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Anna Bergendahl

About

Quick Facts

Name
Anna Henrietta Bergendahl

Born
11 December 1991

Nationality
🇸🇪 Swedish

National Selection
Melodifestivalen 2022
Melodifestivalen 2020
Melodifestivalen 2019
Melodifestivalen 2010

In Eurovision
2010 Oslo

Song
This Is My Life (2010)

Biography

Anna Henrietta Bergendahl, born December 11, 1991, in Hägersten, Stockholm, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and doctor.

Bergendahl performed in public for the first time at the age of eight, singing Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” in York Cathedral, UK. At age 12, she also appeared on the TV4 program Super Troupers with the song “Play That Funky Music” in 2004.

Anna Bergendahl successfully auditioned for the fifth season of TV4’s talent series Idol 2008. She finished in fifth place in the competition.

Anna participated in Melodifestivalen 2010, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “This Is My Life”. The song won the final at Globen on March 13 with 214 points. Therefore, Bergendahl represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo. “This Is My Life” was the first ballad to win the festival since “Kärleken är” in 1998. It was also Sweden’s 50th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. The entry did not advance to the final after the second semifinal, finishing in eleventh place. It was the first and only time since the introduction of the qualifying rounds in 2004 that Sweden missed the Eurovision final.

After Eurovision, Bergendahl toured Sweden and appeared on popular programs such as Allsång på Skansen, Sommarkrysset, and Lotta på Liseberg.

On August 22, 2012, the single “Live And Let Go” was released. It was produced and recorded in Los Angeles and featured on Bergendahl’s second studio album, “Something To Believe In,” released on October 24, 2012. The album was also launched in January 2013 via Decca Records in the USA. The songs on the album were written and produced by Bergendahl herself, along with Larry Klein. In December 2013, SVT aired a documentary about Bergendahl’s life in the USA.

In 2014, Bergendahl wrote music with producer and songwriter Tobias Fröberg. The collaboration resulted in two singles released in 2015, “Business” and “For You.” In October of the same year, an EP, “Live From Sandkvie Studio,” featuring acoustic covers of Bergendahl’s own songs, was released. In 2016, Bergendahl took a step back from music to focus on her medical studies at Örebro University and her work as a goodwill ambassador for the UN project Flicka. In 2016, Bergendahl began studying medicine, and in January 2023, she graduated as a doctor.

In 2018, Bergendahl released several singles, the EP “We Were Never Meant to Be Heroes,” and the Christmas song “Just Another Christmas.” The following year, she competed in Melodifestivalen 2019 for the second time with the song “Ashes to Ashes,” reaching the final via Andra chansen and finishing in tenth place. “Ashes to Ashes” topped Swedish radio and went platinum.

Bergendahl also participated in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song “Kingdom Come,” finishing in third place. The song became the second most played on Swedish radio and also went platinum. Later that year, the single “Thelma and Louise” reached third place on the radio charts. The EP “Vera” was released in October 2020, containing five self-written songs by Bergendahl. At the end of the year, she released the Christmas single “It Never Snows In California.”

In 2021, Bergendahl released the songs “Grain Of Trust” and “Bottom Of This Bottle,” the latter being a duet with Tyler Rich.

Bergendahl competed in Melodifestivalen 2022 with the entry “Higher Power,” which qualified from the fourth heat to the semifinal (formerly known as Andra chansen) and advanced to the final. In July of the same year, she released a new song, “Demons and dreams”. On 18 November 2022, her Christmas EP “Merry Christmas everyone” came out.

Anna’s new single “Dance with me” was released on 21 April 2023. A new video followed in October: “How Do You Know”. In April 2024 she performed at the Eurovision Preparties in Madrid and Amsterdam.

 

Entries

This Is My Life

Country
🇸🇪 Sweden

Year
2010

Language
English

Lyrics
Kristian Lagerström

Music
Bobby Ljunggren

Backings
Kristian Tåje
Anna Lundström
Emmalisa Norrhamn
Jessica Marberger
Martin Kagemark

Results Semi

Points: 62
Position: 11
Running order: 6

Results Finals

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –