Christer Björkman

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Christer Björkman
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Christer Björkman (2014)
Background information
Born (1957-08-25)25 August 1957
Borås,  Sweden
Genres Chanson
Schlager
Occupations Singer
Years active 1984-

Christer Samuel Björkman (born 25 August 1957 in Borås, Sweden) is a Swedish singer.[1] He was a hairdresser, and had a hair-salon in Borås. He started his career by recording a song called "Våga och vinn" which was produced by Bruno Glenmark in the mid-1980s.

He won Melodifestivalen 1992 with "I morgon är en annan dag", and represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 1992. He finished second last, Sweden's worst result at the contest since 1977. He entered Melodifestivalen a second time in 1999 with a song called "Välkommen hem" which finished last among the ten participants.

He is now supervisor of Melodifestivalen, a post he has held since 2002. He was recently accused of manipulation of the jury which chooses the participating songs.[2]

He is the Show Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 held in Malmö, Sweden after Loreen's victory in Baku in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[3]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Carola
with "Fångad av en stormvind"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1992
Succeeded by
Arvingarna
with "Eloise"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christer Björkman". Christerbjorkman.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ "No Press Charges Against SVT Representatives | Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku". EuroVisionary. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Blog Archive » SVT presents Eurovision 2013 Core Team". esctoday.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 

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