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North Vision Song Contest 9
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 09
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
31st May 2014
8th June 2014
12th June 2014
17th June 2014
Second Chance:
21th June 2014
Final:
25th June 2014
Selected entrant Helena Paparizou
Selected song "Set Your Heart On Me"
Selected songwriter(s) {{{songwriter}}}
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 139 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 9 in Oslo, Norway. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 09, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Helena Paparizou represented Sweden with the song "Set Your Heart On Me", which came seventh in the final and scored 139 points.

Fantasifestivalen 09

Fantasifestivalen 09 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 9. Hosted by Carina Berg, 32 songs competed in a one-month-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 31 May, 8, 12 and 17 June 2014, a second chance round on 21 June 2014, and a final on 25 June 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 second semi-final took place on 8 June 2014 at the Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå. "Criminals" performed by Manda and "Hungry Eyes" performed by NONONO qualified directly to the final, while "Hurtful" performed by Erik Hassle and "Voodoo Amore" performed by Ace Wilder qualified to the second chance round.
  • The third semi-final took place on 12 June 2014 at the Ejendals Arena in Leksand. "Kan Du Se" performed by Linda Bengtzing and "Got Me Good" performed by Agnes qualified directly to the final, while "Nobody's Breaking Me" performed by Gathania and "C'Mon & Däns" performed by Cape qualified to the second chance round.
  • The fourth semi-final took place on 17 June 2014 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "Jackie Kennedy" performed by Ola Svensson and "Belong" performed by Kevin Walker qualified directly to the final, while "Om Gud Var Jag" performed by Nordman and "Cross the Universe" performed by wikipedia:Robin Bengtsson qualified to the second chance round.

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 09 was held on 25 June 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 "Set Your Heart On Me" performed by Helena Paparizou as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Kevin Walker "Belong" Anton Eklund, Jakke Erixson, Alessandra Günthardt, Karl-Ola S. Kjellholm, Elias Näslin, Rasmus Palmgren 51 60 111 2
2 Erik Hassle "Hurtful" Grizzly, Erik Hassle 50 23 73 8
3 Elin Överfjord "Störst" (Biggest) Sebastian Fronda, Elin Överfjord 45 33 78 7
4 Agnes "Got Me Good" Agnes Carlsson, Vincent Pontare, Magnus Lidehäll, Miriam Nervo, Olivia Nervo, Peter Boström 26 40 66 10
5 Gathania "Nobody's Breaking Me" Jonas von der Burg 42 40 82 6
6 Linda Bengtzing "Kan Du Se" Pontus Assarsson, Calle Kindbom, Nordell, Peter Wennerberg, Jörgen Ringqvist 36 59 95 5
7 NONONO "Hungry Eyes" Tobias „Astma“ Jimson, Michel „Rocwell“ Flygare 47 50 97 4
8 Ola Svensson "Jackie Kennedy" Svante Halldin, Jakob Hazell, Alexander Kronlund, Ola Svensson, Shellback 44 25 69 9
9 Manda "Criminals" Joy Deb, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård Af Segerstad, Charlie Mason 52 54 106 3
10 Helena Paparizou "Set Your Heart On Me" Jimmy Jansson, Bobby Ljunggren 80 89 169 1

At Northvision

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Helena Paparizou performing the winning song "Set Your Heart On Me" in Oslo (9th edition).

Due to Ulrika's top 5 finish in the previous edition, Sweden was a member of the BIG 5 and thus automatically qualified for the final. During the running order draw, Sweden was drawn to compete tenth in the grand final, following Slovakia and preceding the Czech Republic. Sweden came 7th in the final, scoring 139 points.

On stage, Helena Paparizou was joined by three backing dancers and two backing vocalists. The peformance consisted mainly of a rehearsed choreography.

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 Stina Wäppling.

Points awarded to Sweden

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 Russia Russia
10 pointsFlag of Austria Austria
8 pointsFlag of Romania Romania
7 pointsFlag of Lebanon Lebanon
6 pointsFlag of Serbia Serbia
5 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
4 pointsFlag of Italy Italy
3 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
2 pointsFlag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
1 pointFlag of Andorra Andorra
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Russia Russia
10 pointsFlag of Turkey Turkey
8 pointsFlag of Austria Austria
7 pointsFlag of Ukraine Ukraine
6 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
5 pointsFlag of Switzerland Switzerland
4 pointsFlag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
3 pointsFlag of Hungary Hungary
2 pointsFlag of Romania Romania
1 pointFlag of Slovenia Slovenia

Split voting results

See also

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