A few days after John Lundvik has won Melodifestivalen 2019, SVT have released the voting statistics for this year’s edition.
The amount of votes that has come in this year shows a growth of 20% compared to last year but the way the votes were counted this year was different!
Not the absolute amount of votes were counted, but converted to sets of votes divided in different age groups of Melodifestivalen app voters (+ one set for the telephone votes), more on how that works over here.
But first, with the full results coming out, that also means we know the full ranking of the four heats!
Which was as following:
- Wiktoria – Not With Me
- Mohomobi – Hello
- Anna Bergendahl – Ashes to Ashes
- Nano – Chasing Rivers
- Zeana feat. Anis Don Demina – Mina bränder
- High15 – No Drama
- Arja Saijonmaa – Mina fyra årstider
- Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – Hold You
- Malou Prytz – I Do Me
- Vlad Reiser – Nakna i regnet
- Andreas Johnson – Army of Us
- Margaret – Tempo
- Jan Malmsjö – Leva livet
- Oscar Enestad – I Love It
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken (Goeksegh)
- Lina Hedlund – Victorious
- Rebecka Karlsson – Who I Am
- Martin Stenmarck – Låt skiten brinna
- Dolly Style – Habibi
- Omar Rudberg – Om om och om igen
- The Lovers of Valdaro – Somebody Wants
- John Lundvik – Too Late for Love
- Bishara – On My Own
- Lisa Ajax – Torn
- Arvingarna – I Do
- Ann-Louise Hansson – Kärleken finns kvar
- Anton Hagman – Känner dig
- Pagan Fury – Stormbringer
Very noteworthy is that, under the old system where the absolute number of votes was decisive, Rebecka Karlsson would’ve qualified to the final directly at the expense of Lina Hedlund!
In the statistics it can also be seen that, though John Lundvik managed to win his heat on points, Bishara gathered more votes!
In the second chance round of Andra Chansen then, it would be so that: if a voting group preferred a certain entry out of the two, that entry would get one point. The entry with most out of the 8 available points would qualify to the final!
In this year’s Andra Chansen… things weren’t that exciting after all! This can be best illustrated with this graph:
All very clear victories but one of them tops it all! In the first duel, the one between Andreas Johnson and Anna Bergendahl, Anna managed to win with every single voting group! There was no question she’d qualify to the final.
We’ve reached the final and one of the biggest reasons this new voting system was adopted, was to give the televoting decisions more weight. In previous years, the fact that one could send out 5 votes to every song in the Melodifestivalen app while the international juries just divided sets of points, meant that the percentage-based votes of the televoters would all be really close to eachother, basically making the international juries the powerful factor as they could make more of a difference!
If you look at the absolute number of votes in this graph, you can see the spread, it getting steeper at the top with John Lundvik really pulling away from the rest:
But since there’s the abovementioned new system in place, that means it did make even more of a difference! Look at the division when these votes are converted to sets of points:
And here we can see how the artists all managed to pull away from eachother, especially, once again, John Lundvik, who is way ahead of all the others.
Lastly, it’s also very interesting to see the difference between the support the finalists have gotten in their heats, compared to how well they did when they were in the final.
You can see it in the graph below, with the amount of votes plus or minus on the left:
Wiktoria is the one who ”lost” the most votes in the final and Malou Prytz, Lina Hedlund and Nano also did worse, while Lisa Ajax managed to do more or less the same.
The others all gained votes in the final with John Lundvik jumping high above all the others.
You can find all the voting numbers of Melodifestivalen 2019 right here!
Are there any trends that shocked you?
Or did you spot trivia that we might’ve missed?
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