Ingrid Helander
Helander performing in 2017
Born Ingrid Ida Helander
(1997-08-20) 20 August 1997 (age 21)
Korsholm, Finland
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
Label Universal Music Finland
Years active 2016–present
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Iconfinland Finland
Edition Stockholm
Song "Don't Break My Heart"

Ingrid Ida Helander (born 20 August 1997) is a Finnish singer and songwriter. She will represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm, with the song "Don't Break My Heart".

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

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
Non-album single(s)