Eric himself says that he has now reached his main aim, getting to the final, and is not really worried about the final result on Saturday. Sweden is a country that should be in the final every year, he says, because of its rich music industry.
Head of the Swedish Delegation, and mastermind of the Swedish selection process, Christer Björkman, was also relieved at the result. He told Radio Sweden that all the drama at the end of the show, as Sweden was the last country to be picked, was payback for him as he does exactly the same thing to artists in the Swedish shows.
Sweden will now compete against songs from 24 other countries on Saturday, and are hopeful for a top ten finish, which would be the best result for the country since 2006.