Jimmy Jansson

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Jimmy Jansson
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Background information
Birth nameErik Robert Jimmy Jansson
Born (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 35)
Origin Hagfors, Sweden
GenresPop, Pop rock
Occupation(s)Singer songwriter
Years active2001–present
Associated actsThe Poets

Erik Robert Jimmy Jansson (born September 17, 1985) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. At Melodifestivalen 2020 he set a new record for the amount of competing entries by a composer at one contest with six entries.


Music career

Jansson's music career began when he formed a rock band, The Poets, with some of his friends in 2001. That same year, they were chosen to compete in Melodifestivalen with the song "What Difference Does It Make," but did not make it to the finals.

In 2003 Jansson was a reality show contestant, Fame Factory, on TV3 in Sweden, who released in 2004 his first single, "Godmorgon världen," that reached No. 1 on the Swedish charts although he did not win the show. His follow-up single "Som sommaren" peaked at No. 4. and Jansson's third single, "Flickan från det blå" (both from his debut album Flickan från det blå) reached No. 40. [1]

In 2005, he returned to Melodifestivalen, as a solo artist. He reached the finals with the song "Vi kan gunga," ultimately placing sixth. When the song was released as a single that same year, it received Jansson's highest chart placement, No. 1. In the wake of the single's success, Jansson released his second album, Som en blixt, and, several months later, a second single from the album, "En underbar refräng". [2]

On February 10, 2007 Jansson competed in Melodifestivalen for a third time, singing the song "Amanda" He shared a 3rd place in the semi-final and got a place in the second chance round.

On March 3, 2007 Jansson lost the first voting round to Sanna Nielsen in the Second round of eliminations; he was eliminated from going to the Eurovision Song Contest.

When "Amanda" was released as a single, it peaked at number three on the Swedish Singles Chart. The album that followed it, Sån e jag, reached No. 9 on the charts and its second single, "Överallt," peaked at No. 2, spending two weeks in the charts as opposed to "Amanda"'s twelve weeks. [3]

Personal life

Jansson was engaged with Sandra Dahlberg, who was also a contestant in Fame Factory 2002 and has also competed in Melodifestivalen. Dahlberg gave birth to their child, a boy named Vilmer, on February 12, 2007. Jansson and Dahlberg separated in 2010.


(with Swedish chart positions)



Songwriting discography

TitleYearArtistAlbumCo-written with
"Jag lever för en dag"2011 Blender Ingen utan mig
"Jag väntar här" Elisa's Det här är bara början Karl-Ola Kjellholm
"I min ensamhet"2012 Det sa klick!
"Save Me (This Is an SOS)"2013 Helena Paparizou Ti Ora Tha Vgoume? Bobby Ljunggren, Micah Wilshire
"Soma Kai Psihi (Set your heart on me)"Bobby Ljunggren
"4 Another 1"2014 One Life Isabelle Moulin
"Don't Hold Back On Love"Micah Wilshire
"Unbelievable" Lisa Ajax UnbelievableMicha Wilshire, Lori Wilshire
"Stevie Wonder"2016 Robin Bengtsson N/ARobin Bengtsson, Gabriel Alares
"This Summer"2017 Sigrid Bernson N/ASigrid Bernson, Palle Hammarlund, Josefin Glenmark
"Dark Angel"Robin BengtssonN/A Andreas Öberg, Andreas Carlsson
"Love Me Wicked" Lisa Ajax CollectionNea Nelson, Palle Hammarlund
"What Happened to Us"2018 Chris Kläfford N/AChris Kläfford, Brooke Toia, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Martin Eriksson
"Never Mine" Hanna Ferm N/AIsak Bornebusch, Iselin Solheim
"Generad" Jakob Karlberg N/AJakob Karlberg, Palle Hammarlund, Henrik Jonzon
"Hush Little Baby (VIP)"
(featuring MOLLY)
Dolly Style N/APalle Hammarlund
"Pillow"2019Rich EdwardsN/ARich Edwards
"Sunrise"Dolly StyleN/APalle Hammarlund
"Vamos" Jorge Blanco N/AJorge Blanco, Jakke Erixson, Leopoldo Méndez, Palle Hammarlund
"27 Sorries" Peg Parnevik N/APeg Parnevik, Isa Tengblad, Josefin Glenmark, Palle Hammarlund
"Skit för varandra" Eric Saade Det svarta fåret Eric Saade, Fredrik Sonefors
"Hard to Forget"Isle of YouParty Until We're In LoveIda Johansson, Elina Danielsson, Joakim Buddee
"Det kanske inte är så farligt?"2020 William Segerdahl N/AWilliam Segerdahl, Martin Tjärnberg, Fredrik Sonefors
"Thelma and Louise" Anna Bergendahl N/AAnna Bergendahl, Fredrik Sonefors
"Find Your Way Home"
(featuring KLARA)
Joakim Lundell N/AJoakim Lundell, Klara Almström, Birk Frisk

Eurovision Song Contest national finals entries

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)
YearArtistTitleCo-written withResult
2005 Jimmy Jansson"Vi kan gunga"Niklas Edberger, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren6th
2007 Jimmy Jansson"Amanda" Thomas G:son Second Chance
2014 Elisa Lindström "Casanova" Ingela "Pling" Forsman, Bobby Ljunggren 5th (Semi-final)
Janet Leon "Hollow"Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Louise Winter8th (Semi-final)
2015 Dolly Style "Hello Hi"Emma Nors, Palle HammarlundSecond Chance
Rickard Söderberg & Elize Ryd "One By One" Elize Ryd, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Sharon Vaughn 5th (Semi-final)
2016 Panetoz "Håll om mig hårt"Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jakke Erixson, Pa Modou Badjie, Njol Badjie, Nebeyu Baheru8th
2017 Dinah Nah "One More Night"Thomas G:son, Dinah Nah, Dr. Alban 5th (Semi-final)
Les Gordons"Bound to Fall"Jonatan Renström, Albert Björliden, Andreas Persson, Carl Ragnemyr, David Runebjörk6th (Semi-final)
2018 Méndez "Everyday"Leopoldo Méndez, Palle Hammarlund12th
Moncho "Cuba Libre"David Strääf, Markus Videsäter, Axel Schylström, MonchoSecond Chance
2019 Andreas Johnson "Army of Us"Andreas Johnson, Sara Ryan, Andreas "Stone" Johansson, Sebastian ThottSecond Chance
Dolly Style"Habibi"Palle Hammarlund, Robert Norberg5th (Semi-final)
Hanna Ferm & LIAMOO "Hold You" Anton Hård af Segerstad, Fredrik Sonefors, Hanna Ferm, Liam Cacatian Thomassen 3rd
Margaret "Tempo" Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker, Sebastian von Koenigsegg5th (Semi-final)
Zeana feat. Anis don Demina "Mina bränder"Thomas G:son, Anis Don Demina, Pa Moudou Badjie, Robin Svensk5th (Semi-final)
2020 Drängarna "Piga och dräng"Anders Wigelius, Robert NorbergSecond Chance
Hanna Ferm"Brave"David Kjellstrand, Laurell Barker4th
Malou Prytz "Ballerina"Thomas G:son, Peter Boström Second Chance
Méndez feat. Alvaro Estrella "Vamos amigos"Palle Hammarlund, Jakke Erixson, Leo Mendéz11th
Mohombi "Winners"Mohombi Moupondo, Palle Hammarlund12th
Robin Bengtsson "Take a Chance"Karl-Frederik Reichhardt, Marcus Winther-John8th
2021 Emil Assergård "Om allting skiter sig"Emil Assergård, Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov, Johanna Wrethov5th (Semi-final)
Julia Alfrida "Rich"Julia Alfrida, Melanie Wehbe7th (Semi-final)
The Mamas "In the Middle"Emily Falvey, Robin Stjernberg 3rd
Beovizija entries (Serbia)
YearArtistTitleCo-written withResult
2020 Andrija Jo"Oči Meduze"Andrijano Ajzi, Palle Hammarlund4th
Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark)
YearArtistTitleCo-written withResult
2016 Bracelet"Breakaway"Rebecca Krogmann, Charlie Grönvall, Felix Grönvall, Nanne Grönvall Out (Final)
2020 Ben & Tan "Yes"Emil Lei, Linnea Deb 1st
EMA entries (Slovenia)
YearArtistTitleCo-written withResult
2018 Nika Zorjan "Uspavanka" Maraaya, Nika Zorjan, Samuel Waermö, Art HunterOut (Semi-final)
2019 Kim"Rhythm Back to You"Maraaya, Samuel Waermö, Art Hunter8th
Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway)
YearArtistTitleCo-written withResult
2020 Lisa Børud"Talking About Us"Anderz Wrethov, Maia Wright, Laurell BarkerOut (Gold Duel)

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