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North Vision Song Contest 7
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 07
Selection date(s) Foreigner Final:
25 December 2013
Semi-finals:
4th January 2014
7th January 2014
12th January 2014
15th January 2014
Second Chance:
19th January 2014
Final:
21th January 2014
Selected entrant Malena Ernman
Selected song "Perdus"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Semi-final result 16th, 59 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 7 in Liverpool, the United Kingdom. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 07, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Malena Ernman represented Sweden with the song "Perdus", which came sixteenth in the semi-final and scored 59 points and is therefore the only entry to date to not qualify for the final.

Fantasifestivalen 07

Fantasifestivalen 07 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 7. Hosted by Pär Lernström and Kakan Hermansson, 32 songs competed in a one-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 4, 7, 12 and 15 January 2014, a second chance round on 19 January 2014, and a final on 21 January 2014. 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 one final with 15 songs the winner had the right to compete in Fantasifestivalen 07.

Semi-finals, Second chance, Foreigner Final

  • The Foreigner final took place on 25 December 2013 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. Fifteen entries with singers of different nationalities took part and "Alive" performed by Mind Vortex from the United Kingdom won the final and therefore had competed in Fantasifestivalen 07.
  • The first semi-final took place on 4 January 2014 at the Kinnarps Arena in Jönköping. "Ordinary Day" performed by Moving To Canada and "I'm Stupid" performed by Ana Johnsson qualified directly to the final, while "Can You Feel My Heartbeart" performed by Paulina Starborn and "This Year" performed by Andreas Moe qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 15 January 2014 at the Läkerol Arena in Gävle. "Pretending" performed by Maverick and "Perdus" performed by Malena Ernman qualified directly to the final, while "Synchronize Lips" performed by Nexx and "No Excuses" performed by Emma Lewin qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second chance round took place on 19 January 2014 at the Rosvalla Eventcenter in Nyköping. "No Excuses" performed by Emma Lewin and "Synchronize Lips" performed by Nexx were the two qualifiers for the final.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 07 was held on 21 January 2014 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 "Perdus" performed by Malena Ernman as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Nexx "Synchronize Lips" Ivar Lisinski, Jonas von der Burg, Robert Skowronski, Sebastian Zelle 51 64 115 2
2 Moving To Canada "Ordinary Day" Victor Gustafsson, Kristofer Padoan 41 27 68 8
3 Sanna Nielsen "Heart Of Me" Randy Goodrum, Bobby Ljunggren, Niklas Edberger 34 32 66 9
4 Mind Vortex "Alive" Stefan Anfield, Laurie Carroll 49 59 108 8
5 Maverick "Pretending" Anders Bagge 48 35 83 7
6 Ana Johnsson "I'm Stupid" Max Martin, Prime STH 30 35 65 10
7 Emma Lewin "No Excuses" Tony Nilsson, Emma Lewin 42 68 110 3
8 Miriam Bryant "Finders Keepers" Miriam Bryant, Victor Rådström 64 46 110 4
9 Oscar Zia "#Fail" Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad Haukaas, Charlie Mason 45 53 98 6
10 Malena Ernman "Perdus" Anders Hansson, Claes Måhlén, Fredrik Kempe 69 54 123 1

At Northvision

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Malena Ernman performing the winning song "Perdus" in Liverpool (7th edition).

In the allocation draw, Sweden was drawn to compete 22nd in the first semi-final, following Belarus and preceding Norway. It finished 16th with 59 points and thus did not qualify for the final.

On stage, Ernman was alone but in the background joined by five backing singers. The performance focused on Ernman herself including some special camera work.

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 Jo Eriksson.

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

Points awarded by Sweden

Semi-final 1 votes
12 pointsFlag of France France
10 pointsFlag of Israel Israel
8 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
7 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
6 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
5 pointsFlag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
4 pointsFlag of Netherlands Netherlands
3 pointsFlag of Poland Poland
2 pointsIceland Iceland
1 pointFlag of Slovakia Slovakia
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of France France
10 pointsFlag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
8 pointsFlag of Belgium Belgium
7 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
6 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
5 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
4 pointsFlag of Finland Finland
3 pointsFlag of Ukraine Ukraine
2 pointsFlag of Netherlands Netherlands
1 pointFlag of Poland Poland

Split voting results

The following five members comprised the Swedish jury:

The jury caused controversy, as one of the jury members worked as a songwriter for one of the competing entries.

See also

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