Melodifestivalen 2023: Full Results Released!

SVT revealed the full results of this year’s Melodifestivalen!

PlaceEntry1st Phase2nd Phase
WinnerJon Henrik Fjällgren, Arc North feat. Adam Woods – “Where You Are (Sávežan)”1,352,492Won 1st Phase
1Tone Sekelius – “Rhythm of My Show”1,087,127803,948
2Victor Crone – “Diamonds”1,012,655625,862
3Elov & Beny – “Raggen går”821,418467,605
4Rejhan – “Haunted”884,660460,003
5Loulou Lamotte – “Inga sorger”754,498363,254
6Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos – “Länge leve livet”788,433430,366
1st Heat
PlaceEntry1st Phase2nd Phase
WinnerMaria Sur – “Never Give Up”1,346,229Won 1st Phase
1Panetoz – “On My Way”1,333,786784,687
2Theoz – “Mer Av Dig”1,106,875765,979
3Tennessee Tears – “Now I Know”1,001,348500,652
4Wiktoria – “All My Life (Where Have You Been)”1,057,852520,646
5Uje Brandelius – “Grytan”585,684277,599
6Eden – “Comfortable”608,948218,298
2nd Heat
PlaceEntry1st Phase2nd Phase
WinnerMarcus & Martinus – “Air”1,406,471Won 1st Phase
1Paul Rey – “Royals”1,151,609693,857
2Nordman – “Släpp alla sorger”975,890589,916
3Melanie Wehbe – “For The Show”903,976477,315
4Ida-Lova – “Låt hela stan se på”792,432450,391
5Laurell – “Sober”750,918391,744
6Casanovas – “Så kommer känslorna tillbaka”647,419290,521
3rd Heat
PlaceEntry1st Phase2nd Phase
WinnerLoreen – “Tattoo”1,515,287Won 1st Phase
1Smash Into Pieces – “Six Feet Under”1,120,307701,606
2Kiana – “Where Did You Go”1,105,369610,462
3Mariette – “One Day”835,533482,713
4Axel Schylström – “Gorgeous”861,688483,061
5Signe & Hjördis – “Edelweiss”744,902328,700
6Emil Henrohn – “Mera mera mera”760,793382,224
4th Heat
1Nordman – “Släpp alla sorger”1,798,31475
2Theoz – “Mer Av Dig”2,104,68970
3Kiana – “Where Did You Go”1,907,24069
4Mariette – “One Day”1,459,01263
5Tennessee Tears – “Now I Know”1,393,10855
6Victor Crone – “Diamonds”1,225,61428
7Melanie Wehbe – “For The Show”1,106,72422
8Elov & Beny – “Raggen går”1,083,92418

Number Of Votes Vs. Number Of Points

There are 7 different age groups that give their points separately and one extra set of points for telephone voters. This means that an entry can receive more votes than another but don’t get enough points to qualify – e.g. if the majority of voters are from one age group. This year that was obvious during almost all the shows.

During the second phase of the voting of the 1st Heat, Eva Rydberg & Ewa Roos received 430,366 votes, whilst Loulou Lamotte 363,254. The duo placed last with 31 points despite having more points than Loulou, who finished one place higher with 32 points. Eva and Ewa received on average 3.875 points, lower than the “Inga sorger”, which get an average of 4. Of course, that doesn’t affect the qualifiers of the evening.

In contrast, if the votes where the one that counted during the 2nd Heat, the acts of that show, which qualified for the Semifinal would have been different. Wiktoria got 520,646 votes – 47 points (average points 5.875) during the second phase of the voting. On the other hand, Tennessee Tears with 500,652 – 69 points had a better average score (8.625), thus qualifying for the Semifinal.

The same situation appeared also in the 4th Heat. Axel Schylström had a little more than 300 votes than Mariette, but his average score (6.875) was lower than hers – Mariette’s was 7.

The winner of the votes of the Semifinal was Theoz (average points 8.7), despite placing 2nd. Interestingly, Nordman (a.p. 9.375), the winners of the specific show, received less votes even than the 3rd placer Kiana (a.p. 8.625).

At the Final of the national selection, there were some acts that would have placed differently if there were no age-groups. However, it is noteworthy that Loreen received the most points for each age-group and the telephone, except of the age group 3-9. Moreover, all the international juries placed “Tattoo” at the first place, except of the Czech jury, meaning that Loreen received a little more than 92% of the total available points of the evening.

Some fans have been complaining since the introduction of the new voting format. Nevertheless, with the age-group voting there result is more equilibrated.


What do you think about the results? What do you think about the voting system? Let us know in the comments below!


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