Christina Schilling

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Christina Schilling
Born Seoul, South Korea
Origin Denmark, South Korea
Genres pop, jazz pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter, singer, instrumentalist
Instruments Piano, guitar, ukulele

Christina Schilling is a Danish songwriter, singer and musician. She has written songs for artists in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania and South Africa, and is part of the songwriting team Pixieland Productions. Schilling is a member, songwriter and vocalist of the jazz pop project Technicoloured Roses.


As a songwriter Schilling has worked with artists and producers from Europe as well as the USA, and written several songs for national Eurovision preselevtions and Eurovision Song Contest. In 2013 she co-wrote the winner of Viña del Mar International Song Festival 2013. In 2009 she represented Irelandl[1] with the song Et Cetera (song) performed by Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy in Moscow, Russia.[2][3] She also wrote and sang backing vocals for the runner up in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009, the Danish final, with the song Someday performed by the Icelandic singer Hera Björk,[4][5] which became a big hit and secured a win for Denmark in the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2009. In 2010 she landed the Icelandic Top 20 Chart with the composition Like Pantomime performed by the Icelandic artist Erna Hrönn.[6] In 2011 she co-wrote Falling sung by Nikki Kavanagh, which reached top 10 on iTunes, Ireland. Later that year the song "Volver" performed by Auryn took part in the Spanish pre-selection for Eurovision Song Contest, and was released on the group's album "Endless Road, 7058", which was awarded "Best New Album" by Televisión Española (TVE)[7] and was a chart success reaching number 11 on PROMUSICAE, the official Spanish album chart. Her music has also been used in films and musicals, such as Bjørnen (The Bear) by Anton Chekhov in Copenhagen[8] and Manny Quinn: The Musical in Dublin.[9]

Viña del Mar International Song Festival[edit]

In 2013 Schilling co-wrote the winner of the internationally prestigious music competition Viña del Mar International Song Festival held in Chile. "Because You Can" was performed by the Icelandic artist Hera Björk. The song was written by Christina Schilling, Camilla Gottschalck, Hera Björk, Örlygur Smári and Jonas Gladnikoff. This was the first time in history a winner of Viña del Mar International Song Festival is written by Danish songwriters.[10][11]

Technicoloured Roses[edit]

Schilling is a member, songwriter and vocalist of the jazz pop project Technicoloured Roses. Their first single was Keep On Playing, and in 2012 the group released their debut EP Planet of the Roses.[12]

Entries in Eurovision Song Contest and national finals[edit]


  1. ^ "Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy - Et Cetera (Ireland 2009)". European Broadcasting Union. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Bygbjerg, Søren (2009-02-23). "Dansker bag irsk Grand Prix-vindersang". Melodi Grand Prix 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Fogde, John (2009-02-23). "Christina Schilling bag irsk Grand Prix-vinder". Gaffa. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hera Björk Official website". Hera Björk. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Bygbjerg, Søren (2009-01-09). "Hera Björk". Melodi Grand Prix 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Erna Hrönn - Like Pantomime". Youtube.com1. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Los telespectadores deciden cuál es 'El disco del año 2011'". 2011-12-23. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Bjørnen". Alt Om København. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Walsh, Fintan (2010-05-13). "Manny Quinn: The Musical". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Festival de Viña 2015 - CHILEVISION - Te Ve de Verdad". Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  11. ^ Søren Bygbjerg. "Danskere vinder Melodi Grand Prix i Sydamerika | Grand Prix | DR" (in Danish). Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Technicoloured Roses". Retrieved 18 February 2013. 

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