Thomas G:son

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Thomas G:son
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G:son in 2013
Background information
Birth nameThomas Gustafsson
Born (1968-02-25) 25 February 1968 (age 53)
Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • musician
  • music producer
Years active1998–present

Thomas Gustafsson (born 25 February 1968), better known by the stage name Thomas G:son, is a Swedish composer and musician.

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He is best known for the ninety-nine songs he has written for national finals of twelve countries for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC): sixty-one for Sweden, eleven for Spain, six for Norway, five for Denmark and Finland, three for Georgia, two for Poland & Malta, and one each for Cyprus, Latvia, Romania and Belgium. He reached the milestone of 60 entries at Melodifestivalen at Melodifestivalen 2020. He has also reached the Eurovision Song Contest thirteen times, three times each for Sweden, Spain, and Georgia, twice for Cyprus and once each for Norway, Denmark and Malta. In 2012, G:son achieved his first victory as a winning composer at the Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Euphoria".

G:son is from Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden. He has been a full-time songwriter since 1998. In addition to writing and composing songs in many musical genres for a living, he plays the guitar in the hard rock band, Masquerade.

Eurovision Song Contest

YearCountrySongArtistWritersFinalPointsSemiPoints
2001 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden "Listen to Your Heartbeat" Friends G:son, Henrik Sethsson5100N/AN/A
2006 "Invincible" Carola G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Carola51704214
2007 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway "Ven a bailar conmigo" Guri Schanke G:sonN/AN/A1848
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain "I Love You Mi Vida" D'NASH G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Rebeca Pous del Toro 2043N/AN/A
2010 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark "In a Moment Like This" Chanée & N'evergreen G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm41495101
2012 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain "Quédate conmigo" Pastora Soler G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Erik Bernholm1097N/AN/A
2012 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden "Euphoria" Loreen G:son, Peter Boström 13721181
2013 Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia "Waterfall" Sopho Gelovani & Nodiko Tatishvili G:son, Erik Bernholm15501063
2015 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain "Amanecer" Edurne G:son, Peter Boström, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson 2115N/AN/A
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia "Warrior" Nina Sublatti G:son, Sublatti1151498
2016 Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus "Alter Ego" Minus One [1] G:son, Minus One21968164
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia "Midnight Gold" Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz [2] G:son, Kote Kalandadze201049123
2017 Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus "Gravity" Hovig [3] G:son21685164
2018 Flag of Malta.svg  Malta "Taboo" Christabelle [4] G:son, Johnny Sanchez, Christabelle Borg, Muxu N/AN/A13101
2020 Flag of France.svg  France "Mon alliée (The Best in Me)" Tom Leeb G:son, Peter Boström, John Lundvik, Amir Haddad, Tom Leeb, Léa IvanneCancelled

Junior Eurovision Entries

YearCountrySongArtistWritersPlacePoints
2010 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden "Allt jag vill ha" Josefine Ridell G:son, Arash, Robert Uhlmann, Johan Bejerholm1148
2014 "Du är inte ensam" Julia Kedhammar G:son, Kedhammar1328

National final entries

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)

Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway)

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark)

Euroviisut and UMK entries (Finland)

Eirodziesma entry (Latvia)

Selecţia Naţională entry (Romania)

The girl duo Indiggo which was going to perform the song was disqualified because they did not turn up in time for a rehearsal. Additionally, an instrumental version of the song was sent not in time to the tv company.

Piosenka dla Europy entries (Poland)

Eurosong entry (Belgium)

Spanish selection entries (Spain)

Malta Eurovision Song Contest (Malta)

Pabandom iš Naujo (Lithuania)

Controversies

G:son and Henrik Sethsson's song for the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest, "Listen to Your Heartbeat", was accused of being too plagiarized from Belgium's 1996 entry "Liefde is een kaartspel". The songwriters denied the accusation, but after the Belgian songwriters and the author's organisation SABAM pressed for legal action, a cash settlement was agreed. [6] [7]

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