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Eurovision 2016: 8 Reasons Why Sweden Always Does So Well At The Song Contest

12/05/2015 12:43 BST | Updated 09/05/2016 17:59 BST

For the third year in a row, Sweden is one of the favourites to take home the trophy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

Considering it's a nation of fewer than 10 million inhabitants, the Scandinavian country punches well above its weight when it comes to this international sing-song, going home with the top prize an impressive five times (second only to Ireland), including 1974, when those platform-heeled wonders Abba triumphed in Brighton and went on to conquer the world.

So what is it about this polite nation that means it all comes together beautifully once a year, every year? With the help of Expedia Sweden, we've compiled this list of eight key elements that *coughs the UK might do well to emulate...

8 Reasons Sweden Owns Eurovision



8 Reasons Sweden Owns Eurovision