February 25: results from Sweden, Iceland, Lithuania

photo: SVT

SWEDEN – Melodifestivalen 2017, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), will be the sixteenth consecutive edition of the contest in which the competition will take place in different cities across Sweden. The fourth semi-final took place on 25 February 2017 at Skellefteå Kraft Arena in Skellefteå.

Artist Song Rank
Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia “En värld full av strider
(Vearelde gusnie jeenh vigkieh)”
1/2 Final
Wiktoria “As I Lay Me Down” 1/2 Final
Axel Schylström “När ingen ser” 3/4 Second chance
Loreen “Statements” 3/4 Second chance
Alice “Running with Lions” 5
Les Gordons “Bound to Fall” 6
Sara Varga & Juha Mulari “Du får inte ändra på mig” 7

ICELAND –  Söngvakeppnin 2017 will be the twelfth edition of Söngvakeppnin, the music competition that selects Iceland’s entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. The show will consist of two semi-finals, taken place on the 25 February and the 4 March 2017 in Háskólabíó, the final of the competition is scheduled to take place on 11 March 2017 in Laugardalshöllin, the national indoor arena. Six songs will compete in each semi-final, with the top 3 from each advancing to the Grand Final, decided by public televoting. The final will consist of six entries that, via 50/50 public televoting and jury voting, will be shortened to a top 2, winning entry will be determined by the ‘gold final’ in which the top two entries in the final will battle it out for the title of Iceland’s 2017 Eurovision entry, decided by public tele-voting. The first semi-final took place on 25 February 2017, where six of the competing acts presented their songs to the public. The top three entries decided solely by televoting advanced to the final.

Artist Song Televote Rank
1 Aron Hannes Emilsson “Nótt”  Q
2 Hildur “Bammbaramm”
3 Rúnar Eff Rúnarsson “Mér við hlið” Q
4 Júlí Heiðar & Þórdís Birna “Heim til þín”
5 Erna Mist Pétursdóttir “Skuggamynd”
6 Arnar Jónsson & Rakel Pálsdóttir “Til mín” Q

LITHUANIA – Lithuania will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The artist and song that will represent Lithuania in the 2017 contest will be selected through a national final, “Eurovizijos” dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka, organised by the Lithuanian broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT), culminating in a final on 11 March 2017. 

Artist Song Jury Public Total
7 Fusedmarc “Rain of Revolution” 12 5 17 10 1777 12 22 1
3 Gabrielius Vagelis “Feel Myself Free” 10 12 22 12 1082 8 20 2
2 Paula “Let U Go” 6 10 16 8 1365 10 18 3
5 Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė “Love Shadow” 8 8 16 8 1072 7 15 4
6 Mia “Sacrifice” 5 7 12 7 502 4 11 5
4 Queens of Roses “Fisherman” 4 6 10 5 1009 6 11 6
1 Alanas Chošnau “7 Days” 7 3 10 5 850 5 10 7
8 Valerija Iljinaitė “You Made Me Glow” 7 4 11 6 477 3 9 8
About Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece) (2122 Articles)
This passion begins in 1984, in 1996 I established oikotimes as a printed pamphlet and in 2001 as a website turned eventually into Eurovision. The best thing happened is that I got to know some great friends.


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