Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975

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Eurovision Song Contest 1975
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1975
Selection date(s)15 February 1975
Selected entrantLasse Berghagen
Selected song"Jennie, Jennie"
Selected songwriter(s)Lasse Berghagen
Finals performance
Final result8th, 72 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1974 1975 1977►

Thanks to ABBA's victory the preceding year, Sweden hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1975. Their entry was chosen in Melodifestivalen 1975, and the winner was last year's runner up, Lasse Berghagen, with the song "Jennie, Jennie", which he had written and composed himself.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Melodifestivalen 1975[edit]

Melodifestivalen 1975 was the selection for the 16th song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the 15th time that this system of picking a song had been used. 10 songwriters were selected by SVT for the competition. The final was held in the SVT Studios in Gothenburg on 15 February 1975, presented by Karin Falck and was broadcast on TV1 but was not broadcast on radio.

Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Conductor Points Place
1 Landslaget "Den gamla jukeboxen" Lasse Lindbom Bengt Palmers 47 7th
2 Nils-Åke Runesson "Oh, Juicy" Nils-Åke Runesson Lars Samuelson 25 10th
3 Ann-Christine Bärnsten "Ska vi plocka körsbär i min trädgård?" Little Gerhard, Börje Carlsson Alain Leroux 30 9th
4 Hadar Kronberg with Glenmarks "Lady Antoinette" Hadar Kronberg Bruno Glenmark 48 6th
5 Lasse Berghagen "Jennie, Jennie" Lasse Berghagen Lars Samuelson 117 1st
6 Ted Gärdestad "Rockin' 'n' Reelin'" Ted Gärdestad, Kenneth Gärdestad Sven-Olof Walldoff 47 7th
7 Svenne and Lotta "Bang en boomerang" Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson 84 3rd
8 Björn Skifs "Michelangelo" Bengt Palmers, Björn Skifs Bengt Palmers 55 5th
9 Göran Fristorp "Som min vän" Göran Fristorp Leif Strand 59 4th
10 Gimmicks "Sången lär ha vingar" Bo Sylvén, Bo Carlgren Lars Samuelson 93 2nd

Voting[edit]

Song
Luleå
Falun
Karlstad
Gothenburg
Umeå
Örebro
Norrköping
Malmö
Sundsvall
Växjö
Stockholm
Total score
"Den gamla jukeboxen" 4 - 2 1 18 1 2 - 7 2 10 47
"Oh, Juicy" 2 - 1 - 5 5 1 6 3 - 2 25
"Ska vi plocka körsbär i min trädgård?" 1 1 - 3 4 4 5 - 3 - 9 30
"Lady Antoinette" 7 2 7 - 2 9 12 1 3 1 4 48
"Jennie, Jennie" 14 18 6 15 4 7 24 3 9 16 1 117
"Rockin' 'n' Reeling" 3 7 16 7 1 - 1 3 3 3 3 47
"Bang en boomerang" 7 - 8 5 8 16 5 14 1 15 5 84
"Michelangelo" 4 2 12 12 2 10 - 6 3 3 1 55
"Som min vän" 4 1 3 5 2 - 1 3 14 9 17 59
"Sången lär ha vingar" 9 24 - 7 9 3 4 19 9 6 3 93

At Eurovision[edit]

At the ESC final in Stockholm, Berghagen performed 18th, and sang the song in English. This year, the 12 points voting system was for the first time in use. He did not receive any 12s (Sweden's highest score was 8 points from Norway and Turkey), but finished 8th (out of 19) with 72 points.[1]

Voting[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final of Stockholm 1975". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 1975". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 9 April 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.

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