Robin collects the prize from last year's winner Loreen. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix

Robin Stjernberg wins Melodifestivalen

SVT's Christer Björkman is happy about the surprise winner
2:54 min

Underdog Robin Stjernberg was the surprise winner of the Swedish Song Contest Saturday night, and will now represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May.

His song "You", which features plenty of vocal acrobatics, won over the eleven international jury groups, and came second in the public televote. That was enough for him to win.

Speaking to Radio Sweden after his win, Robin Stjernberg called his victory "crazy".

Robin only came third or fourth in his semi final and did not qualify directly for the final, having to go via the second chance qualification round. Despite that, he won, the first time a "second chance" winner has won the Swedish competition.

Favourite Yohio won the national televote, but only came next to last among the international juries.

Robin Stjernberg will now represent Sweden on home turf in Malmö in May with his song, "You".

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