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Fantasifestivalen 23
FF23
(Official logo)
Dates
Semi-finals 24 June 2017
1 July 2017
8 July 2017
15 July 2017
Second chance 22 July 2017
Final 3 October 2017
Host
Venue Friends Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Clara Henry
David Lindgren
Broadcaster SVT
Voting
Entries 28
System

50% Jury, 50% SMS and telephone voting in the final.

100% SMS and telephone voting in the heats and Second Chance round.
Winner Paul Rey
"All Falls Down"
Fantasifestivalen
◄ 22 Eurovision Heart 24 ►

Fantasifestivalen 23 is the 23rd edition of the Swedish music competition Fantasifestivalen, which selects Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 23. The competition is organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and takes place over the period of the Summer 2017.

After one edition of changes, the format of the competition consisted of six shows again: four semi-final rounds, a second chance round and a final. The 28 competing entries were divided into four semi-finals, with seven compositions in each. From each semifinal, the songs that earn first and second place will qualify directly to the final, while the songs that place third and fourth proceed to the Second Chance round. The bottom three songs in each semifinal become eliminated from the competition. An additional four entries qualify from the Second Chance round to the final, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to 12. All six shows are hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren.

Format

Fantasifestivalen 23, organised by Sveriges Television (SVT), was the first edition of the contest after one irregular edition in which the competition took place in different cities across Sweden. The four semi-finals are held at the Himmelstalundshallen in Norrköping (24 June), the Vida Arena in Växjö (1 July), the Malmö Arena in Malmö (8 July) and the Gavlerinken Arena in Gävle (15 July). The Second Chance round will take place at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg (TBA) while the final will be held at the Friends Arena (TBA) in Stockholm. Twenty-eight entries compete in the semi-finals, with seven entries taking part in each show. The top two entries from each semi-final advance directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries advance to the Second Chance round. The bottom three entries in each semi-final become eliminated. An additional four entries qualify to the final from the Second Chance round, bringing the total number of competing entries in the final to twelve.

Competition Schedule
Show Date City Venue Hosts
Semi-final 1 24 June 2017 Norrköping Himmelstalundshallen Clara Henry and David Lindgren
Semi-final 2 1 July 2017 Växjö Vida Arena
Semi-final 3 8 July 2017 Malmö Malmö Arena
Semi-final 4 15 July 2017 Gävle Gavlerinken Arena
Second Chance round 22 July 2017 Gothenburg Scandinavium
Final TBA Stockholm Friends Arena

Entry selection

Entries for the 23rd competition will be selected through two methods:

  • 14 entries will be chosen by a selection panel from submissions received by SVT through an open call for songs.
  • 14 entries will be selected by SVT via special invitations to artists and songwriters.

SVT opened two submission contests that accepted entries between 1 and 21 May 2017 for interested artists and songwriters to submit their proposals for the competition. The Regular contest was open for entries that had at least one songwriter that already had a musical work published, while the Public contest accepted entries from songwriters without previously published musical work. Entries submitted for the competition were required to be new compositions which had never been published and between 2–4 minutes in length. The choice of language was free.

Presenters

At a press conference in 2017, Clara Henry and David Lindgren were presented as the main hosts for all six shows of Fantasifestivalen 23.

Voting

During the six shows, viewers can cast their votes through telephone, SMS and mobile application voting. For telephone and SMS voting, viewers were able to cast their vote through two different voting lines per voting method: a regular line costing 3.60 SEK and a donation line costing 9.90 SEK of which 8.90 SEK was donated to the charity organisation Radiohjälpen. Up to 20 votes can be cast per phone number per voting line, allowing a single phone number to contribute a maximum of 80 votes in each round of voting. With the mobile application, each device can send up to 5 votes for free per entry. The results of the semi-finals and Second Chance round are determined solely by viewer votes, while in the final, the results a redetermined through a 50/50 combination of viewer votes and the votes of eleven international jury groups.

Competing entries

The twenty-eight competing artists were announced all at once on a press conference. The official entries will be presented shortly before their semi-finals, respectively.

Artist Song (English Translation) Songwriter(s)
528 feat. CazziOpeia "Meat" Tony Nilsson, Mirja Breitholtz, Moa Carlebecker, Jon Eyden
Adrijana "Vad kommer sen" (What's next) Adrijana Krasniqi, Eddie Jonsson, Christoffer Sangré
Anton Hagman "Somebody to Love" Anton Hagman, Christian Fast, Henrik Nordenback, Tania Doko
Buster Moe "Drowning" Anton Ewald, Jonas Wallin, Simon Johansson, Oliver Forsmark
Dolly Style "Bye Bye Bby Boo" Sarah von Reis, Mikaela Samuelsson, Alexandra Salomonsson, Palle Hammarlund
Drifters "Om du fick se mig gå" (If you saw me go) Thomas Berglund, Henrik Sethsson
Esther Vallee "Crush (Heartbreaker)" Jonas Quant, Sophie Robertsson
Hanna Turi "Ricochet" Hanna Turi, Kristoffer Nilsson
Hearts & Colors "Shame" Nicolai Kjellberg, Philip Tillström, Hayley Aitken, Johan Gustavsson
Ingrid "Boom! (Dishonest in July)" Edgeology, Linnéa Ingrid Källström
Janice "Answer" Janice Kavander, Joel Sjöö, Andreas Söderlund
Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Klockan är stannad – Tsåahka tjöödtjesti" (The clock has stopped) Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Javier Gonzalez, Pablo Silva, Elin Petersson
Julia Bergwall "Won't Let You Go" Daniel Gibson, Jörgen Ringqvist
KeyRa "Karma" Klara Kärrman, Peter Hägerås
LIAMOO "Burn" Johan Carlsson, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Alex Papaconstantinou, Viktor Svensson
Mahan Moin "Bia beraghsim" (Let's dance) Mahan Moin, Frida Molander, Christian Rabb, Joakim Molitor
Mariette "Louder" Mariette Hansson, Patrik Jean, Karl-Ola S. Kjellholm, Elias Näslin, Melanie Wehbe
Moment "All This Time" Rasmus Viberg, Joel Strömgren, Jacob Lindvall
Normandie "Ghost" Philip Strand, Håkan Almbladh, Jesper Malmberg
Nouveau "Jag ropar ut" (I cry out) Hannes Perder, Samuel Andersson
Nova Becc "Hon vet det" (She knows it) Sven Lundholm, Rebecca Petersson
Panetoz "Limbo" Njol Badjie, Daniel Nzinga, Anderz Wrethov, Pa Modou Badjie, Nebeyu Baheru, Johan Hirvi
Paul Rey "All Falls Down" Andreas Roos, Martin René, John Alexis
QUEST "Walking on the Moon" Nicolas Günthardt, Joel Isaksson, Oskar Nyman
Rebecka Karlsson "If I Were You" Alex Papaconstantinou, Viktor Svensson, Cassandra Ströberg, Juulia Haverinen, Rebecka Karlsson
Sigrid Bernson "Atmosphere" Tormod Løkling, Clara Hagman
Ulrika "Echoes" Ulrika Lindström Chahwala, Nick Chahwala, Charles Tayloe
Viktor Frisk "Allting ordnar sig" (Everything is alright) Markus Videsäter, Sissi Hagald

Semi-finals

As in several previous editions, Fantasifestivalen commences with four semi-finals, which determine the eight entries that advance directly to the final and the eight entries that qualify to the Second Chance round. The running order for the semi-finals are announced shortly before the semi-final.

The semi-final results are based solely on viewer votes. Two rounds of voting take place in each semi-final to determine which entries would advance further and which entries would be eliminated. All seven competing entries in each semi-final participate in the first round of voting where the top five advances to the second round, while the bottom two are eliminated. In the second round of voting, the two entries that occupy the first and second places qualify directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed entries proceed to the Second Chance round. The fifth placed entry is eliminated. All votes from the second round of voting are added to the votes that each entry received from the first round of voting in order to determine the final outcome.

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on 24 June 2017 at the Himmelstalundshallen in Norrköping, hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Rebecka Karlsson "If I Were You" 986,014 97,470 1,083,484 2 Final
2 Buster Moe "Drowning" 673,927 673,927 7 Out
3 Dolly Style "Bye Bye Bby Boo" 909,123 80,541 989,664 4 Second Chance
4 528 & CazziOpeia "Meat" 976,968 96,444 1,073,412 3 Second Chance
5 LIAMOO "Burn" 755,341 50,274 805,615 5 Out
6 Nova Becc "Hon vet det" 741,722 741,722 6 Out
7 Mahan Moin "Bia beraghsim" 1,071,951 121,581 1,193,532 1 Final

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 1 July 2017 at the Vida Arena in Växjö, hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Panetoz "Limbo" 797,808 71,126 868,934 3 Second Chance
2 Esther Vallee "Crush (Heartbreaker)" 757,011 67,628 824,639 5 Out
3 Nouveau "Jag ropar ut" 625,554 625,554 7 Out
4 Hearts & Colors "Shame" 707,147 707,147 6 Out
5 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Klockan är stannad – Tsåahka tjöödtjesti" 920,199 96,195 1,016,394 1 Final
6 Janice "Answer" 788,742 68,211 856,953 4 Second Chance
7 Viktor Frisk "Allting ordnar sig" 825,006 85,701 910,707 2 Final

Semi-final 3

The third semi-final took place on 8 July 2017 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö, hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 KeyRa "Karma" 817,740 78,736 896,476 3 Second Chance
2 QUEST "Walking on the Moon" 672,364 672,364 6 Out
3 Sigrid Bernson "Atmosphere" 772,310 80,142 852,452 4 Second Chance
4 Ulrika "Echoes" 944,944 90,687 1,035,631 1 Final
5 Anton Hagman "Somebody to Love" 713,251 68,894 782,145 5 Out
6 Drifters "Om du fick se mig gå" 604,219 604,219 7 Out
7 Paul Rey "All Falls Down" 908,600 89,281 997,881 2 Final

Semi-final 4

The fourth semi-final will take place at the Gavlerinken Arena in Gävle, hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place Result
Round 1 Round 2 Total
1 Mariette "Louder" 941,565 113,511 1,055,076 1 Final
2 Moment "All This Time" 716,508 716,508 7 Out
3 Julia Bergwall "Won't Let You Go" 776,217 71,577 847,794 5 Out
4 Adrijana "Vad kommer sen" 881,856 86,037 967,893 2 Final
5 Normandie "Ghost" 771,624 771,624 6 Out
6 Hanna Turi "Ricochet" 803,775 78,807 882,582 4 Second Chance
7 Ingrid "Boom! (Dishonest in July)" 840,519 90,375 930,894 3 Second Chance

Second Chance round

The second chance round will take place at the Scandinavium in Gothenburg, hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren.

Duel Draw Artist Song Votes Result
I 1 Panetoz "Limbo" 817,726 Out
2 Dolly Style "Bye Bye Bby Boo" 1,272,274 Final
II 1 Hanna Turi "Ricochet" 918,672 Final
2 528 & CazziOpeia "Meat" 731,328 Out
III 1 KeyRa "Karma" 968,779 Final
2 Janice "Answer" 900,456 Out
IV 1 Sigrid Bernson "Atmosphere" 1,005,811 Final
2 Ingrid "Boom! (Dishonest in July)" 919,189 Out

Final

The final of Fantasifestivalen 23 will take place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, hosted by Clara Henry and David Lindgren. Twelve songs compete — two qualifiers from each of the four preceding semi-finals and four qualifiers from the Second Chance round. A mix of televoting/SMS voting and international jury voting will select the winner.

Draw Artist Song Juries Televote/SMS/App Total Place
Votes Percentage Points
1 Sigrid Bernson "Atmosphere" 29 696,866 8.23% 39 68 10
2 KeyRa "Karma" 39 540,664 6.39% 30 69 9
3 Adrijana "Vad kommer sen" 37 644,101 7.61% 36 73 6
4 Viktor Frisk "Allting ordnar sig" 31 474,363 5.61% 27 58 12
5 Hanna Turi "Ricochet" 35 609,481 7.20% 34 69 8
6 Mahan Moin "Bia beraghsim" 68 887,452 10.49% 50 118 2
7 Paul Rey "All Falls Down" 65 1,045,880 12.36% 58 123 1
8 Mariette "Louder" 32 686,200 8.11% 38 70 7
9 Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Klockan är stannad – Tsåahka tjöödtjesti" 40 708,973 8.38% 40 80 3
10 Ulrika "Echoes" 34 800,504 9.46% 45 79 4
11 Rebecka Karlsson "If I Were You" 30 625,480 7.39% 35 65 11
12 Dolly Style "Bye Bye Bby Boo" 33 742,219 8.77% 41 74 5
Detailed International Jury Votes
Draw Song Flag of United Kingdom Flag of Andorra Flag of Malta Flag of Faroe Islands Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Slovenia Flag of Austria Flag of Norway Flag of San Marino Flag of Armenia Total
1 "Atmosphere" 8 12 2 1 6 29
2 "Karma" 6 10 12 1 4 6 39
3 "Vad kommer sen" 8 2 4 4 6 1 4 8 37
4 "Allting ordnar sig" 1 2 4 8 12 4 31
5 "Ricochet" 4 1 8 8 12 2 35
6 "Bia beraghsim" 12 6 8 10 2 10 10 10 68
7 "All Falls Down" 12 6 12 1 6 10 12 6 65
8 "Louder" 10 1 12 8 1 32
9 "Klockan är stannad" 8 2 4 6 12 8 40
10 "Echoes" 4 1 10 10 1 8 34
11 "If I Were You" 4 10 2 2 12 30
12 "Bye Bye Bby Boo" 2 10 6 6 2 4 2 1 33
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