24 June 2017|
1 July 2017
8 July 2017
15 July 2017
|Second chance||22 July 2017|
|Final||3 October 2017|
50% Jury, 50% SMS and telephone voting in the final.100% SMS and telephone voting in the heats and Second Chance round.
"All Falls Down"
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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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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|
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.
|Round 1||Round 2||Total|
|1||Rebecka Karlsson||"If I Were You"||986,014||97,470||1,083,484||2||Final|
|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|
|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|
|Round 1||Round 2||Total|
|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|
|7||Viktor Frisk||"Allting ordnar sig"||825,006||85,701||910,707||2||Final|
|Round 1||Round 2||Total|
|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|
|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|
|Round 1||Round 2||Total|
|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|
|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
|2||Dolly Style||"Bye Bye Bby Boo"||1,272,274||Final|
|2||528 & CazziOpeia||"Meat"||731,328||Out|
|2||Ingrid||"Boom! (Dishonest in July)"||919,189||Out|
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.
|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|
|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|
|9||Jon Henrik Fjällgren||"Klockan är stannad – Tsåahka tjöödtjesti"||40||708,973||8.38%||40||80||3|
|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|