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North Vision Song Contest 12
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 12
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
25th November 2014
29th November 2014
3rd December 2014
7th December 2014
Second Chance:
10th December 2014
Final:
16th December 2014
Selected entrant Mahan Moin
Selected song "Azizami"
Finals performance
Semi-final result 2nd, 120 points
Final result 6th, 142 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 12 in Herning, Denmark. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 12, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Mahan Moin represented Sweden with the song "Azizami", which came sixth in the final and scored 142 points.

Fantasifestivalen 12

Fantasifestivalen 12 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 12. Hosted by Caroline Winberg and Malin Persson, 32 songs competed in a one-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 25, 29 November and 3, 7 December 2014, a second chance round on 10 December 2014, and a final on 16 December 2014. Eight songs competed in each semifinal - the top two qualified directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed songs qualified to the second chance round. An additional two songs qualified to the final from the second chance round.

Semi-finals, Second chance

  • The first semi-final took place on 25 November 2014 at the VIDA Arena in Växjö. "Dansa Sakta" performed by Linus Svenning and "Wait" performed by Sharks qualified directly to the final, while "Hold This Moment" performed by Vanbot and "Azizami" performed by Mahan Moin qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second semi-final took place on 29 November 2014 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. "Hippie Van" performed by Smith & Thell and "Weak Heart" performed by Zara Larsson qualified directly to the final, while "Kill The Dance Floor" performed by Man Meadow and "Dårarna" performed by Gabriel Alares qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 3 December 2014 at the Tegera Arena in Leksand. "You Got My Life" performed by Amanda Fondell and "In Your Arms" performed by Michael Woods feat. Lauren Dyson qualified directly to the final, while "My Number One" performed by Level5 feat. Sarah Tjulander and "Faller Ner" performed by Nova Becc qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 7 December 2014 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "Faller" performed by Mayleen and "Hear Me" performed by Anette Olzon qualified directly to the final, while "Fuldans" performed by Eric Amarillo and "How Does It Feel?" performed by Julia Vero qualified to the second chance round.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 12 was held on 16 December 2014 at the Globen in Stockholm. The two winners from each of the four semi-finals and the two second chance winners, creating a ten song lineup. A mix of televoting/SMS voting and international jury voting selected "Azizami" performed by Mahan Moin as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Michael Woods feat. Lauren Dyson "In Your Arms" Lauren Dyson, Pär Westerlund, Michael Woods 44 42 86 8
2 Smith & Thell "Hippie Van" Mary Jane Smith, Viktor Thell 44 51 95 6
3 Zara Larsson "Weak Heart" Elof Loelv, Gabe Turner, Michael Abbott, Patrizia Helander, Robert Habolin, Mack 50 29 79 9
4 Eric Amarillo "Fuldans" (Ugly Dance) Eric Amarillo 57 36 93 7
5 Mayleen "Faller" Benny Jansson, Matilda Bådagård, Jimmy Åkerfors, Malin Hemberg 54 47 101 4
6 Amanda Fondell "You Got My Life" Amanda Fondell, Linnea Deb, Berent Philip Moe 22 28 50 10
7 Mahan Moin "Azizami" Mahan Moin, Frida Molander, Christian Rabb 73 43 116 1
8 Linus Svenning "Dansa Sakta" (Dance Slowly) Kevin Högdahl, Viktor Thell 56 57 113 3
9 Anette Olzon "Hear Me" Anette Olzon, Johan Glössner, Stefan Örn 40 73 113 2
10 Sharks "Wait" Max Martin, Joakim Jarl, Svidden, Linus Eklöw, Jonnali Parmenius, Johan Sigerud, Marcus Grindebäck, Sophia Englund, Susanna Friberg 33 67 100 5

At Northvision

MahanLive

Mahan Moin performing "Azizami" in Herning (12th edition).

In the allocation draw, Sweden was drawn to compete 1st in the first semi-final, preceding Armenia. It finished 2nd with 120 points and thus qualified to the final. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete twentieth in the grand final, following Poland and preceding Lebanon. Sweden came 6th in the final, scoring 142 points.

On stage, Mahan Moin was joined by three backing dancers and two backing vocalists.

In Sweden, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on SVT1 with commentary by the Head of Delegation Jan Simonis. The shows were also broadcast via radio on Sveriges Radio P4 with commentary by Carolina Norén and Ronnie Ritterland. The Swedish spokesperson revealing the result of the Swedish vote in the final was Linus Svenning.

Points awarded to Sweden

Semi-final
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
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

Semi-final 1 votes
12 pointsFlag of Israel Israel
10 pointsFlag of Germany Germany
8 pointsFlag of Latvia Latvia
7 pointsFlag of Portugal Portugal
6 pointsFlag of Spain Spain
5 pointsFlag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
4 pointsIceland Iceland
3 pointsFlag of Greece Greece
2 pointsFlag of Switzerland Switzerland
1 pointFlag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Israel Israel
10 pointsFlag of Germany Germany
8 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
7 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
6 pointsFlag of Slovakia Slovakia
5 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
4 pointsFlag of Ukraine Ukraine
3 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
2 pointsFlag of Spain Spain
1 pointFlag of Switzerland Switzerland

Split voting results

See also

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