Ellen Benediktson

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Ellen Benediktson
Ellen Benediktson, 2020
Ellen Benediktson, 2020
Background information
Born (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 26)
Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, keyboard
Years active2013–present
LabelsWarner Music Sweden

Ellen Benediktson (born 25 April 1995 in Limhamn) is a Swedish singer and songwriter best known for taking part in Melodifestivalen 2014, 2015 and 2020.

Life and career[]

In 2013, Benediktson first garnered attention when she was the stand-in singer during the rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 singing France's entry "L'enfer et moi".[1] The next year, she took part in Melodifestivalen 2014 with the song "Songbird".[2][3] Benediktson placed second in the semi-final, thus making it to the final, where she placed seventh.[4] In April 2014, Benediktson released the song "When the Sun Comes Up" as a part of a compilation album associated with the Swedish feminist political party Feminist Initiative, she is also a supporter of the left-wing party.[5] She competed in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song "Insomnia".[6] She came 5th in Semi-Final 3 and was therefore knocked out of the competition. She competed in Melodifestivalen 2020 alongside Simon Peyron with the song, "Surface". They made it to the Second Chance round.



Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Songbird" 2014 35 Non-album single
"When the Sun Comes Up" F!
"Insomnia" 2015 88 Non-album single
(with Simon Peyron)
2020 87
Non-album single
Laura Nox
"Save a Little Love" 2016 Non-album single
"Body Shots" 2017 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.



  1. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2014". SVT1 (episode 1). 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Ellen Benediktson gör Mellodebut i hemstaden: "Låten är skör desperation" - Melodifestivalen". SVT.se. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  3. ^ "Ellen Benediktson: "Jag bara grät" | Melodifestivalen | Expressen Nöje | Nöjesnyheter Musiknyheter Filmnyheter". Expressen.se. 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-14.
  4. ^ "Ellen Benediktson – Songbird - Melodifestivalen". SVT.se. 1995-04-25. Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  5. ^ "Ellen Benediktson: 'When The Sun Comes Up'". Scandipop. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  6. ^ Taylor, Richard (25 November 2014). "#mfm Extra Edition: Remaining MF2015 Participants Announced". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  7. ^ Swedishcharts.com: Ellen Benediktson discography
  8. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 11". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
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