Suède 1978

For the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, Sweden held a national final called Melodifestivalen 1978. The winner and representant was « Det blir alltid värre framåt natten », sung by Björn Skifs, and written and composed by Peter Himmelstrand.

At ESC in Paris, 22 April, Björn Skifs intended to cause controversy by singing in English, which could make him disqualified. Instead, he sang a part of the song in nonsense words, but fortunately only Swedes knew the words were wrong. He finished 14th (out of 20).

At Eurovision

Points awarded by Sweden

Final

12 points  Monaco
10 points  France
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Germany
6 points  Luxembourg
5 points  Austria
4 points  Belgium
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points  Greece
1 point  Netherlands
Points awarded to Sweden (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point