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Fred Roger Pontare (born Roger Johansson; 17 October 1951) is a Swedish musician.[1] He currently lives in Vingåker, Södermanland County.

Fred Roger Pontare
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Roger Pontare
Background information
Birth name Roger Johansson
Born (1951-10-17)17 October 1951
Slagnäs, Sweden
Genres Folk pop
Schlager
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1976-present

Pontare was born in Arjeplog Municipality, and is of Sami descent. He has represented Sweden twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1994 (duet with Marie Bergman) with "Stjärnorna" and in 2000 with "When Spirits Are Calling My Name", placing 13th and 7th, respectively. Roger Pontare is father to Viktor and Vincent Pontare.

Other male singers of Sami descent include Niko Valkeapää from Finland, Ánde Somby from Norway, and Friðrik Ómar from Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark.

Contents

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Chart positions Certification
SWE
1995 Sinatrafied
1995 Julens sånger
1999 Som av Is
2000 När vindarna viskar mitt namn 39
2000 When Spirits Are Calling My Name
2000 I vargens spår 9
  • GLF: Gold
2002 Den stora friheten
2006 Från Stjärnorna till Silverland 37
2011 Mitt vinterland

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
"Christmastime is Here Again" 1988 Non-album singles
"Silverbarn" 1990
"Stjärnorna"
(with Marie Bergman)
1994
"Som av Is" 1999 Som av Is
"Cold as Ice"
"När vindarna viskar mitt namn" 2000 2
  • GLF: Platinum
När vindarna viskar mitt namn
"When Spirits Are Calling My Name" When Spirits Are Calling My Name
"Silverland" 2006 31 Från Stjärnorna till Silverland
"Himmel och hav" 2017 100
[2]
Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

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External linksEdit

Preceded by
Charlotte Nilsson
with "Take Me to Your Heaven"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2000
Succeeded by
Friends
with "Listen To Your Heartbeat"
Preceded by
Arvingarna
with "Eloise"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Marie Bergman)
1994
Succeeded by
Jan Johansen
with "Se på mej"