Friday, 29 June 2012

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest - 1984

The Swedish Final was held on February 25th at the Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, hosted by Fredrik Belfrage. The 10 songs were reduced to 5 finalists, after which the winner was chosen by the votes of 9 juries, with each jury being split according to the age of its members.

The winner were the three brothers Herrey, consisting of Richard, Louis and Per. Their song was called Diggi-loo diggi-ley, and was written by Britt Lindeborg and Torgny Söderberg.


01. Diggi-loo diggi-ley - Herreys, 49 points
02. Sankta Cecilia - Göran Folkestad & Lotta Pedersen, 41 points
03. Rendez-vous - John Ballard 39 points
04. Kall som is - Karin and Anders Glenmark, 33 points
05. Livet är som ett träd - Vicki Benckert, 27 points

other participants:

Nu är jag tillbaks igen - Janne Önnerud
Schack och matt - Caron Tetsill
Labyrint - Per-Erik Hallin
Kärleksmagi - Elisabeth Andreasson
Tjuvarnas natt - Thomas Lewing

Sweden was the first country to perform at ESC in 1984. In the voting, they received not less than 5 "douze points" from the other 18 countries. Finally the brothers were victorious, with a total of 145 points-8 points ahead of Ireland. Sweden had won exactly 10 years earlier, then represented by ABBA.

Here you can find more information about the Herreys.

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