Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

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Eurovision Song Contest 1979
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1979
Selection date(s)17 February 1979
Selected entrantTed Gärdestad
Selected song"Satellit"
Finals performance
Final result17th, 8 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1978 1979 1980►

Sweden selected their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in a show called Melodifestivalen 1979. The winner was the popular pop singer Ted Gärdestad with the song "Satellit", which he composed, while the lyrics were by his brother, Kenneth Gärdestad.

The contest was held in Jerusalem, and Sweden performed 15th. Gärdestad finished only 17th out of 19, with 8 points. Only Ireland, Greece and Israel awarded him any points.

At Eurovision[edit]

Points awarded by Sweden[edit]

Final[edit]

12 points  Israel
10 points  Norway
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Spain
6 points  Germany
5 points  France
4 points  Netherlands
3 points  Portugal
2 points  Greece
1 point  Denmark
Points awarded to Sweden (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point