Robin Stjernberg may have queued up at Central Station this morning to reserve his 2nd class ticket to Malmo, but it turns out he was just a couple thousand votes away from watching the Melodifestivalen final from his sofa.

Robin Stjernberg only narrowly beat out Martin Rolinski in the Second Chance duel by 2,175 votes. That’s an even narrower margin than the one that sent tragic Malena Ernman to Eurovision over lovely yet kooky Caroline af Ugglas a few years ago.

Robin will go down in history as the first contestant to win Melodifestivalen via the Second Chance competition, but I don’t think he’ll be super pleased to know he barely made it to the final in the first place.

So what explains the sudden surge in Robin’s popularity? Did people really need to hear “You” so many times before getting hooked? Let us know what you think.

Click here to see even more interesting Melodifestivalen 2013 voting statistics from Aftonbladet.

 

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Irma Trujillo
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Irma Trujillo

I dont like it! It sounds like makuna matata, or tanzans..song..
It is boring.

Jean Mallee
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Jean Mallee

I don’t like it. Probably a top 10, nothing more.

Nitzan
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Nitzan

This could provide Sweden with a double this year. Very strong entry.

Gavin
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Hmmmmm… Well if you ignore all the hyp, the expectations, the betting and you look at the running order and the talent and the song. Also compare to the delivery of ‘yohio’. It’s not a big surprise that this won. Also Robin has a humility and vulnerability and general sense of excitement that makes him a generally nice person to give a vote to.