Melodifestivalen 1988

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Melodifestivalen 1988
Dates
Final27 February 1988
Venue Malmö Stadsteater, Malmö
Presenter(s) Bengt Grafström
Participants
Vote
Voting systemRegional juries
Winning song"Stad i ljus" by Tommy Körberg

Melodifestivalen 1988 was the selection for the 28th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 27th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,100 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV2 and was not broadcast on radio. The show was watched by 4,464,000 people.

Melodifestivalen Swedish Eurovision Song Contest preselection

Melodifestivalen is an annual song competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television (SVT) and Sveriges Radio (SR). It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1958. Since 2000, the competition has been the most popular television programme in Sweden; it is also broadcast on radio and the Internet. In 2012, the semi-finals averaged 3.3 million viewers, and over an estimated four million people in Sweden watched the final, almost half of the Swedish population.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Eurovision Song Contest Annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union

The Eurovision Song Contest, often simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. At least 50 countries are eligible to compete as of 2018, and since 2015, Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant.

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Results

DrawArtistSongSongwritersPointsPlace
1 Karin Ljung & Michael Nannini "Säg är det sant?"Karin Ljung, Michael Nannini--
2 Uffe Persson "Nästa weekend" Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Lasse Holm --
3All Of A Sudden"Dansa med vindarna"Paul Kvanta, Fredrik Möller265th
4 Billy Gezon "Måndag i mitt liv"Ulf Nordquist--
5 Haakon Pedersen "Bang, en explosion" Monica Forsberg, Bertil Engh334th
6 Annica Burman "I en ding ding värld"Bruno Glenmark, Lars Andersson196th
7 Sten Nilsson & Nilsonettes"Kärlek är..." Monica Forsberg, Ebbe Nilsson, Sten Nilsson, Vidar Alsterberg--
8 Lena Philipsson "Om igen" Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren 552nd
9 Siw Malmkvist "Det är kärlek"Susanne Wigforss, Jonas Warnerbring--
10 Paul Rein "Bara du och jag"Paul Rein--
11 Tommy Körberg Stad i ljus Py Bäckman 841st
12 Lotta Engberg with Triple & Touch "100%" Monica Forsberg, Torgny Söderberg 473rd

Voting

Juries

Song MLulea.svg MOrebro.svg MKarlstad.svg MUmea.svg MNorrkoping.svg MFalun.svg MVaxjo.svg MGothenburg.svg MSundsvall.svg MStockholm.svg MMalmo.svg MTotal.svg
"Dansa med vindarna"2431141224226
"Bang, en explosion"3322624332333
"I en ding ding värld"1114312113119
"Om igen"6666436446455
"Stad i ljus"8888888668884
"100%"4243263881647

See also

Eurovision Song Contest 1988 song contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was the 33rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place on 30 April 1988 in Dublin, Ireland, following the country's win at the previous 1987 edition. The presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca. The host broadcaster was Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) which revamped the show's production style compared to its earlier editions, in order to appeal to a younger audience.

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 58 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests since then. Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. At the 1997 contest, Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting. Sweden is the only country to have hosted the event in five different decades, three times in Stockholm, twice in Malmö and once in Gothenburg (1985).

In order to choose an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, Sweden held a national selection, namely Melodifestivalen 1988. The runaway winner was the ballad "Stad i ljus" sung by Tommy Körberg, who also had represented Sweden at the 1969 contest. This time his song was written by Py Bäckman. It was the first time in the eighties that the Swedish entry was a ballad.

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Melodifestivalen 1991 was the selection for the 31st song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 30th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,323 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV2 and Sveriges Radio's P3 network. Carola Häggkvist went on to win that year's Eurovision Song Contest in Rome, Sweden's third Eurovision win. The show was watched by 5,880,000 people.

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Melodifestivalen 1996 was the selection for the 36th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 35th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,323 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P3 and P4 networks. The show was watched by 3,775,000 people.

Melodifestivalen 1985 was the selection for the 25th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 24th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 90 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio. The presenter, Eva Andersson, was the 1980 Miss Sweden. No orchestra was used, as all songs were performed to backing track. There have been claims that this was because SVT could not afford to hire the orchestra for two shows, as they were hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 1985.

Melodifestivalen 1995 was the selection for the 35th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 34th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 986 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV2 and Sveriges Radio's P3 and P4 networks. The show was watched by 3,646,000 people.

Melodifestivalen 1975 was the selection for the 16th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 15th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 10 songwriters were selected by SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio.

Melodifestivalen 1998 was the selection for the 38th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 37th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,141 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on SVT2 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The show was watched by 2,881,000 people.

Melodifestivalen 1997 was the selection for the 37th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 36th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,229 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on SVT2 and Sveriges Radio's P3 network. The winner was the boyband Blond who later that year represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 1997. The show was watched by 2,965,000 people.

Melodifestivalen 1994 was the selection for the 34th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 33rd time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,560 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 and Sveriges Radio's P3 and P4 networks. The show was watched by 3,780,000 people.

Melodifestivalen 1990 was the contest for selection of the 30th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 29th time that this method of picking a song had been used. 1,223 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV2 but not on radio. The show was watched by 5,964,000 people, the biggest recorded audience for the competition.

Melodifestivalen 1989 was the selection for the 29th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 28th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1,223 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The hostess, Yvonne Ryding, was the 1984 Miss Universe. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and was surprisingly not broadcast on radio. The show was watched by 5,328,000 people.

Melodifestivalen 1987 was the selection for the 27th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 26th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1502 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 and was not broadcast on radio. The winning song's title was changed to "Boogaloo" for the Eurovision Song Contest as it contained chewing gum brand Bugg as well drinks company Coca-Cola in the title.

Melodifestivalen 1986 was the selection for the 26th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 25th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 90 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 and was not broadcast on radio. No orchestra was used, and instead the ten songs were broadcast as music videos. The five songs that qualified for the second round were performed live to backing track.

Melodifestivalen 1981 was the selection for the 21st song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 20th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 90 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio. It was the second time that Lasse Holm and Kikki Danielsson had been beaten into second place by Björn Skifs, after 1978.

Melodifestivalen 1980 was the selection for the 20th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 19th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 120 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio.

Melodifestivalen 1978 was the selection for the 18th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 17th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 58 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio. The songs were not performed live, instead the performances were recorded the afternoon before, and inter-mingled with live pieces from the venue. There was a tie in the voting, and each regional jury was asked to award one point to their favourite song of "Det blir alltid värre framåt natten" and "Miss Decibel". The former won by eight votes to three.

Melodifestivalen 1979 was the selection for the 19th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 18th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 452 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio.

Melodifestivalen 1977 was the selection for the 17th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden did not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 due to demonstrations against commercial music. It was the 16th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 965 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio.

Sweden will compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, with Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) returning to organise the Swedish entry for the first time since 2006, after TV4 withdrew from the contest. An internal selection was used to select the 7th Swedish entry in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with Josefine Ridell being selected to sing "Allt jag vill ha" at the contest in Minsk, Belarus.