Who is Sweden’s Eurovision entry Robin Bengtsson?

Meet the Swedish Idol who's hoping to bring the contest back to ABBA's homeland

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Name: Robin Bengtsson

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Twitter: @robinbengtssons

Who is Robin Bengtsson?

Swedish singer Robin began playing guitar when he was 13 years old, but he’d been playing the trumpet since he was a child. When he was 18 he entered Sweden’s answer to Pop Idol and finished third in the competition.

He competed to represent Sweden at Eurovision in 2016 but finished fifth at Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s national selection process, with Constellation Prize.

The harmonica couldn’t get him through to the contest in Stockholm but his 2017 attempt was far more successful.

What’s Sweden’s Eurovision song called?

I Can’t Go On is Sweden’s 2017 Eurovision entry and it was written by former Eurovision contestant Robin Stjernberg, songwriter David Kreuger and producer/songwriter Hamed K-One Pirouzpanah.

It’s the only song in the competition that’s performed both backstage (at the very beginning Bengtsson is in the wings) and on stage. And it involves a LOT of treadmills.

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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Israel

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2. Kasia Moś
Poland

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3. Naviband
Belarus 

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4. Nathan Trent
Austria

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5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

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9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

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10. Anja
Denmark 

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11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

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18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

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19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

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24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

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25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

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26. Alma
France