From Junior MGP to X-factor judge – Ida Corr back on DR in primetime

In 1988 she won the very first edition in Denmark of the Junior Melodi Grand Prix and after international sucess in the genre of dance music she will now return to the TV screens. Today DR announced that 35 year old Ida Corr will be one of the judges in the coming X-factor season.

When DR in the coming week will have auditions for its sixth season of X-factor the hopefull singing talents will stand infront of the very first Danish junior Melodi Grand Prix winner. In 1988 Ida Corr was 11 years old when she won with the band Årgang 77.  Later Ida went on to singing backings for household names such as Gnags and Sanne Salomonsen.

In 2005 Ida released her first album titled Street Diva, but it was the song Let Me Think About It from the second album two years later really kicked of her fame. That song became an international hit in several countries including the U.S. where it reached a first position on the dance chart and in the United Kingdom where it went to second place on the single chart. 

Ida Corr will be judging in X-factor together with popular singer and songwriter Anne Linnet, who is also new as judge, and producer Thomas Blackman, who will be starting his fifth season with the popular TV programme. In 1995 Anne Linnet wrote Ulla Henningsen‘s Du Kysser Som En Drøm for the Danish final and in 1996 Thomas Blackman also participated as a songwriter when he had written Mark Linn‘s Røde Kinder.

The host will also be new for this coming season as Lise Rønne stops after four years. She was also hosting the 2011 Danish final, the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, together with Felix Smith, and will for X-factor be replaced by Signe Molde. 

The autions will take place in Aarhus on the 23rd of August and in Copenhagen on the 28th of August. 

Source: DR, EuroVisionary

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