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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[1] Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
1958 Alice Babs Swedish "Lilla stjärna" 4 10 No semi-finals
1959 Brita Borg Swedish "Augustin" 9 4
1960 Siw Malmkvist Swedish "Alla andra får varann" 10 4
1961 Lill-Babs Swedish "April, April" 14 2
1962 Inger Berggren Swedish "Sol och vår" 7 4
1963 Monica Zetterlund Swedish "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 Swedish "Som en dröm" 8 7
1968 Claes-Göran Hederström Swedish "Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig" 5 15
1969 Tommy Körberg Swedish "Judy, min vän" 9 8
1970 Did not participate
1971 Family Four Swedish "Vita vidder" 6 85
1972 Swedish "Härliga sommardag" 13 75
1973 The Nova English "You're Summer" 5 94
1974 ABBA English "Waterloo" 1 24
1975 Lars Berghagen and The Dolls English "Jennie, Jennie" 8 72
1976 Did not participate
1977 Forbes Swedish "Beatles" 18 2
1978 Björn Skifs Swedish "Det blir alltid värre framåt natten" 14 26
1979 Ted Gärdestad Swedish "Satellit" 17 8
1980 Tomas Ledin Swedish "Just nu!" 10 47
1981 Björn Skifs Swedish "Fångad i en dröm" 10 50
1982 Chips Swedish "Dag efter dag" 8 67
1983 Carola Swedish "Främling" 3 126
1984 Herreys Swedish "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" 1 145
1985 Kikki Danielsson Swedish "Bra vibrationer" 3 103
1986 Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm Swedish "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?" 5 78
1987 Lotta Engberg Swedish "Boogaloo" 12 50
1988 Tommy Körberg Swedish "Stad i ljus" 12 52
1989 Tommy Nilsson Swedish "En dag" 4 110
1990 Edin-Ådahl Swedish "Som en vind" 16 24
1991 Carola Swedish "Fångad av en stormvind" 1 146
1992 Christer Björkman Swedish "I morgon är en annan dag" 22 9
1993 Arvingarna Swedish "Eloise" 7 89 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
1994 Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare Swedish "Stjärnorna" 13 48 No semi-finals
1995 Jan Johansen Swedish "Se på mig" 3 100
1996 One More Time Swedish "Den vilda" 3 100 1 227
1997 Blond Swedish "Bara hon älskar mig" 14 36 No semi-finals
1998 Jill Johnson Swedish "Kärleken är" 10 53
1999 Charlotte Nilsson English "Take Me to Your Heaven" 1 163
2000 Roger Pontare English "When Spirits Are Calling My Name" 7 88
2001 Friends English "Listen To Your Heartbeat" 5 100
2002 Afro-dite English "Never Let It Go" 8 72
2003 Fame English "Give Me Your Love" 5 107
2004 Lena Philipsson English "It Hurts" 5 170 Top 11 Previous Year
2005 Martin Stenmarck English "Las Vegas" 19 30 Top 12 Previous Year
2006 Carola English "Invincible" 5 170 4 214
2007 The Ark English "The Worrying Kind" 18 51 Top 10 Previous Year
2008 Charlotte Perrelli English "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 English "Popular" 3 185 1 155
2012 Loreen English "Euphoria" 1 372 1 181
2013 Robin Stjernberg English "You" 14 62 Host country
2014 Sanna Nielsen English "Undo" 3 218 2 131
2015 Måns Zelmerlöw English "Heroes" 1 365 1 217
2016 Frans English "If I Were Sorry" 5 261 Host country
2017 Robin Bengtsson English "I Can't Go On" 5 344 3 227
2018

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