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North Vision Song Contest 8
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 08
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
3rd April 2014
7th April 2014
12th April 2014
16th April 2014
Second Chance:
20th April 2014
Final:
24th April 2014
Selected entrant Ulrika
Selected song "Animal"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Semi-final result 5th, 88 points
Final result 3rd, 163 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 8 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 08, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Ulrika represented Sweden with the song "Animal", which came third in the final and scored 163 points.

Fantasifestivalen 08

Fantasifestivalen 08 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 8. Hosted by Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson, 32 songs competed in a one-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 3, 7, 12 and 16 April 2014, a second chance round on 20 April 2014, and a final on 24 April 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.

Semi-finals, Second chance

  • The first semi-final took place on 3 April 2014 at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg. "Got This Feeling" performed by Da Buzz and "Out Of Mind" performed by Tove Lo qualified directly to the final, while "Vissla Med Mig" performed by Panetoz and "Jamie" performed by Anna Sahlene qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 12 April 2014 at the Cloetta Center in Linköping. "Sweet Liar" performed by Ms Trez and "Otacksamhet" performed by Nanne Grönvall qualified directly to the final, while "Feed The Dada" performed by Dada Life and "Paint Me" performed by If You Say So qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 16 April 2014 at the Telenor Arena in Karlskrona. "Number Painting" performed by Alex Saidac and "Sense" performed by Amanda Mair qualified directly to the final, while "Junkie For Love" performed by Kristoffer Rahbek and "Bon Voyage" performed by Marlene qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second chance round took place on 20 April 2014 at the Arena Arctica in Kiruna. "Junkie for Love" performed by Kristoffer Rahbek and "Vissla Med Mig" performed by Panetoz were the two qualifiers for the final.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 08 was held on 24 April 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 "Animal" performed by Ulrika as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Nanne Grönvall "Otacksamhet" (Ingratitude) Marie Rein, Paul Rein 15 40 55 10
2 Amanda Mair "Sense" Johan Angergård 34 56 90 6
3 Panetoz "Vissla Med Mig" (Whistle with me) Anders Lundström 44 41 85 8
4 Alex Saidac "Number Painting" Karl-Ola S. Kjellholm, Alex Saidac 60 49 109 3
5 Da Buzz "Got This Feeling" Per Lidén, Annika Thörnquist 26 44 70 9
6 Tove Lo "Out Of Mind" Tove Lo, The Struts, Alx Reuterskiöld 60 30 90 7
7 Cameron Cartio "Leyli" Marcus Englof, Cameron Cartio 63 30 93 5
8 Kristoffer Rahbek "Junkie For Love" Jörgen Elofsson, Christian Holmstrom, Marcus Liden, Anders Lystell 60 33 93 4
9 Ms Trez "Sweet Liar" Adam Robinson, Thomas Karlsson 40 90 130 2
10 Ulrika "Animal" Bravo Ocean, Ulrika 71 60 131 1

At Northvision

In the allocation draw, Sweden was drawn to compete 12th in the second semi-final, following Lebanon and preceding Moldova. It finished 5th with 88 points and thus qualified to the final. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete seventh in the grand final, following Luxembourg and preceding Malta. Sweden came 3rd in the final, scoring 163 points.

On stage, Ulrika was joined by three backing vocalists. She performed mainly on the catwalk and the front of the stage.

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 Kristoffer Rahbek.

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 2 votes
12 pointsFlag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
10 pointsFlag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
8 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
7 pointsFlag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
6 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
5 pointsFlag of Moldova Moldova
4 pointsFlag of Iceland Iceland
3 pointsFlag of Italy Italy
2 pointsFlag of Andorra Andorra
1 pointFlag of Finland Finland
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Ukraine Ukraine
10 pointsFlag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
8 pointsFlag of Greece Greece
7 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
6 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
5 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
4 pointsFlag of Moldova Moldova
3 pointsFlag of Italy Italy
2 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
1 pointFlag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Split voting results

The following five members comprised the Swedish jury:

  • Sarah Dawn Finer – singer, songwriter, actress
  • Gina Dirawi – television presenter, radio personality, blogger, comedian, singer
  • Joachim Dyfvermark – journalist
  • Ted Ström – musician, composer
  • Yohio – singer, songwriter

See also

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