Robin Stjernberg wins Melodifestivalen 2013

Robin Stjernberg wins Melodifestivalen 2013
Robin Stjernberg will represent Sweden at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Stockholm, Sweden -

After a very exciting voting, in what's been considered one of the most unpredictable Swedish finals in years, Robin Stjernberg managed to win Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song You and thus will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May.

Almost every of the ten participants in the Swedish final had been tipped to win the competition during the week of rehearsals that led to tonight's final.

In the end, the lucky act who gets the honour of representing Swedish on home ground at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö the 18th of May is Robin Stjernberg with the song You who got the highest number of points after the eleven international juries and the viewers cast their votes.

Robin had reached the final last week thanks to the second chance round. He comes from Hässleholm in Skåne, very near the host city for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, Malmö,

This is the final ranking. Between brackets you'll find the the televoting points first and then the international jury ones. Winner in bold:

  1. Robin Sternberg 166 (75 + 91)
  2. YOHIO 133 (103 + 30)
  3. Ulrik Munther 126 (44 + 82)
  4. Anton Ewald 108 (59 + 49)
  5. Louise Hoffsten 85 (49 + 36)
  6. Sean Banan 78 (41 + 37)
  7. Ralf Gyllenhammar 73 (40 + 33)
  8. David Lindgren 69 (12 + 57)
  9. State Of Drama 68 (18 + 50)
  10. Ravaillacz 40 (32 + 8)

The participants:

In the order of appearance for the final, the following ten acts were competing to represent Sweden at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest:

  1. Ulrik Munther - Tell The World I’m Here (Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Ulrik Munther)
  2. David Lindgren - Skyline (Christian Fast, Fernando Fuentes, Henrik Nordenback)
  3. State Of Drama - Falling (Göran Werner, Sebastian Hallifax, Emil Gullhamn, James Hallifax)
  4. Anton Ewald - Begging (Fredrik Kempe, Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad)
  5. Louise Hoffsten - Only The Dead Fish Follow The Stream (Louise Hoffsten, Sandra Bjurman, Stefan Örn)
  6. Ralf Gyllenhammar – Bed On Fire (Ralf Gyllenhammar, David Wilhelmson)
  7. Ravaillacz - En Riktig Jävla Schlager (Kjell Jennstig, Leif Goldkuhl & Henrik Dorsin)
  8. Sean Banan - Copacabanana (Sean Banan, Ola Lindholm, Hans Blomberg, Joakim Larsson)
  9. Robin Sternberg - You (Robin Stjernberg, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad Haukaas)
  10. YOHIO - Heartbreak Hotel (Johan Fransson, Tobias Lundgren, Tim Larsson, Henrik Göranson, YOHIO)

We had special appearances from the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest presenters in Malmö Lydia Capolicchio and Harald Treutiger as well as the 2000 ones in Stockholm Anders Lundin and Kattis Ahlström along with Melodifestivalen 2013 presenters Danny Saucedo and Gina Dirawi and the forthcoming Eurovision presenter Petra Mede.

The interval act featured performances from Swedish Eurovision winners Loreen and Carola. The international jury had members from eleven countries: Cyprus, France, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Croatia, Malta, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and Ukraine.


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  • Posted on 1/July 2013 at 21:34
    Good luck, Robin your song is very nice and best ! i love sweden becouse that country become more popular now! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/May 2013 at 11:18
    Robin certainly well done, stylish, young, but Lanskaya from Belarus to me more like it. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/May 2013 at 09:16
    a handsome singer but my choice is Alena from Belarus. have you heard her song? i hope she will be in top report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1/May 2013 at 20:06
    Really wanted Yohio to win, but he lost out to international votes :( He brought a fresh perspective, which would have been great. Still, well done Robin! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6/April 2013 at 01:39
    He looks like Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2011) haaaaha report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/March 2013 at 17:51
    Finally, here it is. I love this acoustic version of You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEVlK0dQ0Gc report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24/March 2013 at 13:22
    One more swedish song that I really like, congratulations! This country always have amazing songs. Thanks to international jury for saved the Melodifestivalen. Yohio's song isn't bad, but I think that Robin's song fit well in Eurovision spirit. It's a very catchy song. Robin has a wonderful voice, one of the best voices of this contest. The song sounds very good live. I think that they'll improve the performance to do a perfect show in the final. Sweden is the host country this year, so I think that situation may help to get the victory this year and I hope so because this is my favourite entry this year.

    Good luck, Sweden! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20/March 2013 at 21:54
    Wow, now I'm embarrassed. What kind of country does not support their own entry? I apologize on behalf of all the immature people who's been posting these obnoxious comments, Now, I've been following Robin Stjernberg since I saw his first audition 2 years ago, I knew he'd go far. With that voice - are you kidding me?! I was as chocked as he was when it was decided that he'd won, but at the same time, not that weird.

    Unfortunately for us, this song requires a few listenings before you realize its greatness. We had 4 different occations, in the eurovision final there will be only one. Not everyone is as crazy as me and listens to all the participants beforehand.

    May the best entry win, I'm just happy if Robin ends up in the top 5. Oh yeah, my big favourite this year, apart from Sweden of course.. Hungary and Kedvesem. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19/March 2013 at 15:39
    Good song and definitely the best won! this song is so sticky, can't get it out of my head. IT will take good place for sure. Good luck Sverige! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18/March 2013 at 16:50
    Interesting song but there is something annoying about him. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/March 2013 at 19:07
    1. Belgium
    2. Moldova
    3. Azerbaijan
    4. Russia
    5. Sweden
    go Germany !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/March 2013 at 02:07
    Oh my God!!!! i love it!!!!!!! i will vote for it...and yohio was not as good as robin stjernberg report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16/March 2013 at 16:58
    He has one of the most amazing vocal in this year contest.

    Seriously, if his voice dosen't make you wanna run into a wall then i question you if you're human.

    Robin will do a amazing preformence this year and he will make top 5.

    VOTE IN FOR SWEDEN report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2013 at 05:24
    This really got me and turned me in-sa-ne. I'm sure Robin will put an outstanding performance in Malmö and who knows maybe... Sweden could do it again!

    Seriously, can't understand people against this masterpiece. It goes directly to my heart and my top 3. It's now, with UK and (possible Italy entry by Marco Mengoni, 'L'essenziale', my absolute winner.

    At the end of the song it's like an exposion of life and joy I can't help myself :O Potential winner as I said.

    Congrats Sweden! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13/March 2013 at 02:23
    Why all that unconditional love for the Swedish entries?! I honestly can't get it! Sometimes its comprehensible (like last year) but most of times.... Common... It seems like you folks only support Sweden cause it has to be!...

    And for the record, YOHIO song was way better than this pop rubbish "Justin Bieber" kind... It has more chances of placing high than the most of songs, but win again?! Give me a break! report to the moderator