Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959

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Eurovision Song Contest 1959
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 1959
Selection date(s) 29 January 1959
Selected entrant Brita Borg
Selected song "Augustin"
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 4 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1958 1959 1960►

Sweden was in their second Eurovision Song Contest represented by Brita Borg with the song "Augustin". The winning song was elected in the Swedish national final: Melodifestivalen 1959. Eight semi-finals were held on the radio. During the semi-finals, Sveriges Radio decided that the winning song would represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959. The winning singer, Siw Malmkvist, had to stay home as the singer had already been selected.

Melodifestivalen 1959[edit]

Melodifestivalen 1959 was the national final for the song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959. It was held on 29 January 1959 and was the first time that this system of picking a song had been used. Approximately 200 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on Sveriges Radio TV and Sveriges Radio P1 from Cirkus, Stockholm and the presenter was Thore Ehrling. Brita Borg was chosen by an expert jury with "Augustin".

Draw Artist Song Songwriters Points Place
1 Östen Warnebring "Kungsgatans blues" Axel Flyckt, Sven-Gunnar Johnson 67 4th
2 Ulla Christenson "Lyckans soluppgång" Dag Lambert, Bengt Haslum 52 6th
3 Staffan Broms "Dags igen att vara kära" Ulf Källqvist, Åke Gerhard 79 2nd
4 Britt-Inger Dreilick "Hösten är vår" Gösta Westerberg, Fritz-Gustaf 52 6th
5 Åke Söhr "En miljon för dina" Åke Gerhard 0 8th
6 Britt Damberg "Nya fågelsången" Sam Samson, Fritz-Gustaf 76 3rd
7 Östen Warnebring "Någon saknar dig" Britt Lindeborg 56 5th
8 Siw Malmkvist "Augustin" Bo Harry Sandin, Åke Gerhard 105 1st

At Eurovision[edit]

At the contest, which was held in Cannes, Sweden only managed to get a joint 9th place (out of 11).

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