"it Roars against discrimination in the music world"
"the city of LIDKÖPING. Last time she competed she was called, Siw Malmkvist and Towa Carson for ”kärringar”."
"Now roars, Ann-Louise Hanson against age discrimination in the music world. "
"I didn't feel as frumpy when I went out in the evening," she says. "
"Ann-Louise Hanson, 74, is the evening's veteran and set out on the Melodifestivalen stage for the 14th time."
"But do not dare to call her aunt."
" I do not feel as an aunt. It is clear in the morning when you wake up so it is a little stiff in the body and before it has had on make up and looking in the mirror, you are not 20 anymore. But you still have as much fun. And it is just fun to be on stage, " she says, and laughs."
"But there are seriously behind also. "
"Even when she attended 15 years ago, in 2004, together with colleagues Siw Malmkvist, 82, and Carson, 82, called a famous record producer, the trio of ”kärringar” that would come last in the Eurovision song contest. "
"Therefore, Ann-Louise back against the ålderskritiken in the music world. "
" Look at America, which hailed it the older you get. Look at Tony Bennett, what is he, 85? He sings, of course, also terribly good still. "
"Singing, she plans to continue with as long as the voice holds out."
"– Josefin my youngest girl and my husband has promised to tell me when I should stop. They are honest, sincere and musical, and if I don't have your sanity intact and continues to sing and they hear behind his back that she should probably stop, then they tell it to me in time. In good time, " she says."
"Ann-Louise Hanson competes in the Eurovision song contest with the song ”Love remains” which is about his longing for Barbro ”Lill-Babs” Svensson. Hanson and Svensson was close friends and colleagues for many years. "
"the Rehearsals have been so emotional for Ann-Louise that she was touched to tears several times. "
"Ann-Louise's daughter Josefin Glenmark, who wrote the song and is on the stage and the choir has supported his mother, the times when emotions have taken over. Mother and daughter have hugged each other several times during rehearsals. "
"– We encourage each other all the time. She says how nice I am, to have nice clothes. She is so cute, " says Ann-Louise."
"She is fine," says Josefin. "