Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018
Charlotte Perrelli

Charlotte Perrelli

Hero

Charlotte Perrelli

Hero

Nine years after winning the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Take Me To Your Heaven, Charlotte Perrelli (nee Nilsson) returns in 2008 having recently won the Swedish Melodifestival with the song Hero.

Performance video

When Charlotte first heard Hero she immediately said yes to participate in the Swedish Melodifestival again. She had turned down many offers over the nine years previously, but now the song and timing was right in Charlotte's mind. 
Charlotte was born on October 7th 1974. At the age of 13 she started singing, and a few years later she enrolled at Scenskolan (Stage school) in Växjö. After her school years in southern Sweden, she moved to Stockholm where she started studying jazz and pop. In the next few years Charlotte performed as the lead singer in different bands.
Charlotte also won a Grammis (Swedish Grammy), and was awarded Gold and Platinum disks for her work. In 1999 Charlotte entered the Swedish Melodifestival as a solo singer, and won with Take me to you heaven. In Jerusalem at the Eurovision Song Contest of that year, Charlotte quickly became a media darling, and the audience´s favourite and went on to win the competition with that song.
In the following years Charlotte toured, not only in Sweden, but Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. She launched her own line of beauty products ,and in 2003 Charlotte had the leading role in Jesus Christ Superstar with West End Emsemble. In 2004, Charlotte and her husband Nicola changed their last names to Perrelli, and later that year she hosted the national selection, Melodifestival for the Eurovision Song Contest with great success with a total viewing audience of more than 15 million people. 
Two years later she was nominated for Guldmasken for her role as Bell in the Disney musical Beauty And The Beast. Later that year she, finally, hasdthe opportunity to pay tribute to her idol, the jazz icon Monica Zetterlund, by releasing an album with songs of Monica. But in 2008 it is time for the humble diva to return!

The entry

Title
Hero
Performed by
Charlotte Perrelli
Written by
Fredrik Kempe
Composed by
Fredrik Kempe & Bobby Ljunggren
Broadcaster
SVT

Lyrics of Hero

(Original)

Everything has a beginning Everything comes to an end Take it or leave it you'd better believe it Be my love or be my friend
Try to deny what you're feeling And you´ll know that your heart will say no Love will last longer Only stronger and stronger If you stay and don´t let go
Oo Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fight is the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love will survive
Heaven and earth keep colliding But with love on a world of it´s own Oo there you can´t fake it Just make it or break it But only you can find the one
Oo Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fightis the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Oo Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love, will survive
Will survive Oo survive Will survive
Heroes can live on their own But heroes never die alone
Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fightis the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Oo Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love will survive

The entry

Title
Hero
Performed by
Charlotte Perrelli
Written by
Fredrik Kempe
Composed by
Fredrik Kempe & Bobby Ljunggren
Broadcaster
SVT

Artist accounts

Nine years after winning the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Take Me To Your Heaven, Charlotte Perrelli (nee Nilsson) returns in 2008 having recently won the Swedish Melodifestival with the song Hero.

Performance video

When Charlotte first heard Hero she immediately said yes to participate in the Swedish Melodifestival again. She had turned down many offers over the nine years previously, but now the song and timing was right in Charlotte's mind. 
Charlotte was born on October 7th 1974. At the age of 13 she started singing, and a few years later she enrolled at Scenskolan (Stage school) in Växjö. After her school years in southern Sweden, she moved to Stockholm where she started studying jazz and pop. In the next few years Charlotte performed as the lead singer in different bands.
Charlotte also won a Grammis (Swedish Grammy), and was awarded Gold and Platinum disks for her work. In 1999 Charlotte entered the Swedish Melodifestival as a solo singer, and won with Take me to you heaven. In Jerusalem at the Eurovision Song Contest of that year, Charlotte quickly became a media darling, and the audience´s favourite and went on to win the competition with that song.
In the following years Charlotte toured, not only in Sweden, but Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. She launched her own line of beauty products ,and in 2003 Charlotte had the leading role in Jesus Christ Superstar with West End Emsemble. In 2004, Charlotte and her husband Nicola changed their last names to Perrelli, and later that year she hosted the national selection, Melodifestival for the Eurovision Song Contest with great success with a total viewing audience of more than 15 million people. 
Two years later she was nominated for Guldmasken for her role as Bell in the Disney musical Beauty And The Beast. Later that year she, finally, hasdthe opportunity to pay tribute to her idol, the jazz icon Monica Zetterlund, by releasing an album with songs of Monica. But in 2008 it is time for the humble diva to return!

Lyrics of Hero

(Original)

Everything has a beginning Everything comes to an end Take it or leave it you'd better believe it Be my love or be my friend
Try to deny what you're feeling And you´ll know that your heart will say no Love will last longer Only stronger and stronger If you stay and don´t let go
Oo Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fight is the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love will survive
Heaven and earth keep colliding But with love on a world of it´s own Oo there you can´t fake it Just make it or break it But only you can find the one
Oo Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fightis the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Oo Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love, will survive
Will survive Oo survive Will survive
Heroes can live on their own But heroes never die alone
Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fightis the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Oo Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love will survive

The entry

Title
Hero
Performed by
Charlotte Perrelli
Written by
Fredrik Kempe
Composed by
Fredrik Kempe & Bobby Ljunggren
Broadcaster
SVT

Artist accounts

Nine years after winning the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Take Me To Your Heaven, Charlotte Perrelli (nee Nilsson) returns in 2008 having recently won the Swedish Melodifestival with the song Hero.

Performance video

When Charlotte first heard Hero she immediately said yes to participate in the Swedish Melodifestival again. She had turned down many offers over the nine years previously, but now the song and timing was right in Charlotte's mind. 
Charlotte was born on October 7th 1974. At the age of 13 she started singing, and a few years later she enrolled at Scenskolan (Stage school) in Växjö. After her school years in southern Sweden, she moved to Stockholm where she started studying jazz and pop. In the next few years Charlotte performed as the lead singer in different bands.
Charlotte also won a Grammis (Swedish Grammy), and was awarded Gold and Platinum disks for her work. In 1999 Charlotte entered the Swedish Melodifestival as a solo singer, and won with Take me to you heaven. In Jerusalem at the Eurovision Song Contest of that year, Charlotte quickly became a media darling, and the audience´s favourite and went on to win the competition with that song.
In the following years Charlotte toured, not only in Sweden, but Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. She launched her own line of beauty products ,and in 2003 Charlotte had the leading role in Jesus Christ Superstar with West End Emsemble. In 2004, Charlotte and her husband Nicola changed their last names to Perrelli, and later that year she hosted the national selection, Melodifestival for the Eurovision Song Contest with great success with a total viewing audience of more than 15 million people. 
Two years later she was nominated for Guldmasken for her role as Bell in the Disney musical Beauty And The Beast. Later that year she, finally, hasdthe opportunity to pay tribute to her idol, the jazz icon Monica Zetterlund, by releasing an album with songs of Monica. But in 2008 it is time for the humble diva to return!

Lyrics of Hero

(Original)

Everything has a beginning Everything comes to an end Take it or leave it you'd better believe it Be my love or be my friend
Try to deny what you're feeling And you´ll know that your heart will say no Love will last longer Only stronger and stronger If you stay and don´t let go
Oo Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fight is the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love will survive
Heaven and earth keep colliding But with love on a world of it´s own Oo there you can´t fake it Just make it or break it But only you can find the one
Oo Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fightis the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Oo Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love, will survive
Will survive Oo survive Will survive
Heroes can live on their own But heroes never die alone
Out of the light like a star, like a hero Love will survive Oo Taking the fightis the life of a hero Staying alive This is a story, of love and compassion Only heroes can tell Oo Out of the light, like a star like a hero Love will survive