Thomas G:son

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Thomas G:son
Thomas Gson Studio Eurovision 2013 03 (crop).jpg
G:son in 2013
Background information
Birth name Thomas Gustafsson
Born (1968-02-25) 25 February 1968 (age 49)
Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • musician
  • music producer
Years active 1998–present

Thomas Gustafsson (born 25 February 1968) is a Swedish composer and musician from Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden, north-east of Gothenburg. However, he is much more known nationally and internationally simply as Thomas G:son, his artistic name. Since 1998, Thomas has worked full-time as a songwriter for the company G:songs. In addition to writing and composing songs in many different musical genres for a living, he plays the guitar in the hard rock band, Masquerade. Thomas G:son is best known for the sixty-nine very diverse songs he has written for national finals of twelve different countries for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC): thirty-nine for Sweden, eleven for Spain, six for Norway, five for Denmark, four for Finland, three for Georgia, two for Poland, and one each for Cyprus, Latvia, Romania, Belgium, and Malta. He has also reached the Eurovision Song Contest twelve times, three times each for Sweden, Spain, and Georgia, and once each for Norway, Denmark, and Cyprus. In 2012, G:son achieved his first victory as a winning composer at the Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Euphoria".

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Year Country Song Artist Writers Final Points Semi Points
2001  Sweden "Listen to Your Heartbeat" Friends G:son, Henrik Sethsson 5 100 N/A N/A
2006 "Invincible" Carola G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Carola 170 4 214
2007  Norway "Ven a bailar conmigo" Guri Schanke G:son N/A N/A 18 48
 Spain "I Love You Mi Vida" D'NASH G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Rebeca Pous del Toro 20 43 N/A N/A
2010  Denmark "In a Moment Like This" Chanée & N'evergreen G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm 4 149 5 101
2012  Spain "Quédate conmigo" Pastora Soler G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Erik Bernholm 10 97 N/A N/A
2012  Sweden "Euphoria" Loreen G:son, Peter Boström 1 372 1 181
2013  Georgia "Waterfall" Sopho Gelovani & Nodiko Tatishvili G:son, Erik Bernholm 15 50 10 63
2015  Spain "Amanecer" Edurne G:son, Peter Boström, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson 21 15 N/A N/A
 Georgia "Warrior" Nina Sublatti G:son, Sublatti 11 51 4 98
2016  Cyprus "Alter Ego" Minus One[1] G:son, Minus One 21 96 8 164
 Georgia "Midnight Gold" Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz[2] G:son, Kote Kalandadze 20 104 9 123
2017  Cyprus "Gravity" Hovig[3] G:son 21 68 5 164

Junior Eurovision Entries[edit]

Year Country Song Artist Writers Place Points
2010  Sweden "Allt jag vill ha" Josefine Ridell G:son, Arash, Robert Uhlmann, Johan Bejerholm 11 48
2014  Sweden "Du är inte ensam" Julia Kedhammar G:son, Kedhammar 13 28

National final entries[edit]

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)[edit]

Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway)[edit]

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark)[edit]

Euroviisut entries (Finland)[edit]

  • "Who Cares About A Broken Heart?" by Johanna (2002), 5th place
  • "Say You Will, Say You Won't" by Ressu (2002), 4th place
  • "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Kirsi Ranto (2004), 10th place (Semi-final)
  • "Till The End Of Time" by Arja Koriseva (2004), 10th place

Eirodziesma entry (Latvia)[edit]

Selecţia Naţională entry (Romania)[edit]

The girl duo Indiggo which was going to perform the song was disqualified because they didn't turn up in time for a rehearsal. Additionally, an instrumental version of the song was not sent in time to the TV company.

Piosenka dla Europy entries (Poland)[edit]

  • "Viva la musica" by Man Meadow (2008), 3rd place
  • "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Man Meadow (2009), 6th place

Eurosong entry (Belgium)[edit]

Spanish selection entries (Spain)[edit]

Malta Eurovision Song Contest (Malta)[edit]

  • "Ultraviolet", Jessica Muscat (2013), 8th place

Controversies[edit]

In Eurovision Song Contest 2001 "Listen To Your Heartbeat" became part of a controversy after it was claimed that it was plagiarised from Belgium's 1996 entry "Liefde is een kaartspel" At first this was denied by the Swedish composers, Thomas G:son and Henrik Sethsson, but after the Belgian songwriters and the author's organisation SABAM pressed for legal action, a cash settlement was agreed.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K, Andreas (4 November 2015). "Cyprus: Minus One selected for Stockholm". eurovisionworld.com. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Mamsikhashvili, Rezo (11 March 2016). "Watch: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz Release Music Video for "Midnight Gold"". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  3. ^ K, Andreas (21 October 2016). "Cyprus: Hovig is the first artist for Eurovision 2017". eurovisionworld.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Petersen, Rasmus (24 January 2015). "Denmark: Here are the songs for Melodi Grand Prix 2015". eurovisionworld.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. ^ ESCtoday.com, Swedish entry 2001 now officially plagiarism
  6. ^ Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (2006), p. 290. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2

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