Twenty-eight acts started the battle to represent Sweden at Eurovision. Tonight, only twelve remained to battle for the Melodifestivalen 2019 crown. Following an intense grand final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, John Lundvik has emerged victorious. He will fly the Swedish flag in Tel Aviv with “Too Late for Love”.
Ahead of the finale John placed first with the Wiwi Jury — and it had little to do with the hype from last year, when he also made the final. As Antranig wrote:
“Take it from someone who thought ‘My Turn’ was awful — ‘Too Late for Love’ is incredible! John Lundvik is an exceptional performer and his connection with the song is so pure, genuine and engrossing. He feels every note and his delivery is captivating. The soulful nature of the song gives it its identity and John Lundvik is undoubtedly one of the best options for Sweden.”
“Too Late for Love” — John Lundvik
International jury results
The votes of the eight international juries came first. The voting countries included last year’s top three at Eurovision — Israel, Cyprus and Austria — as well as Australia, Finland, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
It was clear from the start that John Lundvik made a lasting impact with the juries, for he led the scoreboard after the jury voting, with the maximum douze points from every single jury. Nano finished the jury vote in second place, with Hanna & Liamoo a close third.
Public vote results
The Swedish public fully agreed with the juries when it came to the winner, as it was John Lundvik’s to lose from the beginning.
- Too Late For Love – John Lundvik, 85
- On My Own – Bishara, 69
- Hold You – Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO, 59
- Norrsken – Jon Henrik Fjällgren, 55
- Hello – Mohombi, 42
- I Do – Arvingarna, 37
- Ashes to Ashes – Anna Bergendahl, 36
- Not With Me – Wiktoria, 28
- Torn – Lisa Ajax, 23
- I Do Me – Malou Prytz, 12
- Chasing Rivers – Nano, 10
- Victorious – Lina Hedlund, 8
He won Melodifestivalen 2019 by a significant margin with 181 points. Bishara came second with 107 points after finishing second with the Swedish public, and Hanna & Liamoo finished third, also with 107 points.
What do you think of the results? Did the right song win in Sweden? Can they challenge for the trophy in Tel Aviv? Let us know in the comments below.