Sweden: Sanna Nielsen wins Melodifestivalen!

Sweden: Sanna Nielsen wins Melodifestivalen!
Sanna Nielsen will represent Sweden in Copenhagen. Photo: Olle Kirchmeier (SVT)
Stockholm, Sweden -

It's been an outstanding Melodifestivalen tour around Sweden arriving to the capital, Stockholm, tonight for the final of the Swedish national selection of the Eurovision Song Contest. Ten acts gave their all to win the votes of the international juries and the people of Sweden, but the one that manage to get the highest number of points, and go to Copenhagen, is Sanna Nielsen with the song Undo.

After four semi-finals, a second chance round and tonight's final, Melodifestivalen 2014 is over. For the past 6 weeks 32 acts have been fighting for the honour of representing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.

But it was all down to the votes of the 11 international jury groups, which accounted for 50% of the total result, and the telephone votes of the Swedish audience, accounting for the remaining 50%. In the end they decided that Sanna Nielsen will represent Sweden in Copenhagen with the song Undo.

The finalists

This is the order of appearance in which the artists participated tonight:

  1. Anton Ewald - Natural (John Lundvik)
  2. Ellen Benediktson - Songbird (Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)
  3. Alcazar - Blame It On The Disco (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One” Pirouzpanah)
  4. Oscar Zia - Yes We Can (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One” Pirouzpanah)
  5. Linus Svenning - Bröder (Fredrik Kempe)
  6. Helena Paparizou - Survivor (Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn)
  7. YOHIO - To The End (Andreas Johnson, Johan Lyander, Peter Kvint, YOHIO)
  8. Sanna Nielsen - Undo (Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah)
  9. Panetoz - Efter Solsken (Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie)
  10. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothing (Ace Wilder, Joy Deb, Linnéa Deb)

The Swedish broadcaster SVT offered yet another top entertainment show which, besides the contestants, offered other guest performances from Swedish Eurovision Song Contest singers, like that the 1999 Eurovision winner Charlotte (Nilsson) Perrelli and an interval act dedicated to another Eurovision winner from Sweden: Waterloo by ABBA that won the contest 40 years ago.

After the international juries gave their points the top 3 looked like this:

  1. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothing 97 points
  2. Sanna Nielsen - Undo 90 points
  3. Alcazar - Blame It On The Disco 62 points

Then the Swedish public gave their results

  1. Sanna Nielsen - Undo 122 points (Total 212 points)
  2. Ace Wilder - Busy Doin' Nothing 113 points (Total 210 points)
  3. Alcazar - Blame It On The Disco 48 points (Total 110 points)

Which means Sanna Nielsen is the winner by just 2 points.

The winner of Melodifestivalen 2014 Sanna Nielsen will go on to represent Sweden at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the first Semi-Final on the 6th of May with Undo.


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  • Posted on 10 May 2014 at 06:39
    Wonderfull song and voice from Sanna Nielsen, and she seems to be the winner of this year´s Eurovision song contest. The best luck to you Sanna in the final,,, kiss kiss kiss report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 April 2014 at 15:50
    12 Points from OZ ;-) good work Swens! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 April 2014 at 05:40
    Congratulations Sanna,
    We in Australia wish you all the best.
    Dennis. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 March 2014 at 14:52
    12 points from Armenia ! good song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2014 at 23:33
    Nice,Sanna..Good song,nice voice but.. Take a listen to Italy´s Emma.. Maybe women rock this year.. ); Anyway, greetings and best wishes from Helsinki, Finland! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2014 at 21:53
    Sanna Nielsen has nice voice. I like Sweden. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2014 at 11:46
    Good luck, Sanna! Your great voice will stand out in the competition. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2014 at 19:29
    oh come on...helena was much better...sweeden i dont think you made a good choice...anyway good luck...and kisses from beautiful greece report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2014 at 19:26
    Sanni's voice reminds me of a younger Celine Dion ... not quite as feral, but it is strong and distinctive .She is a great rep for Sweden! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2014 at 19:08
    We made an excellent choice, but I think Survivor would've been better... I love both of them! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2014 at 14:23
    boring..old fashion.......... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 March 2014 at 04:55
    Unfortunately i think sweden and spain could now cancel each other out. I like this but it feels kind of empty like last years winner. The passion isnt there report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2014 at 21:18
    This i A very powerfull song. My favorit so far. God Luck Sanna

    Danni From Denmark. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2014 at 18:08
    Gorgeous!!! This is my favourite song so far with Italy!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2014 at 12:21
    I'm so glad that Sanna gets to represent Sweden after so many years of hard work! She deserved to win! report to the moderator