Suède 1998

Sweden was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, held in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

Melodifestivalen 1998

For more details on this topic, see Melodifestivalen 1998.

Sweden continued using the common Melodifestivalen format to select their entry. The final of Melodifestivalen 1998 was held on 14 March 1998, where ten songs were performed. Five of the songs were eliminated and the remaining five were voted on by the 11 juries. The winner was « Kärleken är » (English: Love Is), sung by Jill Johnson and composed by Bobby Ljunggren, Håkan Almqvist and Ingela Forsman.

Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Annika Fehling « När en stjärna faller »
2 B.I.G. « Ingen annan väg » 52 2nd
3 Elisabeth Melander « Ta dej tid »
4 Nanne Grönvall « Avundsjuk » 35 4th
5 Linda Eriksson « Bara månen får se »
6 Helena Eriksson « Kärleken finns överallt »
7 Fredrik Karlsson « Långsamma timmar »
8 Myrra Malmberg « Julia » 38 3rd
9 Black Ingvars « Cherie » 34 5th
10 Jill Johnson « Kärleken är«  62 1st

At Eurovision

Johnson sang in the 16th position on the night of the contest, and finished tenth at the close of the voting, receiving 53 points.

Voting

Points awarded to Sweden

Points awarded to Sweden
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden

12 points  Norway
10 points  Finland
8 points  Netherlands
7 points  United Kingdom
6 points  Malta
5 points  Israel
4 points  Estonia
3 points  Croatia
2 points  Belgium
1 point  Ireland