Arvingarna is a band from Gothenburg, Sweden that started in 1989. They had their break-thrugh when they won the Swedish version of the Eurovision song contest in 1993 with the song "Eloise" and got to participate in the european final.
The members are Lars, Casper and the brothers Kim and Tommy.Casper Dennis Janebrink is born 2 January 1970 in Partille outside Gothenburg. Tommy Konrad Carlsson is born 7 August 1968 in Gothenburg. Kim Göran Carlsson is born 20 mars 1972 in Gothenburg.
Lars Elis "Lasseman" Larsson is born 26 february 1972 in Diseröd outside Kungälv.The Swedish word "arvingarna" means "the heirs" and the name comes from the fact that several of the band's members have fathers that also play in bands.
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 - MillstreetEntry for SwedenPerformer: ArvingarnaSong title: EloïseSong writer(s): Gert LengstrandSong composer(s): Lasse Holm Sang in Position: 13Final Position: 7Total Points: 89The small city of Millstreet, Ireland, was the host for this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
1993 was the first year to feature a pre-qualifying heat for Eastern European countries. In the run-up to the contest, the European Broadcasting Union started to take into account how many potential countries would apply to enter the contest.
The dissolution of the Eastern bloc and the disintegration of Yugoslavia created many new potential applicants. Because of that, seven countries from Eastern Europe had to participate in a preliminary heat called Kvalifikacija za Millstreet in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the 3rd of April, in order to go to the final night of the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest.
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and Croatia made it through the preliminary heat and made their debut in the song contest as independent nations. Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Estonia had to wait till the following year to be eligible to enter Europe's biggest musical event.
Ireland had their second victory in a row with the song In Your Eyes performed by Niamh Kavanagh who shot to fame due to the original soundtrack to the movie The Commitments. After a nailbiting finish, Niamh managed to keep the entry from the United Kingdom second with the very last vote.
The UK entry Better The Devil You Know by Sonia was seen by many as the favorite to win, as Sonia had had some international hits with the legendary producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.The venue for the 1993 contest was very unusual - it was a hall normally used for horse auctions in the tiny town of Millstreet, near Cork.
The contestants complained they were in the middle of nowhere with not a pub in sight. However, the Irish audience made up for this inconvenience as they enthusiastically welcomed all participating nations and also gave a special warm reception for the entry from Bosnia & Herzegovina - a country in a state of war in 1993.
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