Alice Svensson

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Alice Svensson
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Alice Svensson at Sommarkrysset 2009
Background information
Birth name Alice Cecilia Linh Svensson
Born (1991-06-11) June 11, 1991 (age 23)
Origin Hanoi, Vietnam
Genres Pop, Soul, Rock
Occupations Singer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sony Music
Associated acts Kevin Borg
Website www.alicesvensson.se

Alice Cecilia Linh Svensson (born July 11, 1991, Hanoi, Vietnam)[1] is a Swedish singer and Idol 2008 runner-up. Svensson was adopted from Vietnam, and moved to Sweden with her family when she was 10 months old, and she has since resided in Hedesunda.[2]

Beginnings[edit]

Alice was a member of the pop group Popcorn, releasing a record with them at the age of 13.[3] She has participated in a number of talent shows like Super Troupers in 2004, talent show Joker 2006 where Svensson became first-runner up,[4] in Talang show in 2007, and the TV4 children's show Lattjo lajban with live performance in all.[5] She won the talent show Popkorn 2007.

Idol 2008[edit]

Finally, Svensson took part in the Swedish Idol series, Idol 2008.

She sang the following songs:

  • Audition - "Ain't No Other Man"
  • First qualifying week - "Beautiful Disaster"
  • Second qualifying week - "Fighter"
  • Third qualifying week - "Beautiful Disaster"
  • 5-års theme - "These Words
  • 1990s theme - "Ironic"
  • ABBA theme - "Lay All Your Love on Me"
  • Various theme - "Min kärlek"
  • Rock theme - "Heaven's on Fire"
  • Soul theme - "I Say a Little Prayer
  • Duets - "You're the One That I Want"
  • Love theme - "Because of You" and "Crazy in Love"
  • Gospel theme - "Shackles" and "Independent Woman"
  • Jury selection - "Keep This Fire Burning" and "Girlfriend"
  • Final - "So What" (Own choice), "Heaven's on Fire" (Viewers' choice) and "With Every Bit of Me" (Final song).

On November 14, 2008, the Swedish media reported that her rendition of "Heaven's on Fire" had been posted on the hard rock band Kiss' official homepage by members of the group who liked it. She finished first runner-up to winner Kevin Borg.

After Idol[edit]

In May 2009, she signed a recording contract and released her debut solo single "Lady Luck". In 2009, she also collaborated with the Swedish singer Jonathan Fagerlund in the latter's second album Welcome to My World where she was featured in Fagerlund's song "Save Our Yesterdays".

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

With Popcorn
  • "Popcorn"
Solo singles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moniqa Swälas 026-159628 moniqa.swalas@gd.se. "Alice på väg mot stjärnorna - Gävle" (in Swedish). www.gd.se. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  2. ^ Stefan Andersson 026-159640 stefan.andersson@gd.se (2008-09-26). "Ska Alice från Hedesunda bli årets stora Idol? - Nöje" (in Swedish). www.gd.se. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
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