SWEDEN – Later this month the latest series of Swedish Idol kicks off. It’s got an all new judging panel, and one face on there who will already be very familiar to many Scandipop readers is that of Fredrik Kempe. Full time hit maker and part time singer, what he’s MOST famous for however, is his astonishingly large contribution to the last ten years of Melodifestivalen. He’s not just penned an impressive number of Melodifestivalen entries for other artists, but he’s consistantly taken the majority of them to the final, and gone and won the contest four times too.
A number of the songs he’s written are undoubtedly some of the modern day classics of the schlager and Swedish pop genres. And he’s pretty adept at knocking out an almighty ballad too. With this in mind, and to mark the occasion of him joining the Swedish Idol judging panel on August 22nd, we’ve compiled the Top 20 greatest Fredrik Kempe Melodifestivalen compositions. The man is an absolute legend of Scandinavian pop music. And we should all salute him for his services to schlager.