Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

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Eurovision Song Contest 1979
CountryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1979
Selection date(s)17 February 1979
Selected entrant Ted Gärdestad
Selected song"Satellit"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result17th, 8 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Sweden selected their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in a show called Melodifestivalen 1979. The winner was the popular pop singer Ted Gärdestad with the song "Satellit", which he composed, while the lyrics were by his brother, Kenneth Gärdestad.

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Before Eurovision

Melodifestivalen 1979

Melodifestivalen 1979 was the selection for the 19th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 18th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 452 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was presented by Ulf Elfving and was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio.

DrawArtistSongSongwriter(s)PointsPlace
1 Ola+3 "Det känns som jag vandrar fram"Ulf Wahlberg853rd
2 Tomas and Anders "Tillsammans"Tomas Adolphson, Anders Falk586th
3 Eva Dahlgren "Om jag skriver en sång" Eva Dahlgren 853rd
4 Tomas Ledin "Det ligger i luften" Tomas Ledin 962nd
5Kjell Hansson"Mer än bara över natten"Kjell Hansson595th
6Timjan"En egen fela"Bengt "Charlie" Hillson, PeterOlsson399th
7Pontus Platin"Nattens sång"Patrice Hellberg, Pontus Platin, Susanne Wigforss448th
8 Py Bäckman and Py Gang"Var det här bara början?" Py Bäckman 457th
9 Ted Gärdestad "Satellit" Ted Gärdestad, Kenneth Gärdestad 1051st
10 Magnus Uggla Band "Johnny the Rocker"Johan Langer, Magnus Uggla 2210th

Voting

Song
Falun
Gothenburg
Karlstad
Luleå
Malmö
Norrköping
Sundsvall
Umeå
Växjö
Örebro
Stockholm
Total score
"Det känns som jag vandrar fram"1066764712781285
"Tillsammans"63561064835258
"Om jag skriver en sång"81210247610812685
"Det ligger i luften"1210121081010367896
"Mer än bara över natten"75213887103559
"En egen fela"3433725212739
"Nattens sång"1844552446144
"Var det här bara början?"4288233524445
"Satellit"577121212126121010105
"Johnny the Rocker"2115111151322

At Eurovision

The contest was held in Jerusalem, and Sweden performed 15th. Gärdestad finished only 17th out of 19, with 8 points. [1]

Voting

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