Norway: Agnete

Norway Agnete


This song will be up plenty of Eurovision fans’ streets but to me, Icebreaker is much of a muchness among the 2016 tidal wave of female pop soloists. Having listened quite a few times, my cut-off point is the 53 second mark. Which is longer than my tolerance for Finland’s Sandhja… although that’s not exactly a compliment either.

 

Credit: Julia Nagelstad


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Agnete


 Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: BURANOVSKIYE BABUSHKI

A tough decision. Both acts made quite an impression and I enjoyed watching their shows, but these are such lovely grandmothers.

ABBA4 vs. Eurovision Song Contest 2014

WINNER: CONCHITA

Conchita Wurst of course! Any person who is fighting against intolerance and discrimination will have my vote anytime. And she did a absolutely fantastic show!

What does the Norwegian public think of Eurovision?

Interest in Eurovision in Norway is high. The Norwegian final had 1.3m viewers, over 71 per cent of all the viewers in Norway. That must be very high compared to any country?

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

Whenever I’m about to walk up to the stage I need to take a moment to clear my head, breathe in and breathe out, until I feel I have some control over the nervousness.

Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

My favorite Eurovision act must be Sertab Erener from Turkey with the song Every Way That I Can from 2003. It’s the first Eurovision song I remember. I was nine years old, and it has stuck with me since. 



How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

Normally I watch it on TV at home with my family, which we have been doing for many years. Last year I went to Edinburgh with some friends to spend a long weekend there. We tried to watch the show in one of the few bars that showed Eurovision there, but it was so crowded that we went to another bar that didn’t show the contest – so the four of us watched the show on my mobile phone in a corner of the bar. It was a fun experience!


 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Norway: 3 points

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 43 acts entering this year’s contest using the EBU’s scoring system (12, 10 and 8-1 points).