North Vision Song Contest 1
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
National selection
Selection process Fantasifestivalen 01
Selection date(s) Semi-finals:
22nd March 2013
24th March 2013
26th March 2013
28th March 2013
Second Chance:
30th March 2013
1st April 2013
Selected entrant Timoteij
Selected song "Puls"
Selected songwriter(s) Gustav Eurén, Karl Eurén, Niclas Arn, Kristian Wejshag, Lars "Dille" Diedricson
Finals performance
Final result 3rd, 154 points
Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the North Vision Song Contest 1 in Budapest, Hungary. The Swedish entry was selected through Fantasifestivalen 01, a national final format that consisted of four semi-finals, a second chance round and a final, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). Timoteij represented Sweden with the song "Puls", which scored 154 points in the grand final and finished in 3rd place.

Fantasifestivalen 01

Fantasifestivalen 01 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the North Vision Song Contest 1. Hosted by Danny Saucedo and Petra Marklund, 32 songs competed in a one-week-long process that consisted of four semifinals on 22, 24, 26 and 28 March 2013, a second chance round on 30 March 2013, and a final on 1 April 2013. Eight songs competed in each semifinal - the top two qualified directly to the final, while the third and fourth placed songs qualified to the second chance round. An additional two songs qualified to the final from the second chance round. Among the competing artists were Marie Serneholt who later represented Sweden in the North Vision Song Contest 6 and Malena Ernman who won the North Vision Song Contest 3 for Sweden and returned in North Vision Song Contest 7.

Semi-finals and Second chance

  • The first semi-final took place on 22 March 2013 at the Malmö Arena in Malmö. "Heaven Can Wait" performed by Star Pilots and "Spinning" performed by Gathania qualified directly to the final, while "Strong" performed by Sanna Nielsen and "Desire" performed by Darin qualified to the second chance round.
  • The second chance round took place on 30 March 2013 at the Sparbanken Lidköping Arena in Lidköping. "Don't Worry" performed by Jonathan Fagerlund and "Desire" performed by Darin were the two qualifiers for the final.


The final of Fantasifestivalen 01 was held on 1 April 2013 at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. The two winners from each of the four semi-finals and the two second chance winners qualified for the final, creating a ten song lineup. A mix of televoting/SMS voting and international jury voting selected "Puls" performed by Timoteij as the winner.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Composer(s) Juries Viewers Total Place
1 Timoteij "Puls" (Pulse) Gustav Eurén, Karl Eurén, Niclas Arn, Kristian Wejshag, Lars "Dille" Diedricson 60 96 156 1
2 Star Pilots "Heaven Can Wait" Johan Fjällström 48 40 88 5
3 Jonathan Fagerlund "Don't Worry" Jonathan Fagerlund 42 50 92 4
4 Basic Element "Touch You Right Now" Charlie King, David Seisay, Peter Thelenius, Tomas Kollder, Jonas Wesslander 34 51 85 6
5 John de Sohn feat. Kristin Amparo "Dance Our Tears Away" John De Sohn, Andreas Jorgen Moe, Björn Johnsson, Didrik Thott 39 31 70 8
6 Marie Serneholt "That's the Way My Heart Goes" Jörgen Elofsson, Pär Westerlund, Rikard Brandén, Tommy Lee James 74 79 153 2
7 Darin "Desire" Patric Sarin, Peter Månsson, Darin Zaynar 35 33 68 9
8 Nanne Grönvall "Änglavakt" (Guardian Angel) Fredrik Kempe, Anders Henjerh 55 30 85 7
9 Amanda Jenssen "Ghost" Björn Yttling, Amanda Jenssen 62 40 102 3
10 Gathania "Spinning" Anoo Bhagavan, Jonas Von Der Burg, Niclas Von Der Burg 24 23 47 10

At Northvision

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Timoteij performing "Puls" in Budapest (1st edition).

There was controversy when it was decided by the NBU that Sweden would be automatically qualified for the grand final due to its funds putting into the contest. This was made to equal the semi-final participants number. During the running order draw at the Budapest National Theatre, Sweden was drawn to compete sixth in the grand final, following Greece and preceding Luxembourg, as well as drawn to vote in the first semi-final. Sweden placed 3rd in the final, scoring 154 points.

On stage, Timoteij were joined by two backing vocalists. The Swedish performance focused on Timoteij with their instruments on stage.

In Sweden, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on SVT1 with commentary by the Head of Delegation Jan Simonis. The shows were also broadcast via radio on Sveriges Radio P4 with commentary by Carolina Norén and Ronnie Ritterland. The Swedish spokesperson revealing the result of the Swedish vote in the final was Marie Serneholt.

Points awarded to Sweden

12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden

Semi-final 1 votes
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10 pointsFlag of Cyprus Cyprus
8 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
7 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
6 pointsFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
5 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
4 pointsFlag of Greece Greece
3 pointsFlag of France France
2 pointsFlag of Spain Spain
1 pointFlag of Belarus Belarus
Final votes
12 pointsFlag of Romania Romania
10 pointsFlag of Cyprus Cyprus
8 pointsIceland Iceland
7 pointsFlag of Norway Norway
6 pointsFlag of Denmark Denmark
5 pointsFlag of Hungary Hungary
4 pointsFlag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
3 pointsFlag of Ireland Ireland
2 pointsFlag of Greece Greece
1 pointFlag of Belarus Belarus

Split voting results

There have not been any split results in the first edition. The voting method was 100% televoting.

See also