Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Sweden
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Member station Sveriges Television (SVT)
Former members
National selection events
Internal selection
  • 1958
National final
Participation summary
Appearances60 (59 finals)
Host 2016, 2013, 2000, 1992, 1985, 1975
First appearance 1958
Best result1st: 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015
Nul points 1963
External links
SVT official homepage
Sweden's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Sweden has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 60 times since making its debut in 1958, missing only three contests since then (1964, 1970 and 1976). 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 (1975, 2000, 2016), twice in Malmö (1992, 2013) and once in Gothenburg (1985).

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Sweden is one of the most successful competing participants at the Eurovision Song Contest, with a total of six victories, second only to Ireland's seven wins, and has the most top five results of the 21st century, with 11. In total, Sweden has achieved 25 top five results in the contest. After finishing second with Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson in 1966, Sweden went on to achieve its six victories with ABBA (1974), Herreys (1984), Carola (1991), Charlotte Nilsson (1999), Loreen (2012) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015).

Contest history

Richard and Per Herrey of Herreys (1984), Carola Haggkvist (1991), Mans Zelmerlow (2015), Loreen (2012) and Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA (1974) Swedish Eurovision winner-2.jpg
Richard and Per Herrey of Herreys (1984), Carola Häggkvist (1991), Måns Zelmerlöw (2015), Loreen (2012) and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA (1974)

Sweden's first entrant in the contest was Alice Babs in 1958, who was placed fourth. This remained the country's best result until 1966, when Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson were second.[ citation needed ]

Sweden's first Eurovision victory was in 1974 with the song "Waterloo", performed by ABBA. Thanks to their victory in Brighton, ABBA went on to gain worldwide success and become one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. In the 1980s, Sweden achieved three successive top three results. After Carola finished third in 1983, the Herreys gave Sweden its second victory in 1984 with "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley". Kikki Danielsson then finished third in 1985. Carola returned to the contest in 1991, to give the Swedes their third win with "Fångad av en stormvind", defeating France in a tie-break. Charlotte Nilsson gave the country a second win of the decade in 1999, with "Take Me to Your Heaven". The 1990s also saw two third-place results, for Jan Johansen in 1995 and One More Time in 1996. In the 2000s, the best Swedish result was fifth place, which they achieved four times, with Friends in 2001, Fame in 2003, Lena Philipsson in 2004 and Carola, who in 2006, became the only Swedish performer to achieve three top five results. Together with Croatia and Malta, Sweden was one of only three countries never to have been relegated under the pre-2004 rules of the contest. Sweden was also the first country to win 3 semifinals.[ citation needed ]

In 2010, Anna Bergendahl became the first Swedish entrant to fail to qualify for the final, finishing 11th in the semifinal, only five points from qualification (in 2008, Charlotte Perrelli finished 12th in the semifinal but qualified through the back-up jury selection). Since then, the country has been very successful, finishing in the top seven in all subsequent editions except two (Robin Stjernberg with "You" in 2013 and Tusse with "Voices" in 2021, both of which came 14th). This includes victories for Loreen, who gave Sweden its fifth victory in 2012 with the song "Euphoria", making Sweden one of only two countries (along with the United Kingdom) to have Eurovision victories in four different decades, and for the sixth time with Måns Zelmerlöw's "Heroes" in 2015. Sweden is one of only two countries - along with Ukraine in 2004 and 2016 with Ruslana and Jamala respectively - to win twice since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, performing the feat in both 2012 and 2015 with 372 and 365 points respectively, making Sweden additionally the first country to have scored 300 points or more twice. They also finished third in 2011 with Eric Saade and "Popular", third in 2014 with Sanna Nielsen and "Undo", fifth with Frans and "If I Were Sorry" in 2016, fifth with Robin Bengtsson and "I Can't Go On" in 2017, and fifth with John Lundvik and "Too Late For Love" in 2019.

Melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen is an annual music competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television (SVT) and Sveriges Radio (SR). It has chosen the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest since 1959. It is Sweden's most popular television shows, and it has been estimated that more than 4 million Swedes watch the show annually.

Almost every Swedish entry for Eurovision has been selected through Melodifestivalen. Only Sweden's first entry in 1958 was not selected through Melodifestivalen, having been selected internally by the Swedish broadcaster at the time, Swedish Radio Service.

Participation overview

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YearEntrantSong [1] LanguageFinalPointsSemiPoints
Alice Babs "Lilla stjärna" Swedish 410No semi-finals
Brita Borg "Augustin"Swedish94
Siw Malmkvist "Alla andra får varann"Swedish104
Lill-Babs "April, april"Swedish142
Inger Berggren "Sol och vår"Swedish74
Monica Zetterlund "En gång i Stockholm"Swedish13 ◁0
Ingvar Wixell "Absent Friend" English 106
Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson "Nygammal vals"Swedish216
Östen Warnerbring "Som en dröm"Swedish87
Claes-Göran Hederström "Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig"Swedish515
Tommy Körberg "Judy, min vän"Swedish98
Family Four "Vita vidder"Swedish685
Family Four"Härliga sommardag"Swedish1375
The Nova "You're Summer"English594
ABBA "Waterloo"English124
Lars Berghagen and The Dolls"Jennie, Jennie"English872
Forbes "Beatles"Swedish18 ◁2
Björn Skifs "Det blir alltid värre framåt natten"Swedish1426
Ted Gärdestad "Satellit"Swedish178
Tomas Ledin "Just nu!"Swedish1047
Björn Skifs"Fångad i en dröm"Swedish1050
Chips "Dag efter dag"Swedish867
Carola "Främling"Swedish3126
Herreys "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"Swedish1145
Kikki Danielsson "Bra vibrationer"Swedish3103
Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?"Swedish578
Lotta Engberg "Boogaloo"Swedish1250
Tommy Körberg"Stad i ljus"Swedish1252
Tommy Nilsson "En dag"Swedish4110
Edin-Ådahl "Som en vind"Swedish1624
Carola"Fångad av en stormvind"Swedish1146
Christer Björkman "I morgon är en annan dag"Swedish229
Arvingarna "Eloise"Swedish789 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare "Stjärnorna"Swedish1348No semi-finals
Jan Johansen "Se på mej"Swedish3100
One More Time "Den vilda"Swedish31001227
Blond "Bara hon älskar mig"Swedish1436No semi-finals
Jill Johnson "Kärleken är"Swedish1053
Charlotte Nilsson "Take Me to Your Heaven"English1163
Roger Pontare"When Spirits Are Calling My Name"English788
Friends "Listen To Your Heartbeat"English5100
Afro-dite "Never Let It Go"English872
Fame "Give Me Your Love"English5107
Lena Philipsson "It Hurts"English5170Top 11 previous year [lower-alpha 1]
Martin Stenmarck "Las Vegas"English1930Top 12 previous year [lower-alpha 1]
Carola"Invincible"English51704214
The Ark "The Worrying Kind"English1851Top 10 previous year [lower-alpha 1]
Charlotte Perrelli"Hero"English184712 [lower-alpha 2] 54
Malena Ernman "La voix" French, English21334105
Anna Bergendahl "This Is My Life"EnglishFailed to qualify1162
Eric Saade "Popular"English31851155
Loreen "Euphoria"English13721181
Robin Stjernberg "You"English1462Host country [lower-alpha 3]
Sanna Nielsen "Undo"English32182131
Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes"English13651217
Frans "If I Were Sorry"English5261Host country [lower-alpha 3]
Robin Bengtsson "I Can't Go On"English53443227
Benjamin Ingrosso "Dance You Off"English72742254
John Lundvik "Too Late for Love"English53343238
The Mamas "Move"EnglishContest cancelled X [lower-alpha 4]
Tusse "Voices"English141097142
TBD 12 March 2022 [2]

Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest

EntrantLanguageSongAt CongratulationsAt Eurovision
FinalPointsSemiPointsYearFinalPoints
ABBA English "Waterloo"13291331 1974 124

Hostings

YearLocationVenuePresenters
1975 Stockholm Stockholm International Fairs Karin Falck
1985 Gothenburg Scandinavium Lill Lindfors
1992 Malmö Malmö Isstadion Lydia Capolicchio and Harald Treutiger
2000 Stockholm Ericsson Globe Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin
2013 Malmö Malmö Arena Petra Mede
2016 StockholmEricsson GlobePetra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw

Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards

YearCategoryPerformerSongComposer(s)
lyrics (l) / music (m)
Final
result
PointsHost cityRef.
2002 Artistic Award [lower-alpha 5] Afro-dite "Never Let It Go"Marcos Ubeda (m & l)872 Flag of Estonia.svg Tallinn
[3]
2006 Artistic Award [lower-alpha 5] Carola "Invincible" Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Carola5170 Flag of Greece.svg Athens
[3]
2012 Artistic Award [lower-alpha 6] Loreen "Euphoria" Thomas G:son (m & l), Peter Boström (m & l)1372 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku
[4]
Composer Award
[4]
2013 Composer Award Robin Stjernberg "You"Robin Stjernberg, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad Haukaas1462 Flag of Sweden.svg Malmö
[5]
2015 Artistic Award [lower-alpha 6] Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb1365 Flag of Austria.svg Vienna
[6]

Winners by OGAE members

YearSongPerformerFinal
result
PointsHost cityRef.
2008 "Hero" Charlotte Perrelli 1847 Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg Belgrade
[7]
2012 "Euphoria" Loreen 1372 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku
[7]
2014 "Undo" Sanna Nielsen 3218 Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen
[7]

Conductors

YearEurovision Conductor [lower-alpha 7] Melodifestivalen ConductorMusical DirectorNotesRef.
1958 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dolf van der Linden No national final heldN/AHost conductor [8]
1959 Flag of France.svg Franck Pourcel Thore Ehrling Host conductor
1960 Thore Ehrling
1961 William Lind  [ sv ]
1962 Egon Kjerrman
1963 William Lind
1965
1966 Gert-Ove Andersson
1967 Mats Olsson
1968
1969 Lars Samuelson
1971 Claes Rosendahl [9]
1972 Mats Olsson
1973 Monica Dominique
1974 Sven-Olof Walldoff
1975 Lars SamuelsonMats Olsson
1977 Anders Berglund N/A
1978 Bengt Palmers
1979 Lars Samuelson
1980 Anders Berglund [10]
1981
1982
1983 Anders Ekdahl
1984 Curt-Eric Holmquist
1985 Curt-Eric HolmquistN/A [lower-alpha 8] Curt-Eric Holmquist [lower-alpha 9]
1986 Anders BerglundN/A [lower-alpha 10] N/A
1987 Curt-Eric Holmquist
1988 Anders Berglund
1989
1990 Curt-Eric Holmquist
1991 Anders Berglund
1992 Anders Berglund [lower-alpha 11]
1993 Curt-Eric HolmquistN/A
1994 Anders Berglund
1995
1996
1997 Curt-Eric Holmquist
1998 Anders Berglund
1999 No orchestraAnders Berglund
2000 Curt-Eric Holmquist

Heads of delegation

YearHead of delegationRef.
2013 Rennie Mirro
2015 Christer Björkman
2016 Mari Ryberger
2018 Christer Björkman
2021 Lotta Furebäck

Commentators and spokespersons

Over the years SVT commentary has been provided by several experienced radio and television presenters, including Jacob Dahlin, Ulf Elfving, Harald Treutiger, Pekka Heino, Kristian Luuk and Fredrik Belfrage. From 2009 (except 2013 and 2016), Edward af Sillén provided the SVT commentary alongside various dual commentators.

YearTelevision commentatorRadio commentatorSpokespersonRef.
1957 Nils LinnmanNo radio broadcastDid not participate
1958 Jan GabrielssonSame as television broadcast Tage Danielsson
1959 Roland Eiworth
1960 Tage Danielsson
1961 Roland Eiworth
1962 Tage Danielsson
1963 Jörgen CederbergEdvard Matz
1964 Sven Lindahl Did not participate
1965 Berndt FribergEdvard Matz
1966 Sven Lindahl
1967 Christina Hansegård
1968
1969
1970 No television broadcastNo radio broadcastDid not participate
1971 Åke StrömmerUrsula RichterNo spokesperson
1972 Bo Billtén Björn Bjelfvenstam
1973 Alicia LundbergUrsula Richter
1974 Johan SandströmSven Lindahl
1975 Åke Strömmer
1976 No television broadcastDid not participate
1977 Ulf Elfving Åke Strömmer, Ursula RichterSven Lindahl
1978 Kent Finell
1979
1980 Arne Weise
1981 No radio broadcastBengteric Nordell
1982 Kent FinellArne Weise
1983 Agneta Bolme-Börjefors
1984 Fredrik Belfrage No radio broadcast
1985 Jan Ellerås, Rune Hallberg
1986 Ulf Elfving Jacob Dahlin
1987 Fredrik Belfrage Jan Ellerås
1988 Bengt Grafström Kalle OldbyMaud Uppling
1989 Jacob Dahlin Kent Finell, Janeric SundquistAgneta Bolme-Börjefors
1990 Jan JingrydKersti Adams-RayJan Ellerås
1991 Harald Treutiger Kalle Oldby, Runne HallbergBo Hagström
1992 Björn Kjellman, Jesper AspegrenKalle Oldby, Lotta Engberg Jan Jingryd
1993 Jan Jingryd, Kåge GimtellSusan Seidemar, Claes-Johan LarssonGösta Hanson
1994 Pekka Heino Claes-Johan Larsson, Lisa SyrénMarianne Anderberg
1995 Pernilla Månsson, Kåge GimtellBjörn Hedman
1996 Björn Kjellman Ulla Rundqvist
1997 Jan JingrydGösta Hanson
1998 Pernilla Månsson, Christer Björkman Claes-Johan Larsson, Anna HötzelBjörn Hedman
1999 Pekka Heino, Anders Berglund Carolina Norén Pontus Gårdinger
2000 Pernilla Månsson, Christer LundhCarolina Norén, Björn Kjellman Malin Ekander
2001 Henrik OlssonJosefine Sundström
2002 Claes Åkesson, Christer Björkman Kristin Kaspersen
2003 Pekka Heino Kattis Ahlström
2004 Jovan Radomir
2005 Annika Jankell
2006 Jovan Radomir
2007 Kristian Luuk, Josef Sterzenbach André Pops
2008 Björn Gustafsson
2009 Edward af Sillén, Shirley Clamp Sarah Dawn Finer
2010 Edward af Sillén, Christine Meltzer Eric Saade
2011 Edward af Sillén, Hélène Benno Danny Saucedo
2012 Edward af Sillén, Gina Dirawi Sarah Dawn Finer (as Lynda Woodruff)
2013 Josefine Sundström Yohio
2014 Edward af Sillén, Malin Olsson Carolina Norén, Ronnie Ritterland Alcazar
2015 Edward af Sillén, Sanna Nielsen Mariette Hansson
2016 Lotta Bromé Carolina Norén, Björn Kjellman Gina Dirawi
2017 Edward af Sillén, Måns Zelmerlöw Carolina Norén Wiktoria
2018 Edward af Sillén, Sanna NielsenUnknown Felix Sandman
2019 Edward af Sillén, Charlotte Perrelli Eric Saade
2021 Edward af Sillén, Christer Björkman Carola

Other shows

ShowCommentatorChannelRef.
Songs of Europe Arne Weise TV2
Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest Pekka HeinoSVT1
Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits Sarah Dawn Finer, Christer Björkman SVT1, SVT World
Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light No commentatorSVT1

Photogallery

Songwriting for other countries

No restriction on the nationality of the songwriter(s) and the artist exists in the Eurovision Song Contest rules, which has resulted in countries being represented by songwriters and artist who are not citizens of that country. In recent years Swedish songwriters have been involved in the writing entirely or partly of entries from several countries apart from Sweden.

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 According to the then-Eurovision rules, the top ten non-Big Four countries from the previous year along with the Big Four automatically qualified for the Grand Final without having to compete in semi-finals. For example, if Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with all countries ranked in the top ten.
  2. Qualified through the back-up jury selection.
  3. 1 2 If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year.
  4. The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. 1 2 Voted by previous winners.
  6. 1 2 Voted by commentators.
  7. All conductors are of Swedish nationality unless otherwise noted.
  8. That year's Swedish national final was presented without an orchestra to save money for the international contest.
  9. Also conducted the Belgian entry
  10. That year's Swedish national final had the entries presented as music videos, so there was no orchestra present.
  11. Berglund also conducted and played accordion for the Yugoslav entry; he re-arranged the French entry as well when the submitted sheet music was deemed too difficult to follow.

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