Earlier today Sweden’s SVT released the complete results of Melodifestivalen 2014. After having a quick glance, we’re fairly certain the results will help calm the anger over the reported phone irregularities that many feared had cost Ace Wilder the win. While the tabloids initially reported that Sanna Nielsen had won the televote by around 5,000 votes, the final figures show that she actually won the televote by nearly 24,000 votes. That’s still super close when you consider that Swedes cast 3,273,285 votes in total. Accounting for public voting and the jury, the final margin of victory was just two points, making this the closest race in Melodifestivalen history.

You can see the complete results below. To blow up the photo just click on it. SVT has supplied us with interesting factoids and stats beneath each chart.

Semi-Final One

Melfest semi-final one results

  • YOHIO had the highest number of votes in any of the four semi-finals with 117,219. Sanna Nielsen won her semi-final with 109,592 votes, Oscar Zia with 60,735 and Alcazar with 97,453.
  • The first semi-final was also the most watched.
  • Sylvester Schlegel recorded the lowest number of votes in any heat, with just 5,934. The second lowest number of votes also came from this heat. Mahan Moin only recorded 6,943.

Semi-Final Two

Melfest semi final 2 results

  • Sanna Nielsen’s share of the vote—32.25%—was the largest of any winner during the semi-finals.
  • She finished with a comfortable margin of more than 52,000 over second-place finisher Panetoz.

Semi-Final Three

melfest semi-final 3 results

  • Dr Alban and Jessica Folcker finished just 856 votes behind Outrigger, which meant the doctor and his diva were sent home rather than to the Second Chance round. During the second round of voting in that semi-final, the margin between the two was even tighter at just 184 votes.
  • State of Drama almost advanced directly to the final. They came up just 861 votes behind Ace Wilder.
  • Of all the acts that qualified directly to the final, Ace Wilder was the one who qualified with the lowest number of votes—43,074 to be precise.

Semi-Final Four

Melfest results Semi-final 4

  • After Sanna Nielsen in semi-final two, Alcazar recorded the highest percentage of votes in any semi-final with a 30.78% share.
  • Janet Leon recorded the lowest number of votes in semi-finals two, three and four. She only earned 8,307.

Andra Chansen

Melfest Andra Chansen results

  • JEM was eliminated after the first round of voting, but just barely. They finished the first round just 726 votes behind State of Drama.
  • Helena Paparizou won the first round of voting with 47,161 votes. Linus Svenning was second with 45,657.
  • Ammotrack came last with just 16,998.
  • Helena Paparizou slayed Outtrigger in their duel by a margin of more than 72,000 votes.

Final

Melfest final results

  • Anton Ewald, who spent a lot of time moaning about the juries after the final, saw the biggest drop in televoting numbers. During the semi-final he received 71,675. But in the final he earned just 35,208.
  • That’s the lowest number of votes received in the final since Hanna & Lina way back in 2002. Ouch.
  • Ace Wilder saw a dramatic rise in her televotes. She earned just 43,704 in her semi-final, but 283,831 in the final. That’s a 550% increase!

So what do you think? Any surprises? Who do you want to see come back next year?

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Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Regarding the jury’s role in Ace Wilder’s outcome: maybe not all the juries agreed, but just look at the bigger picture. They ranked her in first place! Was anyone really expecting the jury to like her as much as they did? I sure wasn’t… The huge difference in Ace’s televotes between the semifinal and final is probably due to three things: 1) She sang much, much better in the final 2) She drew the coveted 10th spot in the final 3) When your song is #1 on Spotify and iTunes, the hype starts to build. I find it interesting that… Read more »

Vlad
Vlad
6 years ago

Ace was robbed… End of

Kary
Kary
6 years ago

Sanna won. End of the history. 😛

J
J
6 years ago

i blame germany. rumour has it they gave ace 0 on purpose because they want to win ESC this year and she was major threat.

they should know she had 3 top 10 hits in germany as a songwriter.. its definitely suspicious.

Eugene UK
Eugene UK
6 years ago

Ace needed THREE points from the public, (ie 116 points in total) TO BEAT Sanna, that equates to a minimum of 8,612 more public votes. (In the event of a tie I assume the winner of the public vote would go through.)

283,873 + 8,612 = 292,485 ÷ 1,192,360 = 24.53% x 473 = 116 points.

If 8,612 votes were lost in the phone issues, then perhaps Ace was still robbed?

There is no way for SVT would know how many votes were lost though……………so Sanna is still the winner.

Julian
Julian
6 years ago

3.3 mill votes… that’s whole lot of money

petar
petar
6 years ago

Martin needs 6000 sms to go to final from semi final. And he also needs only 6000 sms to go to final from second chance.

Dhani
6 years ago

i’m so proud of my Helena in mf 2014 <3 the dumb swedes can't see the quality of music and sended a mediocre boring ballad.

petar
petar
6 years ago

Germany and Malta gave 1 point to Ace in final they can gave her 24 points, other countries gave her 8,10 and 12 points 5 times.
Sanna from these countries gets 20 points of 24 points. Sanna lowes score is 4 points from The Netheralands , she get from another juries 6,8,10 and one 12 points.
Next year come back intenational and swedish juries 6 plus 5.

Zachary Thomas
6 years ago

Sad to see JEM got so close to making it further in Andra Chansen, I feel if they got over the first hurdle they would’ve gained enough momentum to qualify.

Can’t believe Ace almost got relegated, I thought she would’ve won SF3 based on Final numbers.

christian
christian
6 years ago

Well, technically you could also argue, that Sanna only won it by roughly 5000 votes, because that’s the equivalent to her 2-point-margin.

J
J
6 years ago

that is very little. since sanna got 307.000 votes and ace 283.000. if ace just got 5000 votes more she could have won thanks to the lead in jury points.

anyway i hope she comes back with another perfect song!