Zara Larsson was born on 6 December 1997 in Stockholm, Sweden. She used to sing as a little girl, which made her parents notice her talent. As a child she took part in a theatrical version of Sound of Music at Göta lejon theatre in Stockholm, playing the part of Marta. She was also a finalist of a Swedish talent show Stjämskott 2007. During Talang 2008 she performed three songs: "The Greatest Love of All" and "One Moment In Time" by Whitney Houston, and "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion. She won the competition at age 10.