Elisabeth Gunilla Andreassen (born March 28, 1958 in Gothenburg, Sweden by 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, as country music, 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, Oslo in Norway with her husband Tor and two daughters, born in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Elisabeth and Tor married on July 2, 1994, and before that Elisabeth was known as Elisabeth Andreasson.
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.
Elisabeth Andreassen is an artist in many genres. She has sung country, pop, rock, ballads and 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).
Då lyser en sol (1981),
Killen ner' på Konsum svär att han är Elvis (There's a Guy Works down the Chipchop Swears he's Elvis) (1981),
Together Again (1981),
God morgon (Good Morning) (1981) (as Chips),
Dag efter dag (Day after Day) (1982) (as Chips),
La det swinge (Let it swing) (1985) (as Bobbysocks),
Ängel i natt (1985),
Tissel Tassel (1985),
Waiting for the Morning (1986) (as Bobbysocks),
Danse mot vår (Serenade to Spring) (1992),
I evighet (Eternity) (1996) (Wir sind dabei) (1998),
Pepita dansar (1997),
Lys og varme (2001),
Vem é dé du vill ha (2002) (as Kikki, Bettan & Lotta),
Eurovision Song Contest:
Altogether, Elisabeth has participated in the Swedish Melodifestivalen, Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix and the Eurovision Song Contest fourteen times, plus two as presenter.
1981. Chips - "God morgon" (Good morning), 2nd place
1982. Chips - "Dag efter dag" (Day after day), 1st place
1984. Elisabeth Andreassen - "Kärleksmagi", 6th place (last)
1990. Elisabeth Andreassen - "Jag ser en stjärna falla", 7th place
2000. TV-host, with nine other artists.
2002. Kikki, Bettan & Lotta - "Vem é dé du vill ha", 3rd place
2011. Elisabeth Andreassen - "Vaken i en dröm"
Melodi Grand Prix:
1985. Bobbysocks - "La det swinge" (Let it swing), 1st place
1992. TV-host, with Jahn Teigen
1994. Bettan & Jan Werner - "Duett" (Duet), 1st place
1996. Elisabeth Andreassen - "I evighet" (Eternity), 1st place
1998. Elisabeth Andreassen - "Winds of the Northern Sea", 2nd place
2003. Kikki, Bettan & Lotta - "Din hånd i min hånd", 4th place
Eurovision Song Contest:
1982. Chips - "Dag efter dag", 8th place, Sweden
1985. Bobbysocks - "La det swinge", 1st place, Norway
1994. Elisabeth Andreassen & Jan Werner Danielsen - "Duett", 6th place, Norway
1996. Elisabeth Andreassen - "I evighet", 2nd place, Norway