Judy, min vän

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Sweden "Judy, min vän"
Eurovision Song Contest 1969 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Roger Wallis
Lyricist(s)
Britt Lindeborg
Conductor
Lars Samuelson
Finals performance
Final result
9th
Final points
8
Appearance chronology
◄ "Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig" (1968)   
"Vita vidder" (1971) ►

"Judy, min vän" ("Judy, my friend") was the Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in Swedish by Tommy Körberg, the winner of Melodifestivalen 1969.[1] Körberg was not the only Swede competing in the 1969 Contest, held in Madrid, Spain; Siw Malmkvist, who first had entered in 1960 with "Alla andra får varann", this year represented Germany with "Primaballerina".

"Judy, min vän" was composed by Englishman Roger Wallis, living in Sweden since the early 60s, originally with English lyrics and entitled "Dear Mrs. Jones". Lyricist Britt Lindeborg subsequently translated and re-wrote the Swedish lyrics specifically for the Swedish pre-selections, and then changed the title to "Judy, min vän". Both versions of the song were released as singles in Sweden.

"Judy, min vän" was performed ninth on the night, following the Netherlands's Lenny Kuhr with "De troubadour" and preceding Belgium's Louis Neefs with "Jennifer Jennings". By the close of voting, it had received 8 points, placing it in shared 9th place (incidentally with Siw Malmkvist's "Primaballerina") in a field of 16.

After four countries won the Contest in 1969, Sweden - as all the other Scandinavian countries - withdrew from the 1970 contest, in protest of the voting system. Thus, "Judy, min vän" was succeeded as the Swedish representative at the 1971 contest by Family Four with "Vita vidder". Tommy Körberg returned to the Contest in 1988 when he represented Sweden with "Stad i ljus".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (1999), p. 76-81, 261. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2
Preceded by
Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig by Claes-Göran Hederström
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Judy, min vän by Tommy Körberg

1969
Succeeded by
Vita vidder by Family Four

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