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Sweden
Sweden
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.

Participants

Year Performer(s) Language Song Final Points Semi Points
1958 Alice Babs Swedish "Lilla stjärna" 4 10 No semi-finals
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
1964 Did not participate
1965 Ingvar Wixell English "Absent Friend" 10 6
1966 Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson Swedish "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
1970 Did not participate
1971 Family Four Swedish "Vita vidder" 6 85
1972 "Härliga sommardag" 13 75
1973 The Nova English "You're Summer" 5 94
1974 ABBA "Waterloo" 1 24
1975 Lars Berghagen and The Dolls "Jennie, Jennie" 8 72
1976 Did not participate
1977 Forbes Swedish "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 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
1994 Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare "Stjärnorna" 13 48 No semi-finals
1995 Jan Johansen "Se på mig" 3 100
1996 One More Time "Den vilda" 3 100 1 227
1997 Blond "Bara hon älskar mig" 14 36 No semi-finals
1998 Jill Johnson "Kärleken är" 10 53
1999 Charlotte Nilsson English "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" 5 170 Top 11 Previous Year
2005 Martin Stenmarck "Las Vegas" 19 30 Top 12 Previous Year
2006 Carola "Invincible" 5 170 4 214
2007 The Ark "The Worrying Kind" 18 51 Top 10 Previous Year
2008 Charlotte Perrelli "Hero" 18 47 12 54
2009 Malena Ernman French, English "La voix" 21 33 4 105
2010 Anna Bergendahl English "This Is My Life" Failed to qualify 11 62
2011 Eric Saade "Popular" 3 185 1 155
2012 Loreen "Euphoria" 1 372 1 181
2013 Robin Stjernberg "You" 14 62 Host country
2014 Sanna Nielsen "Undo" 3 218 2 131
2015 Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" 1 365 1 217
2016 Frans "If I Were Sorry" 5 261 Host country
2017 Robin Bengtsson "I Can't Go On" 5 344 3 227
2018 Benjamin Ingrosso "Dance You Off" 7 274 2 254
2019

Voting history

Eurovision Song Contest
Winning Songs
RefrainNet als toenDors, mon amourEen beetjeTom PillibiNous les amoureuxUn premier amourDanseviseNon ho l'etàPoupée de cire, poupée de sonMerci, chériePuppet on a StringLa, La, LaBoom Bang-a-BangVivo cantandoUn jour, un enfantDe troubadourAll Kinds of EverythingUn banc, un arbre, une rueAprès toiTu te reconnaîtrasWaterlooDing-a-DongSave Your Kisses For MeL'oiseau et l'enfantA-Ba-Ni-BiHallelujahWhat's Another YearMaking Your Mind UpEin bißchen FriedenSi la vie est cadeauDiggiloo DiggileyLa det swingeJ'aime la vieHold Me NowNe partez pas sans moiRock MeInsieme: 1992Fångad av en stormvindWhy Me?In Your EyesRock 'n' Roll KidsNocturneThe VoiceLove Shine a LightDivaTake Me To Your HeavenFly on the Wings of LoveEverybodyI WannaEvery Way That I CanWild DancesMy Number OneHard Rock HallelujahMolitvaBelieveFairytaleSatelliteRunning ScaredEuphoriaOnly TeardropsRise Like a PhoenixHeroes1944Amar pelos doisToy
Contests
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