Krista Siegfrids

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Krista Siegfrids
Krista Siegfrids, ESC2013 press conference 03 (crop).jpg
Krista Siegfrids at a Eurovision Song Contest 2013 press conference.
Background information
Birth name Kristin Siegfrids
Born (1985-12-04) 4 December 1985 (age 28)
Kaskinen, Finland
Genres Electropop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Universal Music Finland
Website kristasiegfrids.com
Krista Siegfrids presenting herself and her Eurovision song Marry Me.

Kristin "Krista" Siegfrids (born 4 December 1985 in Kaskinen)[1] is a Finnish singer. She represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with her entry "Marry Me".[2] Siegfrids' debut album, named Ding Dong!, was released in May 2013.[3]

Early life[edit]

Siegfrids was born in Swedish-speaking minority in Kaskinen in western Finland. Her mother tongue is Swedish, though Siegfrids also speaks fluent Finnish and English. She has been studying in Vaasa to be a teacher.[4][5] Siegfrids has three siblings.[1]

Career[edit]

2009–2012: Daisy Jack and The Voice[edit]

Siegfrids started her career with her band Daisy Jack in 2009. Their first single was Perfect Crime, released in October 2011. She achieved her first musical role in the musical, Play Me (2009-2010) at the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki. Her next major career step was to be cast in the rock musical Muskettisoturit, (The Three Musketeers, 2011) at the Finnish Peacock Theatre in Helsinki. Siegfrids participated in the first season of the Voice of Finland (2011–2012) but was dropped in the semifinals.[1]

2013–present: Eurovision Song Contest and Ding Dong![edit]

Siegfrids participated in Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2013 for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Marry Me". The 27 year-old Siegfrids won the contest held at Barona Areena by attaining the maximum vote of both the public and judges. She was elected to represented Finland in Malmö, Sweden.

Siegfrids' controversial Eurovision kiss

In Malmö, she shared a kiss with one of the female dancers on stage. According to Siegfrids, the act was a part of the show and urged Finland to legalize same-sex marriage.[6] On 16 May, her entry made it to the final of the Eurovision on 18 May. However, in the finals it finished 24th out of the 26 countries with a total of 13 points.[7]

According to the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, Turkey had announced in November that it would not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.[8] Though the channel promised to show the contest, Turkey’s TRT cancelled showing the semifinal and the finals over what LGBT activists alleged was fears of Siegfrids' promised lesbian kiss.[9] When China broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in October 2013, officials aired Siegfrid's performance but removed the kiss, sparking outrage among Eurovision fans in the country.[10]

Siegfrids' debut album, named Ding Dong!, was released on 10 May 2013.[3]

In 2013, it was announced that she would be a guest on spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side[11] in the fourteenth series of Big Brother UK.

She represented Finland in the Sopot Festival in concert "Top of the Top" on 23 August 2013[12][13] with her entry "Marry Me".[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
FIN
[15]
Ding Dong![3] 19

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
FIN
[16]
IRE
[17]
SWE
[18]
UK
[19]
2013 "Marry Me" 2 99 50 102 Ding Dong!
"Amen!" 35
"Can You See Me?" 3
2014 "Cinderella" 15 N/A
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Link
2013 "Marry Me" [2]
"Amen!" [3]
"Can You See Me?" [4]
2014 "Cinderella" [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yle: Kuka on Krista Siegfrids?
  2. ^ "Krista Siegfrids to marry in Malmö for Finland!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "DiNG DoNG!". kristasiegfrids.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  4. ^ She has not yet graduated.
  5. ^ Yle: Krista Siegfrids to represent Finland in Eurovision Song Contest
  6. ^ YLE: British paper: Hidden message in Finnish Eurovision entry
  7. ^ YLE: Euroviisuvoitto meni Tanskaan - Krista Siegfrieds oli 24.
  8. ^ YLE: Det var inte kyssen som fällde ESC i Turkiet
  9. ^ Littauer, Dan; Morgan, Joe (16 May 2013). "Turkey cancels Eurovision Song Contest over lesbian kiss". Gay Star News. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Eurovision in China: No Lesbian Kiss for CCTV-15". wiwibloggs.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  11. ^ London, Stephanie (28 June 2013). "Finland: Krista Siegfrids to perform at Celebrity Big Brother UK". ESCToday. ESCToday. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Krista Siegfrids wystąpi w Sopocie". eurowizja.org. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "TOP OF THE TOP". topofthetop.pl. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "TOP of the TOP 2013: co się działo, kto dostał Bursztynowego Słowika?". eska.pl. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Krista Siegfrids". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Peak positions in Ireland:
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Krista Siegfrids". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  19. ^ Peak positions in the UK:

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Pernilla Karlsson
with "När jag blundar"
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2013
Succeeded by
Softengine
with "Something Better"