Therese Merkel

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Therese Merkel
Alcazar (Tess Merkel) By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
Tess Merkel in 2009
Background information
Birth name Eva Therese Margaretha Merkel
Born (1970-04-18) 18 April 1970 (age 47)
Origin Nyköping, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Associated acts Alcazar

Eva Therese Margaretha Merkel also known as "Tess Merkel" (born 18 April 1970, Nyköping Sweden) is a Swedish singer who is one of the original members of the pop group Alcazar.


Tess started her career in a number of musicals, she soon landed the job as a showgirl at Wallmans salonger in 1991. She has also been doing some choirgirl jobs for Melodifestivalen, in Melodifestivalen 1993 she did the choir behind Lena Pålsson, in Melodifestivalen 1997 she choired behind her later band mate Andreas Lundstedt and in Melodifestivalen 2000 she choired behind Avengers during their performance. Merkel herself has participated in Melodifestivalen three times as of 2010: in Melodifestivalen 2003, Melodifestivalen 2005, Melodifestivalen 2009 and in Melodifestivalen 2010, all four times as a member of the popular pop group Alcazar. Merkel has also in 2006 hosted the final of MGP Nordic 2006 a Nordic music competition for kids.[1] Tess also has an interest for Poker and has been a contestant at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona in 2006. Merkel has won 500.000 (SEK) at the Pokermiljonen in online Poker game.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Merkel lives in Stockholm with her two children from her ex-boyfriend Greger Andersson: son Neo (born 2003) and daughter Minya (born 2007).[3] Since 2013 Merkel has been dating Kenny Solomons who is known from Bredbandsbolagets commercials.[4]