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Lilla Stjärna was the debut entry of Sweden to the Eurovision Song Contest. It was performed by Alice Babs at the 1958 contest in Hilversum.

Originally, the song was supposed to be called "Samma stjärnor lysa för oss två", but neither Babs or SR, the Swedish broadcaster at the time, approved of the lyrics, and called in Gunnar Wersén to rewrite it with a new title. Åke Gerhard, the original composer, wouldn't allow Babs to make a studio version of this song as what he claims to still be his own work but in rewritten form, so the only recording of Lilla Stjärna is the performance in Hilversum.[1]

It was performed fifth on the night following Luxembourg and preceding Denmark.  At the close of voting, it finished in 4th place with 10 points.

Lyrics

Lalala la lala lalala…
Lalala la lala lalala…
Lalala la lala lalala…
Lalala la lala lalala…
Natt över land och stad, sovande hus
Rutor som blänker av stjärnornas ljus
Flicka i fönstret står, ser mot det blå
Är bara femton år, tänker ändå

Lilla stjärna i det höga
Svara mig, svara mig
Kommer han som jag ska få så kär?
Ja, du vet nog vem han är

Får jag läsa i hans öga
Samma svar, samma svar
Som jag tycker att du blinkar nu
Lilla stjärna, du?

Kommer han? Kommer han?
Ja, du vet nog vem han är

Får jag läsa i hans öga
Samma svar, samma svar
Som jag tycker att du blinkar nu
Lilla stjärna, du?

Lalala la lala lalala…
Lalala la lala lalala…
Lalala la lala lalala…
Lalala la lala lalala…
Night over countryside and town, sleeping houses
The windows glitter, because of the star light
A girl standing by the window, looking up to the blue
Just fifteen years old, but still she’s thinking

Little star up above
Answer me, answer me
Is he coming, the man that I will love?
Yes, you’ll probably know who he is

Will I read in his eye
The same answer, the same answer
That I think I see you twinkling to me now
You, little star?

Is he coming? Is he coming?
Yes, you’ll probably know who he is

Will I read in his eye
The same answer, the same answer
That I think I see you twinkling to me now
You, little star?

References

  1. When listening to the performance on ESC Radio, you can hear the applause at the end of the track. ESC Radio uses studio recordings, but this is an exception.

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