Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Sweden entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, held in Millstreet, Ireland.

Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1993
Selection date(s)5 March 1993
Selected entrantArvingarna
Selected song"Eloise"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result7th, 89 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
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At Eurovision, Sweden performed 13th, following France and preceding Ireland. As the close of the voting, they had finished 7th in a field of 25 with 89 points.

Before EurovisionEdit

Melodifestivalen 1993Edit

Melodifestivalen 1993 was the selection for the 33rd song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 32nd time that this system of picking a song had been used. 1569 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was held in the Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg on 5 March 1993, presented by Triple & Touch and was broadcast on TV2 and Sveriges Radio's P4 network. The show was watched by 4,284,000 people, with a total of 166,045 votes cast.

The winner was selected over two rounds of voting. After the juries had selected 5 songs for a "super final", it was revealed that the TV viewers would choose the winner by regional televoting. However, the voting became a bit repetitive, and televoting was not re-introduced until six years later when it was combined with regional juries.

The winner was the dansband Arvingarna with the song "Eloise".

First Round – 5 March 1993
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Result
1 N.E.O. "Högt i det blå" Dan Ådahl Eliminated
2 Monica Silverstrand "Vågornas sång" Per Andréasson, Anders Dannvik Advanced
3 Lena Pålsson "Sjunde himlen" Stephan Berg Advanced
4 Patrick Swahn "På vingar av kärlek" Kjell-Åke Norén Eliminated
5 Nick Borgen "We Are All the Winners" Nick Borgen Advanced
6 Christer Björkman "Välkommen till livet" Mikael Bolyos, Örjan Strandberg Eliminated
7 Pernilla Emme "I dina ögon" Per Andréasson, Anders Dannvik Advanced
8 Richard Carlsohn "Ge mig din hand" Martin Klaman, Hans Skoog Eliminated
9 Tina Leijonberg "Närmare dig" Ingela 'Pling' Forsman, Håkan Mjörnheim Eliminated
10 Arvingarna "Eloise" Gert Lengstrand, Lasse Holm Advanced
Second Round – 5 March 1993
Draw Artist Song Televotes Points Place
1 Monica Silverstrand "Vågornas sång" 8,883 8 5
2 Lena Pålsson "Sjunde himlen" 11,405 13 4
3 Nick Borgen "We Are All the Winners" 57,498 42 2
4 Pernilla Emme "I dina ögon" 17,341 28 3
5 Arvingarna "Eloise" 70,918 56 1
Detailed Regional Televoting
Song Malmö Växjö Norrköping Stockholm Falun Luleå Gothenburg Total
Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points Votes Points
"Vågornas sång" 1,740 1 1,290 1 946 2 1,503 1 518 1 1,239 1 1,647 1 8,883 8
"Sjunde himlen" 2,182 2 2,166 2 941 1 1,614 2 767 2 1,674 2 2,061 2 11,405 13
"We Are All the Winners" 11,601 6 9,093 6 5,573 6 9,065 6 3,506 6 6,963 6 11,697 6 57,498 42
"I dina ögon" 2,988 4 2,549 4 1,736 4 3,064 4 1,003 4 1,968 4 4,033 4 17,341 28
"Eloise" 12,349 8 9,716 8 6,705 8 11,695 8 4,419 8 9,101 8 16,933 8 70,918 56

At EurovisionEdit

Arvingarna performed thirteenth at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, following France's Patrick Fiori with "Mama Corsica" and preceding Ireland's Niamh Kavanagh with "In Your Eyes." Their performance was jaunty and colorful, with the boys standing on stage in blue suits. The conductor was Curt-Eric Holmquist. While perhaps not particularly modern, it was still very catchy, and the juries awarded it 7th place with 89 points, thereby ensuring that Sweden had qualified for the following year's contest under the newly-introduced relegation system.[1] The Swedish jury awarded their twelve points to eventual contest-winners Ireland.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.

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