1983

Jahn Teigen gets own exhibition in rock and roll hall of fame

Jahn Teigen exhibition {copyright : Dagbladet.no}

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.

Carola to quit her singing career?

Carola {copyright : expressen.se}

In a candid interview with Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, 3 times Swedish entrant Carola Häggkvist tells of what she's up to at the moment and what she has planned for the future. 

Carola - Elvis, Barbra & Jag

Carola - Elvis, Barbra & Jag

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Eurovision 1983 and 2011 united - Tim Schou sings duet with Gry's 13 year old son

Tim Schou and Gry's son Thomas ©  Thomas Sjørup

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 with first album release in 10 years

Anita Skorgan På Gyllen Grunn

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.

Carola & Eric Saade on stage when Sweden celebrates Princess Victoria

Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden ©  Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

Big names such as Carola, Eric Saade, Andreas Johnson and Jessica Andersson all took part in the televised annual public celebration of the Swedish Crown Princess Victorias birthday.

Jahn Teigen's Greatest Hits

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Review: Gerard Joling - Gewoon Gerard

Gerard Joling - Gewoon Gerard album cover
 
Rating: 3.5

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.

Video: Carola -Invincible, Främling and Fångad av en stormvind (From opening party)

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Carola performed all three of her Eurovision Song Contest entries at the official opening of the 2009 Contest: Invincible from 2006, Främling from 1983 and her winner from 1991 Fångad Av En Stormvind.

Carola thought about committing suicide

Carola in 1983 © SVT

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.

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