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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960

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Country  Sweden
Selected entrant  Siw Malmkvist
Selection process  Melodifestivalen 1960
Final result  10th, 4 points
Selection date(s)  Semi-final 28 December 1959 Final 2 January 1960
Selected song  "Alla andra får varann"

Sweden chose its entry for Eurovision Song Contest 1960 by the national final, Melodifestivalen 1960. The winning song, "Alla andra får varann" was performed once by Östen Warnerbring and once by Ingrid Berggren. However Sveriges Radio decided that Siw Malmkvist would represent Sweden, as she had been denied that the previous year.

Melodifestivalen 1960

Melodifestivalen 1960 was the selection for the third song to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the second time that this system of picking a song had been used. It was held on 2 February 1959, however an internal semi-final, not broadcast on radio or television, was held on 28 December 1959, where the 8 songs were reduced to 4. Approximately 1100 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on Sveriges Radio TV and Sveriges Radio P1 from Cirkus, Stockholm and the presenter was Jeannette von Heidenstam. Last year's winner Siw Malmkvist was selected to sing the winning son, Alla andra får varann, at Eurovision.

At the final of Melodifestivalen two artists sang the same song, one with a large orchestra and a second with a smaller orchestra.

  • 1: Performer with large orchestra
  • 2: Performer with smaller orchestra
  • References

    Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 Wikipedia


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