Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007
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|Eurovision Song Contest 2007|
|Selection process||Melodifestivalen 2007|
3 February 2007
10 February 2007
17 February 2007
24 February 2007
3 March 2007
10 March 2007
|Selected entrant||The Ark|
|Selected song||"The Worrying Kind"|
|Final result||18th, 51 points|
|Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Sweden chose their entrants, The Ark, with the song 'The Worrying Kind' for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. Sweden used a national final format for Melodifestivalen 2007, which consisted of four semi-finals on February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24; a second chance round on March 3; and the final which took place on March 10. The method of selection remained the same as previous years with 4 semi-finals consisting of 8 songs each, with the 2 top placed entries securing spots for the final and the 3rd and 4th place entries earning spots in the Second Chance. The winner was chosen by regional juries (50%) and televoting (50%). The Second Chance round was live this year with competitors going up against each other for the last two spots in the final, facing off in a bracket-based tournament.
Some familiar faces returned to Melodifestivalen this year, among them Eurovision 1989 representative Tommy Nilsson, 1966 representative Svante Thuresson, 2003 representative Jessica Andersson, and 1996 representative Nanne Grönvall. Andreas Lundstedt also went to Eurovision in 2006 for Switzerland.
Sweden were considered bookmakers' favorites before the contest, but finished in a disappointing 18th place out of 24. They received 51 points, of which 42 came from their Scandinavian neighbours.
Melodifestivalen 2007 - Final
- For the results of the semi-finals and second-chance round, see Melodifestivalen 2007.
|1||Andreas Johnson||"A Little Bit of Love"||189||2nd|
|2||Sonja Aldén||"För att du finns"||62||6th|
|3||Anna Book||"Samba Sambero"||1||9th|
|4||Sebastian||"When the Night Comes Falling"||39||8th|
|5||Marie Lindberg||"Trying to Recall"||70||5th|
|6||Måns Zelmerlöw||"Cara Mia"||171||3rd|
|7||Tommy Nilsson||"Jag tror på människan"||0||10th|
|8||Sanna Nielsen||"Vågar du, vågar jag"||44||7th|
|9||Sarah Dawn Finer||"I Remember Love"||122||4th|
|10||The Ark||"The Worrying Kind"||248||1st|
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points awarded by Sweden
Points awarded in the semi-final:
Points awarded in the final:
Swedes representing other countries
- The entry of Norway and Spain were composed by the Swedish songwriter Thomas G:son, who was also the producer of the Maltese song.
- The Latvian entry was written by three Swedes.
- The Greek song was partly written by a Swede.
- "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 23 July 2013.