Sweden 2017: Melodifestivalen’s Roger Pontare speaks to oikotimes.com

SWEDEN – Fred Roger Pontare (born Roger Johansson; 17 October 1951, Arjeplog Municipality, Sweden) is a Swedish musician. He currently lives in Vingåker, Södermanland County. He represented Sweden twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1994 (duet with Marie Bergman) with “Stjärnorna” and in 2000 with “When Spirits Are Calling My Name”, placing 13th and 7th, respectively. Roger Pontare is father to Viktor and Vincent Pontare. He is one of the male singers of Sami or either Northern Emispherial descent, after Niko Valkeapää from Finland, Ánde Somby from Norway, and Friðrik Ómar from Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark.

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