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Thomas G:son

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Birth name  Thomas Gustafsson
Years active  1998–present

Name  Thomas G:son
Role  Composer
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Born  25 February 1968 (age 47) Skovde, Vastergotland, Sweden (1968-02-25)
Occupation(s)  Composer musician music producer
Genres  Pop music, Schlager music, Dance-pop, Electropop
Similar People  Peter Bostrom, Tony Sanchez‑Ohlsson, Bobby Ljunggren, Loreen, Martin Rolinski

Songwriting for the eurovision song contest interview with thomas g son

Thomas Gustafsson (born 25 February 1968) is a Swedish composer and musician from Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden, north-east of Gothenburg. However, he is much more known nationally and internationally simply as Thomas G:son, his artistic name. Since 1998, Thomas has worked full-time as a songwriter for the company G:songs. In addition to writing and composing songs in many different musical genres for a living, he plays the guitar in the hard rock band, Masquerade. Thomas G:son is best known for the sixty-nine songs he has written for national finals of twelve different countries for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC): thirty-nine for Sweden, eleven for Spain, six for Norway, five for Denmark, four for Finland, three for Georgia, two for Poland, and one each for Cyprus, Latvia, Romania, Belgium, and Malta. He has also reached the Eurovision Song Contest twelve times, three times each for Sweden, Spain, and Georgia, and once each for Norway, Denmark, and Cyprus. In 2012, G:son achieved his first victory as a winning composer at the Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Euphoria".


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Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)

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  • "Natten är min vän" by Cleo Nilsson (1999), 8th place
  • "Lyssna till ditt hjärta" ("Listen To Your Heartbeat") by Friends (2001), 1st place (5th at ESC 2001)
  • "Vem é dé du vill ha?" by Kikki, Lotta & Bettan (2002), 3rd place
  • "Ingenting är större än vi" by Arvingarna (2002), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "Världen utanför" by Barbados (2002), 4th place
  • "What Difference Does It Make?" by Poets (2002), 3rd place (Semi-final)
  • "Hela världen för mig" by Sanna Nielsen (2003), 5th place
  • "C'est la vie" by Hanson, Carson & Malmkvist (2004), 10th place
  • "Tango Tango" by Petra Nielsen (2004), 4th place
  • "Säg att du har ångrat dig" by Anne-Lie Rydé (2004), 4th place (Semi-final)
  • "Långt bortom tid och rum" by Mathias Holmgren (2005), 4th place (Semi-final)
  • "As If Tomorrow Will Never Come" by Katrina & The Nameless (2005), 3rd place (Semi-final)
  • "Så nära" by Anne-Lie Rydé (2005), 5th place (Semi-final)
  • "Evighet" ("Invincible") by Carola (2006), 1st place (5th at ESC 2006)
  • "Ge mig en kaka till kaffet" by Östen med Resten (2006), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "Idag & imorgon" by Kikki Danielsson (2006), 10th place
  • "Innan natten är över" by Kayo (2006), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "When Loves Coming Back Again" by Jessica Folcker (2006), 7th place (Semi-final)
  • "Silverland" by Roger Pontare (2006), 4th place (Semi-final)
  • "Amanda" by Jimmy Jansson (2007), eliminated in Second-Chance Round
  • "Samba Sambero" by Anna Book (2007), 9th place
  • "Här för mig själv" by Maja Gullstrand (2009), 8th place (Semi-final)
  • "Du vinner över mig" by Mikael Rickfors (2009), 5th place (Semi-final)
  • "Show Me Heaven" by Lili & Susie (2009), eliminated in Second-Chance Round
  • "Thursdays" by Lovestoned (2010), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "I'm In Love" by Sanna Nielsen (2011), 4th place
  • "E det fel på mej" by Linda Bengtzing (2011), 7th place
  • "Something In Your Eyes" by Jenny Silver (2011), eliminated in Second-Chance Round
  • "Run" by Anders Fernette (2011), 8th place (Semi-final)
  • "Euphoria" by Loreen (2012), 1st place (1st place at ESC 2012)
  • "Jag reser mig igen" by Thorsten Flinck & Revolutionsorkestern (2012), 8th place
  • "Land of Broken Dreams" by Dynazty (2012), eliminated in Second Chance Round 1
  • "On Top of the World" by Swedish House Wives (Pernilla Wahlgren, Jenny Silver & Hanna Hedlund) (2013), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "Alibi" by Eddie Razaz (2013), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "In and Out of Love" by Martin Rolinski (2013), eliminated in Second-Chance Round
  • "Trivialitet" by Sylvia Vrethammar (2013), 7th place (Semi-final)
  • "Tell the World I'm Here" by Ulrik Munther (2013), 3rd place
  • "Hela natten" by Josef Johansson (2014), 7th place (Semi-final)
  • "Love Trigger" by JEM (2014), 6th (Andra Chansen/Second Chance)
  • "If I Was God For One Day" by Neverstore (2015), 5th place (Semi-final)
  • "Möt mig i Gamla stan" by Magnus Carlsson (2015), 9th place
  • "Bring Out the Fire" by Andreas Weise (2015), eliminated in Second-Chance Round
  • "För din Skull" by Kalle Johansson (2015), 6th place (Semi-final)
  • "Rollercoaster" by Dolly Style (2016), eliminated in Second-Chance Round
  • "Himmel och hav" by Roger Pontare (2017), 5th place (Semi-final)
  • "A Million Years" by Mariette (2017), 4th place
  • "One More Night" by Dinah Nah (2017), 5th place (Semi-final)
  • "Wild Child" by Ace Wilder (2017), 7th place
  • Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway)

  • "Din hånd i min hånd" by Kikki, Lotta & Bettan (2003), 4th place
  • "Anyway you want it" by Ingvild Pedersen (2003), 8th place
  • "Absolutely Fabulous" by Queentastic (2006), 3rd place
  • "Ven a bailar conmigo" by Guri Schanke (2007), 1st place (18th in ESC 2007 Semifinal)
  • "Rocket Ride" by Jannicke Abrahamsen (2007), 2nd place
  • "High on Love" by Reidun Sæther (2012), unplaced in Final
  • Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark)

  • "In a Moment Like This", Chanée & Tomas N'evergreen (2010), 1st place (4th in ESC 2010)
  • "Let Your Heart Be Mine", Jenny Berggren (2011)
  • "25 Hours a Day", Le Freak (2011), 4th place
  • "We Own The Universe", Daze (2013), unplaced in Final
  • "Mi Amore", Tina & René (2015), 7th place
  • Euroviisut entries (Finland)

  • "Who Cares About A Broken Heart?" by Johanna (2002), 5th place
  • "Say You Will, Say You Won't" by Ressu (2002), 4th place
  • "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Kirsi Ranto (2004), 10th place (Semi-final)
  • "Till The End Of Time" by Arja Koriseva (2004), 10th place
  • Eirodziesma entry (Latvia)

  • "Heaven In Your Eyes" by Elina Furmane (2006), 8th place
  • Selecţia Naţională entry (Romania)

  • "Lovestruck" by Indiggo (2007) [disqualified]
  • The girl duo Indiggo which was going to perform the song was disqualified because they didn't turn up in time for a rehearsal. Additionally, an instrumental version of the song was not sent in time to the TV company.

    Piosenka dla Europy entries (Poland)

  • "Viva la musica" by Man Meadow (2008), 3rd place
  • "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Man Meadow (2009), 6th place
  • Eurosong entry (Belgium)

  • "Addicted to you", Tanja Dexters (2008), 5th place (Semi-final)
  • Spanish selection entries (Spain)

  • "I am as I am", Arkaitz (2007), non-qualified.
  • "I love you mi vida", by D'NASH (2007), 1st place (20th at ESC 2007)
  • "Todo está en tu mente", Coral Segovia (2008), 2nd place
  • "Piénsame", Anael (2008), eliminated in Online-Voting
  • "Te prefiero", Baltanás (2008), eliminated in Online-Voting
  • "Nada es comparable a ti", Mirela (2009), 4th place
  • "Amor radical", Rebeca (2009), eliminated in Online-Voting
  • "Perfecta", Venus (2010), 4th place
  • "Recuérdame", Samuel & Patricia (2010), 5th place
  • "En una vida", Coral Segovia (2010), 2nd place
  • "Beautiful Life", José Galisteo (2010), 7th place
  • "Abrázame", Lucía Pérez (2011), 2nd place on Songs selection
  • "Quédate conmigo", Pastora Soler (2012), 1st place (10th place at ESC 2012)
  • "Más (Run)", Brequette (2014), 2nd place
  • Malta Eurovision Song Contest (Malta)

  • "Ultraviolet", Jessica Muscat (2013), 8th place
  • Controversies

    In Eurovision Song Contest 2001 "Listen To Your Heartbeat" became part of a controversy after it was claimed that it was plagiarised from Belgium's 1996 entry "Liefde is een kaartspel" At first this was denied by the Swedish composers, Thomas G:son and Henrik Sethsson, but after the Belgian songwriters and the author's organisation SABAM pressed for legal action, a cash settlement was agreed.


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