SVT revealed the full results of this year’s Melodifestivalen!
Number Of Votes Vs. Number Points
There are 7 different age groups that give their points separately and one extra set of points for telephone voters. That means that an entry can be voted by more viewers but don’t get enough points to qualify – e.g. if the majority of voters are from one age group. This year there was a song that lost its chances of even qualifying to the second chance due to this voting method.
Patrik Jean sang in the 2nd semifinal and got 1.049.434 votes, more than Frida Green and Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos. However, the last two entries qualified to the second chance because Patrik got an average of 5,5 points, Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos got an average of 6,5 and Frida 5,87 points. That means that Patrik had more difference between the votes of the groups – 4 groups gave him 4 points.
The 1st Semi-final saw Paul Rey getting 1.239.146 votes and Arvingarna got 1.190.449 votes. Paul Rey got an average 8,5 and a total of 68 points, whilst Arvingarna got an average of 9 and a total of 72 points from the groups. That’s why the second one qualified directly to the final.
The Second Chance
The Second Chance round didn’t have any ties between the entries. However, it is noteworthy that Klara Hammarström won with the most points 8 – first in all voting groups – but got the least points between the qualified entries from that round.
The four winners from the semis were Danny Saucedo, Dotter, Tusse and the Mamas. Three of these acts – Tusse, the Mamas, Dotter – placed in the Top-3 of the televoting in the final!
Source: Official English version of Melodifestivalen’s Twitter Account
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