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Molly My Marianne Sandén (born 3 July 1992) is a Swedish singer and voice actress.

In 2006, she represented Sweden at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Since then, she participated in several other contests, including participating three times in Melodifestivalen, Sweden's national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest, and released five studio albums. Furthermore, Sandén voiced Rapunzel in the Swedish dub of Tangled in both voice and song.

In 2020, she (credited as My Marianne) provided Rachel McAdams' singing voice for the film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The song "Húsavík (My Hometown)", from its soundtrack, received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 2021 Academy Awards. She performed the song during the ceremony pre-show, singing on-site from Húsavík, Iceland.

She has two younger sisters, Frida and Mimmi (stage name MIMI), who are also singers.


  • Alliterative Name: Her name is Molly My Marianne.
  • Cover Song: She covered "Gabriellas Sång" from the movie As It Is in Heaven.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: This is the central theme of "Freak":
    Would be easier to fight someone else
    Than the war I fight within
    It's impossible to hide from yourself
    Where do I begin?
  • Homesickness Hymn: "Husavik" from the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is about the protagonist realizing that they don't want to get around the world but to stay in her hometown with her lover.
  • Lonely Piano Piece: "Rosa Himmel" is a somber song that features only Molly's voice and a piano, and is played during an emotional moment in the Netflix series Quicksand.
  • Lyrical Cold Open: "Så Vill Stjärnorna" and "Det bästa kanske inte hänt än" directly start with the lyrics.
  • Multilingual Song: She is featured singing in Swedish on "Kærlighet & Krig" by Burhan G, who is Danish.
  • Music Box Intervals: "Freak", especially the beginning, which reminds of Swan Lake. The music video also prominently features a ballerina music box.
  • The Phoenix: She has a song called "Phoenix" that prominently features this trope:
    Oh, I'm falling just to rise
    Falling just to fly
    Gotta die to stay alive
  • Scenery Porn: Her performance of "Húsavík (My Hometown)" during the 2021 Oscars pre-show, broadcast from the Húsavík harbour at night accompanied by a choir of local schoolgirls. At the end, as Molly hits the high note, the camera pans out and the Northern Lights appear above the town!
  • Shout-Out: "Jag E (Vierge moderne)" uses Edith Södergran's poems "Vierge Moderne" and "Dagen svalnar..." as lyrics.
  • Truck Driver's Gear Change: This appears in the end of "Så Vill Stjärnorna".