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Sweden made its Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1958, and is widely regarded to have produced one of the most successful winners of all time: ABBA with their entry Waterloo in 1974.

Sverige has won the Contest 7 times and is tied with Ireland for the most number of victories. 

The most recent Swedish success was in Liverpool 2023, when Loreen took the trophy thanks to a mesmerising performance of her song Tattoo. She became the first woman to win the competition twice, having previously triumphed in Baku 2012 with Euphoria.

Loreen’s win also meant that broadcaster SVT hosted their 7th Eurovision Song Contest, following memorable shows in Stockholm (1975, 2000 and 2016), Gothenburg (1985) and Malmö (1992 and 2013).

Sweden’s Eurovision Song Contest history is peppered with winners and iconic performances, and since the introductions of the Semi-Finals in 2004 the country has failed to qualify only once. The unlucky artist was Anna Bergendahl, who has subsequently tried to rectify this by participating in the national final Melodifestivalen on a number of occasions.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Malmö 2024
Unforgettable
Grand Final
9th - 174 points
Liverpool 2023
Tattoo
Semi-Final
2nd - 135 points
Grand Final
1st - 583 points
Turin 2022
Hold Me Closer
Semi-Final
1st - 396 points
Grand Final
4th - 438 points
Rotterdam 2021
Voices
Semi-Final
7th - 142 points
Grand Final
14th - 109 points
Rotterdam 2020
Move
Tel Aviv 2019
Too Late For Love
Semi-Final
3rd - 238 points
Grand Final
5th - 334 points
Lisbon 2018
Dance You Off
Semi-Final
2nd - 254 points
Grand Final
7th - 274 points
Kyiv 2017
I Can't Go On
Semi-Final
3rd - 227 points
Grand Final
5th - 344 points
Stockholm 2016
If I Were Sorry
Grand Final
5th - 261 points
Vienna 2015
Heroes
Semi-Final
1st - 217 points
Grand Final
1st - 365 points
Copenhagen 2014
Undo
Semi-Final
2nd - 131 points
Grand Final
3rd - 218 points
Malmö 2013
You
Grand Final
14th - 62 points
Baku 2012
Euphoria
Semi-Final
1st - 181 points
Grand Final
1st - 372 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Popular
Semi-Final
1st - 155 points
Grand Final
3rd - 185 points
Oslo 2010
This Is My Life
Semi-Final
11th - 62 points
Moscow 2009
La Voix
Semi-Final
4th - 105 points
Grand Final
21st - 33 points
Belgrade 2008
Hero
Semi-Final
10th - 54 points
Grand Final
18th - 47 points
Helsinki 2007
The Worrying Kind
Grand Final
18th - 51 points
Athens 2006
Invincible
Semi-Final
4th - 214 points
Grand Final
5th - 170 points
Kyiv 2005
Las Vegas
Grand Final
19th - 30 points
Istanbul 2004
It Hurts
Grand Final
5th - 170 points
Riga 2003
Give Me Your Love
Grand Final
5th - 107 points
Tallinn 2002
Never Let It Go
Grand Final
8th - 72 points
Copenhagen 2001
Listen To Your Heartbeat
Grand Final
5th - 100 points
Stockholm 2000
When Spirits Are Calling My Name
Grand Final
7th - 88 points
Jerusalem 1999
Take Me To Your Heaven
Grand Final
1st - 163 points
Birmingham 1998
Kärleken är
Grand Final
10th - 53 points
Dublin 1997
Bara Hon älskar Mig
Grand Final
14th - 36 points
Oslo 1996
Den Vilda
Grand Final
3rd - 100 points
Dublin 1995
Se På Mej
Grand Final
3rd - 100 points
Dublin 1994
Stjärnorna
Grand Final
13th - 48 points
Millstreet 1993
Eloïse
Grand Final
7th - 89 points
Malmö 1992
I Morgon är En Annan Dag
Grand Final
22nd - 9 points
Rome 1991
Fångad Av En Stormvind
Grand Final
1st - 146 points
Zagreb 1990
Som En Vind
Grand Final
16th - 24 points
Lausanne 1989
En Dag
Grand Final
4th - 110 points
Dublin 1988
Stad I Ljus
Grand Final
12th - 52 points
Brussels 1987
Boogaloo
Grand Final
12th - 50 points
Bergen 1986
E' De' Det Här Du Kallar Kärlek
Grand Final
5th - 78 points
Gothenburg 1985
Bra Vibrationer
Grand Final
3rd - 103 points
Luxembourg 1984
Diggi-loo Diggy-ley
Grand Final
1st - 145 points
Munich 1983
Främling
Grand Final
3rd - 126 points
Harrogate 1982
Dag Efter Dag
Grand Final
8th - 67 points
Dublin 1981
Fångad I En Dröm
Grand Final
10th - 50 points
The Hague 1980
Just Nu!
Grand Final
10th - 47 points
Jerusalem 1979
Satellit
Grand Final
17th - 8 points
Paris 1978
Det Blir Alltid Värre Framåt Natten
Grand Final
14th - 26 points
London 1977
Beatles
Grand Final
18th - 2 points
Stockholm 1975
Jennie, Jennie
Grand Final
8th - 72 points
Brighton 1974
Waterloo
Grand Final
1st - 24 points
Luxembourg 1973
You're Summer
Grand Final
5th - 94 points
Edinburgh 1972
Härliga Sommardag
Grand Final
13th - 75 points
Dublin 1971
Vita Vidder
Grand Final
6th - 85 points
Madrid 1969
Judy, Min Vän
Grand Final
9th - 8 points
London 1968
Det Börjar Verka Kärlek, Banne Mej
Grand Final
5th - 15 points
Vienna 1967
Som En Dröm
Grand Final
8th - 7 points
Luxembourg 1966
Nygammal Vals Eller Hip Man Svinaherde
Grand Final
2nd - 16 points
Naples 1965
Absent Friend
Grand Final
10th - 6 points
London 1963
En Gång I Stockholm
Grand Final
13th - 0 points
Luxembourg 1962
Sol Och Vår
Grand Final
7th - 4 points
Cannes 1961
April, April
Grand Final
14th - 2 points
London 1960
Alla Andra Får Varann
Grand Final
10th - 4 points
Cannes 1959
Augustin
Grand Final
9th - 4 points
Hilversum 1958
Lilla Stjärna
Grand Final
4th - 10 points