Thomas Ring

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Background information
Birth nameThomas Ring Petersen
Born (1980-02-17) 17 February 1980 (age 41)
Origin Copenhagen, Sjælland, Denmark
GenresPop, Rock
Years active2010–present

Thomas Ring Petersen (born 17 February 1980 in Copenhagen, Denmark), better known as Thomas Ring or simply as Thomas, is a Danish singer who rose to fame as the winner of the third Danish series of The X Factor .


Thomas started as table tennis player reaching the national level by the age of 17. When he turned 18, he got a guitar for birthday and Christmas present from his parents, Berit and Ib. He soon started writing lyrics and music leaving table tennis. He graduated from Falkonergårdens Gymnasium [1] and is a qualified teacher at Københavns Dag- og Aftenseminarium (KDAS).

In 2017, Thomas competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with the song, "Vesterbro". but he did not advance to the superfinal.

Performances during X Factor

Live show 1
(12 February 2010)
Free Choice"Viva La Vida" Coldplay Safe
Live show 2
(19 February 2010)
Michael Jackson"Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson Safe
Live show 3
(26 February 2010)
Rock"When You Where Young" The Killers Safe
Live show 4
(5 March 2010)
UK Number Ones"Mad World" Michael Andrews & Gary Jules Safe
Live show 5
(12 March 2010)
James Bond Associated Of DR Big Band"You Know My Name" Chris Cornell Safe
Live show 6 – Semi-final
(19 March 2010)
Gasolin"Langebro" Gasolin Safe
Viewers Choice"Karma Police" Radiohead
Live show 7 – Final
(27 March 2010)
Free choice"With or Without You" U2 Safe
Duet with guest artist"Ensom" with Medina Medina
Winner's single"My Dream"ThomasWinner



Album TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Wrong Side of the Daylight 2
Sideways 24


YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
2010"My Dream"1Non-album single
2011"Break the Silence"4Wrong Side of the Daylight
"Leave a Light On"
2013"The Fire Still Burns"Sideways
2016"Mit Danmark"Gadedreng

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  1. DR: X Factor official biography page
  2. 1 2 "Thomas Ring – Danish Charts". Hung Medien.
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