|Helander performing in 2017|
|Born|| Ingrid Ida Helander|
20 August 1997
|Label||Universal Music Finland|
|Eurovision Song Contest|
|Song||"Don't Break My Heart"|
Life and careerEdit
Helander was born on 20 August 1997 in Korsholm, Ostrobothnia. Her family comes from the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, and Swedish is her first language. Helander's father, Olov, is a fisherman, while her mother, Maria, is a primary school teacher. She grew up with an older brother.
Helander graduated from primary school in 2013. Following her graduation, she began attending a music school in Vaasa. She graduated from music school in 2016, and began working professionally as a full-time musician.
2016–present: Eurovision Song ContestEdit
After graduating from music school, Helander began working with local music producers and songwriters, many of which she met through music school. She submitted the song, "Don't Break My Heart", to SuomenLaulu 1, Finland's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and was selected as a finalist. In the final, she won, winning both the jury vote and public vote. She will now represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm. After her win, she was signed to Universal Music Finland.
After winning SuomenLaulu 1, Helander moved from Vaasa to Helsinki. She speaks fluent Swedish, Finnish, and English, and also understands elementary Russian and Estonian.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Don't Break My Heart"||2017||3||