Melodifestivalen, the Swedish National Final has just concluded in what most would consider a nail biter.In the end Robin won the tight race with the song “you”

This is the first time that a song that qualified from the Second Chance wins it all. We recently discussed the Second Chance round concept in a separate article and tonight’s result emphasizes that a song can grow on people.




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  1. rajoq

    March 9, 2013 at 21:57

    OMG, the juries robbed Heartbreak Hotel 🙁

  2. Zack

    March 9, 2013 at 23:25

    I can dig it, but Norway is still the one to beat.

  3. Roy van der Merwe

    March 10, 2013 at 05:40

    I am happy it is not Yohio or Ralf but I wanted Anton

  4. Roy van der Merwe

    March 10, 2013 at 05:42

    This is interesting that we only a few weeks ago discussed about SECOND CHANCE and if there indeed was a winner in Sweden via that show and now we get it. So we were very topical.

  5. Zack

    March 10, 2013 at 15:56

    Yes Roy, I told Matt your idea to write about Second Chance was quite fitting! I think this will help any Second Chance or WildCard part of a National Final establish credibility as a way to possibly win. Sometimes, I felt like the WildCard was just to get more ratings (which it is!) and never amounted to much success for the artists, but this is good news!

  6. Roy van der Merwe

    March 10, 2013 at 18:55

    Which place did Anton Ewald got, the other second chance candidate? If he is also top 5, then it us even better.

  7. rajo

    March 10, 2013 at 20:04

    lol, swedish newspapers are mad at international juries for killing Yohio and think they were trying to sabotage their chances.

    Actually, I for one have found a new favourite. Seems like Scandinavia is the only part of Europe with decent songs this year.

    btw. is Robin a He or She? I am not sure…

  8. Matt

    March 10, 2013 at 20:21

    Roy, Anton was 5th with juries and 4th with televoters and overall 4th.
    So yes, you could say both Second Chance songs did really well

  9. Suzanne

    March 10, 2013 at 20:23

    Rajo : Robin is a man but I think you meant Yohio. He is also a man – and hetero 😉 . He plays in the Visual kei-band Seremedy – that´s why he looks like he does on stage.

  10. Matt

    March 10, 2013 at 20:32

    Correction: Anton was 3rd with the televoters.

  11. Roy van der Merwe

    March 11, 2013 at 10:51

    I am really happy because it will give me life to SECOND CHANCE and show there could be a second chance, just go all out and promote your entry.

  12. Colé van dais

    March 13, 2013 at 10:12

    I love this song, and his voice, but he should wear a brighter suit – maybe shocking green…Isn’t that crazy?


    May 16, 2013 at 12:26

    ROBIN sings beautifully, it is the Swedish beauty and kindness that binds its visage.il can be the winner of Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Malmo (sweden).
    ROBIN I support you, I am wholeheartedly with you in thought and word.
    You have to win. Good luck to you Robin you’re the best.
    You are a great ambassador of Sweden.

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