Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1988|
|Selection process||Melodifestivalen 1988|
|Selection date(s)||27 February 1988|
|Selected entrant||Tommy Körberg|
|Selected song||"Stad i ljus"|
|Final result||12th, 52 points|
|Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest|
In order to choose an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, Sweden held a national selection, namely Melodifestivalen 1988. The runaway winner was the ballad "Stad i ljus" sung by Tommy Körberg, who also had represented Sweden at the 1969 contest. This time his song was written by Py Bäckman. It was the first time in the eighties that the Swedish entry was a ballad.
Sweden performed second at the contest and received a total of 52 points and finished 12th.