Anna Bergendahl was born on 11 December 1991, in Stockholm, Sweden. Her full name is Anna Henrietta Bergendahl. In 2008, she competed in the Swedish version of Idol where she placed 5th. She made her debut to Melodifestivalen in 2010, with the song “This Is My Life”. The song won and therefore she represented Sweden to Eurovision. That was the first a ballad won since 1998. Sadly, she didn’t manage to qualify to the grand final of Eurovision – the only Swedish entry to do so. In 2019, she came back to the contest. Her song “Ashes To Ashes” finished 10th. Later, in Summer she released her single “Home”. In 2020, she took part for the third time in the national final. She has released a total of two studio albums and four EPs.
Lillasyster is a rock band that was formed in 2006. The band released its debut album in 2007, while their fourth album was released in January 2021. The band participated for the first time in the national final last year. Their entry “Pretender” managed to reach the second chance, where it was eliminated.
Medina is a Swedish hip-hop and rap duo that was formed in 2003. The duo consists of Sam-E and Alibi. The two artists are of Tunisian descent and their music is influenced by Arabic music. Sami Rekik along with WAHL took part in Melodifestivalen last year, but they were eliminated in the semifinals. The duo has released six studio albums, two of which entered the Swedish charts.
Klara Lovisa Hammarström was born on April 20, 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden. She is a bronze European athlete in horse riding. Her family appeared at the television show “Familjen Hammarström”. More recently, she has focused on her musical career. In 2020, she debuted at Melodifestivalen with her song “Nobody”. Her entry didn’t reach the final and was eliminated in her semifinal. The following year, she competed again. Her entry “Beat Of Broken Hearts” this time reached the final and placed 6th. The song also managed to reach the 10th place in the Swedish charts.
You can watch the semifinal live from SVT Play at 20:00 CET this Saturday here.
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