Now that Benjamin Ingrosso has won Melodifestivalen, let's not forget his mother Pernilla Wahlgren, a Mello royalty who sadly hasn't managed to win it - yet. Pernilla comes from a well known family of actors, and she has won theater awards herself. Her parents are famous actors Hans Wahlgren and Christina Schollin. Her brothers Niclas and Linus are also actors. Pernilla herself started her career at 4 in television with her mom and later moved to theater and music.
The ex couple was seen in public oveerjoyed for the success of their son. Those are tears of joy!
She was married to Emilio Ingrosso between 1993 and 2002 and they had three children (besides recording song like Paradise, Only your heart together) : Oliver, Bianca and Benjamin. Bianca is also a wellknown celebrity via blogging and reality tv. Pernilla also a television host, and has her own reality show Wahlgrens värld where Benjamin is part of. Obviously.
Benjamin started his musical career at 9 winning Lilla Melodifestivalen and representing Sweden in MGP Nordic (an original Junior Eurovision in a way).
Now 12 years later ... here he is! Ready to dance you off in Lisbon. Whatever that means.
Btw Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso bring talent to his veins from his dad's side. But let's get back to Pernilla and her efforts in Melodifestivalen.....
1985 - Piccadilly Circus
Benjamin's father Emilio and uncle Vito are the backing dancers. Placed 4th
1991 - Tvillingsjäl
Sweden's biggest female stars at the time Lena Philipsson and Pernilla
joined forces to beat Carola.... in vain
2003 - Let your spirits fly (with Jan Johansen)
The runner up
2010 - Jag vill om du vågar
Placed 10th after qualifying from the second chance round
2013 - On top of the world as Swedish House Wifes
(with Jenny Silver and Hanna Hedlund)
Placed 6th in the semifinal