Melodifestivalen 2011: We have a winner….

scandipop March 13, 2011 5

And a thoroughly deserving one at that.

Eric Saade’s ‘Popular’ triumphed in last night’s Melodifestivalen final. A cracking little gem of a pop song, with an awesome performance. And we can’t really say any more than that!

Here’s the final result;

1. Eric Saade – “Popular” – 193 points
2. Danny Saucedo – “In The Club” – 149 points
3. The Moniker – “Oh My God!” – 124 points
4. Sanna Nielsen – “I’m In Love” – 114 points
5. Swingfly – “Me and My Drum” – 93 points
6. The Playtones – “The King” – 79 points
7. Linda Bengtzing – “E Det Fel På Mig” – 58 points
8. Nicke Borg – “Leaving Home” – 57 points
9. Sara Varga – “Spring För Livet” – 50 points
10. Brolle – “7 Days And 7 Nights” – 29 points




  1. Geo March 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm -

    I don’t know if it’s my taste. But I cannot see european people understanding the appeal of this song. Mainly because it kinda fits the popularity that Eric has been building since “Sleepless” and definitely “Manboy”. And I think that the “… you will one daaayyyy” and “…be someone before you are goooonee” are strange 😛
    I’m afraid that this will flop.. I really don’t want it to, but I have big reservations with this song ( not the presentation!)
    Danny’s “In the club” does not says winner all over it.. but it would have great chances to finish among the top 10 entries.
    If Sweden would like to play it safe: I’m in Love 🙂

  2. Kenny March 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm -

    Well deserved! Two years in a row Sweden is my no1 favorite on ESC 🙂

  3. Paul March 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm -

    so so thrilled. great performance and a deserved chart topper too.

  4. Lindsey March 13, 2011 at 6:22 pm -

    Finally, a Swedish entry that I actually LOVE! I feel like he would represent Sweden so well at the ESC and that this song will actually get a lot of attention 🙂

  5. NICJAY March 14, 2011 at 6:43 am -

    As pleased as I am for Eric (I really am) I’m just so sore that Jenny Silver singing Something In YOur Eyes didn’t get into the final. That was my favourite selection, and failing her I had wanted Sanna. The only reason for these choices being that I think they will be more memorable tunes in years to come (had they got the exposure). But well done Sweden as usual. You get six weeks of this fantastic show to enjoy and select from. This year, we in the UK don’t even get to choose – singer or song; Blue have reformed and will be doing a song they’ve chosen. Public interest has been excluded altogether – it’s a bit like having a Prime Minister we never voted for!

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