Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

Sweden was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Martin Stenmarck with the song "Las Vegas".

Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 2005
Selection date(s)Heats
12 February 2005
19 February 2005
26 February 2005
5 March 2005
Second Chance
6 March 2005
Final
12 March 2005
Selected entrantMartin Stenmarck
Selected song"Las Vegas"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Tim Larsson
  • Tobias Lundgren
  • Johan Fransson
  • Niklas Edberger
Finals performance
Final result19th, 30 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2004 2005 2006►

Before EurovisionEdit

Melodifestivalen 2005Edit

The entrant was chosen through the Swedish national final Melodifestivalen. Four heats and one "second chance" round were broadcast to decide the line-up for the national final in Sweden. As in recent years the qualifying heats were held across Sweden. The Melodifestival started out in Göteborg and travelled through Linköping, Skellefteå, and Växjö before the final. The final was won by Martin Stenmarck with his song "Las Vegas", which was written and composed by Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson and Tobias Lundgren. Nanne, who was the favourite of televoters, came second, as she did not receive enough points from the 11 juries. This caused much controversy in Sweden.

Heats and Second Chance roundEdit

FinalEdit

The final took place on 20 March 2005 at the Globe Arena in Stockholm and was presented by Jill Johnson and Mark Levengood.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Martin Stenmarck "Las Vegas" 102 110 212 1
2 Linda Bengtzing "Alla flickor" 15 0 15 9
3 Nordman "Ödet var min väg" 4 11 15 9
4 Shirley Clamp "Att älska dig" 86 44 130 4
5 Sanne Salomonsen "Higher Ground" 35 0 35 7
6 Caroline Wennergren "A Different Kind of Love" 28 88 116 5
7 Alcazar "Alcastar" 69 66 135 3
8 Jimmy Jansson "Vi kan gunga" 27 22 49 6
9 Fredrik Kempe and Sanna Nielsen "Du och jag mot världen" 30 0 30 8
10 Nanne Grönvall "Håll om mig" 77 132 209 2

At EurovisionEdit

Martin automatically qualified for the Kyiv final (thanks to Lena Philipsson's 5th place result in the 2004 Contest), where he performed 14th. The result was a joint 19th place (out of 24) with 30 points; this was the lowest placement for Sweden in 13 years.[1]

The spokesperson who revealed Sweden's votes for other countries was SVT and radio host Annika Jankell.[2]

VotingEdit

Points awarded to SwedenEdit

Points awarded to Sweden (Final)[3]
Score Country
12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points   Denmark
6 points
5 points   Moldova
4 points
3 points   Monaco
2 points   Spain
1 point   Norway

Points awarded by SwedenEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Final of Kyiv 2005". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  2. ^ Philips, Roel (17 May 2005). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Grand Final of Kyiv 2005". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Results of the Semi-Final of Kyiv 2005". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.