Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981

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Eurovision Song Contest 1981
Country  Sweden
National selection
Selection process Melodifestivalen 1981
Selection date(s) 21 February 1981
Selected entrant Björn Skifs
Selected song "Fångad i en dröm"
Finals performance
Final result 10th, 50 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1980 1981 1982►

Sweden chose their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 in the national selection Melodifestivalen 1981. After a tight race, the winner was a song called "Fångad i en dröm", which was performed by Björn Skifs. Björn was also the Swedish representative in the 1978 contest, and had written the song together with Bengt Palmers.

At the contest, this year held in Dublin, Ireland, Sweden was drawn #20, at the very end of the start field. The song earned maximum points from France and 10 points from Germany, and finally ended up 10th with 50 points.

At Eurovision

Points awarded by Sweden

Final

12 points  Germany
10 points  France
8 points  United Kingdom
7 points  Ireland
6 points  Finland
5 points  Luxembourg
4 points  Denmark
3 points  Israel
2 points  Austria
1 point   Switzerland
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
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