Wiktoria Johansson

Wiktoria
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Johansson at Melodifestivalen in 2017
Background information
Birth nameWiktoria Vendela Johansson
Born (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 21)
Brämhult, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2011–present
Associated actsAnton Ewald

Wiktoria Vendela Johansson (born 8 November 1996), known professionally as simply Wiktoria, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She first achieved public attention during Melodifestivalen 2016, where she placed fourth.

Life and career

Johansson was born on 8 November 1996 in Brämhult, a suburb of Borås. In 2011, she participated in Lilla Melodifestivalen and placed fourth with the self-penned song "Jag behöver dig".[1] On 30 November 2015, Johansson was announced as one of the 28 participants in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Save Me".[2]

She performed last in the second semi-final held on 13 February 2016, and qualified directly to the final.[3] In the final, Johansson placed fourth with the juries, second with the Swedish public, and fourth overall.[4] Johansson also voices Moana in the Swedish dub of the 2016 film Moana. She competed in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "As I Lay Me Down", qualifying once again directly to the final, where she finished sixth overall; eight withg the juries, and second with the public.[5] She was the Swedish spokesperson in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017,[6] and toured with the Diggiloo Tour (in Swedish: Diggilooturnén), during the summer. She participated in Stjärnornas stjärna broadcast on TV4 in 2018, where she finished in fifth place out of eight contestants.