Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960

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Eurovision Song Contest 1960
CountryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1960
Selection date(s)Semi-final
28 December 1959
Final
2 February 1960
Selected entrant Siw Malmkvist
Selected song"Alla andra får varann"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result10th, 4 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Sweden chose its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 1960 by the national final, Melodifestivalen 1960. The winning song, "Alla andra får varann" was performed once by Östen Warnerbring and once by Ingrid Berggren. However Sveriges Radio decided that Siw Malmkvist would represent Sweden, as she had been denied that the previous year.

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Before Eurovision

Melodifestivalen 1960

Melodifestivalen 1960 was the selection for the third song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the second time that this system of picking a song had been used. It was held on 2 February 1960, however an internal semi-final, not broadcast on radio or television, was held on 28 December 1959, where the 8 songs were reduced to 4. Approximately 1100 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on Sveriges Radio TV and Sveriges Radio P1 from Cirkus, Stockholm and the presenter was Jeannette von Heidenstam. Last year's winner Siw Malmkvist was selected to sing the winning son, Alla andra får varann, at Eurovision.

At the final of Melodifestivalen two artists sang the same song, one with a large orchestra and a second with a smaller orchestra.

DrawArtist1Artist2SongSongwritersPlacePoints
1 Inger Berggren Östen Warnerbring "Underbar, så underbar"Per Lindqvist276
2 Östen Warnerbring Inger Berggren "Alla andra får varann"Ulf Källqvist, Åke Gerhard185
3 Britt Damberg Mona Grain "Nancy, Nancy"Sune Borg, Åke Gerhard456
4 Tommy Jacobsson "Vårens första flicka"Gunnar Hoffsten, Åke Gerhard8
5 Mona Grain Britt Damberg "Alexander"Åke Gerhard367
6 Bertil Englund "Flicka med positiv"Bobbie Ericson, Eric Sandström7
7 Lill-Babs "En kyss"Albert Stenbock, Fritz-Gustaf Sundelöf5
8 Lars Lönndahl "Res med mig"Bobbie Ericson, Eric Sandström6

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Siw Malmkvist performed 2nd in the running order, following United Kingdom and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting "Alla andra får varann" had received 4 points, placing Sweden joint 10th (with Denmark) of the 13 entries. The Swedish jury awarded its highest mark (4) to Belgium and to contest winners France. [1]

Voting

Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.

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References

  1. ESC History - Sweden 1960
  2. 1 2 "Results of the Final of London 1960". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 27 March 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2021.