Wiktoria Johansson

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Wiktoria
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Johansson at Melodifestivalen in 2017
Background information
Birth nameWiktoria Vendela Johansson
Born (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 22)
Brämhult, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2011–present
Associated actsAnton Ewald

Wiktoria Vendela Johansson (born 8 November 1996), known professionally as simply Wiktoria, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She first achieved public attention during Melodifestivalen 2016, where she placed fourth.

Life and career[edit]

Johansson was born on 8 November 1996 in Brämhult, a suburb of Borås. In 2011, she participated in Lilla Melodifestivalen and placed fourth with the self-penned song "Jag behöver dig".[1] On 30 November 2015, Johansson was announced as one of the 28 participants in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Save Me".[2]

She performed last in the second semi-final held on 13 February 2016, and qualified directly to the final.[3] In the final, Johansson placed fourth with the juries, second with the Swedish public, and fourth overall.[4] Johansson also voices Moana in the Swedish dub of the 2016 film Moana. She competed in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "As I Lay Me Down", qualifying once again directly to the final, where she finished sixth overall; eight with the juries, and second with the public.[5] She was the Swedish spokesperson in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017,[6] and toured with the Diggiloo Tour (in Swedish: Diggilooturnén), during the summer. She participated in Stjärnornas stjärna broadcast on TV4 in 2018, where she finished in fifth place out of eight contestants. She participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Not with Me", qualifying directly to the final for the third time, where she finished sixth overall; sixth with the juries and eighth with the public.[7]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[8]
"Jag behöver dig" 2011 Non-album single
"Save Me" 2016 3
"Yesterday R.I.P."
"Unthink You"
"As I Lay Me Down" 2017 2
  • GLF: 2× Platinum
"I Won't Stand in Your Way"[9]
"Not Just For Xmas"[10]
"Perfect Memory"[11] 2018
"I Told Santa" 94
"Not with Me" 2019 5
[12]
  • GLF: Gold
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Moana Moana Swedish dub
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melodifestivalaktuella Wiktoria: Jag blev retad i skolan". Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (30 November 2015). "Sweden: Who will compete in Melodifestivalen 2016?". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (13 Feb 2016). "Sweden: two more finalists in Melodifestivalen". eurovision.tv. EBU.
  4. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU.
  5. ^ "Sweden:Robin Bengtsson wins Melodifestivalen!". eurovision.tv. 11 March 2017.
  6. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (12 April 2017). "SWEDEN: MÅNS ZELMERLÖW TO CO-PRESENT SWEDISH COMMENTARY IN KYIV, WIKTORIA TO DELIVER POINTS". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.
  7. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (27 November 2018). "Artisterna i Melodifestivalen 2019: Hela listan – så blir deltävlingarna". Gustavs expertblogg (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Wiktoria discography". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  9. ^ "This week's new releases". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Not Just For Xmas on SPOTIFY". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Perfect Memory on SPOTIFY". Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wiktoria Johansson at Wikimedia Commons