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Tomas Ledin

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Name:Tomas Folke Jonas Ledin
Born:25-2-1952
Nationality:Swedish
   
National Finals:Melodifestivalen 1980
ESC Entries:Just nu! (1980)
   
Website:Website

Biography

Tomas is a Swedish singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer.  He started his career in 1972 when his first single, “Då ska jag spela”, was a big hit. In 1979, ABBA member Benny Andersson offered him a chance to record for the group’s company Polar Music. The singer joined ABBA on their 1979-1980 tour as a backing vocalist, but also got the opportunity to sing his own composition “Not Bad at All” during the show. Tomas Ledin also appeared on the ABBA Live DVD and on the Super Trouper Video. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 with “Just nu!”. The song was a big hit in Scandinavia, and also in Greece and Portugal since Ledin recorded an English version, “Right Now!”. In 1982, he released the duet “Never Again” with Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA fame; the song reached number one in Chile (in its Spanish version “Ya nunca más”) and was popular across Europe. In the 80s, Ledin was very successful in Scandinavia but his career abroad failed to reach the same level. Over the years Tomas never stopped composing and releasing albums. Ledin’s songs have been turned into a jukebox musical film “En del av mitt hjärta “released December 25,  2019

Entries

Country:Sweden
Year:1980
Language:Swedish
   
Artist:
Tomas Ledin
Song:Just nu!
Lyrics:Tomas Ledin
Composer(s):Tomas Ledin
Conductor:Anders Berglund
   
Backings:Unknown
Results 
Points:47
Position:10
Running order:8
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