Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest - 1993

The Swedish Final, Melodifestivalen 1993, was held on March 5th at the Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, hosted by Triple & Touch who participated in the 1988 Swedish final. The 10 songs were reduced to 5 finalists by 11 regional juries, before the winner was chosen by regional televoting. 


01. Eloise - Arvingarna, 56 points
02. We Are All The Winners - Nick Borgen, 42 points
03. I dina ögon - Pernilla Emme, 28 points
04. Sjunde himlen - Lena Pålsson - 13 points
05. Vågornas sång - Monica Silverstrand, 8 points

other participants:

Högt i det blå - N.E.O.
På vingar av kärlek - Patrick Swahn
Välkommen till livet - Christer Björkman
Ge mig din hand - Richard Carlsohn
Närmare dej - Tina Leijonberg

The winner was dansband Arvingarna with the song Eloise, written by Gert Lengstrand and Lasse Holm.

At the ESC in Millstreet, Sweden performed 13th. As the close of the voting, they had finished 7th in a field of 25 with 89 points.


Arvingarna is a Swedish dansband, which was formed in 1989 and which competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen in 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2002. In 1993 they won with the song Eloise and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, where the song finished 7th.

Participations at Melodifestivalen:

1993: Eloise, 1st
1995: Bo Diddley, equal 5th
1999: Det svär jag på, 3rd
2002: Ingenting är större än vi, 6th in semi-final 3

The band's name (The heirs) refers to the group member's parents, who also were active in dansbands. Arvingarna consists of Casper Janebrink, Lars Larsson, Kim Carlsson and Tommy Carlsson

Arvingarna plays a form of dansband music that is it inspired by pop music and rock music.

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