Erik Segerstedt

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Erik Segerstedt
Erik Segerstedt in Norrköping in 2009
Erik Segerstedt in Norrköping in 2009
Background information
Birth nameMats Erik Segerstedt
Born (1983-04-20) 20 April 1983 (age 38)
OriginUddevalla, Sweden
GenresPop, rock
Years active2006–present
LabelsSony BMG
Associated actsE.M.D. (2007–2010)

Mats Erik Segerstedt (born 20 April 1983) is a Swedish singer.

Segerstedt was born in Uddevalla. As a student he attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.[1] He was the runner-up to Markus Fagervall on the third season of Swedish version of Idol 2006.[2]

Erik was part of the Swedish band E.M.D., alongside two other Idol contestants, Danny Saucedo from Idol 2006 and Mattias Andréasson from Idol 2007. The band took a break in late 2010.[3]

Erik was a contestant in Let's Dance 2013. He also voiced Prince Hans in the Swedish dub of Disney's Frozen.


Erik Segerstedt took part in Idol 2006, singing the following:

Round Song Original artist Theme
Audition "Feeling Good" Cy Grant -
Final auditions "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Stevie Wonder Acapella
Final auditions "You've Got A Friend Carole King" Duet (with )
Final auditions "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Simple Minds Solo song
Semifinal 4 "Heaven" Bryan Adams -
Qualifying heat "Home" Michael Bublé -
Final 1 "Something Beautiful" Robbie Williams My Idol
Final 2 "Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg" Håkan Hellström Swedish Hits
Final 3 "I Don't Want to Be" Gavin Degraw Millennium Hits
Final 4 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" U2 Rock
Final 5 "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" Phil Collins Favorite from auditions round
Final 6 "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" Bob Dylan Unplugged
Final 7 (first song) "I Wish" Stevie Wonder Motown
Final 7 (second song) "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Marvin Gaye Motown
Final 8 (first song) "If I Used To Love You" Daniel Lemma Love songs
Final 8 (second song) "Bed Of Roses" Bon Jovi Love songs
Final 9 (first song) "Right Here Waiting" Richard Marx Jury selection
Final 9 (second song) "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley Jury selection
Final 10 (first song) "The Show Must Go On" Queen Personal choice
Final 10 (second song) "Bed of Roses" Bon Jovi Viewers' choice
Final 10 (third song) "Everything Changes" Jörgen Elofsson Winning song

After having reached the final, he finished as runner-up to winner Markus Fagervall after declaration of the results of the public vote.


Segerstedt was signed at Sony BMG and on 21 February 2007 his debut album A Different Shade was released. The album debuted at #2 on the Swedish albums chart and stayed at this position for a second week. The first single "I Can't say I'm Sorry" written by Andreas Carlsson peaked at #1 on Sverigetopplistan, the Swedish Singles Chart.


E.M.D. 2008

In 2007, Segerstedt formed the musical trio, a boyband called E.M.D., with Mattias Andréasson and Danny Saucedo. Like Segerstedt, both Andréasson and Saucedo had taken part in the Swedish version of Idol, with Danny Saucedo finishing 6th on Idol 2006 and Mattias Andréasson as the fourth runner-up on Idol 2007.

Erik Segerstedt in E.M.D.

Their first single, a cover of Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting's hit "All For Love", was a chart success. They released their debut album, A State of Mind, in May 2008 with "Jennie Let Me Love You" and "Alone)" as singles and, after the release of the deluxe album edition, the single "Baby Goodbye" which was their song on Melodifestivalen 2009,[4] finishing third in the final of the competition.

In November 2009, E.M.D. released their holiday album Välkommen hem. The Christmas single charted at number 3 on Sverigetopplistan. E.M.D.'s third album Rewind was in 2010. The single "Save Tonight" a cover of an Eagle-Eye Cherry song charted at number 5.

In late 2010, E.M.D. announced an indefinite hiatus and broke up.[3]


In 2013, Segerstedt entered Melodifestivalen 2013 with the duet "Hello Goodbye" with Tone Damli in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. The duo came fourth in the second heat and qualified to the Second Chance round held where they finished in fifth place. They were therefore unable to reach the final and were eliminated from the competition.


Erik Segerstedt

Solo work[]

Studio albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
2007 A Different Shade 2
Title Year Chart
Certification Album
"I Don't Want to Be" 2006 28 Idol 2006 performance
Det Bästa Från Idol 2006
"I Can't Say I'm Sorry" 2007 1 A Different Shade
"How Did We Change?"
"" 2009 16 non-album single
"Hello Goodbye"
(with Tone Damli)
2013 14 Melodifestivalen 2013


Studio albums


  1. ^ "EMD släpper julskiva på svenska". Noizegate Music (Swedish music magazine). 10 November 2009. Archived from the original on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-06.
  2. ^ Erik Segerstedt blir programledare Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine, Expressen 2010-02-16
  3. ^ a b Ek, Torbjörn (2010-12-05). "Ny storlåt – då lägger EMD ner". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-07-24.
  4. ^ "Nu är det klart – E.M.D spelar i Melodifestivalen | Melodifestivalen | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  5. ^ a b " Erik Segerstedt discography page". Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2013-03-10.

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