Sweden made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958. The country is known for the most successful Eurovision winners ever, ABBA, which was the first of Sweden’s victories in the competition. Sweden is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest with six victories to date, coming second behind Ireland's record-breaking seven wins. Sweden has been in the top five countries in four of the last five contests including two victories in 2012 and 2015.

Sweden first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 but it would take them until 1974 to win the competition when ABBA famously took the trophy with the song Waterloo, which became a global hit and an all-time Eurovision classic. Whilst Sweden has finished last on two occasions, in 1963 and 1977, over the past decade the country has come to dominate the contest.

Since the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals were introduced in 2004, Sweden has only once failed to qualify for the Grand Final. In 2010 Anna Bergendahl finished 11th in the semi-final and narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final with her song This Is My Life. Since then Sweden has only once been out of the top five, in 2013, when the contest was hosted in the Swedish city of Malmö.

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most popular television programmes of the year in Sweden. 


qualifier

Participation history

Alice Babs
Lilla Stjärna

Final

10 points 4th
Brita Borg
Augustin

Final

4 points 9th
Siw Malmkvist
Alla Andra Får Varann

Final

4 points 10th
Lill-Babs
April, April

Final

2 points 14th
Inger Berggren
Sol Och Vår

Final

4 points 7th
Monica Zetterlund
En Gång I Stockholm

Final

13th
Ingvar Wixell
Absent Friend

Final

6 points 10th
Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson
Nygammal Vals Eller Hip Man Svinaherde

Final

16 points 2nd
Östen Warnebring
Som En Dröm

Final

7 points 8th
Claes-Göran Hederström
Det Börjar Verka Kärlek, Banne Mej

Final

15 points 5th
Tommy Körberg
Judy, Min Vän

Final

8 points 9th
Family Four
Vita Vidder

Final

85 points 6th
Family Four
Härliga Sommardag

Final

75 points 13th
The Nova and The Dolls
You're Summer

Final

94 points 5th
ABBA
Waterloo
winner

Final

24 points 1st
Lars Berghagen and the Dolls
Jennie, Jennie

Final

72 points 8th
Forbes
Beatles

Final

2 points 18th
Björn Skifs
Det Blir Alltid Värre Framåt Natten

Final

26 points 14th
Ted Gärdestad
Satellit

Final

8 points 17th
Tomas Ledin
Just Nu!

Final

47 points 10th
Björn Skifs
Fångad I En Dröm

Final

50 points 10th
Chips
Dag Efter Dag

Final

67 points 8th
Carola Häggkvist
Främling

Final

126 points 3rd
Herrey's
Diggi-loo Diggy-ley
winner

Final

145 points 1st
Kikki Danielsson
Bra Vibrationer

Final

103 points 3rd
Lasse Holm and Monica Törnell
E' De' Det Här Du Kallar Kärlek

Final

78 points 5th
Lotta Engberg
Boogaloo

Final

50 points 12th
Tommy Körberg
Stad I Ljus

Final

52 points 12th
Tommy Nilsson
En Dag

Final

110 points 4th
Edin-Ådahl
Som En Vind

Final

24 points 16th
Carola
Fångad Av En Stormvind
winner

Final

146 points 1st
Christer Björkman
I Morgon är En Annan Dag

Final

9 points 22nd
Arvingarna
Eloïse

Final

89 points 7th
Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare
Stjärnorna

Final

48 points 13th
Jan Johansen
Se På Mej

Final

100 points 3rd
One More Time
Den Vilda

Final

100 points 3rd
Blond
Bara Hon älskar Mig

Final

36 points 14th
Jill Johnson
Kärleken är

Final

53 points 10th
Charlotte Nilsson
Take Me To Your Heaven
winner

Final

163 points 1st
Roger Pontare
When Spirits Are Calling My Name

Final

88 points 7th
Friends
Listen To Your Heartbeat

Final

100 points 5th
Afro-dite
Never Let It Go

Final

72 points 8th
Fame
Give Me Your Love

Final

107 points 5th
Lena Philipsson
It Hurts

Grand Final

170 points 5th
Martin Stenmarck
Las Vegas

Grand Final

30 points 19th
Carola
Invincible
qualifier

Semi-Final

214 points 4th

Grand Final

170 points 5th
The Ark
The Worrying Kind

Grand Final

51 points 18th
Charlotte Perrelli
Hero
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

54 points 10th

Grand Final

47 points 18th
Malena Ernman
La Voix
qualifier

First Semi-Final

105 points 4th

Grand Final

33 points 21st
Anna Bergendahl
This Is My Life

Second Semi-Final

62 points 11th
Eric Saade
Popular
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

155 points 1st

Grand Final

185 points 3rd
Loreen
Euphoria
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

181 points 1st
winner

Grand Final

372 points 1st
Robin Stjernberg
You

Grand Final

62 points 14th
Sanna Nielsen
Undo
qualifier

First Semi-Final

131 points 2nd

Grand Final

218 points 3rd
Måns Zelmerlöw
Heroes
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

217 points 1st
winner

Grand Final

365 points 1st
Frans
If I Were Sorry

Grand Final

261 points 5th
Robin Bengtsson
I Can't Go On
qualifier

First Semi-Final

227 points 3rd

Grand Final

344 points 5th
Benjamin Ingrosso
Dance You Off
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

254 points 2nd

Grand Final

274 points 7th
John Lundvik
Too Late For Love
qualifier

Second Semi-Final

238 points 3rd

Grand Final

334 points 5th

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