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Sweden have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 52 times since their debut in 1958, being absent a total of five times, in 1956, 1957, 1964, 1970 and in 1976. Since 1959, the Swedish entry has been chosen through an annual televised competition, known since 1967 as Melodifestivalen.

Sweden is one of Eurovision's most successful countries, having won the contest six times as well as having reached the top 5 a total of 24 times. They have also made it to the top ten 35 times. Sweden's first Eurovision victory was in 1974 with the song Waterloo, performed by ABBA. Thanks to their victory in Brighton, ABBA went on to gain worldwide success, still being one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. As of 2015, Sweden has accumulated the most points in the Contest's history, leaving the United Kingdom in second place.

Since then Sweden has won in 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and most recently in 2015 with the song Heroes, performed by Måns Zelmerlöw. Sweden and the United Kingdom are the only countries with Eurovision victories in four different decades, and it is the only country to host it in five different decades (1975, 1985, 1992, 2000, 2013).

Participants

Year Artist Song Language Final Points Semi Points
1958 Alice Babs Lilla stjärna Swedish 4 10 No Semi Finals
1959 Brita Borg Augustin 9 4
1960 Siw Malmkvist Alla andra får varann 10 4
1961 Lill-Babs April, April 14 2
1962 Inger Berggren Sol och vår 7 4
1963 Monica Zetterlund En gång i Stockholm 13 0
Did Not Compete
1965 Ingvar Wixell Absent Friend English 10 6 No Semi Finals
1966 Lill Lindfors & Svante Thuresson Nygammal vals Swedish 2 16
1967 Östen Warnerbring Som en dröm 8 7
1968 Claes-Göran Hederström Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig 5 15
1969 Tommy Körberg Judy, min vän 9 8
Did Not Compete
1971 Family Four Vita vidder Swedish 6 85 No Semi Finals
1972 Härliga sommardag 13 75
1973 The Nova You're Summer English 5 94
1974 ABBA Waterloo 1 24
1975 Lars Berghagen and The Dolls Jennie, Jennie 8 72
Did Not Compete
1977 Forbes Beatles Swedish 18 2 No Semi Finals
1978 Björn Skifs Det blir alltid värre framåt natten 14 26
1979 Ted Gärdestad Satellit 17 8
1980 Tomas Ledin Just nu! 10 47
1981 Björn Skifs Fångad i en dröm 10 50
1982 Chips Dag efter Dag 8 67
1983 Carola Främling 3 126
1984 Herreys Diggiloo Diggiley 1 145
1985 Kikki Danielsson Bra Vibrationer 3 103
1986 Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm E' de' det här du kallar kärlek? 5 78
1987 Lotta Engberg Boogaloo 12 50
1988 Tommy Körberg Stad i ljus 12 52
1989 Tommy Nilsson En dag 4 110
1990 Edin-Ådahl Som en vind 16 24
1991 Carola Fångad av en stormvind 1 146
1992 Christer Björkman I morgon är en annan dag 22 9
1993 Arvingarna Eloise 7 89 Participated in 1992
1994 Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare Stjärnorna 13 48 No Semi Finals
1995 Jan Johansen Se på mig 3 100
1996 One More Time Den vilda 3 100 1 227
1997 Blond Bara hon älskar mig 14 36 No Semi Finals
1998 Jill Johnson Kärleken är 10 53
1999 Charlotte Nilsson Take Me To Your Heaven English 1 163
2000 Roger Pontare When Spirits Are Calling My Name 7 88
2001 Friends Listen To Your Heartbeat 5 100
2002 Afro-Dite Never Let It Go 8 72
2003 Fame Give Me Your Love 5 107
2004 Lena Philipsson It Hurts 5 170 Top 11 in 2003
2005 Martin Stenmarck Las Vegas 19 30 Top 12 in 2004
2006 Carola Invincible 5 170 4 214
2007 The Ark The Worrying Kind 18 51 Top 10 in 2006
2008 Charlotte Perelli Hero 18 47 12 54
2009 Malena Ernman La voix French, English 21 33 4 105
2010 Anna Bergendahl This Is My Life English -- 11 62
2011 Eric Saade Popular 3 185 1 155
2012 Loreen Euphoria 1 372 1 181
2013 Robin Stjernberg You 14 62 Host of 2013
2014 Sanna Nielsen Undo 3 218 2 131
2015 Måns Zelmerlöw Heroes 1 217 1 365
2016 Frans If I Were Sorry 5 261 Host of 2016
2017 Robin Bengtsson I Can't Go On 5 344 3 227

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