Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978
|Eurovision Song Contest 1978|
|Selection process||Melodifestivalen 1978|
|Selected entrant||Björn Skifs|
|Selected song||"Det blir alltid värre framåt natten"|
|Final result||14th, 26 points|
|Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest|
For the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, Sweden held a national final called Melodifestivalen 1978. The winner and representant was "Det blir alltid värre framåt natten", sung by Björn Skifs, and written and composed by Peter Himmelstrand.
At ESC in Paris, 22 April, Björn Skifs intended to cause controversy by singing in English, which could make him disqualified. Instead, he sang a part of the song in nonsense words, but fortunately only Swedes knew the words were wrong. He finished 14th (out of 20).
Points awarded by Sweden
|3 points||United Kingdom|
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|