Alcazar (band)

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Alcazar

Alcazar performing at Sommarkrysset
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Eurodance, Nu-disco, Pop, Dance-pop, Europop, Schlager
Years active 1998–2005
2007–2011
Labels Universal, Sony, Edel
Website Alcazar World
Members
Andreas Lundstedt(1998-2005, 2007-2011)
Therese "Tess" Merkel(1998-2005, 2007-2011)
Lina Hedlund(2007-2011)
Past members
Annika Kjærgaard(1998-2005)
Magnus Carlsson(2002-2005)

Alcazar is a Swedish pop group who had a string of hit singles during the early 2000s decade and are continuing successfully today.

Alcazar have taken part in the Melodifestivalen, the competition that selects Sweden's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest three imes. In 2003 Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint came third overall. But it became the biggest hit of all the songs in Melodifestivalen 2003 and won the National Finals Song Contest. It became Alcazar's first #1 single in Sweden and did sell gold. In 2005 Alcastar failed to qualify for the final automatically, but eventually made it through after a second chance semi-final. However, the group again had to settle for third in the final, which was won by Martin Stenmarck's song Las Vegas. But the song became a hit and only needed three days in stores to became Alcazar's second #1 single in Sweden. In 2009 their Stay the night came fourth in TV-voting and fifth overall.

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