Melodifestivalen 2019

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Melodifestivalen 2019
Dates
Semi-final 12 February 2019
Semi-final 29 February 2019
Semi-final 316 February 2019
Semi-final 423 February 2019
Second chance2 March 2019
Final9 March 2019
Host
Presenter(s)Sarah Dawn Finer
Kodjo Akolor
Marika Carlsson
Eric Saade
Host broadcasterSVT
Participants
Number of entries28
Vote
Winning song"Too Late for Love" by John Lundvik

Melodifestivalen 2019 was the 59th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen and was held between 2 February 2019 and 9 March 2019. Presenters were Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade.[1] Edward af Sillén returned as a consultant and adviser, producing various interval acts for the hosts.[2] The winner of the contest is John Lundvik with the song "Too Late for Love". He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, finishing in 5th place.

Format[edit]

Melodifestivalen 2019, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), was the eighteenth consecutive edition of the contest in which the competition took place in different cities across Sweden. The four semi-finals were held at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (2 February), the Malmö Arena in Malmö (9 February), the Tegera Arena in Leksand (16 February) and the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping (23 February). The Second Chance round took place at the Rosvalla Nyköping Eventcenter in Nyköping on 2 March while the final was held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 9 March. An initial 28 entries competed in the semi-finals, with seven entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advanced directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advanced to the Second Chance round. The bottom three entries in each semi-final were eliminated after two rounds of voting. An additional four entries qualified for the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12.

Competition Schedule
Show Date City Venue
Semi-final 1 2 February 2019 Gothenburg Scandinavium
Semi-final 2 9 February 2019 Malmö Malmö Arena
Semi-final 3 16 February 2019 Leksand Tegera Arena
Semi-final 4 23 February 2019 Lidköping Sparbanken Lidköping Arena
Second Chance round 2 March 2019 Nyköping Rosvalla Nyköping Eventcenter
Final 9 March 2019 Stockholm Friends Arena

Presenters[edit]

In October 2018, Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade were announced as the presenters for Melodifestivalen.

Voting[edit]

The public vote previously used a simple majority to decide the places, but concerns had been raised over a growing bias through the way votes were cast: that votes cast through the app were giving an unfair weight to younger voters, as older voters tended to cast theirs though the telephone vote. For 2019, SVT changed to a system of eight groups: those using the app voted within one of seven age groups, and telephone votes were in the eighth group.

These groups were weighted equally against each other: for the semi-finals, each group's vote would carry a score of 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 1; for the final, 12, 10, 8–1 (thus entries in 11th and 12th receiving no points); for the second chance round, each group gave one point to the most popular entry of each duel. The scores within each round were then added together to decide the places. In the final, to ensure equal weight was given to the public vote and the international jury vote, the number of countries involved was reduced from eleven to eight.[3]

2019's edition also saw an end to voting by SMS, due to a decline in usage.

Competing entries[edit]

The twenty-eight competing entries were announced to the public during a press conference on 27 November 2018.

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Andreas Johnson "Army of Us" Andreas Johnson, Jimmy Jansson, Sara Ryan, Andreas ”Stone” Johansson, Sebastian Thott
Ann-Louise Hanson "Kärleken finns kvar" (Love Remains) David Lindgren Zacharias, Josefin Glenmark, Olof "Ollie" Olsen
Anna Bergendahl "Ashes to Ashes" Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Erik Bernholm, Anna Bergendahl
Anton Hagman "Känner dig" ([I] Know You) Gusten Dahlqvist, Oliver Forsmark, Anton Hagman, Jakob Hjulström
Arja Saijonmaa "Mina fyra årstider" (My Four Seasons) Göran Sparrdal, Arja Saijonmaa
Arvingarna "I Do" Nanne Grönvall, Mikael Karlsson, Casper Jarnebrink, Thomas “Plec” Johansson
Bishara "On My Own" Markus Sepehrmanesh, Benjamin Ingrosso, Robert "Deadbeat" Habolin
Dolly Style "Habibi" (Darling) Jimmy Jansson, Palle Hammarlund, Robert Norberg
Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO "Hold You" Jimmy Jansson, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Fredrik Sonefors, Hanna Ferm, Liam Pablito Cacatian Thomassen
High15 "No Drama" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Kate Tizzard
Jan Malmsjö "Leva livet" (Live Life) Anderz Wrethov, Elin Wrethov, Johan Bejerholm, Ari Lehtonen
John Lundvik "Too Late for Love" John Lundvik, Anderz Wrethov, Andreas “Stone” Johansson
Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Norrsken (Goeksegh)" (Northern Lights) Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson, Jon Henrik Fjällgren
Lina Hedlund "Victorious" Melanie Wehbe, Richard Edwards, Dino Medanhodzic, Johanna Jansson
Lisa Ajax "Torn" Isa Molin
Malou Prytz "I Do Me" Isa Tengblad, Elvira Anderfjärd, Fanny Arnesson, Adéle Cechal
Margaret "Tempo" Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy Jansson, Laurell Barker, Sebastian von Koenigsegg
Martin Stenmarck "Låt skiten brinna" (Let the Shit Burn) Uno Svenningsson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
Mohombi "Hello" Alexandru Florin Cotoi, Thomas G:son, Mohombi Moupondo, Linnea Deb
Nano "Chasing Rivers" Lise Cabble, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Thomas G:son, Nano Omar
Omar Rudberg "Om om och om igen" (Over, Over and Over Again) Omar Rudberg, Johan Lindbrandt, Robin Stjernberg, Jens Hult
Oscar Enestad "I Love It" Emanuel Abrahamsson, Parker James, Oscar Enestad
Pagan Fury "Stormbringer" Tobias Gustavsson, Fredrik Thomander, Anders Wikström, Mia Stegmar
Rebecka Karlsson "Who I Am" Rebecka Karlsson, Anderz Wrethov, Henric Pierroff
The Lovers of Valdaro "Somebody Wants" Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Erik Gabriel Høiby
Vlad Reiser "Nakna i regnet" (Naked in the Rain) Lukas Nathansson, John Hårleman, Vladislav Meletjenkov, Chris Enberg
Wiktoria "Not with Me" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Wiktoria Johansson
Zeana feat. Anis don Demina "Mina bränder" (My Fires) Thomas G:son, Jimmy Jansson, Anis Don Demina, Pa Moudou Badjie, Robin Svensk

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final took place on 2 February 2019 at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg.[4] A total of 7,158,333 votes were cast throughout the show with a total of 573,040 SEK collected for Radiohjälpen.[5]

Draw Artist Song Televote/App Place Result
Votes Points
1 Nano "Chasing Rivers" 1,096,662 54 4 Second chance
2 High15 "No Drama" 814,839 19 6 Out
3 Wiktoria "Not with Me" 1,431,954 90 1 Final
4 Zeana feat. Anis don Demina "Mina bränder" 980,354 38 5 Out
5 Arja Saijonmaa "Mina fyra årstider" 507,727 15 7 Out
6 Mohombi "Hello" 1,218,685 68 2 Final
7 Anna Bergendahl "Ashes to Ashes" 1,108,102 60 3 Second chance

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final took place on 9 February 2019 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö.[4] A total of 6,993,333 votes were cast throughout the show with a total of 522,183 SEK collected for Radiohjälpen.[5]

Draw Artist Song Televote/App Place Result
Votes Points
1 Andreas Johnson "Army of Us" 973,171 52 4 Second chance
2 Malou Prytz "I Do Me" 1,233,974 76 2 Final
3 Oscar Enestad "I Love It" 739,501 15 7 Out
4 Jan Malmsjö "Leva livet" 630,359 15 6 Out
5 Vlad Reiser "Nakna i regnet" 991,531 52 3 Second chance
6 Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO "Hold You" 1,531,720 94 1 Final
7 Margaret "Tempo" 892,945 40 5 Out

Semi-final 3[edit]

The third semi-final took place on 16 February 2019 at the Tegera Arena in Leksand.[4] A total of 6,305,045 votes were cast throughout the show with a total of 662,869 SEK collected for Radiohjälpen.[5]

Draw Artist Song Televote/App Place Result
Votes Points
1 The Lovers of Valdaro "Somebody Wants" 637,917 13 7 Out
2 Dolly Style "Habibi" 819,062 40 5 Out
3 Martin Stenmarck "Låt skiten brinna" 862,017 46 4 Second chance
4 Lina Hedlund "Victorious" 1,051,399 76 2 Final
5 Omar Rudberg "Om om och om igen" 722,215 19 6 Out
6 Rebecka Karlsson "Who I Am" 1,059,419 70 3 Second chance
7 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Norrsken (Goeksegh)" 1,112,548 80 1 Final

Semi-final 4[edit]

The fourth semi-final took place on 23 February 2019 at the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping.[4] A total of 6,810,817 votes were cast throughout the show with a total of 905,041 SEK collected for Radiohjälpen.[5]

Draw Artist Song Televote/App Place Result
Votes Points
1 Pagan Fury "Stormbringer" 579,502 18 7 Out
2 Anton Hagman "Känner dig" 601,113 21 6 Out
3 Lisa Ajax "Torn" 1,166,263 56 3 Second chance
4 Arvingarna "I Do" 895,957 54 4 Second chance
5 Bishara "On My Own" 1,497,326 84 2 Final
6 Ann-Louise Hanson "Kärleken finns kvar" 583,995 25 5 Out
7 John Lundvik "Too Late For Love" 1,465,231 86 1 Final

Second Chance Round[edit]

The Second Chance Round took place on 2 March 2019 at the Rosvalla Nyköping Eventcenter in Nyköping.[4] A total of 7,244,085 votes were cast throughout the show with a total of 949,238 SEK collected for Radiohjälpen.[5]

Duel Draw Artist Song Televote/App Result
Votes Points
I 1 Andreas Johnson "Army of Us" 693,105 0 Out
2 Anna Bergendahl "Ashes to Ashes" 1,174,531 8 Final
II 1 Vlad Reiser "Nakna i regnet" 713,742 1 Out
2 Nano "Chasing Rivers" 1,147,998 7 Final
III 1 Martin Stenmarck "Låt skiten brinna" 671,850 1 Out
2 Lisa Ajax "Torn" 1,116,086 7 Final
IV 1 Rebecka Karlsson "Who I Am" 793,704 2 Out
2 Arvingarna "I Do" 933,069 6 Final

Final[edit]

The Final took place on 9 March 2019 at Friends Arena in Stockholm.[4] A total of 15,757,707 votes were cast throughout the show with a total of 4,273,096 SEK collected for Radiohjälpen.[5]

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote/App Total Place
Votes Points
1 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Norrsken (Goeksegh)" 19 1,398,299 55 74 4
2 Lisa Ajax "Torn" 39 1,164,997 23 62 9
3 Mohombi "Hello" 32 1,349,171 42 74 5
4 Lina Hedlund "Victorious" 32 883,187 8 40 11
5 Bishara "On My Own" 38 1,719,337 69 107 2
6 Anna Bergendahl "Ashes to Ashes" 20 1,143,408 36 56 10
7 Nano "Chasing Rivers" 54 951,266 10 64 8
8 Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO "Hold You" 48 1,592,988 59 107 3
9 Malou Prytz "I Do Me" 23 1,010,600 12 35 12
10 John Lundvik "Too Late for Love" 96 2,211,811 85 181 1
11 Wiktoria "Not with Me" 36 1,173,276 28 64 6
12 Arvingarna "I Do" 27 1,159,367 37 64 7
Detailed International Jury Votes[6]
Draw Song Portugal Austria Australia Cyprus France Finland United Kingdom Israel Total
1 "Norrsken (Goeksegh)" 1 8 1 1 8 19
2 "Torn" 6 10 2 3 5 6 1 6 39
3 "Hello" 5 2 7 7 2 4 5 32
4 "Victorious" 3 8 4 4 3 10 32
5 "On My Own" 7 1 3 6 10 10 1 38
6 "Ashes to Ashes" 2 5 6 7 20
7 "Chasing Rivers" 10 4 10 8 7 2 5 8 54
8 "Hold You" 8 6 6 5 6 7 7 3 48
9 "I Do Me" 4 5 5 4 1 2 2 23
10 "Too Late for Love" 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 96
11 "Not with Me" 2 3 1 10 8 8 4 36
12 "I Do" 7 4 3 3 10 27
International Jury Spokespersons[7]

Gallery[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 3[edit]

Semi-final 4[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Här är programledarna i Melodifestivalen 2019". SVT. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ "SVT anlitar hyllade regissören Edward af Sillén för att rädda Melodifestivalen". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Här är röstningsändringen som kan avgöra Melodifestivalen 2019". SVT (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Hit kommer Melodifestivalen 2019". svt.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Slutresultat Melodifestivalen 2019" (PDF). svt.se. 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Här är länderna i internationella juryn i Melodifestivalen 2019". Gustavs expertblogg (in Swedish). 1 March 2019.
  7. ^ "De presenterar internationella juryns poäng i Melodifestivalen 2019-finalen". Gustavs expertblogg (in Swedish). 8 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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