Elisabeth Andreassen

Elisabeth Gunilla Andreassen (born 28 March 1958), also known as just Bettan, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer who has finished both first and second in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Elisabeth Andreassen
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Background information
Birth nameElisabeth Gunilla Andreasson
Born (1958-03-28) 28 March 1958 (age 62)
Gothenburg, Sweden
OriginUllern, Norway
Years active1979–present
Associated acts


Her talent was discovered in 1979 by Swedish musician and TV host Lasse Holm. She was produced by Bert Karlsson's label Mariann Grammofon AB. In 1980, she joined Lasse's group Chips. Chips participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 with the song "Dag efter dag" ("Day After Day"), and reached 8th place.

Andreassen is active in many musical genres such as country, schlager, and musicals. She is mostly famous from Eurovision Song Contest 1985 when she and Hanne Krogh participated as Bobbysocks with the song "La det swinge", and won.

Andreassen has sung in various genres such as country, pop, rock and in musicals. She plays three instruments; guitar, piano and contrabass. She has also been a revue and musical artist.

"Bettan" has a record as the woman with the most participations in the Eurovision Song Contest, tied with Lys Assia, Sue of Peter, Sue & Marc, and Valentina Monetta. She has participated four times, three times in duets (with Kikki Danielsson in 1982, Hanne Krogh in 1985, and Jan Werner Danielsen in 1994) and once on her own (in 1996).

Personal lifeEdit

Born on 28 March 1958 in Gothenburg, Sweden, to Norwegian parents. She lives in Ullern, Oslo, in Norway with her two daughters, born in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Elisabeth married Tor Andreassen on 2 July 1994 and before that Elisabeth was known as Elisabeth Andreasson. On 13 June 2016 Tor Andreassen died of a heart attack.[1]


Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Altogether, Elisabeth has participated in the Swedish Melodifestivalen, Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix and the Eurovision Song Contest twelve times, plus two as presenter.


1981. Chips - "God morgon" (Good morning), 2nd place
1982. Chips - "Dag efter dag" (Day after day), 1st place
1984. Elisabeth Andreasson - "Kärleksmagi", 6th place (last)
1990. Elisabeth Andreasson - "Jag ser en stjärna falla", 7th place
2000. TV-host, with nine other artists.
2002. Kikki, Bettan & Lotta - "Vem é dé du vill ha", 3rd place
2011. Elisabeth Andreassen - "Vaken i en dröm"[2]

Melodi Grand PrixEdit

1985. Bobbysocks - "La det swinge" (Let it swing), 1st place
1992. TV-host, with Jahn Teigen
1994. Bettan & Jan Werner - "Duett" (Duet), 1st place
1996. Elisabeth Andreassen - "I evighet" (Eternity), 1st place
1998. Elisabeth Andreassen - "Winds of the Northern Sea", 2nd place
2003. Kikki, Bettan & Lotta - "Din hånd i min hånd", 4th place
2015. Elisabeth Andreassen & Tor Endresen - "All over the world", 4th place

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

1982. Chips - "Dag efter dag", 8th place, Sweden
1985. Bobbysocks - "La det swinge", 1st place, Norway
1994. Elisabeth Andreasson & Jan Werner Danielsen - "Duett", 6th place, Norway
1996. Elisabeth Andreassen - "I evighet", 2nd place, Norway



Kikki, Bettan & LottaEdit


See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

Preceded by
with "Diggi-loo Diggi-ley"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1985 (as Bobbysocks!)
Succeeded by
Sandra Kim
with "J'aime la vie"
Preceded by
Secret Garden
with "Nocturne"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Tor Endresen
with "San Francisco"
Preceded by
Silje Vige
with "Alle mine tankar"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1994 (with Jan Werner Danielsen)
Succeeded by
Secret Garden
with "Nocturne"
Preceded by
Dollie de Luxe
with "Lenge leve livet"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1985 (as Bobbysocks!)
Succeeded by
Ketil Stokkan
with "Romeo"
Preceded by
Björn Skifs
with "Fångad i en dröm"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1982 (as Chips)
Succeeded by
Carola Häggkvist
with "Främling"