Two new talents and a Norwegian man with a powerful voice. Check out three Norwegian songs that are part of The Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
By Michael Hartmann. February 12, 2020.
Meet talented, Norwegian singer Imerika. She will compete with her debut single in the last semi-final of the Norwegian Melody Grand Prix 2021 (Norwegian Eurovision).
Her real name is Erika Dahlen, and she is a brand new artist. She has been a student at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. The song’s name? I Can’t Escape.
The song is written by Erika herself, lead singer in pop group a1, Ben Adams, songwriter Morten Franck, and artist and songwriter Bjørn Olav Edvardsen.
Edvardsen: – I really believe in Erika as an artist. The first time I heard her sing, I was stunned. Her voice is strong, yet vulnerable. She is a great songwriter.
I Can’t Escape:
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The Eurovision Song Contest is an international song competition organized annually, featuring participants representing primarily European countries. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio. The Contest has been held every year since 1956, with the exception of 2020.
Lead singer in pop group a1, Ben Adams, will play the piano during Imerika’s performance tomorrow. This is Ben, earlier today.
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Song # 2: Norwegian singer-songwriter Dinaye proved her talent in song, dance, and stage performance through Norwegian Idol 2020 where she came in 6th place. Her dancing is inspired by her idol, Michael Jackson. Her song will not be part of the finals in Norway, but it’s impossible not to like it. It’s an upbeat song that will make you sing and dance.
Member of pop group a1, Christian Ingebrigtsen, is one of Norway’s top songwriters. He wrote the song Own Yourself together with Dina Matheussen and David Thulin.
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Song # 3. Rein Alexander is a well known Norwegian artist. Known for his impressive voice, he brings a powerful ballad to this year’s contest. It’s called Eyes Wide open. The song is written by Christian Ingebrigtsen, Kjetil Mørland, and Rein Korshamn. The song is pre-qualified for this year’s final.
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More music and more fun? No problem! Here’s everything you need to know about The Eurovision Song Contest:
Related story: A message from Ben Adams.
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A song from a great singer: NEW SONG: Bjørn Olav Edvardsen – “Gimme X 4”