Liam Cacatian Thomassen

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Liam Cacatian Thomassen
Melodifestivalen 2018, LIAMOO 01 (cropped).jpg
Liamoo in 2018
Background information
Birth namePer Liam Pablito Cacatian Thomassen
Also known asLiamoo
Born (1997-09-10) 10 September 1997 (age 21)
Göteborg, Sweden
OriginGöteborg, Guldheden, Sweden
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2016–

Liam Cacatian Thomassen (born 10 September 1997), also known as Liamoo, is a Swedish singer. In 2016, he won the twelfth season of Swedish Idol series and released his winner's single "Playing with Fire".[1]

Career[edit]

2016–present: Idol[edit]

In 2016 Cacatian Thomassen auditioned to take part in the twelfth season of Swedish Idol. During the Qualifying Week he took part in the fourth heat performing the song "Sure Thing", he failed to qualify for the Finals, but went through as a wildcard. He made it through the live shows to the final along with Rebecka Karlsson and Charlie Grönvall. On 9 December 2016 he won the contest. After winning Idol, Cacatian Thomassen released his winner's single "Playing with Fire". The song peaked at number 6 on the Swedish Singles Chart.

Melodifestivalen[edit]

Cacatian Thomassen competed in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song "Last Breath". He finished in 6th place in the final.

He also participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Hold You" in a duet with Hanna Ferm. They both finished in 3rd place. [2]

Background and early life[edit]

Liam has roots in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Philippines[3].

Liam grew up bullied in school, he had no friends and he felt lonely spending the breaks by himself. While every guy in his school was playing soccer, he was interested in his sketchbook[4].

He dropped out of school in the first year of Upper Secondary School. Liam had a lot of trouble getting along with the teachers. It was like this for him "I am your teacher, you'll only listen", he says. Nobody understood his purpose/goal. He says he didn't need the school. Most of what he learned is from "the streets, reality, music and people". Even now he still doesn't have a huge circle of friends to hang out with but according to him, he is happy with who he is[5].



Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[6]
"Playing with Fire" 2016 6 Non-album singles
"Burn" 2017
"It Ain't Easy"
"Last Breath" 2018 9
  • GLF: Platinum[8]
Melodifestivalen 2018
"Journey" Non-album single
"Hold You"
(with Hanna Ferm)
2019 2
[9]
Melodifestivalen 2019
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[6]
"Forever Young"
(John de Sohn featuring Liamoo)
2018 38 Non-album single

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[6]
"Beautiful Silence" 2016 42 Non-album song

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Här är Idol-vinnaren 2016 - se vinnarlåten igen - Idol - tv4.se". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ {{cite web|last=Dahlander|first=Gustav|url=https://www.escdaily.com/john-lundvik-wins-melodifestivalen-2019-by-a-landslide//
  3. ^ "Idol-Liam om sitt okända ursprung: "Många som frågar"". Hänt.se (in Swedish). 21 November 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ ""Idol"-Liam om uppväxten: "Var ensam i skolan"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  5. ^ ""Idol"-Liam om uppväxten: "Var ensam i skolan"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Peak chart positions for singles in Sweden:
  7. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista" (Enter "Liam Cacatian Thomassen" into the search box and press "Sök" to see the search results.) (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista" (Enter "Liamoo" into the search box and press "Sök" to see the search results.) (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 9 March 2019.