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Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1974

Eurovision Song Contest 1974
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 1974
Selection date(s) 9 February 1974
Selected entrant ABBA
Selected song "Waterloo"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 24 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1973 1974 1975►

The Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest was called Melodifestivalen 1974. It was, by far, won by the group ABBA, consisting of Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Their song was called Waterloo, which was written by Björn and Benny. It was originally written in Swedish, but for the ESC final, it was translated into English, which the rules allowed the years 1973-1976.

ABBA was one of the favorites to win ESC, held in Brighton, United Kingdom. They sung as #08. In the voting, they received high points from the first jury to vote (Finland), but it was a close race until the second last jury, Switzerland, which gave Sweden enough points to practically secure victory. Sweden got a total of 24 points, compared to runner-up Italy's 18. This was Sweden's first victory, and ABBA got international superstar status, with a success second only to The Beatles. They have sold a reported 370 million records worldwide. In 2005, the 50th anniversary show Congratulations, Waterloo was chosen the best Eurovision song ever.

Contents

  • At Eurovision 1
    • Voting 1.1
      • Points awarded to Sweden 1.1.1
      • Points Awarded by Sweden 1.1.2
  • References 2

At Eurovision

Voting

Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.[1]

Points awarded to Sweden

Points Awarded to Sweden[1]
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by Sweden[1]

3 points  Netherlands
2 points  Greece
 Ireland
1 point  Israel
 Monaco
 Norway

References

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