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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