Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966

Sweden competed in Eurovision Song Contest 1966 with the song "Nygammal vals" performed by Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson. It was written by Bengt-Arne Wallin and Björn Lindroth. Much thanks to Scandinavian neighbours, Sweden took their best placement so far in ESC this year, held in Luxembourg, with 16 points and a 2nd place.

Eurovision Song Contest 1966
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1966
Selection date(s)29 January 1966
Selected entrantLill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson
Selected song"Nygammal vals"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result2nd, 16 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1965 1966 1967►

Before EurovisionEdit

Melodifestivalen 1966Edit

Melodifestivalen 1966 (known as the Svensk sångfinal) was the selection for the eighth song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Cirkus in Stockholm on 29 January 1966. It was the seventh time that this system of picking a song had been used. 898 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. Regional juries selected the winning song. The final was held in the Cirkus in Stockholm on 29 January 1966, hosted by Sven Lindahl and was broadcast on Sveriges Radio TV but was not broadcast on radio.

Draw Artist Song Songwriters Place Points
1 Svante Thuresson "Hej systrar, hej bröder" Åke Gerhard 7th 6
2 Monica Nielsen "En röd vals" Jan Johansson, Kerstin Bergström 8th 5
3 Carli Tornehave "Monte Carlo" Bengt-Arne Wallin, Carl Gyllenberg 2nd 19
4 Gunilla af Malmborg "Var finns du?" Ulf Björlin, Lars Forssell 5th 8
5 Gunnar Wiklund "Vinterrosor" Britt Lindeborg 3rd 14
6 Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson "Nygammal vals" Bengt-Arne Wallin, Björn Lindroth 1st 26
7 Ann-Louise Hanson "En ballad om för längesen" Robert Meyer, Gösta Rybrant 4th 9
8 Carli Tornehave "Härliga Söndag" Bo-Göran Edling, Peter Himmelstrand 5th 8
9 Gunwer Bergqvist "Vårens vindar" Torbjörn Lundqvist, Maud Lundqvist 9th 4
10 Gunnar Wiklund "Vad har jag kvar" Berndt Öst, Peter Himmelstrand 10th 0

At EurovisionEdit



  1. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Luxembourg 1966". Eurovision Song Contest. Archived from the original on 7 April 2021. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

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