Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.
Allsång på Skansen
Allsång på Skansen takes place over eight weeks each summer on Tuesday evenings in Stockholm, broadcast on SVT1 and SVT Play. Each show features several artists many Eurovision fans will recognise from Melodifestivalen, Eurovision and even Junior Eurovision. In 2019 the show celebrated its 40th anniversary, presented by Sanna Nielsen who represented Sweden at Eurovision 2014 with the song 'Undo'. Sanna follows Petra Marklund and Mans Zelmerlow as host..
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