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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 2011
Selection date(s)Web Wildcard Final
8 November 2010
Semi-Finals
5 February 2011
12 February 2011
19 February 2011
26 February 2011
Second Chance
5 March 2011
Final
12 March 2011
Selected entrantEric Saade
Selected song"Popular"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (1st, 155 points)
Final result3rd 185 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2010 2011 2012►

Sweden participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through the national final Melodifestivalen 2011, organised by Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).

Before Eurovision

Melodifestivalen 2011

The Swedish entry, Popular by Eric Saade, for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was selected through Melodifestivalen contest, the 50th edition of the contest. SVT announced new rules and changes to the Melodifestivalen 2010 rules.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Danny Saucedo "In the Club" 79 70 149 2
2 Sara Varga "Spring för livet" 23 27 50 9
3 The Moniker "Oh My God!" 55 69 124 3
4 Brolle "7 Days and 7 Nights" 8 21 29 10
5 Linda Bengtzing "E det fel på mej?" 42 16 58 7
6 Nicke Borg "Leaving Home" 20 37 57 8
7 Swingfly "Me and My Drum" 44 49 93 5
8 Sanna Nielsen "I'm in Love" 75 39 114 4
9 The Playtones "The King" 46 33 79 6
10 Eric Saade "Popular" 81 112 193 1

At Eurovision

Eric Saade performing at the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.

Sweden started at position 8, the first half of the second semi-final of the contest on 12 May 2011. As the songs were called, Sweden was the last one to qualify to the final on 14 May 2011, where it managed 155 points and ended in 1st place for the semi final. Shortly after the second semi final, Sweden drew position 7 for the grand final on 14 May 2011. Sweden achieved a respectable 3rd place in the grand final, with 185 points, beaten only by Italy with 189 and Azerbaijan with 221 points. This was the best result for Sweden since 1999, when Charlotte Nilsson won the contest.

Points awarded by Sweden

Points awarded to Sweden

Points awarded to Sweden (Semi-final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Sweden (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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