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Cornelia Jakobs

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About

Quick Facts

Name
Anna Cornelia Jakobsdotter Samuelsson

Born
9 march 1992

Nationality
🇸🇪 Swedish

National Selection
Melodifestivalen 2011, 2012, 2022

In Eurovision
2022 Turin

Song
Hold me closer (2022)

Biography

Cornelia Jakobs is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of Jakob Samuel, singer of the Swedish rock band The Poodles. Cornelia grew up in Stockholm and attended the music high school Rytmus musikgymnasium.At the age of 16 she took part in the Swedish talent show Idol (Pop Idol) in 2008, but did not get past the first round.

While in high school, she became a member of the band Love Generation. The band was formed in 2010 on the initiative of music producer RedOne. Samuelsson was accepted into the group after another member dropped out. The group took part in Melodifestivalen 2011 and Melodifestivalen 2012,the Swedish preselectionfor the Eurovision Song Contest.

Her debut single as a solo artist was the song “Late Night Stories”, released in January 2018. As a songwriter, she was involved in the song “Best of Me”, with which Efraim Leo took part in Melodifestivalen 2021.  With her song Hold Me Closer she won Melodifestivalen 2022 and thus represented Sweden in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest.

Entries

Hold me closer

Country
🇸🇪 Sweden

Year
2022

Language
English

Lyrics
Cornelia Jakobs
David Zandén
Isa Molin

Music
Cornelia Jakobs
David Zandén
Isa Molin

Backings

Results Semi

Points: 396
Position: 1
Running order: 17

Results Finals

Points: 438
Position: 4
Running order: 20

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