SWEDISH NATIONAL FINAL 1987

The Swedish Final was held on February 21st at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, hosted by Fredrik Belfrage. The 12 songs were reduced to 6 finalists and the winning song was then chosen by the votes of 9 juries containing members of the public which were split according to the ages of the jurors.

1 Alexandra Alexandra Sound of Music 44

4th

2 Nya illusioner New illusions Annica Jonsson

3 När morgonstjärnan brinner When the morning star shines Cyndee Peters 46

3rd

4 Ung och evig Young and eternal Paul Sahlin & Anne Kihlström

5 Flyktingen The refugee Jan-Eric Karlzon

6 Leva livet Live life Baden-Baden

7 Högt över havet High above the sea Arja Saijonmaa 58

2nd

8 Sommarnatt Summer night Robert Wells

9 Hand i hand Hand in hand Style 29

6th

10 Dansa i neon Dance in the neon-light Lena Philipsson 43

5th

11 Det finns en morgondag There is a tomorrow Anna Book

12 Fyra bugg och en coca-cola Four gums and a coca-cola Lotta Engberg 59

1st

Lotta Engberg previously came 2nd in the 1984 Swedish Final (as Lotta Pedersen) and was a backing singer for Sweden in ESC 1984. At the ESC, where the song title was changed to “Boogaloo”, Lotta Engberg came 12th.

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