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TEKO 2017: Group 16 Results!


 TEKO 2017 – Voting in group 16 is closed! See the results of the second-chance group with Armenia, Israel, and Sweden!

After three days, people cast 184 votes in our poll! Remind yourself of the entries:

 ARMENIA Artsvik – Fly With Me

ISRAEL IMRI – I Feel Alive

SWEDEN Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On

Without further ado, the winner is:


SWEDEN!!!

image credit: eurovision.tv

“I Can’t Go On” was written by David Kreuger, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah, and 2013 Swedish representative Robin Stjernberg! After winning Melodifestivalen 2017 on 14 March, it will be performed by Robin Bengtsson in Kyiv! The percentages of the results are listed below.

1st place: Sweden – 79 votes (43%)

2nd place: Armenia – 70 votes (38%)

3rd place: Israel – 35 votes (19%)


This means that Sweden has moved onto the duel stages for a second chance at glory and that we’ve concluded our group stage! Voting in Duel 1 is already open, so check that out and hold tight for results for that duel when they come on Friday (finally, a break for lil old me!)!

49 comments on “TEKO 2017: Group 16 Results!

  1. Sorry about the little delay with this post, I had to take a nap! But honestly, it was an hour late going up, so it kinda just matches up nicely?

  2. TIGHT!!!!

  3. Hmm… :)

  4. Btw, is Bengtsson a very common surname in Sweden?

  5. Hmmm… Sweden has a very average song this year, musically deficient and cringeworthy lyrics, buoyed up by a pretty boy, an almost cynically catchy tune and some nifty but dated treadmill choreography.

    I guess the Armenian song isn’t exactly rich with musical content, but it has an enigmatic, understated quality that appeals to me more than Sweden’s vulgar brashness.

    The tight result is a slight comfort.

    Good work, Nick P! TEKO is great fun, but don’t miss your naps!

  6. Pity…

  7. Yeah, it’s always SWE in the ESC world. Ridiculous and sad. :(

    • To be fair, it didn’t qualify in the first place.

      • I know but it makes me furious anyway because of the lyrics (as I’ve said before). They are insulting imo.

        • Well, there are a lot of songs that I don’t like, but it doesn’t make me furious if they do well. It’s just songs after all, and if a lot of people hear qualities in them which I don’t, then good for them :-)

        • (OK, I admit it sounded a bit self-righteous, sorry about that)

          • I have just returned from 3 fantastic hours of “Le nozze di Figaro” and caught a temporary Mozart bug. Listening to “Così fan tutte” atm. :)

            • “Le nozze di Figaro” is pure genious. Especially the finale in the 2nd act <3

              I'm not so much into "Cosi fan tutte" tbh.

            • I love “Le nozze” for both muusical and non-musical reasons. The main non-musical is that every random chambermaid that comes along is allowed to sing an aria … as if she was an aristocratic lady or a mythical heroine. That was new in German opera at the time. Musically, the opera is all about the ensembles though, and yes, the finale of the 2nd act is pure genius.
              “Così” is all about “Soave sia il vento” imo. I love the melody and the underlying cynicism.

            • The story in Cosi is quite morbid :-)

          • Generally I subscribe to what you have written but witnessing the Sweden hype year after year makes me react a bit melodramatic now and then …

            • The hype of Sweden annoys me too sometimes, but I am trying to forget about it when listening to their songs. I don’t want to be coloured by some “for or against Sweden” discourse.

            • Btw, there was a funny moment during the break when my 8 year old niece asked what that right of the lord they were constantly talking/singing about was all about …

  8. As expected.
    Not biggest fan of Robin Rimmelsson as you know, but I still have to give some credit to Sweden. As mothership of radio friendly ESC pop, they still deliver it better than rest, others are just lame copies.
    Zagabi defined it well. Vulgar brashness, that’s the brand promise of Sweden in ESC. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don’t, but the fact is we all need a bit of high gloss in our lives every now and then and Sweden keeps delivering.

    • I don’t think Sweden is always brash. Last year’s song was surprisingly understated – but unfortunately also very dull! Euphoria and Heroes were massive songs, but I don’t know if I would call them brash as such. They had much more content than this year’s song and they both had dark sides to offset the gloss. This year’s is pure brash!

      • Attitude is brash, that I was referring to. SVT presents everything as larger than life 😃
        Both Heroes and Euphoria were big favorites of mine. As was Popular.

      • I liked Frans’ song last year. Alas, Frans himself came across as a tad cocky.

        • Did he? I didn’t notice. I guess it’s easy to come across as cocky with Sweden’s hit rate and performing on home turf. Although it didn’t win, it did perform well, which probably did little to subdue the cockiness!

  9. Nice battle! They’re pretty close in my ranking too.

  10. Expected winner and still good result for Artsvik.

  11. Nice!

  12. 5 backing vocalists for Georgia:

  13. As for ONUKA’S interval act it gets better.It will be a joint peformance with NAONI,the national academic orchestra of national instruments:

  14. New images of the stage which is almost ready:

  15. The pretty boys on treadmills making insightful statements about the harrowing life conditions of conveyor belts won. Expected.

  16. Now Robin against our Tijana!!
    Tijana, Tijana, Tijana!!! :D

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