Suède 1965

After a year of absence, Sweden competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965 with the opera singer Ingvar Wixell, and the song « Absent Friend » (originally « Annorstädes vals ») composed by Dag Wirén. For the first time, one singer sang all the songs in the national final, and Ingvar was also the first male singer to represent Sweden. It was the first ESC entry that was not performed in the country’s native language; this led to the introduction of the language rule the following year. The contest was held in Naples that year, and Sweden finished 10th out of 18.