Monday, 9 July 2012

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest - 1992

After Carola Häggkvist's win in the 1991 contest, Sweden was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, held in Malmö.

The Swedish Final, Melodifestivalen 1992, was held in Stockholm on March 14th, hosted by Anders Malmberg & Claes Malmberg. The 10 songs were reduced to 5 finalists, and once these 5 had been performed again they were voted on by 11 regional juries.

The winner was I morgon är en annan dag, a song composed by Niklas Strömstedt and performed by Christer Björkman.


01. I morgon är en annan dag - Christer Björkman, 64 points
02. Som om himlen brann - Lizette Pålsson & Bizazz, 59 points
03. Vad som än händer - Maria Rådsten, 41 points
04. En enda gång - Kikki Danielsson, 34 points
05. Långt härifrån - Py Bäckman, 33 points

Other participants:

Venus Butterfly - Venus
Ingenting går som man vil - Thérèse Löf
Ingen annan än du - Anna Nederdal
Upp, flyger vi, upp - Shanes
Jag kan se en ängel - Lena Pålsson & Wizex

Sweden sang 7th on the night of the contest. Christer Björkman could not, however, repeat Carola's success of the previous year, picking up 9 points and placing 22nd of 23 countries.


Christer Samuel Björkman (born 25 August 1957 in Borås, Sweden) is a Swedish singer. He was a hairdresser, and had a hair-salon in Borås. He started his career by recording a song called Våga och vinn which was produced by Bruno Glenmark in the mid-1980s.

He won Melodifestivalen 1992 with I morgon är en annan dag, and represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1992. He finished second last, Sweden's worst result at the contest since 1977. In 1993 Christer participated again at Melodifestivalen were he came equal 5th with the song Välkommen till livet.

He entered Melodifestivalen again in 1999 with a song called Välkommen hem which finished last among the ten participants.

He is now supervisor of Melodifestivalen, a post he has held since 2002. He was recently accused of manipulation of the jury which chooses the participating songs.

He will be the Show Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 to be held in Sweden after Loreens victory in Baku in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

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