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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958

Eurovision Song Contest 1958
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processInternal Selection
Selected entrantAlice Babs
Selected song"Lilla stjärna"
Finals performance
Final result4th, 10 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1958 1959►

Sweden made its Eurovision Song Contest debut in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, held in Hilversum, The Netherlands, Wednesday 12 March 1958,.

Alice Babs was selected by Sveriges Radio to represent her country. The song "Lilla stjärna" was originally called "Samma stjärnor lya för oss båda", but was on Alice's demand, re-written. Songwriter Åke Gerhard was not happy with this, and forbid the song to be commercially released. It took 40 years before it finally was released.

The contest was held on 12 March, and Sweden was drawn into spot 5. After the voting, Sweden had received 10 points and a 4th position.

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Alice Babs performed fifth in the running order, following Luxembourg and preceding Denmark. At the close of voting "Lilla Stjärna" had received 10 points, placing Sweden fourth of the 10 entries.[1]

The Swedish entry was conducted at the contest by the musical director Dolf Van Der Linden.

Voting

Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.

Points awarded to Sweden

Points awarded to Sweden
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden

References