Eric Khaled Saade is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. Eric began writing songs at age 13. He first came to prominence after his win on the Swedish talent contest Joker (now Popkorn) and for being a member of Swedish boyband “What's Up” (2008-2009). In 2009 he began his solo career. In 2011 Eric Saade won the national selections (Melodifestivalen) and became Swedish representative at Eurovision in Düsseldorf performing his song “Popular”.