Julia Alfrida

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Julia Alfrida
Birth nameJulia Alfrida Ridderdal
Born (1995-06-25) 25 June 1995 (age 27)
Åkersberga, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2018–present
LabelsIndependent

Julia Alfrida Ridderdal (born 25 June 1995) is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

Career[edit]

In 2018, Alfrida released her debut single titled "Sweet Escape".[2] In 2019, Alfrida released a single, "HER", leading her to perform at the Stockholm Pride and Copenhagen Pride.[3][4]

In 2020, Alfrida participated in the competition P4 Nästa with the song "Dark Doom", placing sixth.[5] Despite not winning, Alfrida was given a wildcard to participate in the music competition Melodifestivalen 2021.[6] She participated with the song "Rich", co-written by her, along with Jimmy Jansson and Melanie Wehbe.[1] However, the song failed to qualify from the semi finals.

Influences[edit]

Alfrida's influences include Lady Gaga, Tove Lo, Billie Eilish and Charli XCX.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Alfrida identifies herself as queer and a lesbian, stating that Eurovision Song Contest and Melodifestivalen are as a "part of coming out journey".[7]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
EPISODE23

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
Heat.

[8]
"Sweet Escape" 2018 Non-album singles
"Her" 2019
"Sober" Episode23
"Dark Doom" 2020 26
"Oh God"
"Rich" 2021 1 Non-album single

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "🇸🇪 SVT reveals the last 10 artists for Melodifestivalen 2021". ESCXtra. 3 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ Abelsted, Magnus (3 September 2019). "Julia Alfrida - En 24-åring på musikalisk frammarsch". Mitt Österåker. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Video: Julia Alfrida – HER (LGBT+ themed)". EILE Magazine. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ Larsson, Ronny (8 November 2019). "Julia släpper singel om destruktiva relationen med ex-flickvännen". QX. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  5. ^ Sieczka, Sean (12 September 2020). "🇸🇪 Julia Alfrida wins the P4 Nästa ticket to Melodifestivalen 2021". ESCXtra. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  6. ^ Adams, William Lee (12 September 2020). "Melodifestivalen 2021: Julia Alfrida books semi-final place through P4 Nästa". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  7. ^ a b Santos, Pedro (24 September 2020). "Julia Alfrida from Melodifestivalen 2021: "Eurovision is part of my coming out"". Eurovision World. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 11" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 March 2021.