Suède 2009

Sweden entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with « La voix« , performed by Malena Ernman. Ernman was the winner of the Swedish song contest Melodifestivalen, which serves as Sweden’s selection process for Eurovision.

Ernman represented Sweden at the first semi-final of the Contest on 12 May 2009, where she qualified to the final of the Contest after receiving 105 points, placing 4th in a field of 18 competing entries. At the final she performed 4th on stage. At the close of the voting she had received 33 points, placing 21st of the 25 competing countries.

Melodifestivalen 2009

Main article: Melodifestivalen 2009

Melodifestivalen 2009 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2009. It was the selection for the 49th song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 48th Melodifestivalen. Five semi-finals were held in the Swedish cities of Gothenburg, Skellefteå, Leksand and Malmö, with Norrköping hosting the final Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round. The final of the contest was contested in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, at the Globe Arena, where 11 songs competed to win the contest and represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia.

The 2009 edition of Melodifestivalen implemented a number of new rules which changed the dynamics of the contest, including more people, pre-recorded backing vocals and a new international jury who selected an 11th finalist.

Final

The final was held on 14 March at Globen in Stockholm. 11 songs competed, with the winner being decided by a mix of televoting/SMS voting and jury voting. The final winner was Malena Ernman with the pop/opera song « La voix« , composed by Ernman and last year’s winning composer Fredrik Kempe, and was sung in both English and French. Ernman received top marks from the televoting public, and only came 8th with the juries. Second place went to Caroline af Ugglas with « Snälla, snälla », while third place went to boyband E.M.D. with « Baby Goodbye« .

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place
Jury Viewers Total
01 Måns Zelmerlöw « Hope & Glory«  Fredrik Kempe (m & l), Måns Zelmerlöw (l), Henrik Wikström (m) 96 48 144 4
02 Caroline af Ugglas « Snälla, snälla«  Caroline af Ugglas (l), Heinz Liljedahl (m) 51 120 171 2
03 Agnes « Love Love Love«  Anders Hansson (m & l) 40 X 40 8
04 H.E.A.T. « 1000 Miles«  Niklas Jarl (m & l), David Stenmarck (m & l) 58 24 82 7
05 Emilia « You’re My World«  Emilia Rydberg (m & l), Fredrik « Figge » Boström (m & l) 28 X 28 9
06 Alcazar « Stay the Night«  Anders Hansson (m & l), Mårten Sandén (m & l), Andreas Lundstedt (m & l),
Therese Merkel (m & l), Lina Hedlund (m & l)
67 72 139 5
07 Sarah Dawn Finer « Moving On«  Sarah Dawn Finer (m & l), Fredrik Kempe (m & l) 75 12 87 6
08 E.M.D. « Baby Goodbye«  Erik Segerstedt (m & l), Mattias Andréasson (m & l),
Danny Saucedo (m & l), Oscar Görres (m & l)
49 96 145 3
09 Sofia « Alla«  Dimitri Stassos (m), Henrik Wikström (m), Irini Michas (m), Nina Karolidou (l) 12 X 12 10
10 Molly Sandén « Så vill stjärnorna«  Bobby Ljunggren (m), Marcos Ubeda (m), Ingela « Pling » Forsman (l) 2 X 2 11
11 Malena Ernman « La voix«  Fredrik Kempe (m & l), Malena Ernman (l) 38 144 182 1

At Eurovision

Since Sweden is not one of the « Big Four » and was not the host of the 2009 contest, it had to compete in one of the two semi-finals.

Following a draw in Moscow, the Swedish entrant took part in the first semi-final on 12 May 2009, performing 5th. At the semifinal, Sweden’s entry qualified for the final, which took take place on May 16.[1][2] while the draw for the running order was held on 16 March 2009.[3][4] It finished 21st of 25 participants with just 33 points.

Televoting results

Semi Final voting

Sweden’s televoting for the first semi final were as follows:[5]

The televotes were then converted into points, as shown in the points column.

Draw Country Televotes Points
1  Montenegro 2,988 0
2  Czech Republic 831 0
3  Belgium 1,655 0
4  Belarus 3,200 1
5 Sweden Sweden N/A N/A
6  Armenia 7,397 5
7  Andorra 2,676 0
8   Switzerland 4,251 2
9  Turkey 13,685 7
10  Israel 8,621 6
11  Bulgaria 725 0
12  Iceland 35,994 12
13  Macedonia 2,986 0
14  Romania 2,594 0
15  Finland 31,988 10
16  Portugal 4,394 3
17  Malta 4,820 4
18  Bosnia and Herzegovina 30,688 8

Final voting

Sweden’s televoting for the grand final were as follows:[5]

The televotes were then converted into points, as shown in the televote points column. As the 50/50 rule had also been re-introduced a jury of 5 professionals in music from Sweden also voted. These votes were then combined and converted into the point system as shown in the final column.[6]

Draw Country Televotes Televote
Points
Jury
Points
Total Final
Points
1  Lithuania 7,446 0 0 0 0
2  Israel 9,457 0 0 0 0
3  France 4,916 0 0 0 0
4 Sweden Sweden N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5  Croatia 3,752 0 0 0 0
6  Portugal 7,894 0 0 0 0
7  Iceland 58,151 10 12 22 10
8  Greece 14,450 0 6 6 2
9  Armenia 15,918 1 5 6 3
10  Russia 3,810 0 0 0 0
11  Azerbaijan 39,145 6 8 14 8
12  Bosnia and Herzegovina 57,818 8 0 8 5
13  Moldova 6,131 0 0 0 0
14  Malta 8,535 0 0 0 0
15  Estonia 24,244 3 7 10 7
16  Denmark 26,635 4 0 4 0
17  Germany 7,930 0 2 2 0
18  Turkey 33,709 5 4 9 6
19  Albania 20,698 2 3 5 1
20  Norway 136,171 12 10 22 12
21  Ukraine 8,229 0 1 1 0
22  Romania 7,638 0 0 0 0
23  United Kingdom 12,854 0 0 0 0
24  Finland 47,722 7 0 7 4
25  Spain 3,672 0 0 0 0

Points awarded by Sweden

Points awarded to Sweden (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
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

References

  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2009-01-30). « LIVE: The Semi-Final Allocation Draw ». EBU. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  2. ^ Konstantopolus, Fotis (2009-01-30). « LIVE FROM MOSCOW, THE ALLOCATION DRAW ». Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  3. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2009-03-16). « Results: Draw for the Running Order! ». EBU. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  4. ^ Klier, Marcus (2009-03-16). « Live: Draw of the running order ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  5. ^ a b « Swedish televotes – 2009 ». esc.info.se. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  6. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2009-07-31). « Exclusive: Split jury/televoting results out! ». EBU. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 

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