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 Elisabeth Andreassen

Elisabeth Gunilla Andreassen (born in Gothenburg, Sweden to Norwegian parents), also known as just Bettan, is a Swedish-Norwegian singer who has finished both first and second in the Eurovision Song Contest. Andreassen is active in many musical genres such as country, schlager and musicals.

She is mostly famous from Eurovision Song Contest 1985 when she and Hanne Krogh participated as Bobbysocks with the song "La det swinge", and won. She lives in Ullern, with her husband Tor and two daughters, born in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Elisabeth and Tor married on 2 July 1994 and before that Elisabeth was known as Elisabeth Andreasson. On 13 June 2016 Tor Andreassen died of a heart attack.

Her talent was discovered in 1979 by Swedish musician and TV host Lasse Holm. She was produced by Bert Karlsson´s label Mariann Grammofon AB. In 1980, she joined Lasse´s group Chips. Chips participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 with the song "Dag efter dag" ("Day After Day"), and reached 8th place.

Andreassen has sung in various genres such as country, pop, rock and in musicals. She plays three instruments; guitar, piano and contrabass. She has also been a revue and musical artist. "Bettan" has a record as the woman with the most participations in the Eurovision Song Contest, tied with Lys Assia. She has participated four times, three times in duets (with Kikki Danielsson in 1982, Hanne Krogh in 1985, and Jan Werner Danielsen in 1994) and once on her own (in 1996).

In 1996 Rolf Graf produced the album "I evighet" by Elisabeth Andreassen, who received second place in the international Melodi Grand Prix final in Oslo Spektrum.

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