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.
With just a few days left for hopefuls wishing to take part in next year's Melodi Grand Prix, programme hosts Per Sundnes and Marte Stokstad are delighted at the amount of potential entries that have been received so far.
Preparations are well underway for the up and coming final of the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix Jr. contest, due to take place on the 3rd of september in Oslo Spektrum. The number of entries submitted was surprisingly high, with no fewer than 568 potential winners sent in to state broadcaster NRK.
With a musical output of one album a year, there is a certain danger in some cases that quantity will forego quality. After a lukewarm reception and ditto sales figures for his last album No Boundaries, Alexander Rybak has ventured into the studio once more with a rather fetching new project.
For the third consecutive year, former winner Alexander Rybak has released a new album, with his productivity showing no signs of stagnating. His newest offering, Visa vid Vindens Ängar is entirely in Swedish and shows a marked maturity in the young artist's musical style.
In a frank interview with Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet, former winner Alexander Rybak tells of both the ups and downs of his career and personal life following his victory at the Eurovision Song Contest, 2009 with Fairytale.