You're Summer

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Sweden "You're Summer"
Eurovision Song Contest 1973 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Claes af Geijerstam
Göran Fristorp
As Nova
Language English
Composer(s) Monica Dominique, Carl-Axel Dominique
Lyricist(s) Lars Forssell
Conductor Monica Dominique
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 94
Appearance chronology
◄ "Härliga sommardag" (1972)   
"Waterloo" (1974) ►

"You're Summer" was the Swedish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973, performed in English by Claes af Geijerstam and Göran Fristorp as Nova.

In the song a comparison is made between a lover and the summer. The summer is when life grows in his lover and his lover never tells him no. The most intriguing line of this song is "Oh your breasts are like swallows in nesting", written by the well-known poet Lars Forssell, member of the Swedish Academy.

The song was performed twelfth on the night (following Luxembourg's Anne-Marie David with "Tu te reconnaîtras" and preceding Netherlands's Ben Cramer with "De oude muzikant"). At the close of voting, it had received 94 points, placing 5th in a field of 17.

"You're Summer" is noted as being the first song in the Eurovision Song Contest that was conducted by a woman, composer Monica Dominique (the second song conducted by a woman was Israel's Ey Sham in the same contest, conducted by Nurit Hirsh).

The performing duo, called Nova in the international competition, was forced to change it's name from the original Malta, since that name coincided with the name of one of the competing countries.

It was succeeded as Swedish representative at the 1974 Contest by ABBA with "Waterloo".

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