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North Vision Song Contest 13
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 13
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
25th January 2015
28th January 2015
1st February 2015
4th February 2015
Second Chance:
18th February 2015
Final:
25th February 2015
Selected entrant Stockholm Syndrome
Selected song "Kalabalik"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Semi-final result 1st, 122 points
Final result 2nd, 227 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 13 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 13, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Stockholm Syndrome represented Sweden with the song "Kalabalik", which came second in the final and scored 227 points.

Fantasifestivalen 13

Fantasifestivalen 13 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 13. Hosted by Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson, 32 songs competed in a one-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 25 and 28 January and 1 and 4 February 2015, a second chance round on 18 February 2015, and a final on 25 February 2015. 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 January 2015 at the Telenor Arena in Karlskrona. "Smoke and Mirrors" performed by Viktoria Tocca and "Unbelievable" performed by Lisa Ajax qualified directly to the final, while "Wild Hearts" performed by The Fooo Conspiracy and "Broken Parts" performed by Måns Zelmerlöw qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 1 February 2015 at the Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå. "Scandinavian Rain" performed by Regina Lund & Mack Johansson and "This Could Be Paradise" performed by Ola Svensson qualified directly to the final, while "Bulletproof Heart" performed by Indian Boi and "Our Love" performed by Houston qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 4 February 2015 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "Governor" performed by Majestee of Sweden and "Waiting For The Sun" performed by Simon Erics qualified directly to the final, while "Save Me" performed by Michael Feiner & Caisa and "Change" performed by Adrenaline Rush qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second chance round took place on 18 February 2015 at the Löfbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad. "Bulletproof Heart" performed by Indian Boi and "Din Vinge" performed by Shirley Clamp were the two qualifiers for the final.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 13 was held on 25 February 2015 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 "Kalabalik" performed by Stockholm Syndrome as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Ola Svensson "This Could Be Paradise" Ola Svensson, Jakke Eriksson, Jakob Isura Erixson, Tony Nilsson, Ulf Lindstrom, Carl Fredrik Bjorsell 39 47 86 6
2 Frida Sundemo "Neon" Joel Humlén, Frida Sundemo 28 39 67 9
3 Majestee of Sweden "Governor" Mattman & Robin 55 30 85 8
4 Indian Boi "Bulletproof Heart" Johan Fjellström, Niclas Arn, Sandro Thorell, Indian Boi 34 51 85 7
5 Shirley Clamp "Din Vinge" (Your wing) Erik Linder, Peter Englund 70 43 113 2
6 Simon Erics "Waiting For The Sun" Richard Lundh, Simon Ericsson 30 35 65 10
7 Regina Lund & Mack Johansson "Scandinavian Rain" Regina Lund, Mack Johansson, Fredrik Andersson 41 48 89 5
8 Stockholm Syndrome "Kalabalik" Andrelli Kamnik, Cornelia Samuelsson, Charly Q 84 71 155 1
9 Viktoria Tocca "Smoke and Mirrors" Arc Media Studios 65 44 109 3
10 Lisa Ajax "Unbelievable" Jimmy Jansson, Lori Wilshire, Micah Wilshire 27 65 92 4

At Northvision

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Stockholm Syndrome performing "Kalabalik" in Tel Aviv (13th edition).

In the allocation draw, Sweden was drawn to compete 18th in the second semi-final, following Kazakhstan and preceding Belarus. It finished 1st with 122 points and thus qualified to the final. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete first in the grand final, preceding Germany. Sweden came 2nd in the final, scoring 227 points.

On stage, Stockholm Syndrome were joined by three backing dancers and vocalists and one other backing vocalist. The performance contained flashing lights and pyrotechnics.

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 Lisa Ajax.

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 2 votes
12 pointsFlag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
10 pointsFlag of Georgia Georgia
8 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
7 pointsFlag of Belgium Belgium
6 pointsFlag of Estonia Estonia
5 pointsFlag of Iceland Iceland
4 pointsFlag of Belarus Belarus
3 pointsFlag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
2 pointsFlag of Austria Austria
1 pointFlag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
10 pointsFlag of France France
8 pointsFlag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
7 pointsFlag of Croatia Croatia
6 pointsFlag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
5 pointsFlag of Iceland Iceland
4 pointsFlag of Switzerland Switzerland
3 pointsFlag of Estonia Estonia
2 pointsFlag of Finland Finland
1 pointFlag of Ukraine Ukraine

Split voting results

See also

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