Alice Svensson

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Alice Svensson
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Alice Svensson at Sommarkrysset in June 2009
Background information
Birth nameAlice Cecilia Linh Svensson
Born (1991-07-11) 11 July 1991 (age 27)
Hanoi, Vietnam
OriginHedesunda, Sweden
GenresPop, Soul, Rock
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2004–present
LabelsSony Music
Associated actsKevin Borg
Websitewww.alicesvensson.se

Alice Cecilia Linh Svensson (born July 11, 1991)[1] is a Swedish singer and Idol 2008 runner-up. At the age of ten months 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][3]

Beginnings[edit]

Alice was a member of the pop group Popcorn, releasing a record with them at the age of 13.[4] She has participated in a number of talent shows like Super Troupers in 2004, talent show Joker 2006 where Svensson became first-runner up,[5] in Talang show in 2007, and the TV4 children's show Lattjo lajban with live performance in all.[6] She won the talent show Popkorn 2007.

Idol 2008[edit]

Finally, Svensson took part in the Swedish Idol series, Idol 2008, Swedish version of Pop Idol.[7]

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".

In 2017, she participated in Melodifestivalen In the fourth semi-final, she performed with the song "Running with Lions". She palced fifth in the semi and did not make it further in the competition.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

With Popcorn
  • "Popcorn"
Solo singles
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[8]
"Heaven's on Fire" 2008 35 Non-album single
"Girlfriend" 30
"Lady Luck" 2009 21
"I Wanna Live" 2010
"Running with Lions" 2017 81
[9]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Filmography[edit]

List of film credits[10]
Year Title Role
2017 Efter Tio (TV Series) Herself - Guest
2017 Melodifestivalen 2017 (TV Mini-Series) Herself - Competitor
2017 En natt på slottet (TV Series) Herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swälas, Monica (12 October 2008). "Alice på väg mot stjärnorna" [Alice headed for stardom] (in Swedish). www.gd.se. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. 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. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  3. ^ Alice Svensson Retrieved on 19 Feb 2018
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080116011459/http://www.lingman.se/popcorn.asp. Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ [1] Archived September 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081102014231/http://www.tv4.se/1.283438?videoId=1.695854&amp%3Brenderingdepartment=2.19545. Archived from the original on November 2, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2008. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier Retrieved on 19 Feb 2018
  8. ^ "Discography Alice Svensson". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  10. ^ Alice Svensson Retrieved on 19 Feb 2018