Lill Lindfors

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Lill Lindfors (2009)

Maj Lillemor (Lill) Lindfors (born May 12, 1940 in Helsinki ) is a Finnish-Swedish singer and TV presenter.

Lindfors had several number one hits in Norway and Sweden in the 1960s . She has successfully hosted her own TV shows in Norway, Sweden and Denmark . When she took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1966, she finished second with Svante Thuresson and the jazzy duet Nygammal vals . The unusual lyrics are about a princess who wants to swap her life for a day with a shepherd who plays the drums on a pan. This content caused a sensation in Sweden and the title is still played on the radio today and comes alive again and again through various cover versions.

In the same year she started at the German Schlager Festival and took fifth place with It could be love . The title then appeared only as the B-side of the single Jacky John . This and other singles sung in German, despite the simultaneous great success of Swedish singers such as Siw Malmkvist , Anna-Lena or Anita Lindblom, did not hit the charts. Directed by her husband at the time Peter Wester, who is also the father of one of her daughters, Lindfors shot the musical The Tango Belong Two with Bill Ramsey and other Swedish actors in 1968 .

In 1978 Lindfors achieved one of their greatest commercial successes in Sweden with the LP Du är det varmaste jag har . The record reached number two on the charts. In 1980, an LP with songs by the Norwegian composer Ketil Bjørnstad followed under the title Ochomanniskor ser igen .

The Eurovision Song Contest 1985 in Gothenburg was moderated by her. The moment when, in front of the camera, the lower part of her dress ripped off, she looked surprised for a moment, only to unfold a skirt became legendary. This was a planned gag that Lindfors tried secretly and of which only a few initiates knew in advance.

She has been a UNICEF ambassador since 1998 .

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  3. ^ [1] Swedish film database