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Stenmarck at Melodifestivalen 2019
|Birth name||Martin Olof Jon Stenmarck|
|Born||3 October 1972|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, voice actor|
Martin Olof Jon Stenmarck (born 3 October 1972) is a Swedish singer. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Las Vegas", finishing 19th with 30 points.
In 2006, Stenmarck released his first single in Swedish, "Sjumilakliv", which became one of the year's biggest hits in Sweden. [ citation needed ]The single was certified Platinum and spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the official Swedish singles chart.
The album Nio sanningar och en lögn (Nine truths and one lie) topped the Swedish albums chart and achieved gold status in the first of its three weeks at number 1.
Stenmarck has also embarked on a voice acting career, dubbing animated films. He provided the Swedish voice for Lightning McQueen in the Disney movie Cars . Since 2011, he is the host of the TV show Kvällen är din.
He participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Låt skiten brinna".
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|"Låt skiten brinna"||2019||53||Non-album single|
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