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Anders Hansson is a Swedish singer-songwriter and music producer. He has been in the music industry for twenty years[ when? ] and has collaborated with artists and bands like Molly, Alcazar, Lena Philipsson, Tommy Nilsson, Agnes Carlsson, Kate Ryan and BWO. Also, he released an album which titled Love Conquers All in 1993 under his stage name Love CA.
Hansson produced a number of songs to the Eurovision Song Contest and the Swedish national final, Melodifestivalen, to the Eurovision Song Contest.He also co-writer of the British entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
|Year||Country||Selection format||Artist||Title||National final||Eurovision|
|1987||Melodifestivalen 1987||Lena Philipsson||"Dansa i neon"||5||43||N/A|
|2003||Melodifestivalen 2003||Alcazar||"Not a Sinner Nor a Saint"||3||172|
|2004||Melodifestivalen 2004||Lena Philipsson||"Det gör ont" ("It Hurts")||1||232||5||170|
|2009||Melodifestivalen 2009||Agnes||"Love Love Love"||8||40|
|2014||Internally selected by BBC||Molly||"Children of the Universe"||N/A||17||40|
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