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Birth name Engelina Andrina Larsen
Born 1978 (age 38–39)
Bornholm, Denmark
Genres Pop, dance, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Labels Universal, Nexus Music, Slick.Boutique
Associated acts DJ Encore, Sha Li Mar

Engelina Andrina Larsen (born 1978[1]) is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for writing and providing the vocals for DJ Encore's "I See Right Through to You", which was a number-one hit in her native Denmark.

Early life[edit]

Engelina, the daughter of Ann-Cathrin and songwriter Henning Larsen, grew up on Bornholm with her two older sisters. She was originally a jazz and soul singer.


In 1997 she moved from Århus to Copenhagen, where she met producer and disc jockey DJ Encore in 2000 through an employee at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, who suggested that DJ Encore's music would fit well with Engelina's vocal.[2] One of the first songs they worked on together was "I See Right Through to You", which was later chosen as the theme song to the first season of the reality television show Big Brother Denmark in 2001.[3]

After working with DJ Encore, she joined the girl pop trio Sha Li Mar, together with Christina Undhjem (former lead singer in YouKnowWho) and Ida Corr (backing vocals for Gnags among others). The group were part of the band in the fourth season of the prime time television show Venner for livet ("Friends forever") on TV 2 in 2002. They released a self-titled album the same year.[1]

In 2007 she co-wrote the song "Like a Drug", with Cutfather, Jonas Jeberg and Adam Powers for Kylie Minogue's album X. The song was also sent to the A&R of Britney Spears who liked it, but thought it sounded too much like Minogue.[4]

Since 2007 Engelina has written songs also for several other artists, such as Eric Saade, Sash!, Basshunter, Medina, Clemens, The Storm, Svenstrup & Vendelboe, Kato, Electric Lady Lab, Alexander Brown, Anthony Jasmin and Patrick Spiegelberg. She has also worked with Teddy Riley, Busta Rhymes, Thomas Troelsen, Rui da Silva, Gary Barlow, Duné, Rune RK, Roger Sanchez, Fresh I, Pharphar, Pilfinger, Ankerstjerne, Rasmus Seebach, Barbara Moleko, Shaka Loveless, Frederik Nordsø, Fridolin Nordsø, Kay n'Dustry, Matt Schwarz, Nexus Music, Camille Jones, Stine Bramsen, Christopher, Basshunter, Asle Bjorn, Chris Minh Doky, Tue West, Sash Hampenberg, Providers, Cc Sheffield, Aura Dione.[5]



with DJ Encore
with Sha Li Mar
  • Sha Li Mar (2002)


with DJ Encore

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2001 DJ Encore feat. Engelina Intuition "Open Your Eyes"
"I See Right Through to You"
"High on Life"
"Talk to Me"
"You've Got a Way"
"Walking in the Sky"
"Out There"
"Show Me"
"Another Day"
2003 Mighty House Rocker "Ragtime in Bollywood (Play with Me)" (single) "Ragtime in Bollywood (Play with Me)"
Balthazar "Insanity" (single) "Insanity"
2004 Moth feat. Engelina "Foxy" (single) "Foxy"
Multiple Personalities "Incredible" (single) "Incredible"
Maria Lucia That's Just Me "Free"
2005 Asle feat. Engelina "Remedy" (single) "Remedy"
2006 Cara Dove "Freak for Love" (single) "Freak for Love"
Moth "Jade" (single) "Jade"
Chris Minh Doky The Nomad Diaries "If I Run"
2007 Kylie Minogue X "Like a Drug"
2008 Ayoe Angelica I'm Amazed "Get a Hold"
"Face with Nobody"
"Never Drown"
2010 Basshunter "Saturday" (single) "Saturday"
F(x) Nu ABO "Nu ABO"
2011 Super Junior Mr. Simple "Opera"


  1. ^ a b Eriksen, Jan (26 November 2002). "Vi lugter lidt af koncept" (in Danish). BT. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "DJ Encore - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Petersen, Kenneth (28 September 2001). "DJ Encore & Engelina" (in Danish). DJz.dk. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Dalgaard, Lotte (26 November 2007). "Hun har skrevet nummer til Kylie Minogue" (in Danish). TV 2/Bornholm. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Tuxen, Henrik (20 July 2014). "Engelina: Når man lever for at skabe" (in Danish). Gaffa. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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