Suède 2001

In order to select an entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden organised a national preselection called Melodifestivalen 2001. SVT received 1,567 songs, of which 10 were chosen to compete in the show. Winner was last year’s runner-up, the group Friends with the typical schlager song « Lyssna till ditt hjärta ». It was written by Thomas G:son and Henrik Sethson, and was accused of plagiarism from the 1996 Belgian entry « Liefde is een kaartspel« .

For the ESC, the song was rewritten into English and got the new title « Listen To Your Heartbeat« . It was performed in the 7th spot, in a total of 23. Despite not receiving any 12s, Sweden reached the 5th position with 100 points.

Melodifestivalen 2001

For the full results, see Melodifestivalen 2001.
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Teresia « Kom ner på jorden » 25 8th
2 Jan Johansen « Ingemansland » 107 4th
3 Date « Om du förlåter mig » 57 6th
4 Rosanna Jönis « Om du var här hos mig » 13 10th
5 Barbados « Allt som jag ser » 192 2nd
6 Sanna Nielsen « Igår, idag » 172 3rd
7 Annie Kratz-Gutå « Vända om » 29 6th
8 Friends « Lyssna till ditt hjärta«  237 1st
9 Popson « Jag känner dig » 23 9th
10 Ellinor Franzén « Om du stannar här » 91 5th
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