Norbert writes on ESC Dublin to Amsterdam facebook and  Eurovision South Africa facebook weekly about a STAR OF THE WEEK. The current week’s star is a composer and that is JONAS GLADNIKOFF.

Jonas Gladnikoff was born 11 January 1985, and is a Swedish songwriter and music producer. Born in Täby, he began songwriting at an early age. Later in life he moved to Åland in Finland before eventually moving to Stockholm.
He has written several songs for singers from across Europe, but is best known for writing entries for the Eurovision Song Contest, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and for various national pre-selections.
He studied songwriting at the Music Production Academy Musikmakarna, graduating in 2006. He co-wrote the songs that represented Ireland in 2009, 2010 and 2014. Ireland 2010 is IT’S FOR YOU by previous Eurovision winner NIAMH KAVANAGH. JASMYN from South Africa covered the song in Afrikaans.
Among his entries in national pre-selections for the Eurovision Song Contest he is best known for having co-written the runner up in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009, the song Someday performed by  Hera Björk.
Jonas Gladnikoff is a member of the jazz pop project Technicoloured Roses. In 2021 he co-wrote and produced the song Llévame Al Cielo released by Drag Race España host Supremme DeLuxe.
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