Sweden – Broadcaster SVT must have been pretty happy with their viewing figures for this year’s Melodifestivalen as initial estimates put the figure at 4.1 million. That’s pretty impressive for a country of only 9.5 million people. Initial figures show 4,130,000 people (20,000 more than last year’s final) watched last Saturday’s final, peaking with 4.3 million as the results were announced, a new record. The show was also watched online by 126,624 viewers. 1.6 million votes were cast and 7.4million SEK were raised for charity.
Meanwhile the full results for the heats were also revealed. The winners of the heats were: YOHIO (semifinal 1), Sean Banan (semifinal 2), Ravaillacz (semifinal 3) and Ulrik Munther (semifinal 4). The eventual overall winner, Robin Stjernberg was only 3rd in semifinal 4 and then 2nd in the Andra Chansen (second chance) round. Full figures can be found here. (a .pdf file from SVT)
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