Fredrik Kempe

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Fredrik Kempe (2010)

Fredrik Kempe, born in Vårgårda on April 29, 1972, is a Swedish songwriter and opera and pop singer. He has participated in Swedish versions of the musicals Les Misérables and Chess. In 2002, Kempe had a hit with Vincerò, where he mixed opera and disco. He is a jury member of Idol 2016 which is broadcast on TV4.


Kempe has participated in Melodifestivalen twice as a performer. He entered Melodifestivalen 2004 with the song "Finally", a tribute to his favourite composer Benny Andersson and in 2005 together with Sanna Nielsen singing Du och jag mot världen.

In Melodifestivalen 2007, he co-wrote three songs. One was "Cara Mia", performed by Måns Zelmerlöw and another was "Vågar du, vågar jag", performed by Sanna Nielsen.

In Melodifestivalen 2008 he co-wrote the music and wrote the lyrics to the winning entry, "Hero", performed by Charlotte Perrelli.

Once again in 2009, he wrote the music and lyrics for the winning song "La voix" performed by Malena Ernman.[1]

In 2011 he won Melodifestivalen for the third time, writing the Eric Saade entry "Popular".

in 2014 he won Melodifestivalen for a fourth time, writing Sanna Nielsen's entry "Undo".


Year Song Artist Music/lyrics Results
2004 "Finally" Fredrik Kempe Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 8th in second-chance-round
2005 "Du och jag mot världen" Fredrik Kempe and Sanna Nielsen Bobby Ljunggren (m), Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Henrik Wikström (m) 8th place
2007 "Cara Mia" Måns Zelmerlöw Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Henrik Wikström (m) 3rd place
"Rainbow Star" Regina Lund Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Bobby Ljunggren (m), Regina Lund (l) 8th in semifinal
"Vågar du, vågar jag" Sanna Nielsen Bobby Ljunggren (m), Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Henrik Wikström (m) 7th place
2008 "Pame (Πάμε)" Daniel Mitsogiannis Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Henrik Wikström (m) 7th in semifinal
"Hero" Charlotte Perrelli Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Bobby Ljunggren (m) Winner
2009 "Hope & Glory" Måns Zelmerlöw Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Måns Zelmerlöw (l), Henrik Wikström (m) 4th place
"You're Not Alone" BWO Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Alexander Bard (m/l), Anders Hansson (m/l) 6th in second-chance-round
"Moving On" Sarah Dawn Finer Sarah Dawn Finer (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 6th place
"La voix" Malena Ernman Malena Ernman (l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) Winner
2010 "Manboy" Eric Saade Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Peter Boström (m) 3rd place
"Hollow" Peter Jöback Anders Hansson (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 9th place
2011 "Alive" Linda Pritchard Oscar Görres (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 6th in second-chance-round
"Popular" Eric Saade Fredrik Kempe (m/l) Winner
"The King" The Playtones Peter Kvint (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 6th place
"Tid att andas" Simon Forsberg Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 8th in semifinal
2012 "The Girl" Charlotte Perrelli Alexander Jonsson (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 5th in semifinal
"Youngblood" Youngblood Fredrik Kempe (m/l), David Kreuger (m/l) 6th in second-chance-round
2013 "Burning Flags" Cookies 'N' Beans Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 7th in second-chance-round
"Begging" Anton Ewald Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad (m/l) 4th place
"Heartstrings" Janet Leon Fredrik Kempe (m/l), Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad (m/l) 5th in semifinal
2014 "Bröder" Linus Svenning Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 5th place
"Undo" Sanna Nielsen Fredrik Kempe (m/l), David Kreuger (m/l), Hamed Pirouzpanah (m/l) Winner
"Yes We Can" Oscar Zia Fredrik Kempe (m/l), David Kreuger (m/l), Hamed Pirouzpanah (m/l) 8th place
"Blame It On The Disco" Alcazar Fredrik Kempe (m/l), David Kreuger (m/l), Hamed Pirouzpanah (m/l) 3rd place
2015 "Sting" Eric Saade Sam Arash Fahmi (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l), David Kreuger (m/l),
Hamed "K-one" Pirouzpanah (m/l)
5th place
"Forever Starts Today" Linus Svenning Aleena Gibson (m/l), Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad (m/l),
Fredrik Kempe (m/l)
6th place
"I See You" Kristin Amparo Kristin Amparo (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l), David Kreuger (m/l) Out in second-chance-round
2016 "Bada nakna" Samir & Viktor David Kreuger (m/l), Anderz Wrethov (m/l), Fredrik Kempe (m/l) 12th place
2018 "Party Voice" Jessica Andersson Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson, Jessica Andersson 11th place
"Fuldans" Rolandz Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Robert Gustafsson, Regina Hedman 10th place
2019 "Norrsken (Goeksegh)" Jon Henrik Fjällgren Fredrik Kempe, David Kreuger, Niklas Carson Mattsson, Jon Henrik Fjällgren 4th place

Melodi Grand Prix[edit]

In 2010 he composed and co-wrote the Norwegian entry, "My Heart Is Yours", for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, performed by Didrik Solli-Tangen.


  • Bohème (2004-04-21)
  • Songs For Your Broken Heart (2002-12-02)


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