Sarah Dawn Finer
Sarah Dawn Finer, born 14 September 1981 in Stockholm, Sweden, is a singer, songwriter and actress. Her father is from the United Kingdom (London), and her mother from USA (New York), but she is born and raised in Sweden. Dawn is her middle name, and Finer her surname. Solo music career: Finer's first EP "Sarah Dawn Finer" with 6 songs, was released in 2006. Her first full-length debut album A Finer Dawn, released 30 May 2007, debuted at number two on the Swedish album charts. Her next album Moving On was released on 26 August 2009. The album included the title single "Moving On" and "Does She Know You?".The album Moving On debut #1 on iTunes in its digital release on 17 August 2009. The CD version was released on 26 August 2009, debuting at number one in the Swedish Charts. Her next album "Winterland" also sold gold and debuted no 2 on the Swedish charts. She has recorded duets with Moneybrother, Peter Jöback, Fatboy, Samuel Ljungbladh and Patrik Isaksson. Melodifestivalen participations: Finer entered Melodifestivalen 2007 with the ballad "I Remember Love", which she co-wrote with Peter Hallström. The song qualified to the final in Globen, Stockholm from the semi final in Gävle. In the final, the song placed fourth and became a big chart success in Sweden (Moste played song on Swedish Radio 2007), as well as sold gold., She competed once again in Melodifestivalen 2009 for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia. Her song "Moving On" qualified to the final through the Andra Chansen round at Norrköping, placed 6th in the Final in Globen. Finer instead got the opportunity to present the Swedish votes in the Eurovision final on 16 May as a spokesperson. Her single "Moving On" reached #3 on the Swedish single charts. The single has also been released with remixes and an acoustic version and was the most played song on Swedish Radio 2009., Finer hosted Melodifestivalen 2012 along with Helena Bergström and Gina Dirawi. In a sketch recorded for the finale, Finer played Lynda Woodruff, an English EBU spokeswoman who speaks with an Estuary-like accent. Woodruff appears to have poor geographical knowledge and has difficulty pronouncing foreign words or names such as "Azerbaijan". She reprised her role for a European audience when delivering Sweden's vote in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, and again in Melodifestivalen 2013 where she first introduced Stockholm as host city of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest after being made aware of it being hosted in Malmö. She then continued her sketch in Malmö, showing the Malmö Arena and making the viewers aware of local delicacies. Finer will also make appearances as Lynda Woodruff in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, where she will introduce the host country to European viewers.