Robin Stjernberg has quickly written Swedish television history twice. The first time in 2011 when he came in second in the Idol final with 48% of the votes, the smallest margin in the programme's history. The second time in March 2013 when he was the first artist ever who went through the "Second Chance" to win the Swedish final in Melodifestivalen. Yes, Robin Stjernberg is undoubtedly something extraordinary.
Robin Stjernberg took home the historic win in the 2013 Melodifestivalen with You, a song that he himself have been involved in writing. Never before has an artist from the "Second Chance" round taken home the victory in the competition. But Robin managed the impossible on paper and went straight through the screen and into the TV sofas with his charisma, authenticity and ability to move people.
"It's true feelings, I do not go in and just put on a show. The text is about my family and my friends, how it all started, how we rigged a scene in the basement and how my dad and my aunt looked at when I was singing."
Robin was a performer already in kindergarten and loved to entertain his friends dressed up in different outfits. While growing up in Hässleholm he listened to music like AC / DC, Stevie Wonder and the Backstreet Boys and participated in countless talent competitions. But despite that it's just music for Robin today, it wasn't always clear that it would be so. As a teenager, he was a promising wrestler but was forced to choose a path. It became music.
In ninth grade, he was handpicked to become a member of the boyband What's Up? (which even Eric Saade was in). He also studied music at Furuboda Folkhögskola, a coveted training with many applicants and few open spots. During his audition for Idol he completely blew the jury away and showed through the programme vocal abilities that stood in a class by itself.
"I want to be a performer who affects people. One that is true to Robin, nothing artificial."
When his debut album "My Version" was released in 2012, it went straight into number one on the album charts. Robin Stjernberg exudes something genuine. With his charisma and his voice, that sends shivers down your back, he has taken Sweden by storm. Now it's Europe's turn.
Joy Deb was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but as a child he spent almost every summer vacation in a sauna in Finland eating Karjalan Piirakka (finnish dish) with curry. (Joy's father is from India and his mother is from Finland). Joy started his tracklist as a songwriter/producer 2005. Besides writing and producing songs he works parttime teaching sound engineering & music production at SAE Institute. Joy loves vodka. He dreams of visiting Russia one day.
Married to, and has two daughters with, Linnea Deb. Last year they co-wrote the Swedish artist Ulrik Munther's song Soldiers and ended up on third place in the Melodifestivalen. They also co-wrote You for which them, Robin and Joakim Harestad Haukaas recieved the prestigious "Composer Award".
Linnea lives in Stockholm and has been working professionally as a vocalist for more than 10 years and worked as a backup singer (both live & studio) for Swedish artists like Ace of Base and Carola to mention a few. She started her tracklist as a songwriter 2005. Linnea loves bubble gum. She wants to have a chewing gum machine in the studio.
Joakim Harestad Haukaas (21) was born on 2nd March 1992 in Stavanger, Norway. He is a producer and songwriter based in Stockholm, awarded with golden records as well as winning the Norwegian Song Contest Junior. in 2003 (as and artist and songwriter in 2U). Joakim is one of the first ever acts to have participated in both Junior and Eurovision Song Contests. Joakim likes turtles. He wants to have a ninja turtle in the studio. Joakim also likes and understands jokes about Swedes.