10 May 1952 (age 69)
Osby Municipality, Skåne, Sweden
Ann-Kristin (Kikki) Danielsson (born 10 May 1952 in Osby, Sweden) is a Swedish pop, "dansband" and country singer. Totally, she has participated nine times at the Swedish Melodifestivalen and one time at the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix. She has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1982 (as a part of the Swedish pop and country group Chips with the song "Dag efter dag", finishing 8th) and in the 1985 (solo) with the song "Bra vibrationer", finishing 3rd. Kikki Danielsson begun as a singer in the Swedish "dansband" Wizex in 1973, and participated at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1978. She left Wizex in 1982, but as a member of the pop and country group Chips, she participated at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1980, 1981 and 1982. She has also been a popular Svensktoppen artist, with hits as the Melodifestivalen songs, but also other songs, like "Papaya Coconut" in 1987. Kikki Danielsson has also sang at the 2001 Stockholm Pride. Together with Lotta Engberg and Elisabeth Andreassen she participated at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2002 and together they called themselves Kikki, Bettan & Lotta and had a dinner show during the second half of 2002 and participated at the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix in 2003. Her periods of problems with alcohol as well as her eating habits have been popular topics of the Swedish tabloid press.
Eurovision Song Contest 1985 - Gothenburg
Entry for Sweden
Performer: Kikki Danielsson
Song title: Bra Vibrationer
Song writer(s): Ingela "Pling" Forsman
Song composer(s): Lasse Holm
Sang in Position: 16
Final Position: 3
Total Points: 103
The city of Gothenburg was chosen by the Swedish broadcaster to be host city to the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest.This year, the Netherlands chose to withdraw from the contest because it collided with the country's national Rememberance Day. Yugoslavia also decided to stay home because of a national holiday. Israel and Greece returned to the contest so the number of participants was 19 again, just as in the previous year. The set in Gothenburg's Scandinavium was very modern and bigger than any venue before. Parts of the set would later be re-used for the Swedish national final Melodifestival in 1987.
Norway surprised everyone with their victory this year. The entry La Det Swinge" by the duo Bobbysocks, won after a close race with the German entry, Für Alle by the group Wind. Bobbysocks consisted of the singers Elisabeth Andreasson and Hanne Krogh. Elisabeth had already taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982 for Sweden where she was one half of the group Chips. Hanne Krogh had represented Norway already in 1971, but only came 17th with her song Lycken Er. She would again return to the Eurovision stage in 1991 as part of the Norwegian group Just 4 Fun.
The contest was hosted by former participant Lill Lindfors who shocked the audience with an act in which it seemed that her skirt was torn off. This was of course well-rehearsed, and remains one of the most-remembered highlighs in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. She also congratulated the Norwegian team by saying: "I'm so pleased you won. Norway so often loses.".
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