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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985

Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 1985
Selection date(s)2 March 1985
Selected entrantKikki Danielsson
Selected song"Bra vibrationer"
Finals performance
Final result3rd, 103 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1984 1985 1986►

Following Herreys' victory in the previous year, Sweden were the hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 1985. The venue chosen for the show was the country's second city, Gothenburg.

In order to save money for the staging of the Eurovision Song Contest itself, the competition to select Sweden's national entry, Melodifestivalen, was a low-budget version in 1985.

Of the ten entries, five went through to a second round, which was won by the song "Bra vibrationer", written by Lasse Holm and Ingela "Pling" Forsman and sung by Kikki Danielsson. Kikki had already represented Sweden three years earlier, as part of the pop group Chips. The other half, Elisabeth Andreassen, went to win for Norway, alongside the group Bobbysocks.

For the final, in which Sweden performed in 16th position, or fourth from last, the song's title was translated into Good Vibrations. It did very well in the voting and came third with 103 points, 20 points behind the winner.

Points awarded by Sweden

12 points  Norway
10 points  Finland
8 points  Germany
7 points  Ireland
6 points  France
5 points  Denmark
4 points  United Kingdom
3 points  Austria
2 points  Israel
1 point   Switzerland

Points awarded to Sweden

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