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Greta Thunberg's Mum Was In Eurovision

Greta Thunberg's Mum Was In Eurovision

Greta Thunberg is one of the most talked about names on the planet at the moment, with everyone from world leaders to the general public having an opinion on her.

But it turns out the environmental activist isn't the only famous one in the family; years earlier, her mother was also a celebrity, but for a very different reason.

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Malena Ernman, Greta's mum, is a well-known opera singer in Sweden - she even performed in the Eurovision song contest in Moscow, Russia in 2009.

The 48-yeear-old sang a Europop/opera song called La Voix, which has actually garnered millions of views on YouTube.

I mean, it might not be everybody's cup of tea, but the woman can definitely sing.

The performance shows her with a long white gown, belting out the number with her incredible voice.

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Five backing singers dressed in black performed on stage with her, but despite her amazing voice, she vecame Sweden's second lowest placed Eurovision entry - at 21.

The song itself though, which has both English and French lyrics, did have some success in Europe, coming in at number two in Sweden's singles chart.


Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Although she's well known in Sweden, the Eurovision debut has only lately started circulating on social media, thanks to Greta's campaign, having been picked up by a number of news outlets.

Her daughter, who would only have been about six years old at the time, has been constantly in the news lately, having ruffled feathers among the world's superpowers for her views on climate change and criticism of leaders.

Greta and Donald Trump had a run in a couple of weeks ago. The US president left the UN summit before she'd even started her speech, before mocking her on social media, to which she responded by expertly trolling him when he'd tried to sarcastically insult her by changing her profile bio on Twitter to his insult.

She's now also got on the wrong side of Vladimir Putin. He hit out at the environmentalist campaigner, claiming she is being used.

The Russian president took aim at the Swedish teenager after she gave a speech to the UN last week, criticising leaders over their lack of action in fighting climate change.

Speaking at an energy conference in Moscow, Putin said the 16-year-old should go and explain to developing countries why they should continue to live in poverty.

But Thunberg hasn't taken the criticism lying down and has said she believes the fact leaders are making light of the situation, adding that politicians poking fun at children showed that her message had become 'too loud to handle'.

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Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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