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Molly Sandén at Gröna Lund 2014
|Birth name||Molly My Marianne Sandén|
3 July 1992 |
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
|Occupation(s)||Singer, host, voice actress|
|Associated acts||Brandur Enni
- 1 Biography
- 2 Influences
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography and Swedish-language dubbing
- 6 Radio and TV shows
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Sandén was born in Stockholm, where she obtained her primary school education at Adolf Fredrik's Music School. She went on to the gymnasium school Rytmus Music High School, where she graduated in spring 2011. In the beginning of her career Sandén practiced songs and wrote music at Helges song studio in Gävle, where she also became one of the members in the band Helges All Stars with Alice Svensson, Amy Diamond, her two sisters Frida and Mimmi Sandén and Zara Larsson.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006
After having won the Swedish tryouts to Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Stage Junior 2006, Sandén represented Sweden singing Det finaste någon kan få. There she gained a record position of 3rd place, despite the fact no other Scandinavian countries competed or were eligible to vote. In the final, held in Bucharest, Romania on December 2, 2006, she received 116 points. She appeared in SVT's New Years' celebrations on December 31, 2006, which was broadcast live from Skansen. She won the Talent competition stellar shots. She also sang a duet with Magnus Carlsson in the song Julens tid är här (Christmas time is here) on his christmas album Spår i snön from 2006. She also met Markoolio and sang with him during this period, on his new album called "Snow" at Christmas rock.
In the summer of 2007 she participated in Diggiloo tour along with Lasse Holm, Linda Bengtzing, Lotta Engberg, Tony Roche, Charlotte Perrelli, Thomas Pettersson, Jan Johansen, Niklas Andersson, Lasse Berghagen, Benjamin Wahlgren and Magnus Johansson. Sandén has also sung duets with Ola Svensson in the song "You are the music in me", which is included in the Disney film High School Musical 2. Molly and Ola also sang in the Swedish tryouts to Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007. Her sister, Frida Sandén, won the national final with the song Nu eller aldrig and therefore represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007. Molly was chosen to present the Swedish votes during the voting component of the evening.
Sandén appeared on Så ska det låta on April 11, 2008 together with Magnus Bäcklund. In summer 2008 she participated again in Diggiloo tour with Lasse Holm, Linda Bengtzing, Lotta Engberg, Thomas Pettersson, Måns Zelmerlöw, Nanne Grönvall, Stefan and Kim and Magnus Johansson. A compilation CD was released in connection with the tour which contained the songs Hallelujah and Gabriellas song with Molly. Molly's cover of Dea Norberg's song Den underbara dagen du kommer hem is played frequently in advertisements for Sibylla 2008.
In 2008 Sandén participated in Sun, wind & water, a tribute to Ted Gärdestad, with Janne Schaffer, Jan Johansen, Johan Boding and Sara Löfgren. The same year, she and Brandur released a Swedish version of the song Right Here, Right Now which is in the Disney film High School Musical 3.
Sandén has also entered Melodifestivalen 2009, the Swedish contest to choose the entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. Sandén qualified for the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2009 with her song Så vill stjärnorna. In the final, she finished in last place only getting two points. These two points came from the international jury. None of the Swedish juries gave her any points and she finished eighth in the public vote out of 11, the highest place of the no pointers.
On November 30, 2015 it was announced that she would participate in Melodifestivalen 2016. She is set to perform in the fourth heat in Gävle on 27 February, with the song Youniverse, written by Molly Sandén, her boyfriend Danny Saucedo and John Alexis.
Sandén herself has said to have been inspired by singers whom she describes as "the singing divas". Uppermost of these are Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and in later time Adele, Jessie J and Beyoncé.
Molly was in a long-term relationship with Swedish singer Eric Saade until it officially ended in early 2012.
Since 11 February 2013, Molly is in a relationship with the Swedish singer Danny Saucedo. In 2014 they got engaged.
On 28 September 2012, Molly announced that she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after collapsing while on a trip in Barcelona.
|2015||Like No One's Watching (EP)||15|
- 2006: Det finaste någon kan få (Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006)
- 2007: Allt Som Jag Kan Ge (Stage Junior 2007)
- 2007: Du Är Musiken I Mig (You Are The Music In Me) feat. Ola (High School Musical 2)
- 2008: Just Här, Just Nu (Right Here, Right Now) feat. Brandur (High School Musical 3)
|2008||"Keep on (Movin')"||–|
|2009||"Så vill stjärnorna" (Melodifestivalen 2009)||11|
|2011||"Spread a Little Light"||–||Unchained|
|2012||"Why Am I Crying" (Melodifestivalen 2012)||8|
|"Unchained / Mirage"||–|
|2014||"Freak"||16||Like No One's Watching|
|"Like No One's Watching"||73|
- Featured in
|2014||"Kærlighed & Krig"
(Burhan G feat. Molly Sandén)
- 2006: "Julens tid är här" with Magnus Carlsson (Spår i snön)
- 2012: "A Little Forgiveness" feat. Christopher (Unchained)
Filmography and Swedish-language dubbing
- 2007: High School Musical 2 as Gabriella Montez (song)
- 2008: High School Musical 3 as Gabriella Montez (song)
- 2010: Tangled as Rapunzel (voice and song)
- 2012: Good Luck Charlie as Teddy Duncan
- 2011: Lemonade Mouth as Olivia White
Radio and TV shows
- 2010 – My Camp Rock Scandinavia 2
- 2012 – Lilla Melodifestivalen 2012
- 2013 - "Ja'mie: Private School Girl"
Awards and nominations
- 2012: Blog Awards - Won "Blog rocket of the year"
- 2012: Rockbjörnen - Nominated "Female live artist of the year" - Lost out to Loreen
- "Unchained". Swedishcharts. 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2014.
- Lania Sitepu (17 February 2012). "Molly Sandén vågade löfte". SVT (Swedish public television). Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- David Lillemägi (11 February 2013). "Danny Saucedo och Molly Sandén nykära". Expressen (Swedish daily newspaper). Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- http://blogg.veckorevyn.com/mollysanden/2013/08/13/my-by-molly-premiar/[dead link]
- http://mybymolly.com/[dead link]
- "Molly Sandén discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Ola discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
- Bloggare nominerade till Blog Awards 2012[dead link]
- Rockbjörnens finalister 2012
Media related to Molly Sandén at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Site (Swedish)
- Official blog
- Molly Sandén on Facebook
- Molly Sandén on Twitter
- Molly Sandén on YouTube
- Molly Sandén on MySpace
|Awards and achievements|
with Gränslös kärlek
|Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
with Nu eller aldrig