Anna Bergendahl

For former participant of Swedish Idol, Anna Bergendahl, her Melodifestivalen/Eurovision journey in 2010 was a rollercoaster without comparison.She started out in the Melodifestivalen semi final as an almost unnoticed newcomer, surprised everybody by going straight to the final were she became the frontrunner to win, and she managed to live up to those expectations when she became the Swedish representative to Oslo.

As the representative of mighty power Sweden, she was the only one in her team who even considered it a possibility not to make it out of the semi final, and therefore it came as a huge shock for both the Swedish delegation and the entire Swedish audience when she only finished in 11th place, just five points short of a spot in the final. This was the first, and to date only, time when Sweden has failed to qualify for a Eurovision final.

How much blame did she feel from the spoiled Swedish audience, and how did this affect her career? Was this why she decided to study medicine instead of continuing with her music, and if so, what made her return to the contest nine years later to become an audience and fan favourite with her two consecutive entries "Ashes to Ashes" and "Kingdom Come"?

Legend: Anna Bergendahl

Song: This Is My Life (Sweden 2010)

Host: Emil Löfström


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