Christer Björkman, the Head of Delegation for Sweden has spoken of his desire to see Sweden win Eurovision one more time before 2021.
In an interview with Tele-Loisirs ahead of Destination Eurovision, Christer Björkman has spoken about his aims for Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. Christer who will be one of the three international jurors on Destination Eurovision, has stated that he wants to see Sweden win Eurovision one more time before he steps away from Melodifestivalen in 2021.
Sweden is currently the second most successful country in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest with a total of six victories in the competition. Sweden is just one victory away from tying with Ireland, who have won the competition a record seven times.
Since missing out on the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, Sweden has gone on to become a powerhouse in the competition. With two victories and two third place finishes, Sweden has only once finished outside of the top five in the past seven contests.
Looking ahead to this years contest and the French selection process, the Swedish Head of Delegation added;
To win Eurovision, one must achieve the perfect alchemy between a unique song and its artist, not to mention its scenography. Even though we have very good songs every year, it’s very rare to find such a diamond. It seems to me more realistic to aim for a Top 10. It is this objective that should aim at France.
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.