Melodifestivalen 1989

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Melodifestivalen 1989
Dates
Final11 March 1989
Venue Globen, Stockholm
Presenter(s) Yvonne Ryding Bergqvist and John Chrispinsson
Participants
Vote
Voting systemRegional juries
Winning song"En dag" by Tommy Nilsson

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 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.

Contents

Results

DrawArtistSongSongwritersPointsPlace
1 Lili & Sussie "Okey okey"Tim Norell, Ola Håkansson675th
2 Catrin Olsson "När stormen går"Andreas Nilsson, Staffan Odenhall219th
3 True Blue "Jorden är din" Tomas Ledin, Lars Andersson1910th
4 Visitors & Sofia Källgren "Världen är vår"Göran Danielsson, Svante Persson507th
5 Eriksson-Glenmark "Upp över mina öron" Thomas Orup Eriksson, Anders Glenmark 1082nd
6 Tommy Nilsson "En dag"Tim Norell, Ola Håkansson, Alexander Bard 1131st
7 Lisa Nilsson "Du (öppnar min värld)" Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Håkan Almqvist744th
8 Fingerprints "Mitt ibland änglar" Thomas Orup Eriksson, Anders Glenmark 803rd
9 Haakon Pedersen & Elisabeth Berg "Nattens drottning" Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Lasse Holm 675th
10 Cajsa Bergström "Genom eld"Ulf Söderberg398th

Voting

Juries

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"Okey Okey"5667858565667
"När stormen går"2222321122221
"Jorden är din"1141112311319
"Världen är vår"7453645443550
"Upp över mina öron"1010810101212101268108
"En dag"1281212710101281210113
"Du (öppnar min värld)"87744638781274
"Mitt ibland änglar"4510612877104780
"Nattens drottning"612385766310167
"Genom eld"3315234257439

See also

Eurovision Song Contest 1989 song contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th annual Eurovision Song Contest. It was held on 6 May 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, after Celine Dion's victory in Dublin the previous year. The program was presented by Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux. Riva, representing Yugoslavia, won with the song "Rock Me". This was the only victory for Yugoslavia as a unified state.

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).

Sweden chose their song and singer for the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 in the national preselection Melodifestivalen 1989. With a small mariginal, the winner was Tommy Nilsson with the power ballad En dag, written by Tim Norell, Ola Håkansson and Alexander Bard.

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