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North Vision Song Contest 14
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 14
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
22nd March 2015
29th March 2015
7th April 2015
20th April 2015
Second Chance:
29th April 2015
Final:
5th May 2015
Selected entrant Timoteij
Selected song "Wildfire"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Final result 11th, 124 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 14 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 14, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Timoteij represented Sweden with the song "Wildfire", which came eleventh in the final and scored 124 points.

Fantasifestivalen 14

Fantasifestivalen 14 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 14. Hosted by Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson, 28 songs competed in a one-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 22 and 29 March and 7 and 20 April 2015, a second chance round on 29 April 2015, and a final on 5 May 2015. Seven 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 four songs qualified to the final from the second chance round.

Semi-finals, Second chance

  • The first semi-final took place on 22 March 2015 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "I Gave You My Life" performed by Saron and "Chemicals" performed by Sirena qualified directly to the final, while "World Clap" performed by Panetoz and "Just For A Minute" performed by Robin Bengtsson qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second semi-final took place on 29 March 2015 at the Cloetta Center in Linköping. "Jag Kommer Inte Tro Dig" performed by Alex Jafarzadeh and "Wildfire" performed by Timoteij qualified directly to the final, while "Superman" performed by Arash feat. Nyanda and "The Watcher and The Mind" performed by Iris & Hedvig qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 7 April 2015 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. "Anthem" performed by Ida LaFontaine and "I Do This For You" performed by Marlene qualified directly to the final, while "Embers" performed by Oscar Zia and "Norrsken" performed by Elin Överfjord qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 20 April 2015 at the Fjällräven Center in Örnsköldsvik. "Run" performed by Kassandra and "What I Must Find" performed by For BDK qualified directly to the final, while "För att jag kan" performed by Mary N'Diaye and "All You Need Is A Spark" performed by Danny Saucedo qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second chance round took place on 29 April 2015 at the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping. "Superman" performed by Arash feat. Nyanda, "Just For A Minute" performed by Robin Bengtsson, "The Watcher and The Mind" performed by Iris & Hedvig and "För att jag kan" performed by Mary N'Diaye were the four qualifiers for the final.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 14 was held on 5 May 2015 at the Globen in Stockholm. The two winners from each of the four semi-finals and the four second chance winners, creating a twelve song lineup. A mix of televoting/SMS voting and international jury voting selected "Wildfire" performed by Timoteij as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Mary N'Diaye "För att jag kan" (Because I can) Mattias Frändå, Oliver Lundström, Mary N'diaye, Johan Åsgärde 35 31 66 10
2 Kassandra "Run" Kassandra, Martin Eriksson 46 31 77 8
3 Ida LaFontaine "Anthem" Lauren Dyson, Pär Westerlund 36 41 77 7
4 Iris & Hedvig "The Watcher and The Mind" Christina Wehage 34 36 70 9
5 Robin Bengtsson "Just For A Minute" Robin Bengtsson, Kristoffer Eriksson, Herman Gardarfve 16 34 50 11
6 Arash feat. Nyanda "Superman" Arash Labaf, Hossein Tohi, Black Lion Music, Robert Uhlmann, Errol Thompson, Nyanda Thorbourne 39 40 79 6
7 Sirena "Chemicals" Elsa Carmona, Jaakko Manninen 18 27 45 12
8 For BDK "What I Must Find" Adele Kosman, Marcus Borrman, Sören von Malmborg 41 48 89 5
9 Timoteij "Wildfire" Cecilia Kallin, Bodil Bergström 55 48 103 1
10 Saron "I Gave You My Life" Pontus Frisk, Maria Marcus, Louise Frick Sveen 53 40 93 4
11 Marlene "I Do This For You" Marlene, Elof Loelv, Oskar Sikow, Victor Holmberg 48 51 99 2
12 Alex Jafarzadeh "Jag Kommer Inte Tro Dig" (I will not believe you) Pontus Frisk, Niclas Lundin 52 46 98 3

At Northvision

Timoteij14

Timoteij performing "Wildfire" in Astana (14th edition).

Due to Stockholm Syndrome's top 5 finish in the previous edition, Sweden was a member of the BIG 6 and thus automatically qualified for the final. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete first in the grand final, preceding Malta. Sweden came 11th in the final, scoring 124 points.

On stage, Timoteij performed mainly on the catwalk of the stage. They were not joined by backing vocalists or dancers.

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 Alex Jafarzadeh.

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

Semi-final 2 votes
12 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
10 pointsFlag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
8 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
7 pointsFlag of Slovakia Slovakia
6 pointsFlag of Lithuania Lithuania
5 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
4 pointsFlag of Belgium Belgium
3 pointsFlag of Serbia Serbia
2 pointsFlag of Tunisia Tunisia
1 pointFlag of Belarus Belarus
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
10 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
8 pointsFlag of Turkey Turkey
7 pointsFlag of Slovakia Slovakia
6 pointsFlag of Croatia Croatia
5 pointsFlag of Serbia Serbia
4 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
3 pointsFlag of Belarus Belarus
2 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
1 pointFlag of Lithuania Lithuania

Split voting results

See also

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