Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Sweden
Sweden
Member station SVT (2003-2005, 2010-)
TV4 (2006-2007, 2009)
Appearances
Appearances 10
First appearance 2003
Best result 3rd: 2006
Worst result 15th: 2003, 2004, 2005
External links
Sweden's page at Eurovision.tv

Sweden has participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 7 times since its inception in 2003. Two broadcasters have been responsible for Sweden's entries at Junior Eurovision - from 2003 to 2005 Sveriges Television (SVT) was responsible, before withdrawing with other Nordic broadcasters. To 2006 to 2009, commercial broadcaster TV4 has been responsible for Sweden's entry at the Junior Eurovision.

TV4 withdrew from the 2008 Contest after two entries due to other plans being made during the time of the contest,[1] however they have confirmed that they will return to the contest for 2009.[2]

On April 9, 2010, TV4 decided to withdraw again from Junior Eurovision in Minsk.[3] However the EBU confirmed on 28 July that Sweden would be in the contest, after SVT decided to return to the contest.[4]

National selections[edit]

Much like it did for the Eurovision, Sveriges Television managed the national selection for the Junior Eurovision from 2003 to 2005. SVT used a spinoff of Melodifestivalen, Lilla Melodifestivalen, which debuted in 2002 to select an entry for MGP Nordic, a then one-off junior song contest between Sweden and 2 other Nordic countries (which was temporarily put on hiatus when the JESC was established), to select its entry.

However, after the 2005 contest, SVT, along with Norway's NRK and Denmark's DR, jointly pulled out of the JESC due to concerns about the treatment of the participants in the contest, and eventually reviving MGP Nordic afterwards.[5][6]

All Swedish participants have been girls except 2011, 2013, and the spokespersons from 2003-2009.

TV4 takes over[edit]

After SVT pulled out, commercial broadcaster TV4 decided to take over organizing the Swedish delegation for the JESC.[7] TV4 would organize its own competition to select its entry for the JESC, while in parallel, SVT's contest would still be active, but with its winner being sent to MGP Nordic instead.[6]

In the 2006 contest, the first under TV4's control, Sweden would achieve their best result in the JESC, finishing in 3rd place with Molly Sandén's song "Det finaste någon kan få". In 2007 Sandens younger sister Frida Sanden won the right to represent Sweden in the Junior Eurovision 2007. Before going to Rotterdam Frida had hopes built to score as high as her elder sister but only managed to get 8th place with 83 points.

TV4 withdraw from the 2008 contest due to concerns about its viewership, and its plans for the 2008 season.[1] However, TV4 confirmed that it will return for the 2009 edition.[2]

SVT comeback[edit]

EBU confirmed on 28 July 2010 that Sweden will be in the contest, after SVT decided to return to the contest.[4]

Contestants[edit]

Year Artist Title Place Points
2003 The Honeypies "Stoppa mig!" 15 12
2004 Limelights "Varför jag?" 15 8
2005 M+ "Gränslös kärlek" 15 22
2006 Molly Sandén "Det finaste någon kan få" 3 116
2007 Frida Sandén "Nu eller aldrig" 8 83
2009 Mimmi Sandén "Du" 6 68
2010 Josefine Ridell "Allt jag vill ha" 11 48
2011 Erik Rapp "Faller" 9 57
2012 Lova Sönnerbo "Mitt mod" 6 70
2013 Eliias "Det är dit vi ska" 9 46
2014

Voting history[edit]

Sweden gave the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1  Russia 62
2  Netherlands 52
3  Armenia 50
4  Belarus 40
5  Belgium 36

Sweden has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1  Belgium 46
=  Netherlands 46
3  Belarus 35
4  Russia 31
5  Ukraine 27

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Floras, Stella (2008-04-18). "TV4 pulls out of Junior Eurovision". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b Bakkar, Sietse (2009-06-08). "Exclusive: 13 countries to be represented at Junior 2009!". EBU. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Sweden to not participate in Minsk". Oikotimes. 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  4. ^ a b Bakker, Sietse (2010-07-28). "Talents from 14 nations to gather at Junior Eurovision 2011". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  5. ^ West-Soley, Richard (2006-04-16). "Scandinavian JESC pull-out". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  6. ^ a b West-Soley, Richard (2006-09-01). "Double trouble: Swedish JESC confusion". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  7. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2006-04-21). "Junior: TV4 takes over from SVT". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10.