Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 2011
Selection date(s) Web Wildcard Final
8 November 2010
Semi-Finals
5 February 2011
12 February 2011
19 February 2011
26 February 2011
Second Chance
5 March 2011
Final
12 March 2011
Selected entrant Eric Saade
Selected song "Popular"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (1st, 155 points)
Final result 3rd, 185 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Sweden participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through the national final Melodifestivalen 2011, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).

Melodifestivalen 2011[edit]

Main article: Melodifestivalen 2011

The Swedish entry, Popular by Eric Saade, for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was selected through Melodifestivalen contest, the 50th edition of the contest. SVT announced new rules and changes to the Melodifestivalen 2010 rules.

Final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Votes Place
Jury Viewers Total
1 Danny Saucedo "In the Club" Figge Boström, Peter Boström, Danny Saucedo 79 70 149 2
2 Sara Varga "Spring för livet" Sara Varga, Figge Boström 23 27 50 9
3 The Moniker "Oh My God!" Daniel Karlsson 55 69 124 3
4 Brolle "7 Days and 7 Nights" Brolle (m & l) 8 21 29 10
5 Linda Bengtzing "E det fel på mej" Pontus Assarsson, Thomas G:son, Jörgen Ringqvist, Daniel Barkman 42 16 58 7
6 Nicke Borg "Leaving Home" Jojo Borg Larsson, Nicke Borg, Fredrik Thomander, Anders "Gary" Wikström 20 37 57 8
7 Swingfly "Me and My Drum" Teron Beal, Patrik Magnusson, Johan Ramström, Swingfly 44 49 93 5
8 Sanna Nielsen "I'm in Love" Bobby Ljunggren, Thomas G:son, Irini Michas, Peter Boström 75 39 114 4
9 The Playtones "The King" Fredrik Kempe, Peter Kvint (m & l) 46 33 79 6
10 Eric Saade "Popular" Fredrik Kempe (m & l) 81 112 193 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Eric Saade performing at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Sweden started at position 8, the first half of the second semi-final of the contest on 12 May 2011. As the songs were called, Sweden was the last one to qualify to the final on 14 May 2011, where it managed 155 points and ended in 1st place for the semi final. Shortly after the second semi final, Sweden drew position 7 for the grand final on 16 May 2011. Sweden achieved a respectable 3rd place in the grand final, with 185 points, beaten only by Italy with 189 and Azerbaijan with 221 points. This was the best result for Sweden since 1999, when Charlotte Nilsson won the contest.

Points Awarded by Sweden[edit]

Points Awarded to Sweden (Second Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points Awarded to Sweden (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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