SWEDEN – Anna Cornelia Jakobsdotter Samuelsson (born 9 March 1992), known professionally as Cornelia Jakobs, is a Swedish singer and songwriter.
The daughter of the Poodles’ singer Jakob Samuel, she first entered music by auditioning for Idol 2008 and received some media attention after being mocked by the judges.
She started her music career as a member of the girl group Love Generation, who participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 and 2012.
Love Generation’s 2011 entry “Dance Alone” peaked at place 26 on Sverigetopplistan.
In 2020, Jakobs composed and performed the song “Weight of the World” which became the soundtrack for the HBO Nordic series Björnstad.
She participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 as a songwriter for the song “Best of Me” performed by Efraim Leo.
In 2022, Jakobs went solo and participated in Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song “Hold Me Closer”, which qualified for the final and later won with 146 points, thus earning her the right to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.