5 from 6 Swedish songs qualify

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Although Swedish representative Anna Bergendahl missed out on a place in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest final with the song This Is My Life, Sweden will still be represented in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The songs from Azerbaijan, Denmark, Ireland, Georgia and Norway were all written by Swedish songwriters.

Sweden's tradition at the Eurovision Song Contest is as rich as any competing nation, with four victories, and until 2010, an ever present competing nation since 1976 and has over 50 Eurovision Song Contest entries. The show has always won high viewing figures and has helped to make Sweden one of the world's leading music nations.

For the first time in history, Sweden did not qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden's entry This Is My Life got eliminated, however three other countries qualified from the second semifinal for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with Swedish compositions.

Azerbaijan entry Drip Drop is written by the Swedish team of Anders Bagge, Stefan Örn & Sandra Bjurman for Safura. In A Moment Like This represents Denmark and is written by and is performed by Chanée & N'Evergreen. Irish entry It's For You is written by Niall Mooney and Swedish co-writers, Mårten Eriksson, Jonas Gladnikoff & Lina Eriksson. Former Eurovision Song Contest winner Niamh Kavanagh performs the song. Georgia's entry Shine performed by Sophi is written by Hanne Sørvaag (Norwegian), Harry Sommerdahl (Swedish) andChistian Leuzzi.

A sixthSwedish connection comes with Norway's representative Didrik Solli-Tangen is directly qualified for the final with My Heart Is Yours, written by Hanne Sørvaag from Norway and Fredrik Kempe from Sweden.

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