North Vision Song Contest 19
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 19
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
15th March 2016
21st March 2016
30th April 2016
17th May 2016
Second Chance:
21st May 2016
24th May 2016
Selected entrant Sophia Somajo
Selected song "Klein Blue"
Selected songwriter(s) Sophia Somajo, Per Eklund, Jimmy "Svidden" Koitsch
Finals performance
Semi-final result 3rd, 208 points
Final result 3rd, 321 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 19 in Italy. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 19, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).

Fantasifestivalen 19

Fantasifestivalen 19 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 19. Hosted by William Spetz and Charlotte Perrelli, 28 songs competed in a two-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals, a second chance round, and a final. 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 15 March 2016 at the Telenor Arena in Karlskrona. "Walking A Line" performed by Tove Styrke and "Ain't Going Home" performed by Ace Wilder qualified directly to the final, while "Crystal Clear" performed by Benjamin Ingrosso and "Weightless" performed by Mikaela Coco qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second semi-final took place on 21 March 2016 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "Come Companion" performed by Maja Francis and "Numb" performed by Isa Tengblad qualified directly to the final, while "Only For Tonight" performed by Star Pilots and "Colors" performed by Eric Saade qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 30 April 2016 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. "Resolution" performed by Le Maine and "Klein Blue" performed by Sophia Somajo qualified directly to the final, while "Vilken Jävla Smäll" performed by Albin & Kristin Amparo and "Untouched Hearts" performed by John Dahlbäck featuring Stockholm Syndrome qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 17 May 2016 at the Himmelstalundshallen in Norrköping. "Funeral" performed by Mavrick and "Overload" performed by LNKAY qualified directly to the final, while "The Storm" performed by Eclipse and "Firelight" performed by Timoteij qualified to the second chance round.


The final of Fantasifestivalen 19 was held at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on 24 May 2016. Twelve songs competed — two qualifiers from each of the four preceding semi-finals and four qualifiers from the Second Chance round. A mix of televoting/SMS voting and international jury voting selected the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Albin feat. Kristin Amparo "Vilken jävla smäll"
(What a fucking bang)
Kristin Amparo, Mattias Andréasson, Albin Johnsén 49 35 84 6
2 Maja Francis "Come Companion" David Axelsson, Maja Francis, Veronica Maggio, Petter Winnberg 5 22 27 12
3 Le Maine "Resolution" Tove Blum, Per Ekström, Albin Sunesson, Karl Hovmark 29 34 63 9
4 John Dahlbäck feat. Stockholm Syndrome "Untouched Hearts" Martina Braun Wolgast, John Dahlbäck, Cornelia Jakobsdotter Samuelsson 22 33 55 10
5 Timoteij "Firelight" Elina Thorsell, Bodil bergström, Cecilia Kallin 3 34 37 11
6 Sophia Somajo "Klein Blue" Sophia Somajo, Per Eklund, Jimmy "Svidden" Koitsch 88 50 138 1
7 Mavrick "Funeral" David Hedvall, Elias Kapari, Marcus Sennewald 62 35 97 4
8 Ace Wilder "Ain't Going Home" Alice Gernandt, Adam Kulling, Erik Shalén 55 43 98 3
9 Mikaela Coco "Weightless" Mikaela Coco 51 49 100 2
10 Isa "Numb" Isa Tengblad, Sheppard Solomon, Stephan Moccio 37 43 80 7
11 LNKAY "Overload" David Husberg, Ellen Stokstad 28 49 77 8
12 Tove Styrke "Walking A Line" Tove Styrke, Jan Kask 44 46 90 5

At Northvision

In Sweden, both the semi-finals and the final will be broadcasted on SVT1 with commentary by Lotta Bromé. The shows will also be broadcasted via radio on Sveriges Radio P4 with commentary by Carolina Norén and Björn Kjellman.

Points awarded to Sweden

Points awarded by Sweden

Split voting results

See also