Tribute slot

Each Schlagerfest event plays a wide range of Nordic pop, schlager and Eurovision favourites, classic and modern, by groups, male artists and female artists. We can go from ABBA to Lena Mayer-Landrut to Anna Book to Ola in the space of 10 minutes, and that’s central to what makes it such a great night. But we also want to spend a little time honouring and showcasing the strength in depth achieved by all-time favourite schlager legends.

At each event, DJ Dave Simmons will play back-to-back tracks by a featured schlager legend for around 20 minutes. As well as their all-time classic Melodifestivalen entries, this set is likely to feature at least one or two non-Melodifestivalen songs by the act, that we’re confident will keep you on the dancefloor and add a little extra freshness to each event. The many fans of the act we pick each event will find this feature of the night a special treat!

Tribute slot at Summer Schlagerfest 29 July 2011: Alcazar

Career: Formed 1998, took a break in 2005, reformed 2007, taking another break after a last performance at Stockholm Pride in August 2011

Current band members:

  • Andreas Lundstedt – born in Uppsala, 20 May 1972
  • Therese “Tess” Merkel – born in Nyköping, 18 April 1970
  • Lina Hedlund (joined 2007) – born in Bollnäs, 28 March 1978

Former band members:

  • Annikafiore Kjærgaard (did not return in 2007) – born in Hässleholm, 18 May 1971
  • Magnus Carlsson (joined 2002, did not return in 2007) – born in Borås, 24 June 1974

Melodifestivalen entries:

  • 2003: “Not a Sinner, Nor a Saint” – 3rd place in final, 172 points
  • 2005: “Alcastar” – 3rd place in final, 135 points
  • 2009: “Stay the Night” – 5th place in final, 139 points
  • 2010: “Headlines” – 4th place in semi-final 3, lost to Jessica Andersson in ‘Andra chansen’ round

Albums:

  • Casino (2000) – #40 in Sweden
  • Alcazarized (2003) – #2 in Sweden
  • Dancefloor Deluxe (2004 compilation album) – #3 in Sweden
  • Disco Defenders (2009) – #4 in Sweden

Hit singles:

  • “Crying at the Discoteque” (2001) – #29 in Sweden, #13 in the UK, also Top 10 in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland and Italy
  • “Sexual Guarantee” (2001) – #28 in Sweden, #30 in the UK, #9 in Italy
  • “Don’t You Want Me” (2002) – #30 in Sweden
  • “Not a Sinner, Nor a Saint” (2003) – #1 in Sweden
  • “Ménage à Trois” (2003) – #19 in Sweden
  • “Someday” (2003) – #31 in Sweden, used as anthem of Stockholm Pride 2003
  • “Love Life” (2003) – #10 in Sweden
  • “This is the World We Live In” (2004) – #3 in Sweden, #15 in the UK
  • “Physical” (2004) – #3 in Finland
  • “Here I Am” (2004) – #41 in Sweden, #6 in Finland
  • “Alcastar” (2005) – #1 in Sweden
  • “Start the Fire” (2005) – #10 in Sweden
  • “We Keep On Rockin'” (2008) – #4 in Sweden
  • “Inhibitions” (2008) – #10 in Sweden
  • “Stay the Night” (2009) – #2 in Sweden
  • “Headlines” (2010) – #10 in Sweden

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