Last Saturday, the Swedish final for the Eurovision Song Contest was held: Melodifestivalen 2017. The final was won by Robin Bengtsson with ‘I Can’t Go On’ and he will go on to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Seeing as the full results are not disclosed during the heats, second chance round (Andra Chansen) and even not in exact numbers in the final, the full results are often anxiously awaited by Melodifestivalen fans. Not disclosing the numbers in the heats is to give the Andra Chansen and final qualifiers an equal chance to do well. Here are the full results per show:
Semi Final 1
|De Vet Du||870,399||48,384||918,783|
Nano dominated in the first heat, getting over 1 million votes in the first round of voting alone, which is the highest amount any entry has ever gotten in the first voting round. He set a record. Ace managed to stay ahead of Boris René who ended 3rd in this heat not far behind. De Vet Du were 4th with a good lead over Dinah Nah on 5th place.
Semi Final 2
In the second heat, however, things were much closer. Mariette managed to win a heat once again, but it was really close this time! She managed to narrowly beat Benjamin Ingrosso, who narrowly managed to stay ahead of Lisa Ajax, who, however, got a good lead herself over Dismissed. Dismissed have been very lucky they beat Roger Pontare for that Andra Chansen-spot as this was a very, very tight race.
Semi Final 3
|Bella & Filippa||783,759||83,582||867,341|
In the first round of voting Robin Bengtsson won and this proved just enough to win the entire heat. Interesting things happened behind him, though. Based on the first round alone, FO&O would’ve gone to the final with him. In the second voting, however, Owe Thörnquist ran away and received almost 70 000 more than FO&O and went to the final instead of them. FO&O came third and Bella & Filippa narrowly lost out to Anton Hagman, who went to Andra Chansen.
Semi Final 4
|Jon Henrik Fjallgren feat. Aninia||815,030||101,324||916,354|
|Sara Varga & Juha Mulari||219,558||–||219,558|
The fourth heat was not won by Loreen, not even by Jon Henrik & Aninia but by Wiktoria with 21,73% of the votes, the highest share in a heat this year! Loreen did get the most votes in the second round of voting but it was too late already: Wiktoria and Jon Henrik & Aninia were too far ahead. Axel Schylström fought a fierce battle with Alice in the first voting round but he just got the edge in the second one, making him qualify to Andra Chansen while Alice left the contest.
|De Vet Du||860,182|
We already know the actual placements in the outcome of Andra Chansen and the final, but worth pointing out is how extremely close one duel in Andra Chansen was. Lisa Ajax won with 50,15% over Axel Schylström who received 49,85% of the votes. This was the closest duel ever in Andra Chansen.
|Jon Henrik Fjallgren feat. Aninia||1,395,012|
The winner of the entire contest was, as known already: Robin Bengtsson with ‘I Can’t Go On’ and he will be representing Sweden in the first semi-final on the 9th of May.
Listen to his winning song here: