Tonight’s Melodifestivalen final had it all: Dinah Nah really made us “la la la”, Jon Henrik Fjällgren touched us with his traditional joik and we all wanted to take a “Groupie” with Samir & Victor. But there could only be the one winner and having taken first place in all of our pre-contests polls and rankings, Måns Zelmerlöw followed it up with an absolute landslide victory. He will go to Eurovision with “Heroes”!

Måns won with a total of 288 points, beating Jon Henrik Fjällgren in to second place. The result never seemed to be in question as soon as the international juries coming in, with Måns picking up top marks from nine of the eleven juries. The show ran in to some technical troubles halfway through when the #melfest app crashed halfway through the show, which meant that only televotes and SMS counted in the public vote.

Surprisingly, Eric Saade struggled and ultimately finished fifth in his return to Melodifestivalen, with Mariette and Hasse Andersson finishing 3rd and 4th ahead of him. That was certainly a sting in the tale!

Måns admitted in our interview with him that “Heroes” was not initially his song for Melodifestivalen, but quickly changed his choice of song once he had heard “Heroes” for the first time – a choice that certainly paid off! “Heroes” was written by former Melodifestivalen winners Joy and Linnea Deb, who were co-writers on Robin Stjernberg’s “You” in 2013. They penned “Heroes” alongside Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad.

Final Scoreboard

1. Måns Zelmerlöw, “Heroes” 288 pts
2. Jon Henrik Fjällgren, “Jag är fri (Manne Leam Frijje)” 139pts
3. Mariette, “Don’t Stop Believing” 102pts
4. Hasse Andersson, “Guld och gröna skogar” 78pts
5. Eric Saade, “Sting” 77pts
6. Linus Svenning, “Forever Starts Today” 59pts
7. Isa, “Don’t Stop” 56pts
8. Samir & Viktor, “Groupie” 49pts
9. Magnus Carlsson, “Möt mig i Gamla stan” 28pts
10. JTR, “Building It Up” 25pts
11. Jessica Andersson, “Can’t Hurt Me Now” 23pts
12. Dinah Nah, “Make Me (La La La)” 22pts

International Juries Voting

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Måns will perform in the second half of the second semi final on the 21st May. Do you think that (as many of the international jurors suggested) he has a chance of giving Sweden their sixth victory? Let us know in the comments section or on our Twitter or Facebook!

First impressions of his victory

Eric Saade reacts

Måns enters the afterparty

Måns’ encore performance of “Heroes”

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READ THE LYRICS TO “HEROES” HERE

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Wiki just posted the final figures. Had they thrown out the first round of voting that decided the final 5 in each round, and used the second round of votes ALONE to decide who went to the finals and who went to A.C., here’s what we would have seen: In Heat 1, Elize and Rickard would have gone straight to the final in the 1st heat alongside Eric, and bumped Jessica down to A.C. with Dolly Style. Behrang Miri and Victor Crone would have been out. In Heat 2, Direkt till Final for Linus, alongside Magnus, and Mariette would have… Read more »

why
why
6 years ago

0 points for plagium?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

A post-MelFest afterthought: If Hasse should entertain the idea of trying again, I hope they talk him into recruiting AVICII to give his next song a slightly electro bend!! 😛

Cee
Cee
6 years ago

@S*

He may not kill gay peope but many gays (especially teens) kill themselfs because the atmosphere of homophobia that people like Mans and Carola create.

S*
S*
6 years ago

haha… was upset and the text became a mess 🙂

S*
S*
6 years ago

@Cee get over yout self! I know a lot gays who see her as their favorite slager-diva and loves her songs. you are not fighting for gay-rights, not atbthis Point anyway. You just feeling sorry for yout self and whine. He is out enemy! And Before tou start I know how it feels to be fighting for your rights as a human being, but see the difference between what is true and not. He does not beat homosexuals, he spend time with them, he works woth them, he do not stalk them and he do not runs hate Campaigns against… Read more »

GGL
GGL
6 years ago

I find this song boring and nothing special and definetely not a top 10 song. Im afraid it cant qualify either (Sweden 2010….). Good luck anyway the guy is cute.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@bavarson: It was not lost on me that “Heroes” was a bit reminiscent of Robin Stjernberg’s “You”. If he finishes as far down the leaderboard as Robin did, we’ll know that it was not lost on a lot of people around Europe.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

I thought maybe, just maybe, Jon Henrik might steal it on the jury vote. He won on one of the 11 cards (U.K.), and Mariette won on another (Israel); but Måns won on the other 9, and Jon Henrik needed to beat him by 49 points on the public vote. That wasn’t going to happen. Nevertheless, here is how I saw the finale. I use 5 criteria, for which all ties were broken: Samir and Viktor: “Groupie” (A.C.), 9.10 (10th) Final result: 8th. They were doomed when they were given the pole position. Then again, I didn’t think they had… Read more »

S*
S*
6 years ago

@Cee you prefer to be bitter, and that is your loss. You are wrong and acting like a troll. You are not Swedish and if you were, you would know that we would never send and REAL homophobe to eurovision. NEVER!

Cee
Cee
6 years ago

@S

because, unfortunately, he is and we are right.

S*
S*
6 years ago

All u people who claims that Mans is an homophoe, whay cant u just be happy that he is not and that u r wrong?

Cee
Cee
6 years ago

@Mathias

she probably doesn’t know about these nasty remarks

Mathias (From Sweden)
Mathias (From Sweden)
6 years ago

Just a question to everyone saying “Måns is homphobe”, would Conchita (The gay icon of ESC) give Måns a 12 if he was homophobe? Don’t think so, so why did she do it then? 😮
Lol

Cee
Cee
6 years ago

@Huh

Why doesn’t Mans take his issues with gay sex internally instead of expressing it in front of the cameras?

Yaaay
Yaaay
6 years ago

@Cee
PLEASE NOO IDIOTS WHO BELIEVES IN EVERYTHING HE READS EVEN THOUGH HE DOESN’T EVEN SPEAK OR LIVE IN THE COUNTRY!

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

I hope the majority of the people, especially the gays, won’t boo on him during the contest. Take the booings internally instead of expressing it in front of the stage…

Cee
Cee
6 years ago

NO SELF-HATING GAYS IN THE EUROVISION COMMUNITY!!!

Mathias (From Sweden)
Mathias (From Sweden)
6 years ago

NO LIARS IN THE EUROVISION COMMUNITY!
@Dandy_Eurovision

Dandy_Eurovision
Dandy_Eurovision
6 years ago

NO HOMOPHOBIC artists in the ESC!!! No to Mans!!!

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
6 years ago

@WTF it’s really hard, because I enjoy music and I can’t enjoy something like Israel’s entry. I hate listening to radio or music channels, I just hate to hear music I don’t like. I explore music often and mostly I find 1 good song even if I listen to different songs more than hour. There are 3 songs what I really like this year and one more that I listen to. 4 Eurovision songs on my playlist is not bad. Oh, and I have Mama Ain’t Proud by Guy Sebastian on my playlist as well, but it will not be… Read more »

Cee
Cee
6 years ago

Putin celebrates the victory of this homophobe!

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Not bad at all 🙂

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

@BritneyHooker: You gotta lower your standards for ESC in order to enjoy most of the songs… That’s what I do.

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
6 years ago

@Darren there are different opinions. I actually like Aminata’s screaming.

This is not weakest year for me. Last year I liked only 3 songs, this year I like 4. And that’s a record for me. There have been years when I like none of the songs.

Adams
Adams
6 years ago

Yes, but he is second bookies favourite overall. Overrated?

Enough
Enough
6 years ago

Just shut it, you “Mans is a homophobe” retards. You obviously can’t do anything about the fact that he won, so why not just go and stick it up your ass to help you get over it? Hahahaha.

Mike
Mike
6 years ago

This is a f****** copy of Lovers On The Sun…. I hope people don’t vote for Sweeden.

Top 5:

-Estonia
-Spain
-Germany
-Itlay
-Switzerland

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Well Sweden Sweden made a good choice, it’s definitely a break from a woman screaming so bad you actually cannot hear the lyrics, I’m looking at you Georgia, Malta, Latvia and Switzerland 🙂 My top 10 (in no order) Spain Germany Sweden Ireland Slovenia FYR Macedonia Italy Netherlands Belgium Estonia Have to say, it’s the poorest year since 2010 in Oslo. It was a hard top 10. It’s clear that Ukraine is missed this year, they would have had something crazy. Waiting for Azerbaijan to reveal their song, no doubt something to do with fire, but I don’t hold out… Read more »

Marcus F
Marcus F
6 years ago

Let’s get some stuff straight here: You may or may not like the song, that’s up to your personal tastes. But don’t base your decision on “homophobia” or “Lovers On The Sun”-likeness. Why? Let’s start with the end: “Lovers On The Sun” is a great song, and it leverages the Italian-Western-Movie kind of music combined with modern styles in a great way. So does “Heroes”. Both start softly/moodily and explodes in the chorus. There stops the likeness. If that is copycat stuff, then just about every song ever sung in Eurovision is a copy of something else – not to… Read more »

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

🙂
I hope jury will be killed, because they ruined eurovision. Viewers vote for the best performances, jury vote for countries and odds.

PP
PP
6 years ago

With international juries song in swedish don t have chance to win at Melodifestivalne. We saw in past years, that song finished in last 3 place with internatonal jurie got many point from swedish public Hasse this year (3 on televote and only last place 11/12 with international juries. Thorsten in 2012 onlz 3 points from interantion juries and 40 from swedish televote. SVT drop international juries or 5 international 5 swedish region

:)
:)
6 years ago

i hope jury will kill this song, as it seems televoting will give Sweden high place. this song is far from winner title, nothing original, N O T H I N G, how cant you see that?

ify_
ify_
6 years ago

@ Sal, no you’re right it’s not that special it’s like a thousand times better than a finland or moldova, but this wasn’t a special song, it’s the act that people liked combined with the looks, and yes his voice was very good as well but the song itself was o…kay. Mariette or Jon Henrik were more special and had a better melody in their song in my opinion… same with Linus Svenning…. but this.. I think heroes is my least favorite of Sweden since Eric Saade… but at least this guy can’t sing! Sweden could’ve had such an amazing… Read more »

Sal
Sal
6 years ago

I’m sorry but can somebody please explain this to me. I DON’T GET HOW THIS SONG IS SO POPULAR. I feel like everyone’s in on this secret and I’m left out. The song leaves me completely cold, I think it’s average at best. The lyrics are pretentious and self-indulgent – ‘we are the heroes of our time’…really? who is? You are, Mans? Right…

Really really really hoping this won’t win in May :'(

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

YES!!!!

1º Estonia
2º Sweden
3º Georgia

bavarson
bavarson
6 years ago

Jury manipulated voting again! In semi final Jon Henrik Fjallgren was much more popular than Mans Zelmerlow! Look at results from 2014. Ace Wilder reached a very poor result in semi final, but she was 2nd in televoting in final, because she was first after points from jury in final!

Pet
Pet
6 years ago

David Guetta is rubbing his hands in glee. He’s gonna win the Eurovision without even entering the contest. If Robin Thicke and Farrell Williams lost their battle in court with a much less obvious plagiarism case, this one will be easy peasy.

LPL
LPL
6 years ago

David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun…

Frank21
Frank21
6 years ago

Sometimes…. , depend in what…. , i am heterophobic

frances
frances
6 years ago

I guess that Sweden will win Eurovision… Again! And well deserved, the rest of the countries have made it easy this year for Sweden to win with all their mediocre choices. Top 5 so far: Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany and maybe Estonia

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
6 years ago

Don’t know why I’m still watching this show. Most songs are songs what grannies would listen. Ok, my top: 1. Latvia 10/10 (I’m obsessed with this song. It’s my #1 hit followed by Kat Dahlia – I Think I’m In Love and Bebe Rexha – Gone) 2. Slovenia 9/10 (love her voice, love her style) 3. Estonia 8/10 (all top 4 songs are on my playlist. I thibk top 3 will stay like this till the end of the show) 4. United Kingdom 7/10 (it’s original. I want someone to make TRAP remix for this. I even have this on… Read more »

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Against so many calm songs this year (which I wouldn’t disregard), “Heroes” can really stands out and reach TOP 5 or even win. Let’s say we have two “genres” this year: calm songs and the rest. “Heroes” belongs to the second type, in which it has no real challenger except Belgium. There is, to my mind, one condition – Mans has to preserve his marvellous and very modern staging with all those effects on the screens. Before us the announcements of the songs from Australia and the eternal contender for winning – Azerbaijan. Thus, all rankings can still change. What… Read more »

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

For me it’s currently Italy vs. Sweden. The classic vs. current. I’m still feeling that Italy has WINNER written all over it, but Sweden definitely came up with a worthy opposition. Personally I cannot even decide which of the two I love best. Both are such masterpieces, and they now top my top 2015 list together. Heja Sverige!

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

@Adam: I fully agree with what you’re saying. To continue on the same line, my issue is not so much whether what he said was homophobic (it was), but rather whether it’s meaningful or appropriate for other people here to call him a homophobe when (if what you’re saying is true, which I’m apt to believe it is) he apologized and regularly makes high-profile strides to show his solidarity with the gay community (just search for some pictures of him on google images to see what he was doing at those events… lol). Everybody has some degree of homophobia (including… Read more »

benin
benin
6 years ago

overrated song

PP
PP
6 years ago

Without screen with animated images , song is not so great..

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

This song makes absolutely no sense. Then again neither did Running Scared in 2011. But clearly you don’t need to be coherent to win things, so gj Sweden.

Nick
Nick
6 years ago

I think that the competition this year is between (mainly)-

Sweden
Estonia
Italy
Slovenia
Spain

But who knows who’ll win? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.