Eight years ago, little Agnete Kristin Johnsen stole the hearts of Norwegians up and down the land as she led her band, the Blacksheeps, to victory in the 2008 Melodi Grand Prix junior. Each year Norway holds a nationwide competition to choose its entry to Eurovision, and the junior event is held as somewhat of a sideshow. The song, Oro jaska … [Read more...]
There's more to Norwegian music than A-Ha and Black Metal.
Almost out of nowhere, everyone in Norway and the UK seems to know the name Aurora, and not because of the northern lights. The 19-year-old singer, real name Aurora Aksnes, grew up near Bergen and was only discovered by the industry when one of her friends uploaded a track onto a streaming service. Her music his more mature than you'd expect … [Read more...]
As mentioned in a previous article and as most people know, we Latin Americans love to dance. It is a way to socialize, to have fun and to exercise. Just to give you an idea, a traditional wedding will start with the ceremony in a church, then a three course meal with all formalities and speeches, to be followed by many hours of fun, dancing. … [Read more...]
The name Susanne Sundfør might be new to you, but she's a household name in Scandinavia. Three of her albums topped the Norwegian charts and this month she headlined both Øya festival in Oslo and Pstereo festival here in Trondheim. The signs are pointing towards Sundfør making an impact outside of Scandinavia pretty soon. After a successful … [Read more...]
Kjetil Mørland & Debrah Scarlett will represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with their song A Monster Like Me. The ballad was selected by a national TV audience at last night's Melodi Grand Prix final in Oslo. Here is the winning performance: Eleven songs competed in the final and were soon whittled down to a … [Read more...]