Best Result: 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012
Worst Result: 1963, 1977
Sweden is one of the most successful ESC countries. Within their 52 participations in the contest they’ve managed to win 5 times, reach the top 5 a total of 19 times and place in the top 10 a total of 35 times.
Since 1959 the Swedish Eurovision entry has been selected through the annual televised competition Melodifestivalen, which is one of Sweden’s most popular television shows. Only once has their representative not been selected through Melodifestivalen, internally selected in 1958.
In recent years Swedish songwriters have been involved in the writing of entries from several countries.
Since 2004, Sweden has made it through to the Grand Final 8 out of 9 times.
Sweden often swaps high points with Denmark and Norway.