Melodifestivalen 1994

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Melodifestivalen 1994
Dates
Final12 March 1994
Venue SVT Television Centre, Stockholm
Presenter(s) Kattis Ahlström, Sven Melander
Participants
Vote
Voting systemRegional juries
Winning song"Stjärnorna" by Roger Pontare & Marie Bergman

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 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 Tina Röklander "Kom och dela min hemlighet"Per Andréasson, Anders Dannvik214th
2 Nick Borgen "Små minnen av dig"Pierre Breidensjö, Jörgen Johansson214th
3Perikles"Vill du resa till månen med mig"Bosse Nilsson--
4 Gladys del Pilar "Det vackraste jag vet" Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Michael Saxell622nd
5Tiffany"Håll om mig i kväll"Tommy Kaså, Anica Olson--
6 Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare "Stjärnorna"Mikael Littvold, Peter Bertilsson661st
7 Carina Jaarnek & Mikael Jaarnek "Det är aldrig försent"Kjell-Åke Norén, Christer Johansson--
8 Jonny Lindé "Jag stannar hos dig"Stephan Berg--
9 Jan Höglund "Kärlekens vind"Arne Höglund--
10Cayenne"Stanna hos mig"Lilling Palmeklint613rd

Voting

Juries

Song MLulea.svg MUmea.svg MSundsvall.svg MFalun.svg MOrebro.svg MKarlstad.svg MGothenburg.svg MMalmo.svg MVaxjo.svg MNorrkoping.svg MStockholm.svg MTotal.svg
"Kom och dela min hemlighet"2142121222221
"Små minnen av dig"1281212111121
"Det vackraste jag vet"6428664846862
"Stjärnorna"8666488484466
"Stanna hos mig"4814846668661

See also

Eurovision Song Contest 1994 song contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1994 was the 39th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1994 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. As of 2019, it was the last time the contest was held in April. The presenters were Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan. The pair hosted the evening in French, English and Irish. Ireland won the contest for the third time in a row, when Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan were the winners with a song written by Brendan Graham, "Rock 'N' Roll Kids". This was a record sixth victory for Ireland, giving it the outright record number of victories at the Eurovision Song Contest, and also the second time Ireland won on home soil. It was also the first time — and to date the only time — that the contest had been won by the same country in three consecutive years.

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 entered the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Dublin, Ireland. Sveriges Television continued to use the Melodifestivalen contest to select the Swedish entry. Melodifestivalen 1994 was held on 12 March 1994, where the winner was decided by 11 regional juries.

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