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Eurovision 2014: Sweden's Entry

Sweden selected its entry this weekend:
It was a case of seventh time lucky for Swedish songstress Sanna Nielsen as she edged out Ace Wilder to win the Melodifestivalen finale and earn a shot at Eurovision glory in May. Nielsen was the narrow winner of the annual pop festival to select Sweden's Eurovision entry with her song Undo. The 29-year-old defeated Ace Wilder by just two points after the results from the Swedish public were counted. "It feels really fantastic, I'm thrilled," a jubilant Nielsen told following her win. The singer, who made her Melodifestivalen debut in 2001, looked set for more heartbreak after Ace Wilder moved into first place following the votes of the international juries. When the votes from the Swedish viewers were voted she went one better than 2008, when she finished second.
Sweden first won Eurovision forty years ago with ABBA's Waterloo. Their most recent of five total wins came in 2012 with Loreen's Euphoria, which went on to top the charts in dozens of countries.

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