Saturday evening, the final installment of Melodifestivalen was held live from Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm. After a two-hour broadcast, Måns Zelmerlöw was crowned as the entry for Sweden in the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with a landslide victory of 288 points, 149 points ahead of Jon Henrik Fjällgren, second placed.
Now SVT has unveiled the final figures of televoting and some interesting facts seem to appear. From the second semifinal Magnus Carlsson went directly to the final with a margin of just 434 votes to Samir & Viktor, who ended up third. The duo, in the end, got to the final through Andra Chansen.
The biggest percentage of voting received in a semifinal comes from the first semifinal, where Eric Saade received 36,71% of the votes – but this is not a record, as YOHIO in 2013 reached a peak of 47,2%.
The winner himself has obtained the broadest margin in the semifinal, going directly to Stockholm with 771.423 votes: 385.521 more than JTR. Måns has reached 545.601 televotes in the final, which is the second highest result in the final. Obviously, only Loreen obtained more in 2012 with 670.551 televotes.
The new app voting (that didn’t work during the final, crashing during Jon Henrik Fjällgren’s performance) has influenced the results: Eric Saade got his ticket to the final thanks to that, in the second semifinal Linus Svenning and Magnus Carlsson would have gotten to the final with Mariette only to Andra Chansen, in the third semifinal Andreas Weise would have gone to the final, with Isa to Andra Chansen, and from the last semifinal Hasse Andersson would have been the second qualifier for the final, with Caroline Wennergren to Andra Chansen and JTR fifth.
Have a closer look at the numbers here.