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Avg. score
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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

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Entries

Edition
Artist – Title
Result – Points

Tel Aviv 2019

John Lundvik – Too late for love
(John Lundvik/Anderz Wrethov/Andreas Stone Johansson)
#5 334
Lyrics
John Lundvik – Too late for love
(John Lundvik/Anderz Wrethov/Andreas Stone Johansson)
#5
Result
334
Points

Lisbon 2018

Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
(MAG/Louis Schoorl/K Nita/Benjamin Ingrosso)
#7 274
Lyrics
Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off
(MAG/Louis Schoorl/K Nita/Benjamin Ingrosso)
#7
Result
274
Points

Kyiv 2017

Robin Bengtsson – I can't go on
(David Kreuger/Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah/Robin Stjernberg)
#5 344
Lyrics
Robin Bengtsson – I can't go on
(David Kreuger/Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah/Robin Stjernberg)
#5
Result
344
Points
Andere songs van
David Kreuger Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah Robin Stjernberg

Stockholm 2016

Frans – If I were sorry
(Frans Jeppsson Wall/Fredrik Andersson/Michael Saxell/Oscar Fogelström)
#5 261
Lyrics
Frans – If I were sorry
(Frans Jeppsson Wall/Fredrik Andersson/Michael Saxell/Oscar Fogelström)
#5
Result
261
Points

Vienna 2015

Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
(Linnea Deb/Joy Deb/Anton Hård af Segerstad)
#1 365
Lyrics
Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes
(Linnea Deb/Joy Deb/Anton Hård af Segerstad)
#1
Result
365
Points

Copenhagen 2014

Sanna Nielsen – Undo
(Fredrik Kempe/David Kreuger/Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah)
#3 218
Lyrics
Sanna Nielsen – Undo
(Fredrik Kempe/David Kreuger/Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah)
#3
Result
218
Points
Andere songs van
Fredrik Kempe David Kreuger Hamed 'K-One' Pirouzpanah

Malmö 2013

Robin Stjernberg – You
(Robin Stjernberg/Joy Deb/Linnea Deb/Joakim Harestad Haukaas)
#14 62
Lyrics
Robin Stjernberg – You
(Robin Stjernberg/Joy Deb/Linnea Deb/Joakim Harestad Haukaas)
#14
Result
62
Points
Andere songs van
Robin Stjernberg Joy Deb Linnea Deb

Baku 2012

Loreen – Euphoria
(Thomas G:son/Peter Boström)
#1 372
Lyrics
Loreen – Euphoria
(Thomas G:son/Peter Boström)
#1
Result
372
Points

Düsseldorf 2011

Eric Saade – Popular
(Fredrik Kempe)
#3 185
Lyrics
Eric Saade – Popular
(Fredrik Kempe)
#3
Result
185
Points
Andere songs van
Fredrik Kempe

Oslo 2010

Anna Bergendahl – This is my life
(Bobby Ljunggren/Kristian Lagerström)
#11 62
Lyrics
Anna Bergendahl – This is my life
(Bobby Ljunggren/Kristian Lagerström)
#11
Result
62
Points

Moscow 2009

Malena Ernman – La voix
(Fredrik Kempe/Malena Ernman)
#21 33
Lyrics
Malena Ernman – La voix
(Fredrik Kempe/Malena Ernman)
#21
Result
33
Points
Andere songs van
Fredrik Kempe

Belgrade 2008

Charlotte Perrelli – Hero
(Fredrik Kempe/Bobby Ljunggren)
#18 47
Lyrics
Charlotte Perrelli – Hero
(Fredrik Kempe/Bobby Ljunggren)
#18
Result
47
Points

Helsinki 2007

The Ark – The worrying kind
(The Ark)
#18 51
Lyrics
The Ark – The worrying kind
(The Ark)
#18
Result
51
Points

Athens 2006

Carola – Invincible
(Thomas G:son/Bobby Ljunggren/Henrik Wikström/Carola Häggkvist)
#5 170
Lyrics
Carola – Invincible
(Thomas G:son/Bobby Ljunggren/Henrik Wikström/Carola Häggkvist)
#5
Result
170
Points

Kyiv 2005

Martin Stenmarck – Las Vegas
(Niklas Edberger/Johan Fransson/Tim Larsson/Tobias Lundgren)
#19 30
Lyrics
Martin Stenmarck – Las Vegas
(Niklas Edberger/Johan Fransson/Tim Larsson/Tobias Lundgren)
#19
Result
30
Points
Andere songs van
Tim Larsson Tobias Lundgren

Istanbul 2004

Lena Philipsson – It hurts
(Thomas Orup Eriksson)
#5 170
Lyrics
Lena Philipsson – It hurts
(Thomas Orup Eriksson)
#5
Result
170
Points

Riga 2003

Fame – Give me your love
(Calle Kindbom/Carl Lösnitz)
#5 107
Lyrics
Fame – Give me your love
(Calle Kindbom/Carl Lösnitz)
#5
Result
107
Points

Tallinn 2002

Afro-dite – Never let it go
(Marcos Ubeda)
#8 72
Lyrics
Afro-dite – Never let it go
(Marcos Ubeda)
#8
Result
72
Points
Andere songs van
Marcos Ubeda

Copenhagen 2001

Friends – Listen to your heartbeat
(Thomas G:son/Henrik Sethsson)
#8 100
Lyrics
Friends – Listen to your heartbeat
(Thomas G:son/Henrik Sethsson)
#8
Result
100
Points

Stockholm 2000

Roger Pontare – When spirits are calling my name
(Peter Dahl/Linda Jansson/Thomas Holmstrand)
#7 88
Lyrics
Roger Pontare – When spirits are calling my name
(Peter Dahl/Linda Jansson/Thomas Holmstrand)
#7
Result
88
Points

Jerusalem 1999

Charlotte Nilsson – Take me to your heaven
(Lars Diedricson/Gert Lengstrand/Marcos Ubeda)
#1 163
Lyrics
Charlotte Nilsson – Take me to your heaven
(Lars Diedricson/Gert Lengstrand/Marcos Ubeda)
#1
Result
163
Points
Andere songs van
Gert Lengstrand Marcos Ubeda

Birmingham 1998

Jill Johnson – Kärleken är
(Håkan Almqvist/Bobby Ljunggren/Ingela Forsman)
#10 53
Lyrics
Jill Johnson – Kärleken är
(Håkan Almqvist/Bobby Ljunggren/Ingela Forsman)
#10
Result
53
Points
Andere songs van
Håkan Almqvist Bobby Ljunggren Ingela Forsman

Dublin 1997

Blond – Bara hon älskar mig
(Stephan Berg)
#14 36
Lyrics
Blond – Bara hon älskar mig
(Stephan Berg)
#14
Result
36
Points
Andere songs van
Stephan Berg

Oslo 1996

One More Time – Den vilda
(Peter Grönvall/Nanne Grönvall)
#3 100
Lyrics
One More Time – Den vilda
(Peter Grönvall/Nanne Grönvall)
#3
Result
100
Points

Dublin 1995

Jan Johansen – Se på mej
(Håkan Almqvist/Bobby Ljunggren/Ingela Forsman)
#3 100
Lyrics
Jan Johansen – Se på mej
(Håkan Almqvist/Bobby Ljunggren/Ingela Forsman)
#3
Result
100
Points
Andere songs van
Håkan Almqvist Bobby Ljunggren Ingela Forsman

Dublin 1994

Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare – Stärnorna
(Peter Bertilsson/Mikael Littwold)
#13 48
Lyrics
Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare – Stärnorna
(Peter Bertilsson/Mikael Littwold)
#13
Result
48
Points

Millstreet 1993

Arvingarna – Eloise
(Lasse Holm/Gert Lengstrand)
#7 89
Lyrics
Arvingarna – Eloise
(Lasse Holm/Gert Lengstrand)
#7
Result
89
Points
Andere songs van
Lasse Holm Gert Lengstrand

Malmö 1992

Christer Björkmann – I morgon är en annan dag
(Niklas Strömstedt)
#22 9
Lyrics
Christer Björkmann – I morgon är en annan dag
(Niklas Strömstedt)
#22
Result
9
Points

Rome 1991

Carola – Fångad av en stormvind
(Stephan Berg)
#1 146
Lyrics
Carola – Fångad av en stormvind
(Stephan Berg)
#1
Result
146
Points
Andere songs van
Stephan Berg

Zagreb 1990

Edin-Ådahl – Som en vind
(Mikael Wendt)
#16 24
Lyrics
Edin-Ådahl – Som en vind
(Mikael Wendt)
#16
Result
24
Points
Andere songs van
Mikael Wendt

Lausanne 1989

Tommy Nilsson – En dag
(Alexander Bard/Ola Håkansson/Tim Norell)
#4 110
Lyrics
Tommy Nilsson – En dag
(Alexander Bard/Ola Håkansson/Tim Norell)
#4
Result
110
Points

Dublin 1988

Tommy Körberg – Stad i ljus
(Py Bäckman)
#12 52
Lyrics
Tommy Körberg – Stad i ljus
(Py Bäckman)
#12
Result
52
Points

Brussels 1987

Lotta Engberg – Boogaloo
(Mikael Wendt/Christer Lundh)
#12 50
Lyrics
Lotta Engberg – Boogaloo
(Mikael Wendt/Christer Lundh)
#12
Result
50
Points
Andere songs van
Mikael Wendt

Bergen 1986

Lasse Holm & Monica Törnell – E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?
(Lasse Holm)
#5 78
Lyrics
Lasse Holm & Monica Törnell – E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?
(Lasse Holm)
#5
Result
78
Points

Gothenburg 1985

Kikki Danielsson – Bra vibrationer
(Lasse Holm/Ingela Forsman)
#3 103
Lyrics
Kikki Danielsson – Bra vibrationer
(Lasse Holm/Ingela Forsman)
#3
Result
103
Points

Luxembourg 1984

Herrey's – Diggi-loo diggi-ley
(Torgny Söderberg/Britt Lindeborg)
#1 145
Lyrics
Herrey's – Diggi-loo diggi-ley
(Torgny Söderberg/Britt Lindeborg)
#1
Result
145
Points
Andere songs van
Britt Lindeborg

Munich 1983

Carola Häggkvist – Främling
(Lasse Holm/Monica Forsberg)
#3 126
Lyrics
Carola Häggkvist – Främling
(Lasse Holm/Monica Forsberg)
#3
Result
126
Points
Andere songs van
Lasse Holm Monica Forsberg

Harrogate 1982

Chips – Dag efter dag
(Lasse Holm/Monica Forsberg)
#8 67
Lyrics
Chips – Dag efter dag
(Lasse Holm/Monica Forsberg)
#8
Result
67
Points
Andere songs van
Lasse Holm Monica Forsberg

Dublin 1981

Björn Skifs – Fångad i en dröm
(Björn Skifs/Bengt Palmers)
#10 50
Lyrics
Björn Skifs – Fångad i en dröm
(Björn Skifs/Bengt Palmers)
#10
Result
50
Points

The Hague 1980

Tomas Ledin – Just nu!
(Tomas Ledin)
#10 47
Lyrics
Tomas Ledin – Just nu!
(Tomas Ledin)
#10
Result
47
Points

Jerusalem 1979

Ted Gärdestad – Satellit
(Kenneth Gärdestad/Ted Gärdestad)
#17 8
Lyrics
Ted Gärdestad – Satellit
(Kenneth Gärdestad/Ted Gärdestad)
#17
Result
8
Points

Paris 1978

Björn Skifs – Det blir alltid värre framåt natten
(Peter Himmelstrand)
#14 26
Lyrics
Björn Skifs – Det blir alltid värre framåt natten
(Peter Himmelstrand)
#14
Result
26
Points
Andere songs van
Peter Himmelstrand

London 1977

Forbes – Beatles
(Claes Bure/Sven-Olof Bagge)
#18 2
Lyrics
Forbes – Beatles
(Claes Bure/Sven-Olof Bagge)
#18
Result
2
Points

Stockholm 1975

Lasse Berghagen – Jennie, Jennie
(Lasse Berghagen)
#8 72
Lyrics
Lasse Berghagen – Jennie, Jennie
(Lasse Berghagen)
#8
Result
72
Points

Brighton 1974

ABBA – Waterloo
(Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Stig Anderson)
#1 24
Lyrics
ABBA – Waterloo
(Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus/Stig Anderson)
#1
Result
24
Points

Luxembourg 1973

Nova & The Dolls – You're summer
(Monica Dominique/Carl-Axel Dominique/Lars Forssell)
#5 94
Lyrics
Nova & The Dolls – You're summer
(Monica Dominique/Carl-Axel Dominique/Lars Forssell)
#5
Result
94
Points

Edinburgh 1972

Family Four – Härliga sommardag
(Håkan Elmquist)
#13 75
Lyrics
Family Four – Härliga sommardag
(Håkan Elmquist)
#13
Result
75
Points
Andere songs van
Håkan Elmquist

Dublin 1971

Family Four – Vita vidder
(Håkan Elmquist)
#6 85
Lyrics
Family Four – Vita vidder
(Håkan Elmquist)
#6
Result
85
Points
Andere songs van
Håkan Elmquist

Madrid 1969

Tommy Körberg – Judy, min vänn
(Roger Wallis/Britt Lindeborg)
#9 8
Lyrics
Tommy Körberg – Judy, min vänn
(Roger Wallis/Britt Lindeborg)
#9
Result
8
Points
Andere songs van
Britt Lindeborg

London 1968

Claes-Göran Hederström – Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej
(Peter Himmelstrand)
#5 15
Lyrics
Claes-Göran Hederström – Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mej
(Peter Himmelstrand)
#5
Result
15
Points
Andere songs van
Peter Himmelstrand

Vienna 1967

Östen Warnerbring – Som en dröm
(Marcus Österdahl/Curt Peterson/Patrice Hellberg)
#8 7
Lyrics
Östen Warnerbring – Som en dröm
(Marcus Österdahl/Curt Peterson/Patrice Hellberg)
#8
Result
7
Points

Luxembourg 1966

Lill Lindfors & Svante Thuresson – Nygammal vals
(Bengt Arne Wallin/Björn Lindroth)
#2 16
Lyrics
Lill Lindfors & Svante Thuresson – Nygammal vals
(Bengt Arne Wallin/Björn Lindroth)
#2
Result
16
Points

Napels 1965

Ingvar Wixell – Absent friend
(Dag Wirén/Alf Henrikson)
#10 6
Lyrics
Ingvar Wixell – Absent friend
(Dag Wirén/Alf Henrikson)
#10
Result
6
Points

London 1963

Monica Zetterlund – En gång i Stockholm
(Bobbie Ericson/Beppe Wolgers)
#13 0
Lyrics
Monica Zetterlund – En gång i Stockholm
(Bobbie Ericson/Beppe Wolgers)
#13
Result
0
Points

Luxembourg 1962

Inger Berggren – Sol och vår
(Åke Gerhard/Ulf Källqvist)
#7 4
Lyrics
Inger Berggren – Sol och vår
(Åke Gerhard/Ulf Källqvist)
#7
Result
4
Points
Andere songs van
Åke Gerhard

Cannes 1961

Lill-Babs – April, april
(Bobbie Ericsson/Bo Eneby)
#14 2
Lyrics
Lill-Babs – April, april
(Bobbie Ericsson/Bo Eneby)
#14
Result
2
Points

London 1960

Siw Malmkvist – Alla andra får varann
(Ulf Kjellqvist/Åke Gerhard)
#10 4
Lyrics
Siw Malmkvist – Alla andra får varann
(Ulf Kjellqvist/Åke Gerhard)
#10
Result
4
Points
Andere songs van
Åke Gerhard

Cannes 1959

Brita Borg – Augustin
(Harry Sandin/Åke Gerhard)
#9 4
Lyrics
Brita Borg – Augustin
(Harry Sandin/Åke Gerhard)
#9
Result
4
Points
Andere songs van
Åke Gerhard

Hilversum 1958

Alice Babs – Lilla stjärna
(Åke Gerhard/Gunnar Wersén)
#4 10
Lyrics
Alice Babs – Lilla stjärna
(Åke Gerhard/Gunnar Wersén)
#4
Result
10
Points
Andere songs van
Åke Gerhard

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