for the submission of songs was 19 September 2006, and 3,234 songs were submitted [1], falling short of the 2006 record. The titles and composers of the 28 semifinalists (the exceptions being the wildcards) were announced on October 10, 2006. "More Than A Girl", composed by Ulf Lindström, Agnes Carlsson and Johan Ekhé was disqualified on October 13, 2006, as Carlsson had publicly stated that she had composed the song, which could have affected the impartiality of the jury [2]. "Alla kan bli stjärnor" was disqualified on October 16, 2006, as one of the composers, Sebastian Fronda, refused to sing the song in the competition [3]. The two disqualified songs were replaced by "Allt vi en gång trodde på" and "Cara mia". On 1 November 2006, Kristian Luuk was confirmed as host for all six rounds of the competition. The performers of the first 28 selected songs were announced on 28 November 2006. The wildcards were announced on 26 December 2006 – they were Uno & Irma, The Ark, Sebastian Karlsson and Magnus Uggla.

Changes to Second Chance round[edit]

On 15 August 2006 SVT announced that the Second Chance round, which had traditionally taken place on the Sunday after the last semifinal, would be turned into a full Saturday night show [4]. This means that Melodifestivalen 2007 will be a six-week competition, rather than the five-week event it has been in recent years.

As well as turning the Second Chance round into a main show in an arena, the voting for it has also been changed. A knock-out system will be introduced whereby each of the eight artists are split into four groups of two, and the voters can vote for their favourite in each pair. The four winners go through to a second round, where they will be paired off again, with the winners of each pairing going through to the final.

Semifinal 1 – Jönköping[edit]

The first semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Kinnarps Arena in Jönköping on 3 February 2007.

# Artist Song
(Translation)
Composers Televotes Total
Votes
Place
Round 1 Round 2
1 Elin Lanto "Money" Lasse Andersson 20,960 32,121 53,081 3
2 Andersson & Gibson "Anything But You" Aleena Gibson, Stefan Andersson 17,610 24,984 42,594 5
3 Anna Book "Samba Sambero" Thomas G:son 44,039 65,184 109,223 1
4 Addis Black Widow "Clubbin'" Armias Mamo, Dianne Wiston 3,717 3,717 8
5 Andreas Lundstedt "Move" Andreas Lundstedt, Johan Röhr 17,145 17,145 6
6 Tommy Nilsson "Jag tror på människan"
(I believe in mankind)
Johan Stentorp, Lasse Andersson, Tommy Nilsson 34,098 42,442 76,540 2
7 Sofia "Hypnotized" Sofia Berntson, Dimitri Stassos, Jason Gill 16,695 16,695 7
8 Uno & Irma "God morgon" (Good morning) Uno Svenningsson, Staffan Hellstrand 26,680 31,919 58,599 4

Semifinal 2 – Gothenburg[edit]

The second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Scandinavium in Gothenburg on 10 February 2007.

# Artist Song
(Translation)
Composers Televotes Total
Votes
Place
Round 1 Round 2
1 Regina Lund "Rainbow Star" Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Regina Lund 7,188 7,188 8
2 Marie Lindberg "Trying to Recall" Marie Lindberg 52,041 81,441 133,482 2
3 Jimmy Jansson "Amanda" Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson 34,291 38,447 72,738 3
4 Cosmo4 "What's Your Name" Niklas Edberger, Henrik Wikström, Kent Olsson 17,648 20,549 38,197 5
5 Lustans Lakejer "Allt vi en gång trodde på"
(Everything we once believed in)
Johan Kinde 8,808 8,808 7
6 Jessica Andersson "Kom" (Come) Robert Wåtz, Rasmus Lindwall, Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson 20,808 27,575 48,383 4
7 Svante Thuresson
& Anne-Lie Rydé
"Första gången" (The first time) Bobby Ljunggren, Dan Sundqvist, Sonja Aldén 12,965 12,965 6
8 The Ark "The Worrying Kind" Ola Salo 81,793 104,065 185,858 1

Semifinal 3 – Örnsköldsvik[edit]

The third semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Swedbank Arena in Örnsköldsvik on 17 February 2007.

# Artist Song
(Translation)
Composers Televotes Total
Votes
Place
Round 1 Round 2
1 Måns Zelmerlöw "Cara Mia" Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström 52,975 85,623 138,598 1
2 MissMatch "Drop Dead" Marit Woody, Stefan Woody, Figge Boström, Felix Persson, Mära Grauers 7,062 7,062 8
3 Magnus Carlsson "Live Forever" Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson 44,193 56,692 100,885 5
4 Sheida "I mina drömmar" (In my dreams) Ulrika Bodén, Niklas Rosvall, Rostam Mirlashari 15,839 15,839 6
5 The Attic feat. Therese "The Arrival" Michael Feiner, Eric Amarillo 10,960 10,960 7
6 Sebastian Karlsson "When The Night Comes Falling" Sebastian Karlsson, Peter Kvint 50,136 70,760 120,896 2
7 Sonja Aldén "För att du finns"
(Because you exist)
Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren 38,530 58,529 97,059 4
8 Nanne "Jag måste kyssa dig"
(I must kiss you)
Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall 61,051 65,791 126,842 3

Semifinal 4 – Gävle[edit]

The fourth semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Läkerol Arena in Gävle on 24 February 2007.

# Artist Song
(Translation)
Composers Televotes Total
Votes
Place
Round 1 Round 2
1 Magnus Uggla "För kung och fosterland"
(For king and motherland)
Magnus Uggla, Anders Henriksson 39,159 46,239 85,398 3
2 Emile Azar "Vi hade nåt" (We had something) Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson 17,388 17,388 7
3 Sanna Nielsen "Vågar du, vågar jag" (If you dare, I dare) Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström 32,092 43,882 75,974 4
4 Caroline af Ugglas "Tror på dig" (Believe in yourself) Heinz Liljedahl, Caroline af Ugglas, Mattias Torell 26,926 26,926 6
5 After Dark "(Åh) När ni tar saken i egna händer"
((Oh) When you take it into your own hands)
Kent Olsson, Henrik Wikström 35,877 40,651 76,528 5
6 Sarah Dawn Finer "I Remember Love" Peter Hallström, Sarah Dawn Finer 54,395 85,587 139,982 2
7 Verona "La musica" Robert Rydholm, Johan Fjellström, Joakim Udd, Karl Eurén 16,516 16,516 8
8 Andreas Johnson "A Little Bit of Love" Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint 95,969 111,662 207,631 1

Second Chance – Nyköping[edit]

The second chance round of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Rosvalla Eventcenter in Nyköping on 3 March 2007.

# Artist Song
(Translation)
Composers Televotes Results
Round 1 Round 2
1 Elin Lanto "Money" Lasse Andersson 31,924 Out
2 Jessica Andersson "Kom" (Come) Robert Wåtz, Rasmus Lindwall, Lina Eriksson, Mårten Eriksson 39,683 45,046 Out
3 Jimmy Jansson "Amanda" Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson 81,699 Out
4 Sanna Nielsen "Vågar du, vågar jag" (If you dare, I dare) Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström 100,358 105,980 Finalist
5 Uno & Irma "God morgon" (Good morning) Uno Svenningsson, Staffan Hellstrand 44,527 Out
6 Sonja Aldén "För att du finns" (Because you exist) Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren 70,863 143,980 Finalist
7 Nanne "Jag måste kyssa dig" (I must kiss you) Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall 118,217 Out
8 Magnus Uggla "För kung och fosterland" (For king and motherland) Magnus Uggla, Anders Henriksson 149,331 142,540 Out

Duels[edit]

First Round Second Round Finalists
                 
 "Money" 31,924
 "Kom" 39,683
 "Kom" 45,046
 "Vågar du, vågar jag" 105,980
 "Amanda" 81,699
 "Vågar du, vågar jag" 100,358
 "Vågar du, vågar jag" Finalist
 "För att du finns" Finalist
 "God morgon" 44,527
 "För att du finns" 70,863
 "För att du finns" 143,980
 "För kung och fosterland" 142,540
 "Jag måste kyssa dig" 118,217
 "För kung och fosterland" 149,331

Final – Stockholm[edit]

The final of Melodifestivalen 2007 took place in Globen in Stockholm on 10 March 2007.

# Artist Song
(Translation)
Composers
1 Andreas Johnson "A Little Bit of Love" Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint
2 Sonja Aldén "För att du finns" (Because you exist) Sonja Aldén, Bobby Ljunggren
3 Anna Book "Samba Sambero" Thomas G:son
4 Sebastian Karlsson "When The Night Comes Falling" Sebastian Karlsson, Peter Kvint
5 Marie Lindberg "Trying to Recall" Marie Lindberg
6 Måns Zelmerlöw "Cara Mia" Fredrik Kempe, Henrik Wikström
7 Tommy Nilsson "Jag tror på människan" (I believe in mankind) Johan Stentorp, Lasse Andersson, Tommy Nilsson
8 Sanna Nielsen "Vågar du, vågar jag" (If you dare, I dare) Fredrik Kempe, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström
9 Sarah Dawn Finer "I Remember Love" Peter Hallström, Sarah Dawn Finer
10 The Ark "The Worrying Kind" Ola Salo

Results[edit]

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points
Televoting Total Place
Votes % Points
1 "A Little Bit of Love" 1 8 10 12 10 12 12 8 10 8 10 101 371,222 18% 88 189 2
2 "För att du finns" 4 2 1 1 1 6 10 6 2 1 6 40 128,806 6% 22 62 6
3 "Samba Sambero" 1 1 42,205 2% 1 9
4 "When The Night Comes Falling" 6 6 4 6 2 6 1 6 2 39 86,861 4% 39 8
5 "Trying to Recall" 4 4 228,422 11% 66 70 5
6 "Cara Mia" 12 6 4 2 8 1 2 4 8 10 4 61 402,133 19% 110 171 3
7 "Jag tror på människan" 0 50,850 2% 0 10
8 "Vågar du, vågar jag" 2 4 2 10 4 4 1 2 1 2 1 33 113,012 5% 11 44 7
9 "I Remember Love" 8 10 8 8 2 10 4 10 4 6 8 78 157,227 8% 44 122 4
10 "The Worrying Kind" 10 12 12 6 12 8 8 12 12 12 12 116 492,180 24% 132 248 1

See also[edit]

ESC history[edit]

Melodifestivalen[edit]

Sister contests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ark for Helsinki? esctoday.com

External links[edit]