One of my favorite non-metal acts to appear on Eurovision is Sweden’s 2007 entry, The Ark. Their song “The Worrying Kind“, sadly didn’t make it very high in the rankings – only #18 out of 24 finalists, including scores of zero from 35 countries, but it remains number one in my heart.
Despite their Eurovision loss, the Ark’s first four albums reached number one in the Swedish charts. Their fifth album only made it to number two, so I suppose that must have been a bit of a letdown.
Still, they weren’t deterred from making a guest appearance at Melodifestivalen 2011, the Swedish contest that determines the act to become that year’s Eurovision entry.
Unfortunately, they broke up in 2011, but The Ark’s disco/glam-rock side project Stereo Explosion signed with Sony last year, so hopefully there’ll be more new music on the horizon.