North Vision Song Contest 6
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 06
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
26 August 2013
28 August 2013
30 August 2013
2 September 2013
27 October 2013 (Foreigner)
30 October 2013 (Foreigner)
Second Chance:
11 September 2013
6 November 2013 (Foreigner)
13 November 2013
Selected entrant Marie Serneholt
Selected song "That's the Way My Heart Goes"
Selected songwriter(s) Jörgen Elofsson
Pär Westerlund
Rikard Brandén
Tommy Lee James
Finals performance
Final result 17th, 102 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 6 in Beirut, Lebanon. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 06, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round, two foreigner semi-finals, one foreigner final and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Marie Serneholt represented Sweden with the song "That's the Way My Heart Goes", which came seventeenth and scored 102 points in the grand final.

Fantasifestivalen 06

Fantasifestivalen 06 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 6. Hosted by Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, 32 songs competed in a one-week-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 26, 28, 30 August and 2 September 2013, a second chance round on 11 September 2013, two foreigner semi-finals on 27 and 30 October 2013, one foreigner final on 6 November 2013 and a final on 13 November 2013. 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. Another entry was chosen through the foreigner process where artists outside of Sweden were able to submit their songs to the selection. In a process of two semi-finals with 13 songs in each, 6 qualified to the final each including one wildcard, making up a final of 13 songs from which the winner had the right to compete in the final of Fantasifestivalen 06.

Semi-finals, Second chance, Foreigner Final

  • The second semi-final took place on 28 August 2013 at the Löfbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad. "Breathe Again" performed by Daniela and "Watching It Burn" performed by Agnes qualified directly to the final, while "Not Even Hello" performed by Linda Pritchard and "Take A Shower" performed by Miss Li qualified to the second chance round.
  • The Foreigner final took place on 6 November 2013 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. The twelve qualified songs competed including "Thank You (Very Much For Absolutely Nothing)" performed by Sarah Burgess which was picked as the wildcard who eventually won the Foreigner final and therefore was able to compete at Fantasifestivalen 06 along the Swedish artists.


The final of Fantasifestivalen 06 was held on 11 November 2013 at the Globen in Stockholm. The two winners from each of the four semi-finals and the two second chance winners, as well as the foreign entry qualified for the final, creating a eleven song lineup. A mix of televoting/SMS voting and international jury voting selected "That's the Way My Heart Goes" performed by Marie Serneholt as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Helena Paparizou "Save Me (This is an SOS)" Jimmy Jansson, Bobby Ljunggren, Mycah Wilshire 45 50 95 4
2 Charlotte Perrelli "Addicted" Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren 54 30 84 7
3 Arash feat. Rebecca "Suddenly" Arash Labaf 22 49 71 8
4 Robert Pettersson feat. Helena Josefsson "My Own Worst Enemy" Måns Tristan Sohlman 24 36 60 10
5 Amanda Jenssen "Ghost" Björn Yttling, Amanda Jenssen 42 45 87 6
6 Daniela "Breathe Again" Daniela, Niclas Kings, Jonas von der Burg 15 42 57 11
7 Sarah Burgess "Thank You (Very Much For Absolutely Nothing)" Sarah Burgess 61 41 102 3
8 Jasmine Kara "Can't Lie To Me" Jasmine Kara, Scott Stevens, Daniel Damico 46 45 91 5
9 Sheelah "The Last Time" Emma Lewin, Emilie Norenberg 52 60 112 2
10 Agnes "Watching It Burn" Agnes Carlsson, Melin Shikder, Sharon Vaughn, Tony Nilsson, Anders Hvenare 44 22 66 9
11 Marie Serneholt "That's the Way My Heart Goes" Jörgen Elofsson, Pär Westerlund, Rikard Brandén, Tommy Lee James 56 67 123 3

At Northvision


Marie Serneholt performing the winning song "That's the Way That My Heart Goes" in Beirut (6th edition).

Sweden was already pre-qualified to the final due to being a member of the BIG 5. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete thirteenth in the grand final, following Azerbaijan and preceding Ireland. Sweden came 17th, scoring 102 points.

On stage, Marie Serneholt was joined by three dancers and two backing singers.

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 Emma Lewin.

Points awarded to Sweden

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 Latvia Latvia
10 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
8 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
7 pointsFlag of Slovenia Slovenia
6 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
5 pointsFlag of Cyprus Cyprus
4 pointsFlag of Portugal Portugal
3 pointsFlag of Hungary Hungary
2 pointsFlag of San Marino San Marino
1 pointFlag of Poland Poland
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
10 pointsFlag of Ukraine Ukraine
8 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
7 pointsFlag of Latvia Latvia
6 pointsFlag of Andorra Andorra
5 pointsFlag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
4 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
3 pointsFlag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
2 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
1 pointFlag of Romania Romania

Split voting results

The following five members comprised the Swedish jury:

See also