Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968

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Eurovision Song Contest 1968
CountryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1968
Selection date(s)9 March 1968
Selected entrant Claes-Göran Hederström
Selected song"Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig"
Selected songwriter(s)Peter Himmelstrand
Finals performance
Final result5th, 15 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄196719681969►

In the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, Sweden was represented by Claes-Göran Hederström with the song Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig, made by Peter Himmelstrand. It finished 5th (out of 17) with 15 points, including 6 from Norway, the highest number of votes awarded that year.

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Before Eurovision

Melodifestivalen 1968

Melodifestivalen 1968 was the selection for the 10th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the ninth time that this system of picking a song had been used. 2233 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was hosted by Magnus Banck and was broadcast on Sveriges Radio TV but was not broadcast on radio.

DrawArtistSongSongwritersPlacePoints
1 Svante Thuresson "Du är en vårvind i April"Staffan Ehrling, Bo-Göran Edling2nd21
2 Anna-Lena Löfgren "Jag vill tro"Britt Lindeborg6th5
3 Claes-Göran Hederström "Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig"Peter Himmelstrand1st23
4 Towa Carson "Du vet var jag finns"Peter Himmelstrand3rd15
5 Svante Thuresson and Östen Warnerbring "Här kommer pojkar"Sven Bergcrantz, Östen Warnerbring 5th13
6Britt Bergström"Fri hos dej" Marcus Österdahl, Patrice Hellberg9th1
7 Gunnar Wiklund "Jag ser en värld" Marcus Österdahl, Bengt Sundström7th3
8Cecilia Stam"Låt mej få va' ifred" Marcus Österdahl, Patrice Hellberg7th3
9 Lars Lönndahl "Du och jag och våren" Thore Skogman 10th0
10 Mona Wessman "Gå och göm dig, Åke Tråk"Peter Himmelstrand3rd15

At Eurovision

Voting

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References

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