Roger Pontare

Fred Roger Pontare (born Roger Johansson; 17 October 1951) is a Swedish musician. He lives in Vingåker, Södermanland County.

Fred Roger Pontare
Roger Pontare
Background information
Birth nameRoger Johansson
Born (1951-10-17) 17 October 1951
Slagnäs, Sweden
GenresFolk pop
Years active1976-present

Pontare was born in Arjeplog Municipality, and is of Sami descent. He has 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 will participate in Stjärnornas stjärna which will be broadcast on TV4.



Year Album Chart positions Certification
1995 Sinatrafied
1995 Julens sånger
1999 Som av Is
2000 När vindarna viskar mitt namn 39
2000 When Spirits Are Calling My Name
2000 I vargens spår 9
  • GLF: Gold
2002 Den stora friheten
2006 Från Stjärnorna till Silverland 37
2011 Mitt vinterland


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Christmastime is Here Again" 1988 Non-album singles
"Silverbarn" 1990
(with Marie Bergman)
"Som av Is" 1999 Som av Is
"Cold as Ice"
"När vindarna viskar mitt namn" 2000 2
  • GLF: Platinum
När vindarna viskar mitt namn
"When Spirits Are Calling My Name" When Spirits Are Calling My Name
"Silverland" 2006 31 Från Stjärnorna till Silverland
"Himmel och hav" 2017 100
Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


Preceded by
Charlotte Nilsson
with "Take Me to Your Heaven"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "Listen To Your Heartbeat"
Preceded by
with "Eloise"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Marie Bergman)
Succeeded by
Jan Johansen
with "Se på mej"

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