Melodifestivalen 2003

Melodifestivalen 2003 was the selection for the 43rd song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 42nd time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semi-finals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Jönköping, Gothenburg, Luleå, Sundsvall and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The show was watched by 1,230,751 people.

Melodifestivalen 2003
Semi-final15 February 2003
22 February 2003
1 March 2003
8 March 2003
Second chance9 March 2003
Final15 March 2003
Presenter(s)Mark Levengood, Jonas Gardell
Directed bySven Stojanovic
Voting system50/50 Jury and telephone voting
Winning song"Give Me Your Love" by Fame


DateCityVenueNo. of televotes cast:Heat
15 FebruaryJönköpingTipshallen427,090Semi-final 1
22 FebruaryGothenburgScandinavium630,826Semi-final 2
1 MarchLuleåArcushallen340,051Semi-final 3
8 MarchSundsvallNordichallen443,689Semi-final 4
9 MarchStockholmSVT Broadcasting House341,866Second Chance
15 MarchStockholmStockholm Globe Arena926,318Final


The semi-finals for Melodifestivalen 2003 began on 15 February 2003. Ten songs from these semi-finals qualified for the final on March 15, 2003. This was the second year that a semi-final format had been used for the competition. "När löven faller" composed by Carola Häggkvist and Ingemar Åberg was disqualified prior to the competition.

Semi-final 1

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
2DeDe Lopez"Someone, Somewhere, Someday"5,3867thOut
3Méndez"Carnaval"26,83634,5763rdSecond Chance
4Alive featuring Jesse Martin"Ingen annan"
(No one else)
5Jill Johnson"Crazy in Love"42,69748,7862ndFinal
6Da Buzz"Stop! Look! Listen!"16,8175thOut
7Markus Landgren"Television"19,99725,9984thSecond Chance
8Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen"Let Your Spirit Fly"95,70390,3021stFinal

Semi-final 2

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1Andrés Esteche"Just Like a Boomerang"29,2235thOut
2Sanna Nielsen"Hela världen för mig"
(The whole world for me)
3Kerli featuring Locatellis"Let's Go"15 3347thOut
5Brandsta City Släckers"15 minuter"42,35452,4594thSecond Chance
6Fame"Give Me Your Love"69,283125,9751stFinal
7Aleena"Better Believe It"26,2856thOut
8Alcazar"Not a Sinner nor a Saint"63,70269,8593rdSecond Chance

Semi-final 3

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1Barbados"Bye, Bye"36,28738,1442ndFinal
2Shanna Smith"Tonight's the Night"5,8618thOut
3Nanne Grönvall"Evig kärlek"
(Everlasting love)
4Sarek"Genom eld och vatten"
(Through fire and water)
5Sofia Källgren & Robert Wells"My Love"22,3815thOut
6Liverpool"Love Is All"23,10519,6154thSecond Chance
7Shirley Clamp"Mr. Memory"11,9626thOut
8Style"Stay the Night"37,14519,7083rdSecond Chance

Semi-final 4

Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Votes Place Results
Round 1 Round 2
1Sahlene"We're Unbreakable"20,8175thOut
2Fernando Brito"No dudes en llamarme"
(Don't hesitate to call)
3Bubbles"TKO (Knock You Out)"37,66944,9943rdSecond Chance
4Maarja"He Is Always on My Mind"14,2216thOut
5Östen med resten"Maria"69,71686,3541stFinal
6Lina Hedlund"Nothing Can Stop Me"20,87827,5814thSecond Chance
7Mikael Erlandsson"Tills jag mötte dig"
(Until I met you)
8Afro-dite"Aqua Playa"51,97451,3782ndFinal

Second Chance

2Markus Landgren"Television"21,7637thOut
3Brandsta City Släckers"15 minuter"44,1913rdOut
4Alcazar"Not a Sinner nor a Saint"102,2401stFinal
5Liverpool"Love Is All"28,0606thOut
6Style"Stay the Night"21,4908thOut
7Bubbles"TKO (Knock You Out)"55,5962ndFinal
8Lina Hedlund"Nothing Can Stop Me"35,2114thOut


Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place
Juries Viewers Total
1Fame"Give Me Your Love"Calle Kindbom, Carl Lösnitz1081322401st
2Jill Johnson"Crazy in Love"Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson100221224th
3Östen med resten"Maria"Larry Forsberg, Sven-Inge Sjöberg, Lennart Wastesson1011218th
4Afro-dite"Aqua Playa"Marcos Ubeda48487th
5Sanna Nielsen"Hela världen för mig"Thomas G:son2766935th
6Barbados"Bye Bye"Lotta Ahlin, Tommy Lydell, Bobby Ljunggren7710th
7Sarek"Genom eld och vatten"Mårten Eriksson, Stina Jadelius1144556th
8Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen"Let Your Spirit Fly"Anders Dannvik, Ola Höglund90881782nd
9Bubbles"TKO (Knock You Out)"Paul Rein, Lars Erlandsson, Fredrik Lenander10109th
10Alcazar"Not a Sinner nor a Saint"Tommy Lydell, Bobby Ljunggren, Lotta Ahlin621101723rd



"Give Me Your Love"6124612121012101212108
"Crazy In Love"121012108108104106100
"Aqua Playa"88821664-1448
"Hela världen för mig"--214-488--27
"Bye Bye"-1--2---22-7
"Genom eld och vatten"4--4----1-211
"Let Your Spirit Fly"261012681261261090
"TKO (Knock You Out)"1-1--2-1-4110
"Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint"104-81042268862


Song Jury No. of televotes (%) Points Total
"Give Me Your Love"108229 753132240
"Crazy In Love"100116 44022122
"Maria"1092 7221121
"Aqua Playa"4859 52048
"Hela världen för mig"27136 9846693
"Bye Bye"737 1327
"Genom eld och vatten"11127 1434455
"Let Your Spirit Fly"90156 70288178
"TKO (Knock You Out)"1091 97910
"Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint"62182 736110172

Returning artists

Artist Previous year(s)
Crosstalk 1999
Méndez 2002
Brandsta City Släckers
Östen med resten
Jill Johnson 1998
Pernilla Wahlgren 1985, 1991
Jan Johansen 1995, 2001, 2002
Sanna Nielsen 2001
Magnus Carlsson 2000, 2001, and 2002 with Barbados
Andreas Lundstedt 1996
Barbados 2000, 2001, 2002
Nanne Grönvall 1986 and 1987 with Sound of Music, 1996 with One More Time, 1998
Sofia Källgren 1989 with Visitors, Melodifestivalen 1990
Robert Wells 1987
Lina Hedlund 2002 with Hanna Hedlund
Mikael Erlandsson 1990 with N'Gang

See also

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