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North Vision Song Contest 17
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 17
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
11th October 2015
18th October 2015
15th November 2015
22th November 2015
Second Chance:
26th November 2015
Final:
29th November 2015
Selected entrant Velvet
Selected song "Friendly Fire"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Semi-final result 4th, 94 points
Final result 15th, 95 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 16 in Zürich, Switzerland. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 17, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Velvet represented Sweden with the song "Friendly Fire", which came fifteenth in the final and scored 95 points.

Fantasifestivalen 17

Fantasifestivalen 17 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 17. Hosted by Gina Dirawi, 28 songs competed in a two-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 11 and 18 October and 15 and 22 November 2015, a second chance round on 26 November 2015, and a final on 29 November 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 11 October 2015 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. "Friendly Fire" performed by Velvet and "Satellites" performed by Molly Sandén qualified directly to the final, while "Romeo" performed by Pink Pistols and "Won't Cry" performed by Erik Nielsen qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 15 November 2015 at the Himmelstalundshallen in Norrköping. "Hurricane" performed by LNKAY and "Fire Without A Flame" performed by NONONO qualified directly to the final, while "Kommer tid, kommer råd" performed by Michael Fannon and "Stranger" performed by Henrik Lundholm qualified to the second chance round.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 17 was held on 29 November 2015 at the Friends Arena 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 "Friendly Fire" performed by Velvet as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 JEM "I Gotta Know" Jason Gill, Julimar "J-Son" Santos 21 33 54 10
2 Erik Nielsen "Won't Cry" Erik Nielsen, Dick Örnå 19 29 48 12
3 The Murder of My Sweet "Fallen" Daniel Flores, Angelica Rylin 19 30 49 11
4 NONONO "Fire Without A Flame" Astma & Rocwell 26 38 64 8
5 LNKAY "Hurricane" Ellen Stokstad, David Husberg 61 32 93 4
6 Alcazar "Good Lovin'" Jonas von der Burg, Therese Grankvist, Anoo Bhagavan, Niklas von der Burg 22 38 60 9
7 Michael Fannon "Kommer tid, kommer råd" (With time, comes advice) Nicklas Eklund, Johanna Granqvist, Michael Fannon 46 37 83 7
8 Sara Sangfelt "Tattoo" Sara Sangfelt, Nicklas Eklund, Joel DeLuna, Aimee Bobruk 53 47 100 3
9 Molly Sandén "Satellites" Kevin Högdahl, Maria Smith, Molly Sandén, Victor Thell 62 51 113 2
10 Måns Zelmerlöw "Should've Gone Home" Fredrik Sonefors, Martin Bjelke, Micky Skeel 35 52 85 5
11 Velvet "Friendly Fire" Pitchline, Joakim Björnberg, Christoffer Erixon 67 47 114 1
12 Jessica Andersson "Rain On Me" Victor Thell, Aleena Gibson 42 41 83 6

At Northvision

Velvetlive

Velvet performing "Friendly Fire" in Zürich (17th edition).

In the allocation draw, Sweden was drawn to compete 8th in the first semi-final, following Estonia and preceding France. It finished 4th with 94 points and thus qualified to the final. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete nineteenth in the grand final, following Cyprus and preceding Italy. Sweden came 15th in the final, scoring 95 points.

On stage, Velvet was joined by five backing dancers and vocalists. Her performance included mirrors.

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 Måns Zelmerlöw.

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 Austria Austria
10 pointsFlag of Romania Romania
8 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
7 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
6 pointsFlag of Slovakia Slovakia
5 pointsFlag of Belgium Belgium
4 pointsFlag of Estonia Estonia
3 pointsFlag of France France
2 pointsFlag of Germany Germany
1 pointFlag of Finland Finland
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Armenia Armenia
10 pointsFlag of Poland Poland
8 pointsFlag of Turkey Turkey
7 pointsFlag of Austria Austria
6 pointsFlag of Belgium Belgium
5 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
4 pointsFlag of Slovenia Slovenia
3 pointsFlag of Italy Italy
2 pointsFlag of Spain Spain
1 pointFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Split voting results

See also

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