This page lists the songs and artists that have won Melodifestivalen , the Swedish preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. There was no competition in 1964, 1970 and 1976.
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.
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.
|Year||Song||Artist||Songwriter(s)||Result in ESC|
|1959||"Augustin"||Siw Malmkvist||Åke Gerhard, Harry Sandin||9th (performed by Brita Borg)|
|1960||"Alla andra får varann"||Östen Warnerbring/Inger Berggren||Åke Gerhard, Ulf Kjellqvist||10th (performed by Siw Malmkvist)|
|1961||"April, April"||Siw Malmkvist/Gunnar Wiklund||Bobbie Ericson, Bo Eneby||14th (performed by Lill-Babs)|
|1962||"Sol och vår"||Inger Berggren/Lily Berglund||Åke Gerhard, Ulf Kjellqvist||7th|
|1963||"En gång i Stockholm"||Monica Zetterlund/Carli Tornehave||Bobbie Ericson, Beppe Wolgers||13th|
|1965||"Annorstädes vals"||Ingvar Wixell||Dag Wirén, Alf Henrikson||10th (as "Absent Friends")|
|1966||"Nygammal vals"||Lill Lindfors & Svante Thuresson||Bengt Arne Wallin, Björn Lindroth||2nd|
|1967||"Som en dröm"||Östen Warnerbring||Curt Petterson, Marcus Österdahl, Patrice Hellberg||8th|
|1968||"Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej"||Claes-Göran Hederström||Peter Himmelstrand||5th|
|1969||"Judy, min vän"||Tommy Körberg||Roger Wallis, Britt Lindeborg||9th|
|1971||"Vita vidder"||Family Four||Håkan Elmquist||6th|
|1972||"Härliga sommardag"||Family Four||Håkan Elmquist||13th|
|1973||"Sommaren som aldrig säger nej"||Malta||Monica Dominique, Carl-Axel Dominique, Lars Forssell||5th (as "You're Summer")|
|1974||"Waterloo"||ABBA||Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stikkan Andersson||1st|
|1975||"Jennie, Jennie"||Lasse Berghagen||Lasse Berghagen||8th|
|1977||"Beatles"||Forbes||Claes Bure, Sven-Olof Bagge||18th|
|1978||"Det blir alltid värre framåt natten"||Björn Skifs||Peter Himmelstrand||14th|
|1979||"Satellit"||Ted Gärdestad||Ted Gärdestad, Kenneth Gärdestad||17th|
|1980||"Just nu!"||Tomas Ledin||Tomas Ledin||10th|
|1981||"Fångad i en dröm"||Björn Skifs||Björn Skifs, Bengt Palmers||10th|
|1982||"Dag efter dag"||Chips||Lasse Holm||8th|
|1983||"Främling"||Carola Häggkvist||Monica Forsberg, Lasse Holm||3rd|
|1984||"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"||Herreys||Britt Lindeborg, Torgny Söderberg||1st|
|1985||"Bra vibrationer"||Kikki Danielsson||Ingela Forsman, Lasse Holm||3rd|
|1986||"E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?"||Lasse Holm & Monica Törnell||Lasse Holm||5th|
|1987||"Fyra bugg och en Coca Cola"||Lotta Engberg||Mikael Wendt, Christer Lundh||12th (as "Boogaloo")|
|1988||"Stad i ljus"||Tommy Körberg||Py Bäckman||12th|
|1989||"En dag"||Tommy Nilsson||Tim Norell, Ola Håkansson, Alexander Bard||4th|
|1990||"Som en vind"||Edin-Ådahl||Mikael Wendt||16th|
|1991||"Fångad av en stormvind"||Carola Häggkvist||Stephan Berg||1st|
|1992||"I morgon är en annan dag"||Christer Björkman||Niklas Strömstedt||22nd|
|1993||"Eloise"||Arvingarna||Lasse Holm, Gert Lengtstrand||7th|
|1994||"Stjärnorna"||Roger Pontare & Marie Bergman||Peter Bertilsson, Mikael Littwold||13th|
|1995||"Se på mej"||Jan Johansen||Ingela Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Håkan Almqvist||3rd|
|1996||"Den vilda"||One More Time||Nanne Grönvall, Peter Grönvall||3rd|
|1997||"Bara hon älskar mig"||Blond||Stephan Berg||14th|
|1998||"Kärleken är"||Jill Johnson||Ingela Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren, Håkan Almqvist||10th|
|1999||"Tusen och en natt"||Charlotte Nilsson||Gert Lengstrand, Lars Diedricsson||1st (as "Take Me to Your Heaven")|
|2000||"När vindarna viskar mitt namn"||Roger Pontare||Thomas Holmstrand, Linda Jansson, Peter Dahl||7th (as "When Spirits Are Calling My Name")|
|2001||"Lyssna till ditt hjärta"||Friends||Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson||5th (as "Listen To Your Heartbeat")|
|2002||"Never Let It Go"||Afro-Dite||Marcos Ubeda||8th|
|2003||"Give Me Your Love"||Fame||Calle Kindbom, Carl Lösnitz||5th|
|2004||"Det gör ont"||Lena Philipsson||Thomas Eriksson||5th (as "It Hurts")|
|2005||"Las Vegas"||Martin Stenmarck||Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren||19th|
|2006||"Evighet"||Carola||Carola, Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Henrik Wikström||5th (as "Invincible")|
|2007||"The Worrying Kind"||The Ark||Ola Salo||18th|
|2008||"Hero"||Charlotte Perrelli||Bobby Ljunggren, Fredrik Kempe||18th|
|2009||"La voix"||Malena Ernman||Fredrik Kempe, Malena Ernman||21st|
|2010||"This Is My Life"||Anna Bergendahl||Bobby Ljunggren, Kristian Lagerström||11th - SF|
|2011||"Popular"||Eric Saade||Fredrik Kempe||3rd|
|2012||"Euphoria"||Loreen||Thomas G:son, Peter Boström||1st|
|2013||"You"||Robin Stjernberg||Robin Stjernberg, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad Haukaas||14th|
|2014||"Undo"||Sanna Nielsen||Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Hamed "K-One" Pirouzpanah||3rd|
|2015||"Heroes"||Måns Zelmerlöw||Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb||1st|
|2016||"If I Were Sorry"||Frans||Oscar Fogelström, Michael Saxell, Fredrik Andersson, Frans Jeppsson-Wall||5th|
|2017||"I Can't Go On"||Robin Bengtsson||David Kreuger, Hamed ”K-One” Pirouzpanah, Robin Stjernberg||5th|
|2018||"Dance You Off"||Benjamin Ingrosso||Benjamin Ingrosso, MAG, Louis Schoorl, K Nita||7th|
|2019||"Too Late For Love"||John Lundvik||John Lundvik,||TBD|
Melodifestivalen 2005 was the selection for the 45th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 44th time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semifinals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Gothenburg, Linköping, Skellefteå, Växjö and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. Nanne Grönvall's defeat was met with consternation by many people, who felt that a gap of over 150,000 votes should be enough for victory. There were even calls for SVT to scrap the jury system altogether and simply let the televotes decide the winner. For a comparison, it was noted that Grönvall had received more votes than Lena Philipsson, the popular 2004 winner. However, SVT said that there was nothing they could do about the result. Four finalists topped the Swedish charts. Alcazar and Alcastar got to number one the week before the final, Jimmy Jansson got to the number one some weeks after that with Vi kan gunga, Martin Stenmarck's winner Las Vegas hit the top spot the week after that, while Nanne Grönvall and Håll om mig topped the charts the week after that.
Charlotte Perrelli is a Swedish singer and occasional television host. She was the winner of the 1999 Melodifestivalen and subsequently that year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Take Me to Your Heaven."
Melodifestivalen 2006 was the selection for the 46th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 45th time that this system of picking a song had been used. Five semifinals had taken place to select the ten songs for the final, in Leksand, Karlstad, Karlskrona, Gothenburg and a Second Chance round in Stockholm. The final was broadcast on SVT1 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. Carola Häggkvist was the clear favourite to win the final, with bookmakers making her the favourite and an Aftonbladet web poll showing her to have a clear margin over the other participants. The rehearsals sold out for the fourth year running; however, Carola was unable to perform in the final rehearsal due to throat problems. This led to speculation that the final would be closer than expected. Aftonbladet claimed in April 2006 that the televote may have been tampered with, as various sources reported unexplained voting on their telephone bills. It is clear that this would not have affected the result. Various finalists and semifinalists entered the Swedish Hitlistan chart after the competition. The second placed song, "Temple of Love", finished fourth in the Eurovision Madrid National Finals Song Contest.
Melodifestivalen 2000 was the selection for the 40th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 39th time that this system of picking a song had been used; 1,394 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on SVT2 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. Roger Pontare won the MF again with the rock-inspired ballad "När vindarna viskar mitt namn", donning a folk-inspired costume and featuring Native American dancers during his performance. The winning song was performed later in English at the Eurovision Song Contest as "The Spirits Are Calling My Name", placing seventh among 24 entrants.
Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. He took part in Idol 2005, eventually finishing fifth, won the first season of Let's Dance, and scored a hit with his 2007 song "Cara Mia", which was his entry in that year's Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw was the host of Allsång på Skansen from 2011 to 2013. He participated in Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2009 and won in 2015. Zelmerlöw represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Heroes", winning the contest with 365 points. Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 held in Stockholm.
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 1959.
Sweden was in their second Eurovision Song Contest represented by Brita Borg with the song "Augustin". The winning song was elected in the Swedish national final: Melodifestivalen 1959. Eight semi-finals were held on the radio. During the semi-finals, Sveriges Radio decided that the winning song would represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959. The singer for Cannes had already been selected.
Sweden selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 by holding an extending national selection, namely Melodifestivalen 2008. A record of 3 489 entries were submitted to the broadcaster SVT, and 28 were chosen to compete. They were completed with 4 wildcards in the end of December. Melodifestivalen was also this year held on Saturdays, starting with the first of the four semi-finals on 9 February and ending with a final on 15 March. It was the last of the year's national selections, as the official ESC draw was held on 17 March. Four songs progressed from each semi, two to the final and two to the second chance round, where the songs were competing in a knock-out round to gain the last two places in the final.
Melodifestivalen 2009 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2009. It was the selection for the 49th song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 48th edition of Melodifestivalen. Five semi-finals were held in the Swedish cities of Gothenburg, Skellefteå, Leksand and Malmö, with Norrköping hosting the final Andra Chansen round.
Mariette Hansson, sometimes credited as MaryJet or simply Mariette, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. Hansson participated in Sikta mot stjärnorna (Swedish pre-selection for European Soundmix Show) in 1999 imitating singer Amanda Marshall. She is perhaps best known for participating in Idol 2009 which was broadcast on TV4. A year later, Hansson was announced as "homo of the year" at the QX Gaygala in Stockholm.
Melodifestivalen 2011 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2011. It selected Sweden's 51st song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 50th edition of Melodifestivalen. Eric Saade, with the song "Popular", won the contest and thus was selected to represent Sweden in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
Sweden participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through the national final Melodifestivalen 2011, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).
Melodifestivalen 2012 is a Swedish song contest that was held between 4 February and 10 March 2012. It selected the fifty-second Swedish entry to be internationally represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
Melodifestivalen 2013 was the Swedish music competition that selected the 53rd Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Robin Stjernberg's song "You" won the final, and became the first Second Chance song to win the Melodifestivalen final.
Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires, better known by his stage name Yohio, is a Swedish singer and songwriter currently active in Japan. He is best known for his performances as Yohio, wearing a lolita dress in previous years, with an androgynous appearance on stage. He is a former member of the Swedish rock band Seremedy, which disbanded in April 2013. Yohio has participated in Melodifestivalen both in 2013 and 2014, making it to the final on both occasions. He is one of the co-founders and current CEO of Keios Entertainment.
Sweden participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine. The Swedish entry was selected through Lilla Melodifestivalen 2013 which consisted of eight songs. The final was held on 6 June 2013 at the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm. Eliias and his song "Det är dit vi ska" was chosen as the winner.
Melodifestivalen 2015 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's 55th entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Måns Zelmerlöw won with the song "Heroes". The hosts for the show were Sanna Nielsen and comedian Robin Paulsson.
Melodifestivalen 2016 was the 56th edition of the Swedish music competition Melodifestivalen, which selected Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The competition was organised by Sveriges Television (SVT) and took place over the six-week period between 6 February and 12 March 2016.
"Bigger than Us" is a song written by John Lundvik and performed by Michael Rice. He will perform the song at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The song was chosen on 8 February 2019 at BBC's national selection show Eurovision: You Decide.