Just over 2.5 million viewers watched as Sweden finished sixth at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 saw a total of 2,556,000 viewers watch in Sweden. The show was the least watched final since 2010, and was down 9,000 viewers over the same show last year. The overall viewing figures for Eurovision 2019 in Sweden were as follows:
- Semi-Final One – 851,000 viewers
- Semi-Final Two – 1,485,000 viewers
- Final – 2,566,000 viewers
Sweden finished 6th at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Sweden was represented by John Lundvik with the song “Too Late For Love”, and won the jury voting with 239 points, but came 9th in the televote with 93 points.
Who is John Lundvik?
John Lundvik made his first Melodifestivalen appearance in 2013 as an off stage vocalist for Anton Ewald. The following year John decided to submit the song “Natural” in to the competition, however at the time it was decided that Anton Ewald would again perform the song.
He topped both the jury voting and the public vote. In the final of Melodifestivalen 2019 he managed to score 12 points from all of the international juries, a feat that hadn’t been achieved before.
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.