Appearances 57 (56 finals)
First appearance 1958
Best result 1st (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, 2015)
Worst result Last (1963, 1977)

Sweden has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 57 times since their debut in 1958 with Alice Babs. Since 1959, the Swedish representative has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen. The country has not participated three times – 1964, 1970, and 1976 - but since 1977, has participated each year.

They have won the contest six times, in 1974 with ABBA, in 1984 with Herreys, in 1991 with Carola, in 1999 with Charlotte Nilsson, in 2012 with Loreen and in 2015 with Måns Zelmerlöw, placing them one win from equaling Ireland's all-time record of wins.

Since the introduction of the semi finals in 2004, the country has only failed once to appear in the final - in 2010 when Anna Bergendahl finished in 11th place, missing out on the final by just five points. It was also the first time the country had not appeared in the final since 1976.


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