Anna Bergendahl – August 2019

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Anna Bergendahl was born in Hagersten in Sweden. She first came to fame in the Swedish TV talent show Idol in 2008 (which also featured another future Eurovision artist, Robin Bengtsson).

Anna ultimately finished 5th in Idol 2008, and that helped her launch her music career. After signing a record deal in 2009, Anna went on to take part in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song “This Is My Life“. She won on her first attempt, coming second with the juries in the final but winning the televote with over 363,000 votes.

Anna went on to perform the song at Eurovision in Oslo in 2010. Sadly, Anna did not make it to the final and holds in the inenviable record of being the only Swedish Eurovision act to date not to qualify for the final.

Anna continued to release new music, but it was relatively quiet until her surprise return to Melodifestivalen in 2019 with “Ashes to Ashes“. Anna initially qualified for the Andra Chansen round, before making it to the final. Once again Anna did better with the televoters rather than the juries, getting over 1.1million votes. But sadly that wasn’t enough to win, with Anna finishing 10th out of 12th in the final.

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