The full voting numbers for all the six shows of Melodifestivalen 2015 were announced on the Tuesday. The full results shows that the new voting app not only increased the number of votes tremendously, it also reveals that the first songs in heat one suffered from that people was still getting familiarized with the app.
While Måns Zelmerlöw is celebrating his victory in Sweden which is just a couple of hours old, the song is already met with accusations of being a copy of a David Guetta song from last summer. The similarities are clear enough, but it is yet to early to say what will come of this.
On Satuday Sweden will pick its representative for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. After a total of five rounds so far the songs involved in the national selection, Melodifestivalen are conquering various Swedish charts, but what do the chart placing and poll prediction say about the result?
A topless Loreen and a Eurovision medley of eight songs of which three were from Israel. Swedish broadcaster SVT surely delivered enough to talk about in tonights second chance heat where eight acts competed in direct duels for the last four spots in the final.
Tonight Sweden held its fourth heat in the national selection Melodifestivalen. The viewers choice tonight were JTR and Måns Zelmerlöw which means that both are now competing in the final that will take place in Globen on the 14th of March.
The selection of the swedish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest continued tonight with a stop in the city of Östersund. The top 2 tonight, which means a place in the final, was Jon Henrik Fjällgren and Isa.
Last Saturday we found the first two finalists in Sweden. Tonight another 7 acts competed in the national selection, Melodifestivalen. Mariette and Magnus Carlsson secured themselves each their spot in the final, while two more acts will get a second chance to make it.
Today was the day when the names for Melodifestivalen, the national selection to the Eurovision Song Contet 2015, was revealed by swedish broadcaster SVT. Here we find established names like Eric Saade, Måns Zelmerlöw, Magnus Clarsson, Andreas Johnsson, Jessica Andersson, Marie Bergman and Sanne Salomonsen mixed with more unknown ones.
Today the swedish broadcaster SVT revealed the hosting cities of the swedish national selection Melodifestivalen 2015. The final will be held at Friends Arena for the third consecutive year and new hosting cities are Östersund and Helsingborg. News for next year is also that there will be less songs in the heats but 12 in the final.
As the deadline for sending in songs to Melodifstivalen came to an end a total number of 2 177 songs was counted. This makes it the lowest number of songs submitted since 2002. "We are happy that the songwriters have listened to us when we asked them to select songs carefully" says the producer of Melodifestivalen, Christer Björkman.
Girl group Timoteij launched their career when they participated in the 2010 Melodifestivalen final with the folk pop dancefloor stomper Kom. They're still going strong, but recently announced they have become a trio before they set their sights on winning over the Far East.
In Melodifestivalen she stated that "only dead fish follow the stream" and now Louise Hoffsten is making it clear that she is anything but one to follow the stream. She released an album today with 12 Elvis Presley songs, all of them of course recorded in Memphis.
800.000 fewer viewers and 450.000 less votes than 2013 are the dark numbers of Melodifestivalen 2014. On the Tuesday SVT also released the full voting figures for all the heats and the numbers reveals that Ace Wilder was actually close to miss the final.
After five weeks of competing, it was finally time for the final of Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2014. 32 entries had become 10, and after tonight's final it was clear that the Swedish people wanted Sanna Nielsen with Undo to represent them in Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
Tonight Sweden held it's Second chance heat which was the last heat before the final in Friends Arena on the 8 of March. This was a new chance for the 3rd and 4th placed songs from the four previous heats to qualify to the final.
SVT has today decided to make an immediate rule change that could mean a possible disqualification of an entry if the songs authors, competitors or representatives courages and/or uses voting through an automated flow such as computers or callcenters. The decision comes after a local radio channel revealed a case where 2.500 calls were made by a computer.
Tonight we saw the 4th heat of this year's Melodifestivalen from Örnsköldsvik. Just like in the previous editions eight acts competed for two spots in the final and two places in the second chance round Andra Chansen. At the end Alcazar and Anton Ewald were voted to the final.
Last Saturday saw quite a few upsets in Melodifestivalen - two newcomers were sent to the final, with veteran Shirley Clamp being the major casualty of the evening, eliminated from the contest. Saturday's fourth semi final from Örnsköldsvik has a similar mixture of newcomers and veterans with fan favourites Alcazar hoping to make it to Friends Arena.
Eight acts competed, two were awarded with a direct qualification to the final, another two gets a second chance, while the remaining four are out of the run to represent Sweden at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. At the end we saw the older experienced names failing.
The popular national selection Melodifestivalen has reached the third destination on its tour around Sweden. In Gothenburg on Saturday we will see a MF-veteran who has been close to winning, a group that had their big breakthrough in MF by reaching last years final and a young performer who could be the next breakthrough act.