Roger Pontare

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Fred Roger Pontare
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Roger Pontare
Background information
Birth name Roger Johansson
Born (1951-10-17)17 October 1951
Slagnäs,  Sweden
Genres Folk pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1976-present

Fred Roger Pontare (born Roger Johansson; 17 October 1951, Arjeplog Municipality, Sweden) is a Swedish musician.[1] He currently lives in Vingåker, Södermanland County.

He represented Sweden twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1994 (duet with Marie Bergman) with "Stjärnorna" and in 2000 with "When Spirits Are Calling My Name", placing 13th and 7th, respectively. Roger Pontare is father to Viktor and Vincent Pontare.

He is one of the male singers of Sami or either Northern Emispherial descent, after Niko Valkeapää from  Finland, Ánde Somby from  Norway, and Friðrik Ómar from  Iceland, Faroe Islands,  Greenland and  Denmark.



  • 1995: Sinatrafied
  • 1995: Julens sånger
  • 1999: Som av Is
  • 2000: När vindarna viskar mitt namn
  • 2000: When Spirits Are Calling My Name
  • 2000: I vargens spår
  • 2002: Den stora friheten
  • 2006: Från Stjärnorna till Silverland
  • 2011: Mitt vinterland


  • 1988: Christmastime is Here Again
  • 1990 Silverbarn
  • 1994: "Stjärnorna" (Roger Pontare & Marie Bergman) (13th in Eurovision Song Contest 1994)
  • 1999: Som av Is
  • 1999: Cold as Ice
  • 2000: När vindarna viskar mitt namn
  • 2000: When Spirits Are Calling My Name
  • 2006 "Silverland" (Melodifestivalen 2006)


  1. ^ Discogs: Roger Pontare, accessed 2010-06-20

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Preceded by
Charlotte Nilsson
with "Take Me to Your Heaven"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Listen To Your Heartbeat"
Preceded by
with "Eloise"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Marie Bergman)
Succeeded by
Jan Johansen
with "Se på mej"