Danny Saucedo (2013)
|Birth name||Daniel Gabriel Alessandro Saucedo Grzechowski|
|Born||25 February 1986|
Daniel Gabriel Alessandro Saucedo Grzechowski (born 25 February 1986), known professionally as Danny Saucedo or simply Danny, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as one of the finalists in Idol 2006, the Swedish version of Idol, where he reached the top six.
Saucedo has released three studio albums and eleven singles as a solo artist. His debut album Heart Beats and the three singles "Tokyo", "Play It for the Girls" and "Radio" topped the Swedish charts. He was also simultaneously a member of Swedish pop trio E.M.D. with Erik Segerstedt and Mattias Andréasson, which was active between 2007 and 2010. The trio released three albums and eight singles (of which one album and four singles topped the Swedish charts). The band won a Grammis for Song of The Year 2008 with "Jennie Let Me Love You". He has competed in Melodifestivalen three times, every time as both artist and songwriter. In 2009 E.M.D. finished third with "Baby Goodbye", and as a solo artist he finished second in 2011 with "In the Club", and in 2012 second, this time with "Amazing".
Saucedo was born in Stockholm to a Polish father and a Bolivian mother. As a student he attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm. He speaks fluent English, Polish, Spanish, and French in addition to his native Swedish. Saucedo is a practicing Catholic.
2006: Idol and beginnings
Day joined fellow contestant Felicia Brandström in a duet, singing Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", which according to the jury was the best performance so far in the Idol contest. The jury was unanimous in its opinion that if both were to continue at that level of that performance, they would easily end up in the Idol final.
The jury's comments were harsh after Danny's performance of Nick Lachey's single "What's Left Of Me" in the Idol 2006 semi-finals, however, as they claimed his voice did not suit this song. In the top 11 finals, Danny sang The Jacksons' "Blame It on the Boogie" while doing some Michael Jackson moves. In the top 10 finals, Danny stormed the stage and even made jury member Kishti Tomita weep in tears, while Danny sang the ballad "Öppna din dörr" by Swedish singer Tommy Nilsson.
|Final audition||"No One Else Comes Close"||Joe|
|Final audition||"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"||Bryan Adams||Duet (with Felicia Brandström)|
|Final audition||"Isn't She Lovely"||Stevie Wonder||-|
|Qualifying round||"What's Left of Me"||Nick Lachey||-|
|Final 1||"Blame It on the Boogie"||The Jacksons||My Idol|
|Final 2||"Öppna din dörr"||Tommy Nilsson||Swedish Hits|
|Final 3||"So Sick"||Ne-Yo||Hits from the 2000s|
|Final 4||"Sweet Child o' Mine"||Guns N' Roses||Rock|
|Final 5||"Lately"||Stevie Wonder||Favourite from auditions|
|Final 6||"End of the Road"||Boyz II Men||Acoustic|
Danny formed with previous Idol contestants Erik Segerstedt & Mattias Andréasson the Swedish pop band E.M.D., at the same time putting his solo output as well. Both Erik Segerstedt and Danny Saucedo had released successful solo albums, the first with his A Different Shade and the second with his album Heart Beats, during the Autumn of 2007, they formed alongside Mattias Andréasson the Swedish trio E.M.D.. Their first single, a cover of Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting's hit "All For Love" rose to 3rd place on Hitlistan. "All for Love" charted on Swedish national record chart immediately. The follow up was a debut album, A State of Mind, in May 2008. The album debuted at #1 on the Swedish Album Chart and produced three additional domestic chart topping singles after "All for Love", being "Jennie Let Me Love You", "Alone" and, after the deluxe album edition, the single "Baby Goodbye".
E.M.D participated in the 2009 Melodifestivalen with the track "Baby Goodbye". making it to the final, where they finished third. In November 2009 E.M.D. released their second album and first holiday album Välkommen hem, containing Swedish Christmas music and the album's first and only single Välkommen Hem originally sung by Magnus Carlsson) was released on November 13, 2009. E.M.D. finished the studio recording of their second studio album and third album overall entitled Rewind in 2010. The band released the first single from the album, "Save Tonight", a cover of a song by Eagle-Eye Cherry, followed by "What Is Love", a cover of a song by Haddaway in 2010. The album was released on December 3, 2010 with the release of the "There's a Place for Us" third single. In late 2010, the band announced an indefinite breakup.
2007–present: Solo career
Saucedo was a contestant on the television show Let's Dance 2008 (Swedish version of Dancing With The Stars). In September 2008, Saucedo along with professional dancer Jeanette Carlsson took part in the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008. The couple place 12th in the final on September 6 in Glasgow.
In October 2008 Danny revealed that he would be back with a new album in early 2009 and that the first single from the new album would be "Radio", which has been released top radio for airplay, the track is written by Michel Striton who composed the song "If Only You" from the album Heart Beats. Danny's new album "Set Your Body Free" was released on Christmas Eve 2008 in Sweden.
Saucedo participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 as a solo artist, singing the song "In the Club". He qualified for the final that was held on 12 March 2011 and came second in votes to the winning song "Popular" by Eric Saade. Danny garnered 149 points to Saade's 193 points. He later presented the Swedish votes at finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
In 2012, he made a return to the Melodifestivalen 2012 for another chance to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Amazing". He performed on the semi-final 4, on 25 February and later on advanced into the finals. However, in the finals, he came in second place again to the winning song "Euphoria" by Loreen. Saucedo had garnered 198 points to Loreen's 268 points.
As solo artist
|2008||Set Your Body Free||2||
|2011||In the Club||3|
|2015||Hör vad du säger men har glömt vad du sa||3||
|2016||Så mycket bättre – Tolkningarna||1
|"Öppna din dörr"||2006||24||—||—||—||Det bästa från Idol 2006|
|"Play It for the Girls"||1||—||—||34||
|"If Only You"
(with Therese Grankvist)
|"Hey (I've Been Feeling Kind of Lonely)"||—||—||—||—|
|"Radio"||2008||1||—||132||—||Set Your Body Free|
|"Need to Know"||—||—||—||—|
|"All on You"||—||—||—||—|
(with Sasha Strunin)
|"Just Like That"
|"In Your Eyes"||2011||—||—||—||—||In the Club|
|"In the Club"||2||—||41||—||
|"All in My Head"||—||—||121||—|
|"I Can See Myself in You"
(with Tommy Körberg)
|"Todo El Mundo (Dancing in the Streets)"||2013||—||—||50||—|
|"Brinner i bröstet"
(featuring Malcolm B)
||Hör vad du säger men har glömt vad du sa|
|"Dör för dig"||2||—||—||—||
|"Så som i himlen"
(featuring Tensta Gospel)
|"Hör vad du säger men jag har glömt vad du sa"||2016||66||—||—||—|
|"Snacket på stan"||5||—||—||—||
||Så mycket bättre – Tolkningarna|
|"Öppna upp dit fönster"||82||—||—||—|
|"För kärlekens skull"||35||—||—||—||
|"Jag får inte nog"||2017||71||—||—||—||TBA|
|"Dansa med mig"||—[A]||—||—||—|
(featuring Linda Pira)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- "Dansa med mig" did not enter the Sverigetopplistan singles chart, but peaked at number five on the Sverigetopplistan Heatseekers chart.
As part of E.M.D.
E.M.D. broke up in late 2010.
- 2007: "All for Love"
- 2008: "Jennie Let Me Love You"
- 2008: "Alone"
- 2009: "Baby Goodbye"
- 2009: "Youngblood"
- 2009: "Välkommen hem"
- 2010: "Save Tonight"
- 2010: "What Is Love"
- Ronny Larsson (May 2007). "Hur gay är Danny?" (PDF). QX. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-19. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
- Niklas Strömberg, Ylwa Svensson. "Dannys slut - i tårar", Aftonbladet den 4 November 2006. Läst den 15 mars 2011.
- Ek, Torbjörn (2010-12-05). "Ny storlåt – då lägger EMD ner". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2013-07-24.
- David Lillemägi (11 February 2013). "Danny Saucedo och Molly Sandén nykära". Expressen (Swedish daily newspaper). Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- "EMD släpper julskiva på svenska". Noizegate Music (Swedish music magazine). 10 November 2009. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
- "I morgon räknar Danny med Gud". dagen. 9 March 2012.
- "Molly: Danny stöttade mig – efter Eric Saade". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- "Eric Saade och Molly har förlovat sig!". Posh24 (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- "Nu är det klart – E.M.D spelar i Melodifestivalen | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
- "Eurovision Dance Contest info page".
- "Official Website".
- Vinker, Barry (2010-10-19). "Eight more Melodifestivalen acts announced". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
- Danny Saucedo discography
- "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 January 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
- "hayatadair.info". hayatadair.info. Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2016-11-09.
- "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 43, 27 oktober 2017". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
- "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
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