We’re back! Building on the success of our Best of the Big 5 series, Eurovision Ireland is now broadening its search for your favourite entries from countries across the continent, spanning the contest’s entire back catalogue – that’s well over 1500 songs!
We asked you which group of countries you wanted us to look at next and thousands of you voted. You wanted us to explore Scandinavia’s Eurovision back catalogues. It’s been quite a journey through Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway – meaning our last stop on our Nordic tour is Sweden!
With 6 wins under their belt, an astounding 41 Top 10 finishes and a national selection event that’s almost as big as the contest itself, Sweden really is the Big Daddy of the Scandis when it comes to Eurovision – let’s be honest, the country and the contest are practically synonymous nowadays! And this is before we even mention the fact that Sweden’s first ever Eurovision winner ABBA went on to become one of the biggest selling bands of all time! It was clear we had to save Sweden to last when it came to our Scandinavian polls!
Sweden have sent 60 songs to the Eurovision Song Contest down the years, so we’ve still split the songs between Odd and Even Years as we always do. This time round it’s the turn of Sweden’s Even Years, meaning songs that entered contests in years ending in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0 – including their entry for the contest that never was, Move by The Mamas from 2020!
Our poll for Odd Years yielded this Top 10 last week:
- Take Me To Your Heaven (1999) – 278 points
- Främling (1983) – 252 points
- Heroes (2015) – 230 points
- Fångad Av En Stormvind (1991) – 217 points
- Too Late For Love (2019) – 205 points
- Popular (2011) – 193 points
- Se På Mig (1995) – 184 points
- Give Me Your Love (2003) – 179 points
- En Dag (1989) – 171 points
- Eloise (1993) – 166 points
Your favourite not here? Take a look HERE to see where the other songs finished. Now it’s time to see who joins this Top 10 for the Swedish final next week!
REMEMBER! AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR TOP 10!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland