Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest: Wikis

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Sweden
Sweden
Member station Sveriges Radiotjänst (1958)
Sveriges Radio (SR) (1959-1979)
Sveriges Television (SVT) (1980-)
National selection events Melodifestivalen
Appearances
Appearances 49
First appearance 1958
Best result 1st: 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999
Worst result Last: 1963, 1977
External links
SVT Official Homepage
Sweden's page at Eurovision.tv
File:Carola Haggkvist - Sweden 2006.jpg
The Ark at Helsinki (2007)
Charlotte Perrelli at Belgrade (2008)

Sweden has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 49 times since their debut in 1958. Since 1959, the Swedish representative has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen.

Sweden is one of Eurovision's more successful countries, having won the contest four times, as well as having reached the top 5 a total of 18 times. Sweden's first win was in 1974, when ABBA won with "Waterloo". Three more wins followed, in 1984, 1991 and the latest in 1999. Sweden has also hosted the contest four times, twice in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, as well as once in Gothenburg and Malmö.

During the last 5 years, Sweden has scored generally bad results in the contest, ending up with an average placing of 16th[1] place in the finals. Being among the few countries who still hasn't missed any Eurovision final, since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004.

Sweden was one of the first five countries to adopt televoting in 1997.

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Melodifestivalen

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

Almost every Swedish entry for Eurovision has been selected through Melodifestivalen. Only one entry, 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.

Contestants

Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
1958 Alice Babs "Lilla stjärna" 4 10
1959 Brita Borg "Augustin" 9 4
1960 Siw Malmkvist "Alla andra får varann" 10 4
1961 Lill-Babs "April, April" 14 2
1962 Inger Berggren "Sol och vår" 7 4
1963 Monica Zetterlund "En gång i Stockholm" 13 0
1965 Ingvar Wixell "Absent Friend" 10 6
1966 Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson "Nygammal vals" 2 16
1967 Östen Warnerbring "Som en dröm" 8 7
1968 Claes-Göran Hederström "Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig" 5 15
1969 Tommy Körberg "Judy, min vän" 9 8
1971 Family Four "Vita vidder" 6 85
1972 Family Four "Härliga sommardag" 13 75
1973 Nova and The Dolls "You're Summer" 5 94
1974 ABBA "Waterloo" 1 24
1975 Lars Berghagen and The Dolls "Jennie, Jennie" 8 72
1977 Forbes "Beatles" 18 2
1978 Björn Skifs "Det blir alltid värre framåt natten" 14 26
1979 Ted Gärdestad "Satellit" 17 8
1980 Tomas Ledin "Just nu!" 10 47
1981 Björn Skifs "Fångad i en dröm" 10 50
1982 Chips "Dag efter dag" 8 67
1983 Carola "Främling" 3 126
1984 Herreys "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" 1 145
1985 Kikki Danielsson "Bra vibrationer" 3 103
1986 Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?" 5 78
1987 Lotta Engberg "Boogaloo" 12 50
1988 Tommy Körberg "Stad i ljus" 12 52
1989 Tommy Nilsson "En dag" 4 110
1990 Edin-Ådahl "Som en vind" 16 24
1991 Carola "Fångad av en stormvind" 1 146
1992 Christer Björkman "I morgon är en annan dag" 22 9
1993 Arvingarna "Eloise" 7 89
1994 Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare "Stjärnorna" 13 48
1995 Jan Johansen "Se på mej" 3 100
1996 One More Time "Den vilda" 3 100
1997 Blond "Bara hon älskar mig" 14 36
1998 Jill Johnson "Kärleken är" 10 53
1999 Charlotte Nilsson "Take Me to Your Heaven" 1 163
2000 Roger Pontare "When Spirits Are Calling My Name" 7 88
2001 Friends "Listen To Your Heartbeat" 5 100
2002 Afro-dite "Never Let It Go" 8 72
2003 Fame "Give Me Your Love" 5 107
2004 Lena Philipsson "It Hurts" 5[2] 170 X X
2005 Martin Stenmarck "Las Vegas" 19 30 X X
2006 Carola "Invincible" 5 170 4 214
2007 The Ark "The Worrying Kind" 18 51 X X
2008 Charlotte Perrelli "Hero" 18 47 12* 54
2009 Malena Ernman "La voix" 21 33 4 105
2010 Anna Bergendahl[3][4] "This Is My Life"[3][4]

* In 2008, Sweden qualified through the back-up jury selection.

Voting history (1975-2009)

Sweden has given the most points to:

Rank Country Points
1  Ireland 183
2  Norway 150
3  Denmark 136
4  United Kingdom 132
5  France 101

Sweden has received the most points from:

Rank Country Points
1  Norway 221
2  Denmark 210
3  United Kingdom 143
4  Finland 137
5  Germany 115

NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals since 2004.

Hostings

Year Location Venue Presenter
1975 Sweden Stockholm Stockholm Exhibition & Convention Centre Karin Falck
1985 Sweden Gothenburg Scandinavium Lill Lindfors
1992 Sweden Malmö Malmö Isstadion Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger
2000 Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin

See also

References

  1. ^ (19+5+18+18+21)/5
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2004". Eurovision.tv. 2008-05-21. http://www.eurovision.tv/index/main?page=66&event=8. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  3. ^ a b Grillhofer, Florian (2010-03-13). "Sweden sends Anna Bergendahl to the Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/15343. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Schacht, Andreas (2010-03-13). "Sweden: Anna Bergendahl to Oslo". European Broadcasting Union. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=10173&_t=Sweden%3A+Anna+Bergendahl+to+Oslo. Retrieved 13 March 2010. 

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