John Lundvik has been been selected this evening in Stockholm to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Sweden has selected John Lundvik with the song “Too Late For Love” to represent them at this years Eurovision Song Contests. Twelve artists took to the stage at the Friends Arena this evening, all vying to be the Swedish representative.
The results of the show were as follows:
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren – Norrsken (19 Jury Votes & 55 Televoting Points = 74 Points)
- Lisa Ajax – Torn (39 Jury Votes & 23 Televoting Points = 62 Points)
- Mohombi – Hello (32 Jury Votes & 42 Televoting Points = 74 Points)
- Lina Hedlund – Victorious (32 Jury Votes & 8 Televoting Points = 40 Points)
- Bishara – On My Own (38 Jury Votes & 69 Televoting Points = 107 Points)
- Anna Bergendahl – Ashes to Ashes (20 Jury Votes & 36 Televoting Points = 56 Points)
- Nano – Chasing Rivers (54 Jury Votes & 10 Televoting Points = 64 Points)
- Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO – Hold You (48 Jury Votes & 59 Televoting Points = 107 Points)
- Malou Prytz – I Do Me (23 Jury Votes & 12 Televoting Points = 35 Points)
- John Lundvik – Too Late For Love (96 Jury Votes & 85 Televoting Points = 181 Points)
- Wiktoria – Not With Me (36 Jury Votes & 28 Televoting Points = 64 Points)
- Arvingarna – I Do (27 Jury Points & 37 Televoting Points = 64 Points)
The winner this evening was selected by 50% public vote and 50% international jury voting. There eight international juries who voted this evening were:
- United Kingdom
Throughout the evening there were numerous musical numbers, interval performances and comedy sketches. One of the highlights of the show was a performance by Charlotte Perelli and Dana International.
Charlotte Perrelli hinted a re-release of the song earlier this year to celebrate the original release’s anniversary. “Take Me to Your Heaven” won the contest in Jerusalem twenty years ago after Dana International secured Israel’s third Eurovision win the year before. Dana International will also appear on the stage this weekend.
The show this evening was hosted by Sarah Dawn Finer, Marika Carlsson, Kodjo Akolor and Eric Saade.
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.