Lars "Lasse" Nils Berghagen is a Swedish singer, songwriter and actor. He released his first single in 1965 and four years later, he released the single Teddybjörnen Fredriksson ("The Teddybear Fredriksson"), which has become a classic. Other hits include "Sträck ut din hand", "En kväll i juni" and "Stockholm i mitt hjärta".
He first participated in Melodifestivalen in 1974 where he finished as runner-up to ABBA, who went on to win the Contest in Brighton, England. He returned a year later and won the right to represent his home country on home soil. Accompanied by his backing band The Dolls he finished in eighth place.
From 1994 to 2003, he hosted the popular summer TV show Allsång på Skansen ("Singalong at Skansen"), which saw an increase in viewership from 600,000 to 2 million.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1975|
|Artists||Teach-In • The Swarbriggs • Nicole Rieu • Joy Fleming • Geraldine • Ellen Nikolaysen • Simone Drexel • Pepel in Kri • The Shadows • Renato • Ann Christy • Shlomo Artzi • Semiha Yankı • Sophie • Pihasoittajat • Duarte Mendes • Sergio y Estíbaliz • Lars Berghagen • Wess & Dori Ghezzi|
|Songs||Ding-a-Dong • That's What Friends Are For • Et bonjour à toi l'artiste • Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein • Toi • Touch My Life (With Summer) • Mikado • Dan ljubezni • Let Me Be The One • Singing This Song • Gelukkig zijn • At Va'Ani • Seninle Bir Dakika • Une chanson c'est une lettre • Old Man Fiddle • Madrugada • Tú volverás • Jennie, Jennie • Era|