Christer Björkman

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Christer Björkman
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Björkman in 2017
Background information
Birth name Christer Samuel Björkman
Born (1957-08-25) 25 August 1957 (age 59)
Borås, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 1984–present

Christer Samuel Björkman (born 25 August 1957) is a Swedish singer and television producer. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 with the song "I morgon är en annan dag" after winning Melodifestivalen 1992.[1] Since 2002, he has been a producer of Melodifestivalen, and remained an important figure in Melodifestivalen and the Eurovision Song Contest. He will step down from his position in 2021.[2]

Biography[edit]

Björkman was born in Borås. He began working as a hairdresser, and soon had his own hair salon in Borås.[citation needed]

In the mid-1980s,[clarification needed] Björkman started his entertainment career by recording a song called "Våga och vinn", which was produced by Bruno Glenmark.[citation needed]

Björkman 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 and third time in 1993 with Välkommen till livet and 1999 with a song called "Välkommen hem" which finished last among the ten participants.[citation needed]

Since 2002, Björkman has held the post the supervisor of Melodifestivalen. He has been[when?] accused of manipulation of the jury which chooses the participating songs.[3]

Björkman was 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.[4] He has acted as a juror on the national selections of other countries,[5] and had a prominent role as Contest Producer in the organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 held in Stockholm[6] following Måns Zelmerlöws victory in 2015.[citation needed]

In 2016 he was chosen to be one of three expert jurors at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Valetta, Malta.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christer Björkman". Christerbjorkman.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, Robin (15 January 2017). "Four more years: Christer Björkman to leave Melodifestivalen in 2021". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. 
  3. ^ "No Press Charges Against SVT Representatives | Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku". EuroVisionary. 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Blog Archive » SVT presents Eurovision 2013 Core Team". esctoday.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  5. ^ "BELGIUM: HADISE AND CHRISTER BJÖRKMAN TO JUDGE EUROSONG 2016". wiwibloggs. 2015-12-14. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (2015-10-26). "Meet the core team for 2016". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2015-12-16. 

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