Antonio Juan Sánchez Vega (born January 11, 1974 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), better known as Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, is a Spanish music producer and songwriter.
Las Palmas, officially Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a city and capital of Gran Canaria island, in the Canary Islands, on the Atlantic Ocean.
A songwriter is a professional that writes lyrics or composes musical compositions for songs. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre and film scoring, but is also associated with writing and composing the orignal musical composition or musical bed. A songwriter that writes the lyrics/words are referred to as lyricist. The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that songwriting is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people. For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies. Pop songs may be written by group members from the band or by staff writers – songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers.
Sánchez-Ohlsson began classical music training at the age of eight. He began his professional career in music in 2007 by the hand of his mentor Thomas G:son, with whom he co-authored the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, "I Love You Mi Vida", performed by boy band D'Nash. Subsequently, Sánchez-Ohlsson has written a number of entries for Spain's national finals and has reached the Eurovision Song Contest another two times, in 2012 with "Quédate conmigo" performed by Pastora Soler, and in 2015 with "Amanecer" performed by Edurne. As a writer and producer, he has worked with a number of well-known Spanish artists including Auryn, Marta Sánchez or Sweet California, and he has collaborated with international songwriters like Ina Wroldsen and Claudia Brant.
Thomas Gustafsson is a Swedish composer and musician from Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden, north-east of Gothenburg. However, he is much more known nationally and internationally simply as Thomas G:son, his artistic name. Since 1998, Thomas has worked full-time as a songwriter for the company G:songs. In addition to writing and composing songs in many different musical genres for a living, he plays the guitar in the hard rock band, Masquerade. Thomas G:son is best known for the ninety songs he has written for national finals of twelve different countries for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC): fifty-two 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 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".
Spain selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 through the contest Misión Eurovisión 2007, organized by TVE at the Prado del Rey Studios in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid and hosted by Paula Vázquez. The Spanish public chose the boy band NASH with the song "I Love You Mi Vida". The song was composed by Thomas G:son and Andreas Rickstrand and written by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson and Rebeca Pous Del Toro.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Helsinki, Finland, following Lordi's win at the 2006 contest in Athens, Greece with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah". The contest was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May, and staged by host broadcaster Yle.
Albums produced by Sánchez-Ohlsson include:
María del Pilar Sánchez Luque, better known by her stage name Pastora Soler, is a Spanish singer. She is also a songwriter and her compositions usually mix copla or flamenco with pop or electronic music.
Auryn, stylized as AURYN, was a 5-member Spanish boy band founded in 2009. Signed to Warner Music, they sang in English and Spanish.
A selective list of songs written by Sánchez-Ohlsson includes:
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Sánchez-Ohlsson co-wrote three Eurovision songs:
"I Love You Mi Vida" is a song performed by the Spanish boy band D'Nash.
D'Nash was a Spanish voice band, best known for representing Spain in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest.
"Quédate conmigo" is a song performed by Spanish singer Pastora Soler and composed by a Swedish-Spanish team consisting of Thomas G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson and Erik Bernholm. It represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
El Sueño de Morfeo is a Spanish band from Asturias. Their musical style is pop rock fused with Celtic, folk rock and indie pop elements. They represented Spain at Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Contigo hasta el final ".
Edurne García Almagro is a Spanish singer, actress, and TV presenter. She rose to fame in late 2005 when she took part in the Spanish casting show Operación Triunfo on TVE and finished in sixth place in 2006. She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer" where she finished in 21st place.
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Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the "Contigo hasta el final" written by Raquel del Rosario, David Feito and Juan Luis Suárez. The trio performed the song in their rock-pop band called El Sueño de Morfeo (ESDM) who were internally selected by the Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) in December 2012. The broadcaster organised the national final Destino Eurovisión to select the song that ESDM would perform. The public had from 5 February 2013 until 11 February to select one of two songs via the internet that would be performed along with two other songs on the televised national final on 26 February. The results of the public vote combined with the votes of an international jury resulted in the selection of "Contingo hasta el final" as the Spanish entry.
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Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer", written by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son. The song was performed by Edurne, who was selected by Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) in January 2015 to represent the nation at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. "Amanecer" was later presented to the public in March 2015. As a member of the "Big 5", Spain competed directly in the final on 23 May 2015 and did not have to qualify from one of two semi-finals held on 19 May and 21 May. However, Spain was obligated to vote in the first semi-final. In Spain's fifty-fifth Eurovision appearance on 23 May, "Amanecer" finished in twenty-first place out of 27 competing songs.
"Amanecer" is a song performed by Spanish singer Edurne. It was chosen by public broadcaster TVE to represent Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, where it placed 21st with 15 points. The song was written by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son. It premiered on 1 March 2015, and it was released as a single on digital platforms on 2 March 2015.
Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Say Yay!" written by Bárbara Reyzábal, Rubén Villanueva and Víctor Púa Vivó. The song was performed by Barei. The Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) organised the national final Objetivo Eurovisión in order to select the Spanish entry for the 2016 contest in Stockholm, Sweden. Six artists and songs competed in the televised show where an in-studio jury, an international jury and a public televote selected "Say Yay!" performed by Barei as the winner.
Bárbara Reyzábal González-Aller, known professionally as Barei, is a Spanish singer and songwriter. She represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Say Yay!".
Manel Navarro Quesada is a Spanish singer and songwriter. He represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Do It for Your Lover" and finished 26th in the final.
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