Saturday, 23 April 1983
Born: November 13th, 1943, Västra Skrävlinge, Malmö (Sweden)
In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview
Pianist Anders Ekdahl composed songs for many different Swedish artists, including Jan Malmsjö, Lill Lindfors, and Lill-Babs. As an arranger, he worked with Fred Åkerström and Anna Sise. He wrote several songs for the Swedish version of Sesame Street, in which he appeared a couple of times himself playing the role of the resident pianist Mozart Gustafsson.
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Anders Ekdahl was only involved in one Swedish preselection, namely that in 1983. The heats were held in the Palladium in Malmö; Ekdahl was the show’s musical director and conducted all ten entries by, amongst others, Karin Glenmark and Kikki Danielsson. He accompanied the winner, Carola and her ‘Främling’ (composed by Lasse Holm, arranged by Lennart Sjöholm), to the international final, where he conducted the orchestra. The Swedish song came third and was a chart success in several European countries.
EUROVISION INVOLVEMENT YEAR BY YEAR
Country – Sweden
Song title – "Främling"
Rendition – Carola Häggkvist
Lyrics – Monica Forsberg
Composition – Lasse Holm
Studio arrangement – Lennart Sjöholm
Live orchestration – Lennart Sjöholm
Conductor – Anders Ekdahl
Score – 3rd place (126 votes)