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Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2020 voting details

SVT has revealed some details of the votings from Melodifestivalen 2020

The Mamas won Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song Move and will represent Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.

A few days after their victory, SVT has released a full overview of how each participant placed in each of the heats.

Heat 1

1 February, Linköping

  1. The Mamas – "Move" (86 points)
  2. Robin Bengtsson – "Take a Chance" (84 points)
  3. Malou Prytz – "Ballerina" (58 points)
  4. Felix Sandman – "Boys with Emotions" (52 points)
  5. Sonja Aldén – "Sluta aldrig gå" (32 points)
  6. OVÖ – "Inga problem" (19 points)
  7. Suzi P – "Moves" (13 points)

Heat 2

8 February, Göteborg

  1. Anna Bergendahl – "Kingdom Come" (76 points)
  2. Dotter – "Bulletproof" (74 points)
  3. Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – "Vamos amigos" (66 points)
  4. Paul Rey – "Talking in My Sleep" (62 points)
  5. Klara Hammarström – "Nobody" (40 points)
  6. Linda Bengtzing – "Alla mina sorger" (18 points)
  7. Jan Johansen – "Miraklernas tid" (8 points)

Heat 3

15 February, Luleå

  1. Mariette – "Shout It Out" (88 points)
  2. Mohombi – "Winners" (62 points)
  3. Anis don Demina – "Vem e som oss" (60 points)
  4. Drängarna – "Piga och dräng" (56 points)
  5. Faith Kakembo – "Crying Rivers" (51 points)
  6. Amanda Aasa – "Late" (18 points)
  7. Albin Johnsén – "Livet börjar nu" (9 points)

Heat 4

22 February, Malmö

  1. Hanna Ferm – "Brave" (94 points)
  2. Victor Crone – "Troubled Waters" (82 points)
  3. Frida Öhrn – "We Are One" (51 points)
  4. Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – "Surface" (38 points)
  5. William Stridh – "Molnljus" (36 points)
  6. Jakob Karlberg – "Om du tror att jag saknar dig" (22 points)
  7. Nanne Grönvall – "Carpool Karaoke" (21 points)

Second Chance

29 February, Eskilstuna

  1. Anis don Demina – "Vem e som oss" (7 points)
  2. Ellen Benediktson & Simon Peyron – "Surface" (1 points)
  3. Paul Rey – "Talking in My Sleep" (5 points)
  4. Malou Prytz – "Ballerina" (3 points)
  5. Felix Sandman – "Boys with Emotions" (4 points)
  6. Frida Öhrn – "We Are One" (4 points)
  7. Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella – "Vamos amigos" (4 points)
  8. Drängarna – "Piga och dräng" (4 points)

From the split results one can notice many things. Firstly, Dotter placed 2nd in her heat despite being the hot favorite to win the competition.

Viewership figures for Melodifestivalen 2020 decreased in comparison to the previous year. The decrease was just under 7% and at the same time, the number of votes decreased by 12.5%, which indicates a reduction in engagement. One must keep in mind that while traditional viewership dropped, there was a certain increase in SVT Play.

Once again, the Jury Votes and Televotes in the Final did not agree as Dotter won the Jury Vote whilst The Mamas won the Televote. The last time that his occured was in Melodifestivalen 2017, where Robin Bengtsson won only the July vote since and placed 3rd with the televote.

Sweden 2020: Melodifestivalen 2020 Final Results

The Mamas won, with Dotter in second place. The percentage difference between them was the fourth smallest of all time in Melodifestivalen. The final score margin of 1 point is best seen in a compilation of the entire end result. But if you further dissect the end results, Dotter needed 2 points to win as The Mamas got 1,610,446 votes while Dotter got 1,489,636,a difference of 120,810 votes.

Biggest Wins

Sweden 2020: Mariette Hansson
Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

Hanna Ferm had the highest percentage of the points in her competition with 27.3%. Before the app was introduced the margins could have been seen as greater - YOHIO hit record when he won his heat in 2013 with 47.2% of the vote.

Sweden 2020: Mariette Hansson
Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/SVT

Mariette took the biggest margin of victory, which with its 26-point difference becomes the new record holder for the heats.

Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden 1974: ABBA - "Waterloo"

Since 1958 Sweden has participated 59 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:

Sweden 1974: ABBA - "Waterloo"

They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 15 out of 16 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010)

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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