Robin Bengtsson

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Robin Bengtsson
Robin Bengtsson Kyiv 2017.jpg
Robin Bengtsson during Eurovision Song Contest 2017 opening ceremony
Background information
Born (1990-04-27) 27 April 1990 (age 27)
Svenljunga, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2008–present

Robin Bengtsson (born 27 April 1990) is a Swedish singer who took part in Swedish Idol 2008. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "I Can't Go On" finishing in 5th place.

Career[edit]

Bengtsson was born in Svenljunga. He finished third behind winner Kevin Borg and runner-up Alice Svensson in Idol 2008.[1] In mid-2009, he was signed by Merion Music label[2] releasing the single "Another Lover's Gone". Bengtsson was also a guest of Katrin Zytomierska's programs Idol 2008: Eftersnack and ZTV program Sexuellt.[3]

In 2010, Robin took part in the charity song "Wake Up World" for "Hjälp Haiti" with Karl Martindahl and Daniel "The Moniker" Karlsson and also performed the song "Long Long Night" with Kim Fransson (known from the TV reality program Made in Sweden.[4] In 2010, Robin Bengtsson participated in the Swedish/Scandinavian version of Wipeout, reaching the final round and finishing second.[5] He participated in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Constellation Prize" and placed fifth.[6]

He participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "I Can't Go On" and won the competition. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev.[7][8] He performed in the first semifinal on 9 May, and qualified to the final.[9] In the final he placed fifth.

Discography[edit]

Robin Bengtsson performing at Eurovision 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robin Bengtsson kom trea i Idol 2008 - nu gör han comeback som B. Robin". Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Musiknyheter: Robin Bengtsson skriver kontrakt med Merion Music (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "Katrin ska göra Robin B till stjärna". Metro.se. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wake up world - Karl Martindahl, Daniel Karlsson & Robin Bengtsson (Live TV4 nyhetsmorgon) - Karl Martindahl". karlmartindahl.se. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Köljing, Cecilia (4 April 2010). "Idol-Robin i kvällens Wipeout:- Borås Tidning". Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU. 
  7. ^ "Sweden:Robin Bengtsson wins Melodifestivalen!". eurovision.tv. 11 March 2017. 
  8. ^ Metro.co.uk, Benny Royston for (11 March 2017). "Sweden sends Robin Bengtsson to Kiev". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  9. ^ TT. "Robin Bengtsson till final i Eurovision". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

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Preceded by
Frans Jeppsson Wall
with "If I Were Sorry"
Melodifestivalen winner
2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent