Country Of The Month: Sweden Part-3!

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Introduction

We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Sweden. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you the most memorable Swedish entries.

Christer Björkman – I morgon är en annan dag

In 1992, Sweden selected Christer Björkman and his song “I morgon är en annan dag”, which means “Tomorrow is another day” to sent in Malmö. The song was composed by Niklas Strömstedt. The entry placed 22nd out of 23 participating countries. That was the worst result of the country since 1977. However, this song introduced us to one of the most distinguished people of not only Melodifestivalen but also Eurovision. Christer played a key role to Sweden’s national selection for almost two decades.

Christer Björkman

Christer Samuel Björkman was born on August 25, 1957, in Borås, Sweden. He is a singer and television producer.

Initially, he was a hairdresser with his own hair saloon. In 1985, he commence his musical career by recording the song “Våga och vinn”. In 1992, he entered the Swedish national selection and won it. He represented Sweden at Eurovision with the song “I morgon är en annan dag” and placed 22nd out of 23 – the worst of the country since 1977. The following years, he competed again in the national final of his country- 1993, 1999 – without winning.

Between 2002 and 2021 he was the producer of Melodifestivalen. During that period Sweden won two times and placed in the Top-10 12 times. In addition, he was producer of Eurovision both in 2013 and 2015, when the contest held in Sweden. He is currently producer of the American version of the contest.

Sweden in the Eurovision 🇸🇪

Sweden debuted at the contest in 1958 with the song “Lilla stjärna” by Alice Babs. Her entry finished 4th with 10 points.

From 1958 until today Sweden has participated in a total of sixty times, missing the contest three times – 1964, 1970, 1976. From the 60 contest, the country has missed the finals only one time, in 2010. Its entry “This Is My Life” by Anna Bergendahl finished 11th and missing the qualification for just 5 points. The country has won six times in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and 2015.

Sweden has achieved the Top-10 forty-one times, six times the 1st, one time the 2nd place and six times the 3rd. It has also placed one time 6th, two times in 4th and 9th place, four times 7th and 8th, five times 10th and ten times in the 5th place. Its worst result in the final is the last place, two times, one of which with no points at all (1963), whilst in the semis, it has finished 11th with 62 points in 2010.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from Sweden? Let us know in the comments below!

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