Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991

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Eurovision Song Contest 1991
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 1991
Selection date(s) 31 March 1991
Selected entrant Carola
Selected song "Fångad av en stormvind"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 146 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1990 1991 1992►

Sweden entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, held in Rome, Italy.

Swedish broadcater Sveriges Television continued using their successful Melodifestivalen contest to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Melodifestivalen 1991 was held on 31 March, where ten artists competed to sing for Sweden.

Carola Häggkvist won the competition after competing for her second time, having come third in 1983. She sang the song "Fångad av en stormvind" (Captured by a Storm).

One of the favourites to win, Carola song eight on the night of the contest, following Luxembourg and preceding France. At the close of the voting, she had received 146 points, placing joint 1st place with France's Amina. After the four-way tie at the 1969 contest, a tie-break system had been implemented, where a count-back on the number of top points awarded was used. Since both countries received four 12-points, but Sweden gaining five 10-points over France's two, Sweden was declared the winner, with Carola taking Sweden's third victory.

Melodifestivalen 1991[edit]

For the full results, see Melodifestivalen 1991.
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Laila Dahl "Annie" 33 4th
2 Pernilla Wahlgren "Tvillingsjäl" - -
3 Diana Nuñez "Kärlekens dans" - -
4 John Ekedahl "Stanna du i dina drömmar" - -
5 Jessica Wimert "Änglar" - -
6 Towe Jaarnek "Ett liv med dig" 46 2nd
7 Jim Jidhed "Kommer du ihåg mig?" 45 3rd
8 Carola "Fångad av en stormvind" 78 1st
9 Tove Naess "Låt mig se ett under" 29 5th
10 Sharon Dyall Ge mig ett svar - -

At Eurovision[edit]

Points awarded to Sweden[edit]

Points awarded to Sweden[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden[1][edit]

12 points  Malta
10 points  Iceland
8 points   Switzerland
7 points  Portugal
6 points  Israel
5 points  France
4 points  Spain
3 points  Denmark
2 points  Belgium
1 point  Luxembourg