Sweden: Charlotte Perrelli returns as Evita

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The 1999 Eurovision song contest winner Charlotte Perrelli recently took to the Sommarkrysset stage in Sweden to show the nation what they can expect in the 2014 Swedish revival of the legendary Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita.

Charlotte Perrelli took the Eurovision crown back in 1999 in Jerusalem with Take me to your heaven. She recently made a comeback to the contest in 2008 with the song Hero which came 18th place with 47 points. In 2012 Perrelli entered the Melodifestivalen contest with Fredrik Kempe’s The girl but failed to qualify through the initial heat. Nevertheless she has remained and continues to be one of Sweden’s finest female singers enduring herself to the music buying public of Sweden and some parts of Scandinavia.

Perrelli wowed audiences back in 2012 when she premiered in the role of Eva Peron at the Malmo Opera. Evita will relaunch a revival in the Gota Lejon theatre based in Stockholm which will premier to audiences in September. You can buy tickets here. She recently performed the Swedish version of Don’t cry for me Argentina on Sommarkrysset in full Evita regalia.

People may also forget that Perrelli also follows in the footsteps of another famous Swedish Eurovision winning blonde. Agnetha Faltskog also took a star turn in the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Jesus Christ Superstar as Mary Magdalene  back in the seventies.

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