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Thomas G:son

Thomas G:son
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G:son in 2013
Background information
Birth name Thomas Gustafsson
Born (1968-02-25) 25 February 1968 (age 47)
Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
  • Composer
  • musician
  • music producer
Years active 1998–present

Thomas Gustafsson (born 25 February 1968) is a Swedish composer and musician from Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden, north-east of Gothenburg. However, he is much more known nationally and internationally simply as Thomas G:son, his artistic name. Since 1998, Thomas has worked full-time as a songwriter for the company G:songs. In addition to writing and composing songs for a living, he plays the guitar in the hard rock band, Masquerade. Thomas G:son is best known for the 68 songs he has written for national finals of eleven different countries for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC): 39 for Sweden, eleven for Spain, six for Norway, five for Denmark, four for Finland, two for Georgia, two for Poland, one for Latvia, one for Romania, one for Belgium, and one for Malta. He has also reached the Eurovision Song Contest ten times, three times for Sweden, three for Spain, once for Norway, twice for Georgia and once for Denmark. In 2012, G:son won the Eurovision Song Contest as a composer with the entry "Euphoria" making his first victory in the competition.

Eurovision Song Contest

Year Country Song Artist Writers Final Points Semi Points
2001 23x15px Sweden "Listen to Your Heartbeat" Friends G:son, Henrik Sethsson 5 100 N/A N/A
2006 23x15px Sweden "Invincible" Carola G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Carola 5 170 4 214
2007 23x15px Norway "Ven a bailar conmigo" Guri Schanke G:son N/A N/A 18 48
2007 23x15px Spain "I Love You Mi Vida" D'NASH G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Rebeca Pous del Toro 20 43 N/A N/A
2010 23x15px Denmark "In a Moment Like This" Chanée & N'evergreen G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm 4 149 5 101
2012 23x15px Spain "Quédate conmigo" Pastora Soler G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Erik Bernholm 10 97 N/A N/A
2012 23x15px Sweden "Euphoria" Loreen G:son, Peter Boström 1 372 1 181
2013 23x15px Georgia "Waterfall" Sopho Gelovani & Nodiko Tatishvili G:son, Erik Bernholm 15 50 10 63
2015 23x15px Spain "Amanecer" Edurne G:son, Peter Boström, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson 21 15 N/A N/A
2015 23x15px Georgia "Warrior" Nina Sublatti Sublatti, G:son 11 51 4 98

Junior Eurovision Entries

Year Country Song Artist Writers Place Points
2010 23x15px Sweden "Allt jag vill ha" Josefine Ridell G:son, Arash, Robert Uhlmann, Johan Bejerholm 11 48
2014 23x15px Sweden "Du är inte ensam" Julia Kedhammar G:son, Kedhammar 13 28

National final entries

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)

Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway)

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark)

Euroviisut entries (Finland)

  • "Who Cares About A Broken Heart?" by Johanna (2002), 5th place
  • "Say You Will, Say You Won't" by Ressu (2002), 4th place
  • "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Kirsi Ranto (2004), 10th place (Semi-final)
  • "Till The End Of Time" by Arja Koriseva (2004), 10th place

Eirodziesma entry (Latvia)

Selecţia Naţională entry (Romania)

The girl duo Indiggo which was going to perform the song was disqualified because they didn't turn up in time for a rehearsal. Additionally, an instrumental version of the song was not sent in time to the TV company.

Piosenka dla Europy entries (Poland)

  • "Viva la musica" by Man Meadow (2008), 3rd place
  • "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Man Meadow (2009), 6th place

Eurosong entry (Belgium)

Spanish selection entries (Spain)

Malta Eurovision Song Contest (Malta)

  • "Ultraviolet", Jessica Muscat (2013), 8th place


In Eurovision Song Contest 2001 "Listen To Your Heartbeat" became part of a controversy after it was claimed that it was plagiarised from Belgium's 1996 entry "Liefde is een kaartspel" At first this was denied by the Swedish composers, Thomas G:son and Henrik Sethsson, but after the Belgian songwriters and the author's organisation SABAM pressed for legal action, a cash settlement was agreed.[3][4]


  1. Petersen, Rasmus (24 January 2015). "Denmark: Here are the songs for Melodi Grand Prix 2015". Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. "TVE confirma su secreto a voces, Edurne a Viena con la canción Amanecer". (in Spanish). 14 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3., Swedish entry 2001 now officially plagiarism
  4. Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (2006), p. 290. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2

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