The total length of the edited version is while the original song is The song was performed last at the semi-final and it direct qualified to the final. It qualified lzte the final, which was held on 18 May According to the text commentary in the video Historiathe performance was filmed after hanging out with Elton John and Meat Loaf over some champagne. When released as a single, it reached 9 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
Among other songs it competed against the entry from the United Kingdom, " Bigger than Us ", also written by John Lundvik, and originally intended to be performed by Lundvik in Melodifestivalen. The video, however, featured an edited version of the song with many sections of the song taken out including the guitar section starting at in the original and ending at On 9 March, during the final at the Friends Arena in StockholmLundvik performed the song at the tenth position of the running order.