"April April" - Siw Malmkvist
The Swedish Final was held on February 6th at Cirkus in Stockholm, hosted by Jeanette von Heidenstam. Each of the songs was performed twice (firstly with a big orchestra, then with a small orchestra). The winner was chosen by the votes of 4 juries.
|1||Spela på regnbågen||Play on the rainbow||Lars Lönndahl||Lily Berglund||71||2nd=|
|4||April April||April April||Siw Malmkvist||Gunnar Wicklund||78||
|5||Vår i hjärtat||Spring in the heart||Gunnar Wicklund||Siw Malmkvist||58||
Although Siw Malmkvist won the final, she was not chosen to go forward to the ESC, mainly due to the fact that she couldn't stop laughing during her performance of "April April", so she was replaced by Lill-Babs who came 14th at the ESC. Lill-Babs had previously taken part in the semi-final for the 1960 Swedish Final.
GERMAN NATIONAL FINAL 1961
1961 NATIONAL FINALS