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Sweden
Flag of Sweden
Broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT)
Appearances
Appearances 27 (26 finals)
Debut NVSC #01
Best result 1st: #03, #22
Worst result 16th SF: #07
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#25) 1st
Highest ranking 1st
Lowest ranking 12th

Sweden debuted in the first edition of North Vision Song Contest and has participated in every edition since then. The Swedish broadcaster, SVT, has been in charge for the country's participation since the first edition. The broadcaster started hosting Fantasifestivalen in every edition since the first. However, their entry for the fifth edition was selected internally due to scheduling problems, making it the only internal selection for the country to date.

Sweden is one of the most successful countries in the contest, having thirteen top tens including two victories. The first victory of the country was achieved by Malena Ernman in the third edition with the song "One Step From Paradise". However, Ernman also brought the first and to date only non-qualification to Sweden in the seventh edition, when she came sixteenth in the semi-final with the song "Perdus" and therefore failed to gain enough points to qualify for the final. The second victory was achieved by Loreen with her song "Statements" in the twenty-second edition. The country is currently ranked first in the North Vision Ranking of Nations while its worst placement was twelfth after the seventh edition.

Sweden has so far hosted four events related to the North Vision Song Contest; the fourth and twenty-third edition of the contest as well as the second concert of the North Vision in Concert and the tenth edition of the Junior North Vision Song Contest. The contest has been broadcast since the first edition by SVT and had several commentators in charge either for radio or television. The spokespersons have been different since the first edition. Every edition, a Fantasifestivalen participant is being offered to announce the votes.

Contestants

There have so far been twenty six contestants that represented Sweden in the contest with fifteen of them achieving a top 10 result, including 2 victories.

Table key
 Winner  Last place  Did not qualify to the semi-finals
 Second place  Automatically qualified to the final  Withdrawn or disqualified
 Third place  Did not qualify to the final  Did not compete
Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Timoteij "Puls" 3 154
Member of the "Big 3"
#02 Martin Stenmarck "Frozen In My Heart" 8 115
#03 Malena Ernman "One Step From Paradise" 1 194 1 131
#04 Melissa Horn "Kvar I Nått Jag Lämnat" 14 99
Member of the "Big 5"
#05 NONONO "Pumpin' Blood" 3 163 4 100
#06 Marie Serneholt "That's the Way My Heart Goes" 17 102
Member of the "Big 5"
#07 Malena Ernman "Perdus"
Failed to qualify
16 59
#08 Ulrika "Animal" 3 163 5 88
#09 Helena Paparizou "Set Your Heart On Me" 7 139
Member of the "Big 5"
#10 Alvaro Estrella "All In My Head" 20 85 3 84
#11 Getty Domein "Dance With The Devil" 17 92 10 74
#12 Mahan Moin "Azizami" 6 142 2 120
#13 Stockholm Syndrome "Kalabalik" 2 227 1 122
#14 Timoteij "Wildfire" 11 124
Member of the "Big 6"
#15 Dinah Nah "Taste Your Love" 4 134 1 106
#16 Agnes Carlsson "Human Touch" 21 82
Member of the "Big 6"
#17 Velvet "Friendly Fire" 15 95 4 94
#18 Violet Days "Screaming Colors" 17 94 8 92
#19 Sophia Somajo "Klein Blue" 3 321 3 208
#20 Rbecka "Should Have Surrendered" 21 152
Member of the "Big 6"
#21 Mahan Moin "Elysium" 5 316 1 245
#22 Loreen "Statements" 1 422
Member of the "Big 6"
#23 Paul Rey "All Falls Down" 2 363
#24 Amanda Fondell "Count On You" 14 209
#25 Paul Rey "Soldier" 6 259 6 180
#26 Normandie "White Flag" 2 342
Member of the "Big 6"
#27 ORKID "Hands"

Draw history

Sweden has so far competed in a total of twenty-eight shows ‒ eleven semi-finals and seventeen finals. The country has been allocated to perform in the first half for the majority of the contests. Also, when the country was an automatic qualifier, they were always drawn to perform in the first half.

Table key
     First half
     Second half
Contest Show Draw Contest Show Draw Contest Show Draw
NVSC #1 Grand Final 06 NVSC #9 Grand Final 10 NVSC #15 Grand Final 14
NVSC #2 Grand Final 17 NVSC #10 Semi-final 1 17 NVSC #16 Grand Final 11
NVSC #3 Semi-final 2 08 Grand Final 14 NVSC #17 Semi-final 1 08
Grand Final 11 NVSC #11 Semi-final 1 15 Grand Final 19
NVSC #4 Grand Final 16 Grand Final 22 NVSC #18 Semi-final 1 17
NVSC #5 Semi-final 1 15 NVSC #12 Semi-final 1 01 Grand Final 26
Grand Final 17 Grand Final 20 NVSC #19 Semi-final 1 17
NVSC #6 Grand Final 13 NVSC #13 Semi-final 2 18 Final 05
NVSC #7 Semi-final 1 22 Grand Final 01 NVSC #20 Grand Final 19
NVSC #8 Semi-final 2 12 NVSC #14 Grand Final 01 NVSC #21 Semi-final 2 09
Grand Final 07 NVSC #15 Semi-final 1 13 Grand Final 20

North Vision Awards

The North Vision Awards (formerly known as the After-show Awards) is a ceremony held to honor the artists and songs of the editions. Sweden has received nine awards out of the thirty-one nominations of the Swedish artists and songs.

Ceremony Nominated Award Result
NVSC #05 "Pumpin Blood" Best Pop Won
NVSC #07 "Perdus" Best Ballad Won
Best Northern song Nominated
NVSC #08 "Animal" Best English song Nominated
Best Northern song
Best Top 5 song
NVSC #10
(special awards)
"One Step From Paradise" Best female performance ever Nominated
Best winner
"Pumpin Blood" Best group performance ever
NVSC #11 Getty Domein Best Male Artist Nominated
"Dance With The Devil" Best Best Dance / R&B Won
Best Best Northern song
NVSC #12 Mahan Moin Best Female Artist Won
"Azizami" Best Northern song Nominated
NVSC #13 Stockholm Syndrome Best Band/Duet Won
"Kalabalik" Best Northern song Won
Best Dance/R&B Nominated
Best Top 6 song Won
NVSC #14 Timoteij Best Band/Duet Won
"Wildfire" Best Pop Nominated
Best Northern song
Best Big 6 song
NVSC #15 "Taste Your Love" Best Dance / R&B
Best Northern song
Best Top 6 song
NVSC #16 "Human Touch" Best English song
Best Northern song
Best Big 6 song
Best Bottom 6 song
NVSC #17 "Friendly Fire" Best Pop
Best Northern song
NVSC #18 "Screaming Colors" Best Pop
Best Northern song

North Vision Song of the Year

The North Vision Song of the Year (also known simply as Song of the Year) is the annual award show held to honor the best song from the editions that were held during the respective year. One Swedish entry made it to the top 50 of 2015.

Year Artist Song Result
2015 Mahan Moin "Azizami" Top 296
Timoteij "Wildfire"
Dinah Nah "Taste Your Love"
Agnes Carlsson "Human Touch"
Velvet "Friendly Fire"
Stockholm Syndrome "Kalabalik" Top 10

Voting history

Sweden's voting statistics as of the twenty-first edition. The tables list the points given or received by Sweden in the semi-finals, the finals and a total of both. However, the points given in Pre-Qualification Rounds are not included. Romania is currently the country that has received the most points from Sweden while Turkey is the country that has given the most points to Sweden.

Sweden has given the most points to...
(semi-finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Romania Romania 68
2 Austria Austria 62
3 Flag of Germany Germany 54
4 Flag of Turkey Turkey 52
5 Flag of Latvia Latvia 48
Flag of Russia Russia

Sweden has received the most points from...
(semi-finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Turkey Turkey 71
2 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 68
3 Flag of Germany Germany 57
4 Flag of Latvia Latvia 53
5 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 52

Sweden has given the most points to...
(finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Norway Norway 65
Flag of Turkey Turkey
2 Flag of Russia Russia 61
3 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 58
4 Flag of Germany Germany 53
5 Flag of Romania Romania 51

Sweden has received the most points from...
(finals only)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Turkey Turkey 159
2 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 98
3 Iceland Iceland 91
4 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 87
Flag of Poland Poland
5 Flag of Norway Norway 78
Flag of Portugal Portugal

Sweden has given the most points to...
(semi-finals and finals)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Romania Romania 119
2 Flag of Turkey Turkey 117
3 Flag of Russia Russia 109
4 Flag of Germany Germany 107
5 Austria Austria 105

Sweden has received the most points from...
(semi-finals and finals)

Rank Country Points
1 Flag of Turkey Turkey 233
2 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 156
3 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 144
4 Iceland Iceland 139
5 Flag of Germany Germany 133

12 points

As of the twenty-first edition, Sweden has awarded a total of fourty-eight 12 points and has received eighty-four 12 points through the semi-finals and the finals of the editions.

The highest amount of 12 points to be given to Sweden was in the third edition where the country received seven sets of 11 points in total. However, the highest amount of 12 points for a final was in the third edition where Sweden received seven 12 points. Turkey has given the most 12 points to Sweden with a total of eight 12 points given to the country.

Estonia has received a total of five 12 points, making it the country with the most 12 points.

Table key

     Winner – Sweden gave 12 points to a winning song / Sweden won the contest.
     Second place – Sweden gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Sweden was runner-up in the contest.
     Third place – Sweden gave 12 points to a third place song / Sweden came third in the contest.
     Qualified – Sweden gave 12 points to a song that was a qualifier / Sweden was a qualifier.
     Non-qualified – Sweden gave 12 points to a song that was not a qualifier / Sweden was not a qualifier.
Record of 12 points
Edn. Given Received
Final Semi Final Semi
#01 Flag of Romania Romania Flag of Romania Romania Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Did not participate
#02 Flag of Estonia Estonia Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Iceland Iceland
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Did not participate
#03 Flag of Andorra Andorra Flag of Armenia Armenia Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
#04 Flag of Romania Romania Flag of Belgium Belgium Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Did not participate
#05 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Flag of Finland Finland Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Denmark Denmark
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
#06 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Flag of Latvia Latvia Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Did not participate
#07 Flag of France France Flag of France France Did not qualify None
#08 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
None
#09 Flag of Russia Russia Flag of Russia Russia Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Did not participate
#10 Flag of Turkey Turkey Flag of Turkey Turkey Flag of Turkey Turkey Flag of Turkey Turkey
#11 Flag of Denmark Denmark Flag of Denmark Denmark None Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
#12 Flag of Israel Israel Flag of Israel Israel Flag of Albania Albania Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Germany Germany
#13 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Norway Norway
Flag of Russia Russia
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Denmark Denmark
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
#14 Flag of Denmark Denmark Flag of Denmark Denmark Iceland Iceland
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Did not participate
#15 Flag of Italy Italy Flag of Turkey Turkey Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Georgia Georgia
#16 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Flag of Switzerland Switzerland None Did not participate
#17 Flag of Armenia Armenia Austria Austria Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
#18 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan None None
#19 Flag of Germany Germany (jury) Flag of Finland Finland (jury) Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg (jury) Flag of Albania Albania (jury)
Austria Austria (jury)
Flag of Egypt Egypt (jury)
Flag of Latvia Latvia (jury)
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic (televote) Flag of Albania Albania (televote) Flag of Denmark Denmark (televote)
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania (televote)
None
#20 Flag of Estonia Estonia (jury) Flag of Estonia Estonia (jury) Austria Austria (jury) Did not participate
Flag of Estonia Estonia (televote) Flag of Estonia Estonia (televote) Flag of Georgia Georgia (televote)
#21 Flag of Germany Germany (jury) Flag of Germany Germany (jury) Flag of Belarus Belarus (jury)
Flag of Greece Greece (jury)
Flag of Latvia Latvia (jury)
Flag of Serbia Serbia (jury)
Flag of Turkey Turkey (jury)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine (jury)
Flag of Greece Greece (jury)
Flag of Turkey Turkey (jury)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine (jury)
Flag of Belgium Belgium (televote) Flag of Turkey Turkey (televote) Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg (televote)
Flag of Malta Malta (televote)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia (televote)
Austria Austria (televote)
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia (televote)
Flag of Greece Greece (televote)

Commentators and spokespersons

Since the first edition there have been different commentators and spokespersons for Sweden. However, all the events were broadcasted by SVT, on both radio and television. Jan Simonis and Lotta Bromé have been the two semi-final and final television commentators, all serving for different editions. Carolina Norén, Ronnie Ritterland and Björn Kjellman have served as radio commentators for different editions.

The spokespersons have been different in each edition. The runner-up of every Fantasifestivalen edition gets the offer to present the Swedish votes at the contest.

Edition(s) Final television commentator Semi-finals television commmentator Radio commentator Spokesperson Broadcaster
NVSC #01 Jan Simonis Carolina Norén
Ronnie Ritterland
Marie Serneholt SVT
(TV + Radio)
NVSC #02 Agnes Carlsson
NVSC #03 Helena Paparizou
NVSC #04 Emilie Rosén
NVSC #05 Melissa Horn
NVSC #06 Emma Lewin
NVSC #07 Johanna "Jo" Eriksson
NVSC #08 Kristoffer Rahbek
NVSC #09 Stina Wäppling
NVSC #10 Rebecca Stella
NVSC #11 Linda Pritchard
NVSC #12 Linus Svenning
NVSC #13 Lisa Ajax
NVSC #14 Alex Jafarzadeh
NVSC #15 Molly Sandén
NVSC #16 Lynda Woodruff
NVSC #17 Måns Zelmerlöw
NVSC #18 Lotta Bromé Carolina Norén
Björn Kjellman
Ida LaFontaine
NVSC #19 Ace Wilder
NVSC #20 Amy Deasismont
NVSC #21 Philip Strand
NVSC #22 Wiktoria
NVSC #23 Mariette

Hostings

Sweden has hosted two editions of the contest: the fourth and the twenty-third edition. The country has also hosted the second edition of the North Vision in Concert, as well as the tenth edition of the Junior North Vision Song Contest.

Edition Location Venue Presenters
#04 Gothenburg Scandinavium Petra Mede and Eric Saade
#23 Stockholm Friends Arena Petra Mede and David Lindgren

Other contests

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The contest takes place during the contest, usually during the second semi-final of the respective edition. It is not an televised event, but only through YouTube. Sweden debuted in the first edition already, held for the eighth edition.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Place in FF
#08 Ms Trez "Sweet Liar" 2 110 2nd
#09 Manda "Criminals" 1 135 3rd
#10 Rebecca Stella "Give Me That O" 3 100 2nd
#11 Linda Pritchard "Drummer Boy" 9 78 2nd
#12 Zara Larsson "Weak Heart" 11 64 9th
#13 Shirley Clamp "Din Vinge" 5 63 2nd
#14 Marlene "I Do This For You" 2 110 2nd
#15 Molly Sandén "Like No One's Watching" 3 106 2nd
#16 Agnes Carlsson "Loaded" 5 101 2nd
#17 Molly Sandén "Satellites" 6 93 2nd
#18 Ida LaFontaine "Go Again" 1 103 2nd
#19 Mikaela Coco "Weightless" 6 81 2nd
#20 Christie & The Dream Beats "Wasn't My Fault" 5 82 4th
#21 Ida Hallquist "Hideout" 4 87 2nd
#22 Natali Felicia "War" 1 108 4th
#23 Ulrika "Echoes" 3 91 4th
#24 Rhys "Too Good To Be True" 6 52 3rd

Junior North Vision Song Contest

The contest is only for European artists under the age of 16. Sweden debuted in the first edition and has so far been in all the editions. Their entries have all been selected through internal selections. In the third edition, an entry was intended but the country withdrew later. The country returned in the fourth edition.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Zara Larsson "Love Again" 2 188 3 N/A
#02 Amy Diamond "What's In It For Me" 4 83 No semi-finals
#03 Did not participate
#04 Nova Miller "Little Miss Perfect" 6 78
#05 Rebecka Karlsson "We Got The Night" 3 120
#06 Julia Kedhammar "Dancing for Gold" 2 115
#07 Rebecka Karlsson "Ghost Flower" 5 88
#08 PYCO "Revolution" 3 101
#09 Nova Miller "Supernova" 1 124
#10 Rebecka Karlsson "Surrender" 3 140 Did not participate

Nordisk Melodi Grand Prix

The contest is held between the Nordic countries that are members of the North Broadcasting Union. Sweden debuted in the first edition and won.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Violet Days "Razorheart" 1 34 No semi-finals
#02 The Spillout "Nordic Feel" 4 16
#03 Olivia "Meet Your Mother" 2 34
#04 Moa Morfeldt "You and I" 6 8
#05 Noomi "Intoxicated" 3 28
#06 Topia "Statement Song" 6 12
#07 Ambivalensen "Allt För Mig"

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