Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 2007
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
3 February 2007
10 February 2007
17 February 2007
24 February 2007
Second Chance
3 March 2007
Final
10 March 2007
Selected entrant The Ark
Selected song "The Worrying Kind"
Finals performance
Final result 18th, 51 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2006 2007 2008►
The Ark performing "The Worrying Kind" at the May 12 final.

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[edit]

For the results of the semi-finals and second-chance round, see Melodifestivalen 2007.
Draw Artist Song Points Place
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
Points awarded to Sweden (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden[edit]

Swedes representing other countries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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