Norwegian Idol

The search for a superstar

Idol 2005

Jorun Stiansen


About:
Jorun Stiansen is 29 years old, born January 21 1984 in Colombia and comes from Vennesla.

On her very first audition in Kristiansand, the head judge Tone-Lise Skagefoss told Jorun that she loved her!


During the semifinals Jorun pulled a Norwegian Idol-record by recieving a total of 44 % of the votes, which concludes that Jorun got about 113 960 of the 259 000 votes that was registred.

After being gone from the spotlight for years, Jorun was a guest on ”4 stars making dinner” in 2010.

Idol:

Jorun won the 2nd semifinal group.

The 2nd semifinal group ended like this:

Jorun Stiansen 44 %
Bjørn Olav Edvardsen 21 %
Thommas René Hetlevik 10 %
Ragnhild H. Ulleberg 5 %
Willy Sharma 4 %

Jorun is this years Idol-winner after recieving 55 % of the votes, against Tone's 45 % during the final on the Friday of May 20.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Saving All My Love For You" - Whitney Houston
Semifinals: "Run To You" - Whitney Houston
First finalround: "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys
Second finalround: "Scared" - Venke Knutson
Third finalround: "Work It Out" - Beyoncé Knowles
Fourth finalround: "Angel" - Sarah McLachlan
Fifth finalround: "What's Love Got To Do With It?" - Tina Turner
Sixth finalround: "9 to 5" - Dolly Parton
Seventh finalround: "We Can Work It Out" - The Beatles
Eight finalround: "Smile" - Westlife
Nineth finalround: "The Greatest Love Of All" - Whitney Houston and "Could I Have This Kiss Forever?" - Enrique Iglesias & Whitney Houston (in duet with Alejandro Fuentes)
Tenth finalround: "Get The Party Started" - Pink and "Too Lost In You" - Sugababes
Eleventh finalround: "What's Love Got To Do With It?" - Tina Turner, "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys and the Idol-song "This Is The Night"

Releases:

"This is the Night" (winnersingle) 2005
"Unstable" (single) 2005
feat. Paperboys
"Unstable" (album) 2005
"Takes One to Know One" (radiosingle) 2005
"Sticky Hands" (single) 2007
”Batman” (radiosingle) 2008

Tone Damli Aaberge


About:
Tone Damli Aaberge is 25 years old, born April 12 1988 and comes from Sogndal.

In 2006 Tone participated in Dancing With The Stars and finished 3rd, together with her partner Tom Erik Nilsen.

In 2009 Tone was a finalist on Eurovision Song Contest in Norway, with the song ”Butterflies”. She finished 2nd after winner Alexander Rybak, who went on to win the whole competition. A little trivia here; Alexander was also a semifinalist on Idol 2005, and he and Tone were even in the same semifinal!

In 2013-2014 Tone was as a judge on Norwegian Idol.

Currently pregnant with her first child. Father is boyfriend Markus Foss.

Idol:

Tone won the 5th semifinal group.

The 5th semfinal group ended like this:
Tone Damli Aaberge 27 %
Christian Stenseng 19 %
Erik Flaa 15 %
Thomas Frantzen 14 %
Amalie Olsen 8 %

Tone came 2nd in this years Idol after recieving 45 % of the votes, during the final against Jorun Stiansen on the Friday of May 20.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Summetime" - George Gershwin
Semifinals: "Sunday Morning" - Maroon 5
First finalround: "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones
Second finalround: "Girls Keep Secrets In The Strangest Ways" - Ephemera
Third finalround: "Street Life" - Randy Crawford
Fourth finalround: "Kiss Me" - Sixpence Non The Richer
Fifth finalround: "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman
Sixth finalround: "Jolene" - Dolly Parton
Seventh finalround: "Martha My Dear" - The Beatles
Eight finalround: "Sparkling Diamonds" - Nicole Kidman
Nineth finalround: "The Sun" - Maroon 5 and "Come What May" - Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (in duet with Erik Flaa)
Tenth finalround: "Songbird" - Eva Cassidy and "Manic Monday" - The Bangles
Eleventh finalround: "Sunday Morning" - Maroon 5, "Leave Right Now" - Will Young and the Idol-song "This Is The Night"

Releases:

"The Bliss Song" (single) 2005
"Bliss" (album) 2005
"Somewhere Soft to Land" (radiosingle) 2006
"Fever" (single) 2007
"Sweet Fever" (album) 2007
"Young And Foolish" (single) 2007
”Butterflies” (single) 2009
”I know” (album) 2009
”I know” (single) 2009
"I know" international version (album) 2010
”Crazy Cool” (single) 2010
”Cocool” (album) 2010
”Stuck In My Head” (single) 2010
feat. Vinni
"The Cocool Bonus" (EP) 2010
"Look Back" (single) 2012
"Looking Back" (album) 2012
"Imagine" (single) 2012
feat. Eric Saade
"Smash" (single) 2013
"Hello Goodbye" (single) 2013
feat. Erik Segerstedt
"Winner Of A Losing Game" (single) 2013

Alejandro Fuentes


About:
Alejandro Javiero Fuentes is 26 years old, born November 5 1987 in Chile and comes from Kristiansand.

After Idol he got signed with BMG and signed former Idol-judge Jan Fredrik Karlsen as his manager.


Alejandro was also one of four "gitarbuddies" in the band, together with Season 1-winner Kurt Nilsen, and popsingers Espen Lind and Askil Holm.


Idol:
Alejandro won the 3rd semifinal group.

The 3rd semifinal group ended like this:
Alejandro Fuentes 33 %
Mari Vestbø 19 %
Patrick Sagen 11 %
Kent Skorstad 10 %
Henriette Helgeland Tangen 7 %

Alejandro came 3rd in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of May 13.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "This Years Love" - David Gray
Semifinals: "This Years Love" - David Gray
First finalround: "She Will Be Loved" - Maroon 5
Second finalround: "Century" - Erik Faber
Third finalround: "My Boo" - Usher & Alicia Keys
Fourth finalround: "Unchained Melody" - The Righteous Brothers
Fifth finalround: "Don't Dream It's Over" - Crowded House
Sixth finalround: "Desperado" - The Eagles
Seventh finalround: "Please Mr. Postman" - The Beatles
Eight finalround: "Beyond The Sea" - Bobby Darin
Nineth finalround: "Sail Away" - David Gray and "Could I Have This Kiss Forever?" - Enrique Iglesias & Whitney Houston (in duet with Jorun Stiansen)
Tenth finalround: "With Or Without You" - U2 and "Why Does It Always Rain On Me?" - Travis

Releases:
"Stars" (single) 2005
"Diamonds Or Pearls" (album) 2005
"Sail Away" (single) 2006
"Hallelujah Live" (album) 2006
feat. Kurt Nilsen, Espen Lind & Askil Holm
"Tomorrow Only Knows" (single) 2007
"Tomorrow Only Knows" (album) 2007
”Hell If I” (single) 2007
”With Or Without You” (single) 2009
feat. Kurt Nilsen, Espen Lind & Askil Holm
"Hallelujah Live" – Volume 2 (album) 2009
feat. Kurt Nilsen, Espen Lind & Askil Holm
"Stop Beggin' Me" (single) 2011
"All My Life" (single) 2012
"After Tonight" (single) 2013
Erik Flaa


About:
Erik Flaa is 30 years old, born Desember 12 1983, comes from Bærum and lives in Oslo.

Idol:
Erik came 3rd in the 5th semifinal group.

The 5th semifinal group ended like this:
Tone Damli Aaberge 27 %
Christian Stenseng 19 %
Erik Flaa 15 %
Thomas Frantzen 14 %
Amalie Olsen 8 %

But Erik was on of the judges favorites and was
re-called to the finals as one of two Wild Cards.

Erik came 4th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of May 6.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audtion: "Somewhere Only We Know" - Keane
Semifinals: "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
First finalround: "Summer Moved On" - A-HA
Second finalround: "My Woman" - Locomotives
Third finalround: "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" - Odis Redding
Fourth finalround: "Against All Odds" - Phil Collins
Fifth finalround: "Every Breath You Take" - The Police
Sixth finalround: "Hurt" - Johnny Cash
Seventh finalround: "Let It Be" - The Beatles
Eight finalround: "Feeling Good" - Michael Bublé
Nineth finalround: "Bedshaped" - Keane and "Come What May" - Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman (in duet with Tone Damli Aaberge

Releases:
Post Clip On Your Blog!
”Still That Bird Is Singing” (album) 2008

Christian Stenseng


About:
Christian Stenseng is 30 years old, born January 20 1984 and comes from Haslum in Bærum.

Dated season 3s Idol-winner Jorun Stiansen for a short period of time in 2005!

Idol:
Christian came 2nd in the 5th semifinal group.

The 5th semifinal group ended like this:
Tone Damli Aaberge 27 %
Christian Stenseng 19 %
Erik Flaa 15 %
Thomas Frantzen 14 %
Amalie Olsen 8 %

Christian came 5th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of April 29.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Fly Me To The Moon" - Frank Sinatra
Semifinals: "She Will Be Loved" - Maroon 5
First finalround: "Rock DJ" - Robbie Williams
Second finalround: "Velvet" - Savoy
Third finalround: "Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder
Fourth finalround: "When The Going Gets Tough" - Billy Ocean
Fifth finalround: "Uptown Girl" - Billy Joel
Sixth finalround: "Amazed" - Lonestar
Seventh finalround: "Can't Buy Me Love" - The Beatles
Eight finalround: "I Get A Kick Out Of You" - Frank Sinatra

Releases:
"Going Crazy" (single) 2005

Eva Weel Skram


About:
Eva Weel Skram is 28 years old, born December 17 1985 and comes from Sogndal.

Eva is a former student at Romerike folkehøgskole.


Eva's contribution on this years Idol-CD, "A Potion Of Lust" is selfmade!

Formed the band Eva & The Heartmaker along side her husband Thomas Stenersen. They lived for a short period of time in London, and has recently got great reviews in The New York Post. They currently reside in New York City.

Ole Weel Skram - the 9th place finalist on Norwegian Idol season 7 is Eva's little brother.

Idol:
Eva won the 1st semifinal group. 

The 1st semifinal group ended like this: 
Eva Weel Skram 24 % 
Andrea Gjendem Brændvik 23 % 
David Bakke 21 % 
Felipe Munoz 11 % 
Thomas Seeberg 7 % 

Eva came 6th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of April 22.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Shackles (Praise You)" - Mary Mary 
Semifinals: "Somewhere Only We Know" - Keane 
First finalround: "Lovefool" - The Cardigans 
Second finalround: "Two Way Monologue - Sondre Lerche 
Third finalround: "Next Lifetime" - Erykah Badu 
Fourth finalround: "Tomorrow Never Dies" - Sheryl Crow 
Fifth finalround: "The Power Of Love" - Jennifer Rush 
Sixth finalround: "When You Say Nothing At All" - Allison Krauss 
Seventh finalround: "The Long And Winding Road" - The Beatles

Releases:
Eva & The Heartmaker - "Stupid Heart" (single) 2006
Eva & The Heartmaker - "Behind the Golden Frames" (album) 2006
Eva & The Heartmaker - "I Am the Sun" (radiosingle) 2006
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Superhero” (single) 2009
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Please!” (single) 2009
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Let’s Keep This Up Forever” (album) 2009
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Mr. Tokyo” (single) 2010
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Signals” (single) 2010
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Dominoes” (album) 2011
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Not Alone" (single) 2011
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Gone In A Flash” (single) 2011
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Traces of You" (single) 2012
Eva & The Heartmaker - ”Traces of You" (album) 2013

Cindy Hovde


About:
Cindy Hovde is 26 years old, born January 24 1987 in France and comes from Sætre in Hurum.

Cindy was one of the favorites in Idol season 3, but was surprisingly early voted off! But the viewers chose to give Cindy a spot in the summer tour!


Idol:

Cindy came 2nd in the 4th semifinal group.

The 4th semifinal group ended like this:

Malin Pettersen 22 %
Cindy Hovde 17 %
Maria Toresen 16 %
Knut Marius Djupvik 15 %
Haji Saleem 11 %

Cindy came 7th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of April 15.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Lady Marmelade" - Patti Labelle
Semifinals: "A Moment Like This" - Kelly Clarkson
First finalround: "Saving All My Love For You" - Whitney Houston
Second finalround: "Burning" - Maria Arredondo
Third finalround: "Lady Marmelade" - Patti Labelle
Fourth finalround: "What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
Fifth finalround: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" - Whitney Houston
Sixth finalround: "I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton

Releases:
"Songbird" (single) 2012

Mari Vestbø


About:
Mari Vestbø is 26 years old, born May 25 1987, comes from Sandeid and lives in Ølen.

Used to date Idol 2003-finalist David Pedersen post her Idol-participation!

Idol:

Mari came 2nd in the 3rd semifinal group.

The 3rd semifinal group ended like this:
Alejandro Fuentes 33 %
Mari Vestbø 19 %
Patrick Sagen 11 %
Kent Skorstad 10 %
Henriette Helgeland Tangen 7 %

Mari came 8th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of April 8.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Come Together" - The Beatles
Semifinals: "Laua" - Scissor Sisters
First finalround: "Nobody's Wife" - Anouk
Second finalround: "Wide Awake" - Briskeby
Third finalround: "Some Kind Of Wonderful" - Joss Stone
Fourth finalround: "We Are" - Ana Johnson
Fifth finalround: "Keep Me Hangin' On" - Kim Wilde

Malin Pettersen


About:
Malin Helene Pettersen is 25 years old, born June 1 1988, comes from Hasle in Oslo and was the youngest finalist on Idol 2005.

Malin and her band Lucky Lips was a finalist on the Eurovision Song Contest in Norway in 2013, with the song "Sweat and Heavy".

Idol:
Malin won the 4th semifinal group.

The 4th semifinal group ended like this:
Malin Pettersen 22 %
Cindy Hovde 17 %
Maria Toresen 16 %
Knut Marius Djupvik 15 %
Haji Saleem 11 %

Malin came 9th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of April 1.

Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "I Turn To You" - Christina Aguilera
Semfinals: "The Closest Thing To Crazy" - Katie Melua
First finalround: "Turn Me On" - Norah Jones
Second finalround: "Just A Little Heartache" - Maria Arredondo
Third finalround: "I Can't Help Myself" - Four Tops
Fourth finalround: "All By Myself" - Celine Dion

Releases:
Lucky Lips - "Third Door to the Right" (EP) 2010
Lucky Lips - "Life Without Parole" (album) 2011
Terje Sæther feat. Malin Pettersen - "Scared" (single) 2011
Lucky Lips - "Mountain Dust" (album) 2012
Monzta feat. Malin Pettersen - "Sweet Little Kitten" (single) 2012
Lucky Lips - "Sweet and Heavy" (single) 2013

David Bakke


About:
David Bakke is 28 years old, born March 14 1985 and comes from Moss.

He was a member of a band called B.W.Y (Black, White, Yellow) together with Idol 2004-finalist Trung Toan Tong and Idol 2005-semifinalist Thomas Frantzen.


Idol:
David came 3rd in the 1st semifinal group.


The 1st semifinal group ended like this:

Eva Weel Skram 24 %
Andrea Gjendem Brændvik 23 %
David Bakke 21 %
Felipe Munoz 11 %
Thomas Seeberg 7 %

But David was one of the judges favorites and was

re-called to the finals as one of two Wild Cards.

David came 10th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of March 18.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Nice And Slow" - Usher
Semifinals: "Right Here Waiting" - Richard Marx
First finalround: "My Girl" - The Temptations/Jackson Five
Second finalround: "Baby You're So Cool" - Espen Lind
Third finalround: "Used To Love U" - John Legend

Releases:
B.W.Y - "Wanna C U Dance" (single) 2006

Andrea Gjendem Brændvik


About:
Andrea Gjendem Brændvik is 28 years old, born July 8 1985 and comes from Son.


Idol:
Andrea came 2nd in the 1st semifinal group.


The 1st semifinal group ended like this:

Eva Weel Skram 24 %
Andrea Gjendem Brændvik 23 %
David Bakke 21 %
Felipe Munoz 11 %
Thomas Seeberg 7 %

Andrea came 11th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of March 11.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Black Velvet" - Alannah Myles
Semifinals: "Black Velvet" - Alannah Myles
First finalround: "Kiss" - Venke Knutson
Second finalround: "My Lullaby" - Maria Mena

Bjørn Olav Edvardsen


About:
Bjørn Olav Edvardsen is 31 years old, born July 12 1982 comes from Tromøya just outside of Arendal and lives in Oslo.

In 2012, Bjørn Olav auditioned for season 1 of "The Voice Norway", but didn't make it past the judges on the first blind audition.

Idol:

Bjørn Olav came 2nd in the 2nd semifinal group.

The 2nd semifinal group ended like this:
Jorun Stiansen 44 %
Bjørn Olav Edvardsen 21 %
Thommas René Hetlevik 10 %
Ragnhild H. Ulleberg 5 %
Willy Sharma 4 %

Bjørn Olav came 12th in this years Idol and was voted off already in the first finalround on the Friday of March 4.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Blame It On The Boogie" - Jackson Five
Semifinals: "I can't Help Myself" - The Kelly Family
First finalround: "Señorita" - Justin Timberlake

Releases:
"We Can Dance" (radiosingle) 2006
Bjørn Olav Edvardsen & Arcteec - "Mountains" (single) 2013