Saturday, 7 July 2012

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest - 1990

The Swedish final, Melodifestivalen 1990, was held on March 9th at the Rondo in Gothenburg, hosted by Carin Hjulström. The winning song was chosen by the votes of 11 regional juries.

Edin-Ådahl won the contest, beating 1983 representative Carola Häggkvist to second place. Their song, written by Mikael Wendt, was Som en vind.


01. Som en vind - Edin-Ådahl, 99 points
02. Mitt i ett äventyr - Carola Häggkvist, 84 points
03. Varje natt - Lisbeth Jagedal, 76 points
04. Handen på hjärtat - Sofia Källgren, 75 points
05. Vi vill ha värme - N'Gang, 73 points
06. Sången över havet - Lizette Pålsson, 56 points
07. Jag ser en stjärna falla - Elisabeth Andreasson, 53 points
08. En gång till - Lotta Engberg, 49 points
09. En sensation - Peter Jöback, 43 points
10. Symfonin - Loa Falkman, 30 points

At the contest Sweden performed 18th. At the close of the voting they had received 24 points, being placed 16th of 22 countries competing.


Edin-Ådahl were a Swedish CCM (Contemporary Christian music) group from 1977 to 1994, composed of brothers Bertil & Lasse Edin and Simon & Frank Ådahl. The group are most well known for their 1990 hit Som en vind. It won the 1990 Melodifestivalen and went on to place 16 at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Simon Ådahl participated in 1995 together with Lasse Edin with the song Följ dina drömmar which came 5th. Another song, Revival, rose to No. 3 in Sweden's radio charts.

Their English albums had similar production quality when compared to secular albums, but suffered from poor distribution and "lousy lyrics".

Frank Ådahl was the voice of Simba in the Swedish version of the 1994 animated film The Lion King. Two of the brothers released solo albums on Refuge in 1985. Bertil Edin released Cross The Border, and Simon Ådahl I'm In Touch. Lasse Edin formed a band called The Outsiders in 1990.

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