Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Norway - Icebreaker - Agnete

press folder image
13 - 63 pts in semi 2

Agnete (Agnete Kristin Johnsen) won the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix and will take her Icebreaker to Stockholm.
Icebreaker is written by Agnete Johnsen herself, Gabriel Alares and Ian Curnow.

Agnete's star started to rise with teen band the Blacksheeps. The won the Nordic version of the Junior Eurovision in 2008 with the song Oro Jaska, Beana (the Sami title translates as Be Quiet, Dog.) The song was a no. 1 hit in Norway.
In 2011 the band went on to the grown ups Melodi Grand Prix.
Their song Dance Tonight ended 2nd behind Stella Mwangi's Haba Haba.

As far as I know Agnete is the Eurovision singer born most North ever. She was born in Nesseby at the beautiful Farangerfjorden.

promo cd single
Icebreaker was released as a digital single on Februari 2. (Aiko music)
A 1-track promo single in a press folder was issued.

Icebreaker - Origianl version
- Stockholm 2CD, digital single
Icebreaker - karaoke
- on the official karaoke collection (digital release)

Icebreaker enters the Norwegian charts at No. 11
Norway VG lista top 40: 11, 12, 23, 39, -

DRI Blacksheeps Dance Tonight
Links and sources
Special thanks to Camilla Sand and Espen Nystad at NRK
Agnete Johnsen FB and Website
NRK Eurovision and MGP pages

Some more Norwegian gems to check out
2015 - Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
2014 - Carl Espen
2013 - Margaret Berger
2012 - Tooji
2011 - Stella Mwangi
2010 - Didrik Solli-Tangen
2009 - Alexander Rybak

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