Sweden – Even though she lost momentum in the last week to Ace Wilder, Sanna Nielsen managed to grab a very short win at her 7th attempt in Melodifestivalen thanks to televote. She will now sing Undo in Copenhagen, which will be Fredrik Kempe’s 4th entry in the Contest.
It was a dramatic finnish. When supposed to announce the televote results, SVT’s hosts had to take a few minutes to make sure everythin was right because it was so tight. Even tighter than when Nanne lost to Martin in 2005 by 3pts! This year it was only 2pts between Ace Wilder and Sanna Nielsen. Sanna who lost in 2008 after winning televote but losing the jury votes must have felt awful about living this again. She was indeed only second to juries, when Ace Wilder, which everyone thought would be the televote winner, topped their results. But in the end, the other way around happened and juries’ favorite had to settle for silver place.
This is Sanna Nielsen’s 7th attempt in Melodifestivalen, since 2001. She’s always made it to the MF Final since the introduction of semis in 2002 (even though she needed second chance in 2007). She came close in 2008 as we said, when she lost to Charlotte Perrelli’s Hero which was written by Fredrik Kempe. After that, the author and composer also won MF in 2009 and 2011. Naturally, Sanna Nielsen who sang a duet with Frederik in MF 2005’s final, asked him to write her a winning song. And so Undo won! Alcazar, who also were in MF 2005, came 3rd as they did in 2003 and 2005. Helena Paparizou, who won Eurovision 2005 came 4th.
All songs are already available online and you can read about them here, through all articles we had over the 6 weeks of Melodifestivalen 2014!
Sweden will perform in the first half of the first semifinal. What do you think of this entry? How far should and will it go in Eurovision 2014?