Veteran rocker Jahn Teigen is one of the most prolific norwegian Eurovision entrants with three entries to his name and a career spanning over thirty years. His contribution to the domestic music scene was celebrated with the opening of an exhitbition at Rockheim (the Norwegian rock and roll hall of fame) on Wednesday evening.
When Danish broadcaster, DR, Friday evening kicked off for the first live show of their new programme "Skjulte Stjerner" it was with A Friend In London's Tim Schou singing duet with Gry's 13 year old son. There was little doubt that they are among the favourites to win.
Anita Skorgan and ex husband Jahn Teigen were for many years the darlings of the Norwegian music scene. They divorced but each managed to continue with their own successful careers. Things went wrong for Skorgan upon the release of her album Basic in 1990 leaving her pop career floundering.
Gerard Joling, who represented the Netherlands at the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest and since has been one of the best selling names in Dutch pop music, has released a new album, which for Eurovision fans includes a cover version of Carola's 1983 Swedish entry.
When Carola won the Swedish final in 1983 and took part in the Eurovision Song Contest she was only 16 years old. She had problems dealing with the pressure that was suddenly put on her and in an interview with the magazine Filter she reveals that she had thoughts about taking her own life.