Tonight: The final of Melodifestivalen - Sweden decides!
After four semi-finals and a second chance show, the traveling selection show Melodifestivalen finally reaches its goal at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm!
Tonight, one of the 10 contestants will be the winner of Melodifestivalen 2014 and represent Sweden in Copenhagen.
The final line-up:
Music and lyrics: John Lundvik
Music and lyrics: Sharon Vaughn, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
3. Blame It On The Disco
Music and lyrics: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah
4. Yes We Can
Music and lyrics: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed Pirouzpanah
Music and lyrics: Fredrik Kempe
Music and lyrics: Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn
7. To The End
Music and lyrics: YOHIO, Andreas Johnson, Peter Kvint, Johan Lyander
Music and lyrics: Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed ”K-One” Pirouzpanah
9. Efter Solsken
Music and lyrics: Johan Hirvi, Mats Lie Skåre, Nebeyu Baheru, Njol Badjie, Pa Modou Badjie
10. Busy Doin’ Nothin’
Music and lyrics: Ace Wilder, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb
Fredrik Kempe, the man behind such Melodifestivalen winners as Hero (2008), La Voix (2009), and Popular (2011), has managed to get four of his songs into the final.
Return of Melodifestivalen winners
Of course, the Swedish final is not about to hold back on anything. The show will open with 1999 and 2008 Melodifestivalen winner Charlotte Perrelli, who will perform with the hosts Nour El Refai and Anders Jansson, while also introducing the competing artists.
The interval act, once the performances are over, will feature last year’s Melodifestivalen winner Robin Stjernberg, the 2009 winner Malena Ernman, two-time winner Charlotte Perrelli (1999, 2008), and three-time winner Marie Bergman (1971, 1972, 1994), in an ABBA medley.
The result of the show will be determined by 50 % televote and 50 % international jury, with votes from Italy, Germany, Israel, France, The Netherlands, Malta, Russia, United Kingdom, Estonia, Denmark, and Spain. Each jury group consists of four members.
The votes of the international jury will be revealed before the phonelines close, giving the audience an opportunity to support artists they may have thought would get higher jury points.
The jury and the televote will each have 473 points to give. With the televote, the points are calculated as a percentage of the votes.
The final of Melodifestivalen 2014 will air live from Stockholm at 20:00 CET and can be watched on SVT Play.
Photos: Olle Kirchmeier / SVT