Song of the day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. We will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song every now and then during summer to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of this day is a former winner… Charlotte Nilsson of Sweden singing ‘Take Me to Your Heaven‘.
Sweden won in 1999 with 168 points where they beat Iceland into second place with 146 points. Sweden picked up ‘douze points‘ from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom. Only one country gave them no points in the final: Croatia.
Charlotte Nilsson (now Charlotte Perrelli) was born Anna Jenny Charlotte Nilsson in 1974. After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1999 for Sweden she released seven albums and multiple singles, hosted Melodifestivaen and became a TV host. She again represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with her song ‘Hero‘. She participated in Melodifestivalen 2012 with the entry ‘The Girl‘ by Fredrik Kempe in a bid to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. In the fourth semi-final of the show, she came in fifth, and failed to qualify to the final. She performed her Eurovision hits and more in the Eurovillage in Malmo in 2013 and often appears on Melodifestivalen.