Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest - 1999

The Swedish Final was held on February 27th in Stockholm, hosted by Anders Lundin and Vendela Thommessen. The voting was 50% regional juries and 50% televoting.

The winner was Charlotte Nilsson with the song Tusen och en natt, written by Gert Lengstrand and Lars Diedricsson. It got the highest number of points from both the 11 juries and the televoters.


01. Tusen och en natt - Charlotte Nilsson, 217 points
02. Stjärna på himmelen - Drömhus, 148 points
03. Det svär jag på - Arvingarna, 114 points
04. (Du är så) Yeah Yeah Wow Wow - Martin, 109 points
05. Som av is - Roger Pontare, 98 points
06. Det gäller dej och mej - Crosstalk, 87 points
07. Jag kan se dig - Janica, 66 points
08. Natten är min vän - Cleo, 59 points
09. Bilder av dig - Ai, 42 points
10. Välkommen hem - Christer Björkman, 6 points

The song was performed in English at the Eurovision as Take me to your heaven, taking advantage of new rules removing the requirement to perform in a national language, and it won the contest with 163 points.  At the Eurovision, one of Charlotte's backing singers was Gabriel Forss, who was a member of Blond that represented Sweden in 1997.


Charlotte Nilsson (born Anna Jenny Charlotte Nilsson on October 7 1974, in Hovmantorp, Kronobergs län, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and occasional television host, perhaps most famous for winning the 1999 Melodifestivalen and subsequently that year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song Take Me to Your Heaven.

Since then she has released seven albums and multiple singles. Charlotte once again won Melodifestivalen 2008 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with her song Hero, this time she placed 18.

She is one of Sweden's most popular female singers, often performing at Sweden's top shows. Throughout her career, she has worked with different types of music, ranging from dansband and schlager, via modern pop, to soulful ballads and jazz melodies.

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