Sweden

Sweden, participant of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1958, is one of the highest scoring countries in the competition. Eurovision is also extremely popular there. This is mainly due to their legendary national selection round, Melodifestivalen, which is the most widely watched television programme in Sweden (sometimes more so than the international Grand Final), and in which famous artists gladly participate.

Sweden has finished in the top three many times: coming in 3rd six times, 2nd once, and 1st an impressive six times - only beaten to the top spot by record holder Ireland (with seven wins). These six wins came, in reverse order, from Måns Zelmerlöw (2015, Heroes), Loreen (2012, Euphoria), Charlotte Nilsson (1999, Take Me to Your Heaven), Carola (1991, Fångad av en stormvind), Herrey’s (1984, Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley), and of course, ABBA (1974, Waterloo).

The group, consisting of members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstadt, is still the most famous act ever to come out of the Eurovision Song Contest, and Waterloo the most famous song.

But the Swedes aren’t only successful when it comes to choosing their own entries and creating highly professional stage acts; they are also widely regarded as the best hosts overall. Other participating countries frequently make use of Swedish set designers, producers and floor managers - some even use Swedish songwriters. Azerbaijan, for example, almost always makes use of Swedish creators.

Translation: Amber Hughes

Performance

Entries 59
Average Performance 60.5%

Entries

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TusseVoices
(Joy Deb/Linnea Deb/Jimmy 'Joker' Thörnfeldt/Anderz Wrethov)
The MamasMove
(Melanie Wehbe/Patrik Jean/Herman Gardarfve)
John LundvikToo late for love
(John Lundvik/Anderz Wrethov/Andreas Stone Johansson)
5th
334
Benjamin IngrossoDance you off
(MAG/Louis Schoorl/K Nita/Benjamin Ingrosso)
7th
274
Robin BengtssonI can't go on
(David Kreuger/Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah/Robin Stjernberg)
5th
344
FransIf I were sorry
(Frans Jeppsson Wall/Fredrik Andersson/Michael Saxell/Oscar Fogelström)
5th
261
Måns ZelmerlöwHeroes
(Linnea Deb/Joy Deb/Anton Hård af Segerstad)
1st
365
Sanna NielsenUndo
(Fredrik Kempe/David Kreuger/Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah)
3rd
218
Robin StjernbergYou
(Robin Stjernberg/Joy Deb/Linnea Deb/Joakim Harestad Haukaas)
14th
62
LoreenEuphoria
(Thomas G:son/Peter Boström)
1st
372
Eric SaadePopular
(Fredrik Kempe)
3rd
185
Anna BergendahlThis is my life
(Bobby Ljunggren/Kristian Lagerström)
11th
62
Malena ErnmanLa voix
(Fredrik Kempe/Malena Ernman)
21st
33
Charlotte PerrelliHero
(Fredrik Kempe/Bobby Ljunggren)
18th
47
The ArkThe worrying kind
(The Ark)
18th
51
CarolaInvincible
(Thomas G:son/Bobby Ljunggren/Henrik Wikström/Carola Häggkvist)
5th
170
Martin StenmarckLas Vegas
(Niklas Edberger/Johan Fransson/Tim Larsson/Tobias Lundgren)
19th
30
Lena PhilipssonIt hurts
(Thomas Orup Eriksson)
5th
170
FameGive me your love
(Calle Kindbom/Carl Lösnitz)
5th
107
Afro-diteNever let it go
(Marcos Ubeda)
8th
72
FriendsListen to your heartbeat
(Thomas G:son/Henrik Sethsson)
8th
100
Roger PontareWhen spirits are calling my name
(Peter Dahl/Linda Jansson/Thomas Holmstrand)
7th
88
Charlotte NilssonTake me to your heaven
(Lars Diedricson/Gert Lengstrand/Marcos Ubeda)
1st
163
Jill JohnsonKärleken är
(Håkan Almqvist/Bobby Ljunggren/Ingela Forsman)
10th
53
BlondBara hon älskar mig
(Stephan Berg)
14th
36
One More TimeDen vilda
(Peter Grönvall/Nanne Grönvall)
3rd
100
Jan JohansenSe på mej
(Håkan Almqvist/Bobby Ljunggren/Ingela Forsman)
3rd
100
Marie Bergman and Roger PontareStärnorna
(Peter Bertilsson/Mikael Littwold)
13th
48
ArvingarnaEloise
(Lasse Holm/Gert Lengstrand)
7th
89
Christer BjörkmannI morgon är en annan dag
(Niklas Strömstedt)
22nd
9
CarolaFångad av en stormvind
(Stephan Berg)
1st
146
Edin-ÅdahlSom en vind
(Mikael Wendt)
16th
24
Tommy NilssonEn dag
(Alexander Bard/Ola Håkansson/Tim Norell)
4th
110
Tommy KörbergStad i ljus
(Py Bäckman)
12th
52
Lotta EngbergBoogaloo
(Mikael Wendt/Christer Lundh)
12th
50
Lasse Holm & Monica TörnellE' de' det här du kallar kärlek?
(Lasse Holm)
5th
78
Kikki DanielssonBra vibrationer
(Lasse Holm/Ingela Forsman)
3rd
103
Herrey'sDiggi-loo diggi-ley
(Torgny Söderberg/Britt Lindeborg)
1st
145
Carola HäggkvistFrämling
(Lasse Holm/Monica Forsberg)
3rd
126
ChipsDag efter dag
(Lasse Holm/Monica Forsberg)
8th
67
Björn SkifsFångad i en dröm
(Björn Skifs/Bengt Palmers)
10th
50
Tomas LedinJust nu!
(Tomas Ledin)
10th
47
Ted GärdestadSatellit
(Kenneth Gärdestad/Ted Gärdestad)
17th
8
Björn SkifsDet blir alltid värre framåt natten
(Peter Himmelstrand)
14th
26
ForbesBeatles
(Claes Bure/Sven-Olof Bagge)
18th
2
Lasse BerghagenJennie, Jennie
(Lasse Berghagen)
8th
72
ABBAWaterloo
(Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Stig Anderson)
1st
24
Nova & The DollsYou're summer
(Monica Dominique/Carl-Axel Dominique/Lars Forssell)
5th
94
Family FourHärliga sommardag
(Håkan Elmquist)
13th
75
Family FourVita vidder
(Håkan Elmquist)
6th
85
Tommy KörbergJudy, min vänn
(Roger Wallis/Britt Lindeborg)
9th
8
Claes-Göran HederströmDet börjar verka kärlek, banne mej
(Peter Himmelstrand)
5th
15
Östen WarnerbringSom en dröm
(Marcus Österdahl/Curt Peterson/Patrice Hellberg)
8th
7
Lill Lindfors & Svante ThuressonNygammal vals
(Bengt Arne Wallin/Björn Lindroth)
2nd
16
Ingvar WixellAbsent friend
(Dag Wirén/Alf Henrikson)
10th
6
Monica ZetterlundEn gång i Stockholm
(Bobbie Ericson/Beppe Wolgers)
13th
0
Inger BerggrenSol och vår
(Åke Gerhard/Ulf Källqvist)
7th
4
Lill-BabsApril, april
(Bobbie Ericsson/Bo Eneby)
14th
2
Siw MalmkvistAlla andra får varann
(Ulf Kjellqvist/Åke Gerhard)
10th
4
Brita BorgAugustin
(Harry Sandin/Åke Gerhard)
9th
4
Alice BabsLilla stjärna
(Åke Gerhard/Gunnar Wersén)
4th
10

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