Monday, 28 May 2012

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest - 1959

Sweden was in their second Eurovision Song Contest represented by Brita Borg with the song Augustin. The winning song was elected in the Swedish national final: Melodifestivalen 1959. Eight semi-finals were held on the radio. During the semi-finals, Sveriges Radio decided that the winning song would represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959.

The Swedish national final was held on January 29 1959  at Cirkus in Stockholm, hosted by Thore Ehrling. Approximately 200 songs were submitted to SVT for the competition. The final was broadcast on Sveriges Radio TV and Sveriges Radio P1 from Cirkus, Stockholm and the presenter was Thore Ehrling. The winning song was chosen by the votes of 4 juries. It had already been decided before the final that the winning song would be sung by Brita Borg at the ESC, even though she wasn't actually taking part in the final.


1. Siw Malmkvist - Augustin, 105 points
2. Staffan Bloms - Dags igen att vara kära, 79 points
3. Britt Damberg - Nya fågelsången, 76 points
4. Östen Warnebring - Kungsgatans blues, 67 points
5. Östen Warnebring - Någon saknar dig, 56 points
6. Ulla Christensson - Lyckans soluppgång, 52 points
7. Britt-Inger Dreilick - Hösten är vår, 52 points
8. Åke Söhr - En miljon för dina, 0 points


Brita Borg (June 10, 1926 – May 4, 2010), full name Brita Kerstin Gunvor Borg, was a Swedish singer, actress, and variety show artist. Her variety show career spanned from 1943 into the 1970s, while her singing career trailed away at the end of the 1960s. However, she was still an active actress in the 1980s. Brita Borg represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 in Cannes where she came 9th.

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