Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1958|
|Selection process||Internal Selection|
|Selected entrant||Alice Babs|
|Selected song||"Lilla stjärna"|
|Final result||4th, 10 points|
|Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Alice Babs was selected by Sveriges Radio to represent her country. The song "Lilla stjärna" was originally called "Samma stjärnor lysa för oss båda", but was on Alice's demand, re-written. Songwriter Åke Gerhard was not happy with this, and forbid the song to be commercially released. It took 40 years before it finally was released.
The contest was held on March 12, and Sweden was drawn into spot 5. After the voting, Sweden had received 10 points and a 4th position.
On the night of the final Alice Babs performed fifth in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Denmark. At the close of voting "Lilla Stjärna" had received 10 points, placing Sweden fourth of the 10 entries.
The Swedish entry was conducted at the contest by the musical director Dolf Van Der Linden.
Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.
Points awarded to Sweden
|Points awarded to Sweden|
|10 points||9 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
Points awarded by Sweden