Robin Bengtsson is a singer and songwriter, among other things. He loves music, travelling, family, cars, motorcycles and will represent Sweden in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with I Can't Go On.
At the age of 13, Robin started playing the guitar, after having played trumpet for years. In 2008, at 17, he entered Swedish Idol and literally blew the judges away with his soulful and mature voice. Everyone agreed that there was something very special about his voice and personality! Since then he has toured with his band, written music, released a couple of singles and not least gained lots of experience.
In 2016 Robin achieved huge success with Constellation Prize through Melodifestivalen, placing 5th, selling double platinum and gaining massive airplay. This year he participated once again in the Swedish national selection TV shows with the song I Can’t Go On, which took him directly to the final and now to the ultimate goal: Winning the whole thing.
Things you should know about Robin Bengtsson
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
Great song, cool staging and the experienced songwriters; one former Melodifestivalen winner as an artist and two former as songwriters.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
- Former motorcross rider.
- I'm a father.
- I love to practice various action sports.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
Not much, I do all the preparations days before so the main thing is to focus!
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
I watch it since I was a kid so it's always been a dream of mine. It will also be cool to meet people from all over Europe in one place!
About the song writers & composers
Robin Stjernberg won the Swedish national selection and participated in Eurovision in 2013 with the song You and since then he's been busy releasing music on his own as well as writing and producing for others. Robin is acknowledged as one of Sweden’s most interesting up and coming songwriters.
David Kreuger is an international established Swedish songwriter and producer. He was one of the producers in Cheiron Studios and delivered songs at that time to Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. Successes with Westlife, Il Divo, Boyzone and more. David is also one of the writers behind Undo with Sanna Nielsen.
Hamed K-One Pirouzpanah is a Swedish songwriter and producer with Iranian background. He has co-written three contributions to Melodifestivalen in 2014; Undo (Sanna Nielsen), Yes We Can (Oscar Zia) and Blame it on the Disco (Alcazar). All three grants went straight to the final and the former won the whole contest and represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 in Copenhagen, finishing third.