Flag of Sweden "One Step From Paradise"
North Vision Song Contest 3 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Malena Ernman
Language English
Songwriter(s) Anders Hansson
Fredrik Kempe
S. Vaughn
Finals performance
Semi-final result 1st, 131 points
Final result 1st, 194 points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Frozen In My Heart" (2)   
"Kvar I Nått Jag Lämnat" (4) ►

One Step From Paradise is a song by Malena Ernman from her fifth studio album La Voix du Nord. It was released as the fourth single from the album on 1 July 2013. "One Step From Paradise" represented Sweden in the third edition of the North Vision Song Contest and won.

Track listing

  • Swedish digital download
  1. "One Step From Paradise" – 4:01
  • CD
  1. "One Step From Paradise" (Album Version) – 4:01
  2. "One Step From Paradise" (Short Edit) – 3:03
  3. "La Voix" (Karaoke) – 2:58

North Vision Song Contest

SVT had announced they would hold a third edition of Fantasifestivalen to select their North Vision Song Contest 3 entrant. Malena Ernman was announced as the winner and represented therefore Sweden at the third edition. A music video was created directly after the final, featuring the highlight moments of Malena Ernman's career.

Malena Ernman performed eleventh in the grand final, where she won with one hundred and ninety-four points, achieving Sweden's first victory at the contest ever. "One Step From Paradise" managed to collect seven sets of 12 points, the most of that edition. She got the first place in the semi-final as well, receiving one hundred and thiry one points.

After North Vision, Ernman was warmly welcomed in Sweden when she arrived. Moreover she announced to go on a European Tour, including Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Greece and Turkey.

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Sweden 1 July 2013 Digital download, CD Roxy Recordings Stockholm ‎
Europe 30 July 2013 Digital download, CD Roxy Recordings Stockholm ‎

Charts and certifications


Chart (2013) Peak
Azerbaijan (Unity Charts) 19
Belgium (Flanders) (Ultratop Flanders) 1
Belgium (Wallonia) (Ultratop Wallonia) 1
FYR Macedonia (Antenna5 Hit Lists) 2
Liechtenstein (Charts Liechtenstein) 2
Moldova (Rain Charts) 12
Sweden (Aqua Charts) 3


Region Certification
FYR Macedonia 2× Platinum
Sweden 2× Platinum
Liechtenstein Gold
Belgium 5x Platinum
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