Robin Bengtsson

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Robin Bengtsson
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Robin Bengtsson during Eurovision Song Contest 2017 opening ceremony
Background information
Birth nameHans Robin Gustav Bengtsson
Born (1990-04-27) 27 April 1990 (age 31)
Svenljunga, Sweden
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments guitar, piano, trumpet
Years active2008–present
LabelsReeflake Records

Robin Bengtsson (born 27 April 1990) is a Swedish singer who took part in Swedish Idol 2008. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "I Can't Go On" finishing in 5th place.

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Career

Bengtsson was born in Svenljunga. He finished third behind winner Kevin Borg and runner-up Alice Svensson in Idol 2008 . [1] In mid-2009, he was signed by Merion Music label [2] releasing the single "Another Lover's Gone". Bengtsson was also a guest of Katrin Zytomierska's programs Idol 2008: Eftersnack and ZTV program Sexuellt. [3]

In 2010, Bengtsson took part in the charity song "Wake Up World" for "Hjälp Haiti" with Karl Martindahl and Daniel "The Moniker" Karlsson and also performed the song "Long Long Night" with Kim Fransson (known from the TV reality program Made in Sweden . [4] In 2010, Robin Bengtsson participated in the Swedish/Scandinavian version of Wipeout, reaching the final round and finishing second. [5] He participated in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Constellation Prize" and placed fifth. [6]

Bengtsson came back in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "I Can't Go On" and won the competition. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev. [7] [8] He performed in the first semi-final on 9 May, and qualified for the final. [9] In the final, he placed fifth.

He participated as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance 2019, which was broadcast on TV4. [10] Bengtsson's partner in the competition was Sigrid Bernson. The pair placed fifth overall.

Bengtsson took part in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song "Take a Chance". [11] He participated in the first semi-final of the competition, which took place in Linköping on 1 February. Bengtsson qualified directly for the final in Stockholm, which took place on 7 March. [11] He finished in eighth place, scoring a total of 63 points. [12]

Discography

Robin Bengtsson performing at Eurovision 2017 Robin Bengtsson (Sweden). Photo 374.jpg
Robin Bengtsson performing at Eurovision 2017

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References

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  2. Musiknyheter: Robin Bengtsson skriver kontrakt med Merion Music Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in Swedish)
  3. "Katrin ska göra Robin B till stjärna". Metro. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  4. "Wake up world – Karl Martindahl, Daniel Karlsson & Robin Bengtsson (Live TV4 nyhetsmorgon) – Karl Martindahl". karlmartindahl.se. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
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  10. Let's Dance 2019 deltagare Archived 22 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine tv4.se Retrieved 4 March 2019
  11. 1 2 Robin Bengtsson and The Mamas to Melodifestivalen final Archived 2 February 2020 at the Wayback Machine Eurovision Song Contest.tv Retrieved 2 February 2020
  12. Thornéus, Ebba; Demirian, Natalie; Ek, Torbjörn (7 March 2020). "The Mamas vinner Melodifestivalen 2020". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 8 March 2020.
Preceded by
Frans
with "If I Were Sorry"
Melodifestivalen winner
2017
Succeeded by
Benjamin Ingrosso
with "Dance You Off"