Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

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Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 1997
Selection date(s) 8 March 1997
Selected entrant Blond
Selected song "Bara hon älskar mig"
Finals performance
Final result 14th, 36 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1996 1997 1998►

Sweden chose their entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 by holding their usual selection Melodifestivalen. For Melodifestivalen 1997, 1229 songs were submitted to Sveriges Television, 12 of which performed in the final.

The winner was the song "Bara hon älskar mig" (If Only She Loves Me), sung by Blond. It was written and composed by Stefan Berg.

Blond performed 16th on the night of the contest and received 36 points, placing 14th.

Melodifestivalen 1997[edit]

For the full results, see Melodifestivalen 1997.
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Monia Sjöström "Nu idag" 11 11th
2 Photogenique "Nattens änglar" 0 12th
3 Robert Randqvist "Hand i hand" 55 5th
4 N-Mix "Där en ängel hälsat på" 68 2nd
5 Jim Jidhed "Charlie" 12 10th
6 Nick Borgen "World Wide Web" 26 9th
7 Andreas Lundstedt "Jag saknar dig, jag saknar dig" 32 7th
8 Garmarna "En gång ska han gråta" 28 8th
9 B.I.G. "Jag skall aldrig lämna dig" 40 6th
10 Wille Craaford "Missarna" 65 3rd
11 Cajsalisa Ejemyr "Du gör mig hel igen" 56 4th
12 Blond "Bara hon älskar mig" 80 1st

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Sweden[edit]

Points Awarded to Sweden
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Ireland
8 points  Iceland
7 points  Denmark
6 points  Turkey
5 points  Croatia
4 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 points  Italy
2 points  France
1 point  Estonia