Anna Bergendahl

Anna Henrietta Bergendahl (born 11 December 1991) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She took part in Swedish TV4 music program Super Troupers in 2004, and in Idol 2008 where she reached the Final 5 before being eliminated.[1]

Anna Bergendahl
Anna Bergendahl - Melodifestivalen 2022, finalen, torsdagen 24.jpg
Bergendahl in Melodifestivalen 2022
Background information
Birth nameAnna Henrietta Bergendahl
Born (1991-12-11) 11 December 1991 (age 30)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Years active2008–present
LabelsFreebird Entertainment
Lionheart Music Group
Universal Music Group
Websiteannabergendahl.com Edit this at Wikidata

In 2009, Bergendahl signed for Lionheart Records.[2] Her debut album was released on 14 April 2010. Bergendahl won Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "This Is My Life" and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Norway, although she failed to qualify for the final.[3] The song hit No. 1 on the Swedish Singles Chart on 5 March 2010.[4]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Bergendahl was born in Hägersten, Stockholm, and raised in Nyköping and Katrineholm. She is of partial Irish descent, as her grandmother was born and lives in Ireland. Her first performance in front of an audience was in a cathedral in York when she was only eight years old.[5]

Idol 2008Edit

Bergendahl successfully applied for the TV4 talent show Idol 2008 with her rendition of Bonnie Raitt's Have a Heart which received praises from the jury which consisted of Laila Bagge, Anders Bagge and Andreas Carlsson.[6] She later sang songs like ABBA's Mamma Mia, Py Bäckman's Stad i ljus, Save Up All Your Tears, Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis, The Best and Over the Rainbow.

Bergendahl finished fifth in the Idol season which was later won by Kevin Borg.[7]

In 2009, Bergendahl was approached by Kristian Lagerström and Bobby Ljunggren and asked if she wanted to record a song for Melodifestivalen 2010.

Melodifestivalen and Eurovision 2010Edit

Anna Bergendahl participated in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "This Is My Life", written and produced by Kristian Lagerström (lyrics) and Bobby Ljunggren (music). The song won the final in Ericsson Globe on 13 March 2010, with 214 points. Bergendahl represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway,[8] where she became the first Swedish singer not to qualify for the final since the introduction of the semifinals in 2004 (although she placed 11th, just outside the top 10 qualifiers by a margin of 5 points). "This Is My Life'" was the first ballad to win Melodifestivalen since 1998 when Kärleken är won and was also Sweden's 50th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.

2010–present: Return to Melodifestivalen and other projectsEdit

After Eurovision Bergendahl participated in Allsång på Skansen, Sommarkrysset, and Lotta på Liseberg. She also went on a tour and sang songs from her debut album. In 2012 Bergendahl released her new album Something to Believe In with the debut single from the new album being "Live and Let Go". In 2019, she released two new singles, "Home" and "Speak Love". She participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Ashes to Ashes".[9] Bergendahl competed in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song "Kingdom Come". She placed third, scoring 107 points.[10] The song became the second most played song on Swedish airplay[when?] and also sold platinum. During late 2020, Bergendahl released her new single "Thelma and Louise". The EP Vera was released in October 2020 and contains five songs written by Bergendahl. By the end of the year, she also released her Christmas song, "It Never Snows In California". On 13 August 2021, Bergendahl released "Grain of Trust", written together with Peter Kvint.[11]

Bergendahl returned to Melodifestivalen again in 2022 with the song "Higher Power".[12] She made it to the final on 12 March 2022 and finished in last place with 29 points. Her third album, Intention, is set for release in mid-2022.

DiscographyEdit

 
Christer Björkman and Anna Bergendahl in Oslo on 23 May 2010

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
SWE
[13][14]
Yours Sincerely 1
Something to Believe In 13
Intention

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Anna Bergendahl
Live from Sandkvie Studio
We Were Never Meant to Be Heroes
Vera

SinglesEdit

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[13]
NOR
[19]
NLD
[20]
SWI
[21]
"Release Me" (Live) 2008 58 Idol 2008
"Save Up All Your Tears" 57
"Bleeding Love" 60
"Over the Rainbow" 53
"This Is My Life" 2010 1 6 93 62 Yours Sincerely
"The Army"
"Live and Let Go" 2012 Something to Believe In
"I Hate New York"[22] 2013
"Business"[23] 2015 Non-album singles
"For You"[24]
"Vice"[25] 2018 We Were Never Meant to Be Heroes
"Broken Melody"[26]
"We Were Never Meant to Be Heroes"[27]
"Raise the Vibe"[28] Intention
"Just Another Christmas"[29]
"Ashes to Ashes" 2019 12
"Home"
"Speak Love"
"Kingdom Come" 2020 9
"Thelma and Louise"[30] 13 Vera
"It Never Snows in California"[31]
"Grain of Trust"[32] 2021 30
"Bottom of This Bottle"
(with Tyler Rich)[33]
"Higher Power" 2022 17
[34]
"Demons and Dreams"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released to that country.

As featured artist

Title Year Chart Positions Album
NOR
[19]
"For You"[35]
(Broiler featuring Anna Bergendahl)
2014 21 Non-album single

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Chart Positions Album
SWE
[13]
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"
(with Kevin Borg)[36]
2008 36 Non-album single

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Granström, Klas (21 May 2009). ""Idol"-Alice och Anna har fått skivkontrakt" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 25 May 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  3. ^ Holmberg, Kalle (13 March 2010). "Anna Bergendahl vann med "This is my life"" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
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  5. ^ Amster, Harry (27 February 2010). "Idoljuryn började gråta" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Archived from the original on 28 February 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Anna 16 fick alla att gråta". Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  7. ^ Anna Bergendahl från Idol till Melodifestivalen Archived 24 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Det största som har hänt mig". Aftonbladet. 13 March 2010. Archived from the original on 14 March 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  9. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (27 November 2018). "Artisterna i Melodifestivalen 2019: Hela listan – så blir deltävlingarna". Gustavs expertblogg (in Swedish). SVT. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  10. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (26 November 2019). "Sweden: Meet the 28 artists competing in Melodifestivalen 2020". Wiwibloggs. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  11. ^ "NY SINGEL. Anna Bergendahl är tillbaka med singeln "Grain of Trust"". Mynewsdesk. Archived from the original on 30 August 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Poll results: Anna Bergendahl and Cazzi Opeia are your favourites to qualify from the Melodifestivalen 2022 semi-finals". wiwibloggs. 5 March 2022. Archived from the original on 11 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  13. ^ a b c "Anna Bergendahl – Swedish Charts". swedishcharts.com/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 28 June 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d e "träffar hittades för sökkriterie: Anna Bergendahl". sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Anna Bergendahl EP by Anna Bergendahl". Apple Music. 23 September 2012. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Live from Sandkvie Studio - EP" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 23 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2 March 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  17. ^ "We Were Never Meant To Be Heroes EP av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 17 May 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Vera - EP" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 9 October 2020. Archived from the original on 23 July 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  19. ^ a b "Anna Bergendahl – Norwegian Charts". norwegiancharts.com/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012.
  20. ^ "Anna Bergendahl – Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012.
  21. ^ "Anna Bergendahl – Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011.
  22. ^ "I Hate New York (Radio Edit) - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. January 2013. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Business - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 6 March 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  24. ^ "For You - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 30 June 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Vice - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Broken Melody - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 19 January 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  27. ^ "We Were Never Meant To Be Heroes - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 18 May 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Raise the Vibe - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 12 October 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  29. ^ "Just Another Christmas - Single av Anna Bergendahl" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 16 November 2018. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  30. ^ "Thelma and Louise - Single av Anna Bergendahl". Apple Music. 14 August 2020. Archived from the original on 18 April 2022. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  31. ^ "It Never Snows in California - Single av Anna Bergendahl". Apple Music. 13 November 2020. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  32. ^ "Grain of Trust - Single av Anna Bergendahl". Apple Music. 13 August 2021. Archived from the original on 13 August 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  33. ^ "Bottom Of This Bottle - Single av Anna Bergendahl". Apple Music. 17 September 2021. Archived from the original on 13 August 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  34. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 11". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 25 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  35. ^ "For You (feat. Anna Bergendahl) - Single av Broiler" (in Swedish). Apple Music. 28 November 2014. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  36. ^ "Kevin Borg & Anna Bergendahl – (I've Had) The Time of My Life". swedishcharts.com/ Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Anna Bergendahl at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by