Sweden will participate in next year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands.
Swedish broadcaster SVT has confirmed to ESCToday that they will take part in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands. They will once again use Melodifestivalen as their way of selecting their entry, with one of the participants being selected through P4 Nästa. Next year marks the 60th anniversary of Melodifestivalen, and the SVT has promised an “extraordinary” show.
The country is among 20 other countries who have confirmed participation to date, including returning country Ukraine, who withdrew from the 2019 contest.
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.
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.