Norwegian Idol

The search for a superstar

Idol 2006

Aleksander Denstad With


About:
Aleksander Denstad With is 26 years old, born June 30 1987 and comes from Trondheim.

Dated co-finalist Vivian Sørmeland for several years, but they broke up in late 2008!


During the semifinals Aleksander broke 2005-winner Jorun Stiansen's old record, by recieving a total of 56 % of the votes!


Idol:

Aleksander won the 5th semifinal group.

The 5th semifinalgroup ended like this:

Aleksander Denstad With 56 %
Wisnu Witono Adhi 10 %
Stine Muri 9 %
Cindy Selven Røe 8 %

Aleksander is this years Idol-winner after receiving 55 % of the votes, against
Jonas' 45 % during the final on the Friday of May 19.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Dancin' Shoes" - Gavin DeGraw
Semifinals: "Chariot" - Gavin DeGraw
First finalround: "Trouble" - Coldplay
Second finalround: "American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz
Third finalround: "Have Fun Go Mad" - Blair
Fourth finalround: "Unloved" - Espen Lind
Fifth finalround: "I Don't Wanna Be" - Gavin DeGraw
Sixth finalround: "The Way You Make Me Feel" - Michael Jackson
Seventh finalround: "Glorious" - Andreas Johnson
Eight finalround: "Spiderman Theme" - Michael Bublé
Nineth finalround: "Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M and "One" - U2 & Mary J. Blige
(in duet with Vivian Sørmeland)
Tenth finalround: "I've Been Losing You" - A-HA and "Kiss From A Rose" - Seal
Elevent finalround: "Glorious" - Andreas Johnson, "Kiss From A Rose" - Seal
and the Idol-song "A Little Too Perfect"

Releases:

"A Little Too Perfect" (winnersingle) 2006
"The Other Side" (single) 2006
"Coming Home" (album) 2006
"Free Ride" (radiosingle) 2006
”What’s The Story” (single) 2009
”Worth It” (single) 2009
feat. Lene Marlin
”Still Awake” (album) 2010
”Worth It” (single) 2010
feat. Sandrine
”Pictures” (single) 2010
"Satellites" (single) 2011
"Once" (single) 2012
"Aleksander With" (album) 2012
A Lee feat. Aleksander With - "Girlfriend" (single) 2012

Jonas Thomassen


About:
Jonas Thomassen is 25 years old, born May 13 1988 and comes from Rygge, just outside of Moss.

Former boyfriend of co-finalist Oda Evjen Gjøvåg.

Post Idol he formed a band called JT Scam.

Idol:
Jonas won the 1st semifinal group.


The 1st semifinal group ended like this:

Jonas Thomassen 42 %
Anders Mjaaland 16 %
Maria Holand Tøsse 12 %
Yorlanda Myrbostad 11 %

Jonas came 2nd in this years Idol after recieving 45 % of the votes, during the final against Aleksander Denstad With on the Friday of May 19.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Verdiløse menn" - Jokke & Valentinerne and
"Because The Night" - Bruce Springsteen
Semifinals: "Hurt" - Johnny Cash
First finalround: "Smooth" - Santana & Rob Thomas
Second finalround: "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls
Third finalround: "Relight My Fire" - Dan Hartman
Fourth finalround: "Splitter pine" - Dum Dum Boys
Fifth finalround: "The River" - Bruce Springsteen
Sixth finalround: "Living On A Prayer" - Bon Jovi
Seventh finalround: "Balladen om Herr Fredrik Åkare och den söta fröken
Cecilia Lind" - Cornelis Vreeswijk
Eight finalround: "You'll Never Walk Alone" - Ray Charles
Nineth finalround: "Born To Be Wild" - Steppenwolf and "Where The Wild
Roses Grow" - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue (in duet with Marita Johansen)
Tenth finalround: "Lonely No More" - Rob Thomas and "Behind Blue Eyes" -
Limp Bizkit
Eleventh finalround: "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls, "White Wedding" - Billy Idol
and the Idol-song "A Little Too Perfect"

Releases:

JT Scam - "Starstruck Mind" (single) 2006
JT Scam - "Hurt" (single) 2007
JT Scam - "Bold Street" (album) 2007
”So Simple” (single) 2010

Vivian Sørmeland


About:
Vivian Sørmeland is 28 years old, born July 8 1985 and comes from Åfjord, but lives in Oslo.

Dates co-finalist Aleksander Denstad With for several years, but they broke up in late 2008!

The judges and viewers loved her, and she was a huge favorite to win Idol 2006!

During the seventh finalround "Swedish theme", Vivian shockingly got a place in
the bottom three!

Is currently working on her debut-CD!


Idol:

Vivian came 2nd in the 2nd semifinal group.

The 2nd semifinal group ended like this:

Ørjan Hatlevik 41 %
Vivian Sørmeland 40 %
Sara Ristesund 6 %
Mari Steinnes 4 %

Vivian came 3rd in this years Idol and was voted off in the tenth finalround on
the Friday of May 12.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "I Wish" - Stevie Wonder
Semifinals: "Foolish Games" - Jewel
First finalround: "Joe Dallesandro" - Briskeby
Second finalround: "Respect" - Aretha Franklin
Third finalround: "I Want You Back" - Jackson Five
Fourth finalround: "Love Explains It All" - Venke Knutson
Fifth finalround: "Nothing Else Matters" - Metallica
Sixth finalround: "First Time" - Robin Beck
Seventh finalround: "The Winner Takes It All" - ABBA
Eight finalround: "Big Spender" - Peggy Lee
Nineth finalround: "Because Of You" - Kelly Clarkson and "One" -
U2 & Mary J. Blige (in duet with Aleksander Denstad With)
Tenth finalround: "Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson and "Nothing
Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor

Releases:

”Anyone Who’s Anyone” (single) 2009

Marita Johansen


About:

Marita Johansen is 25 years old, born October 26 1988, comes from Karlsøy, but lives in Tromsø.

Became the seventh contestant to be a part of the Norwegian Idol 2006-summer tour!


Idol:
Marita came 3rd in the 3rd semifinal group, but got a Wild Card and won the Wild Card-group.


The Wild Card-group ended like this:

Marita Johansen 40 %
Audun Rensel 14 %
Melanie Helmichsen 12 %
Yolanda Myrbostad 10 %

Marita came 4th in this years Idol and was voted off in the nineth finalround on the Friday of May 5.


Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Tir Na Noir" - Vamp

Semifinals: "Tir Na Noir" - Vamp
Wild Card: "Desperado" - The Eagels
First finalround: "Another Day In Paradise" - Phil Collins
Second finalround: "You've Got A Way" - Shania Twain
Third finalround: "Hung Up" - Madonna
Fourth finalround: "En natt forbi" - Jan Eggum
Fifth finalround: "Sunrise" - Norah Jones
Sixth finalround: "I Love Rock And Roll" - Joan Jett
Seventh finalround: "Communcation" - The Cardigans
Eight finalround: "Fever" - Bette Midler
Nineth finalround: "Against All Odds" - Phil Collins and "Where The Wild
Roses Grow" - Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue (in duet with Jonas Thomassen)

Wisnu Witono Adhi


About:
Wisnu Witono Adhi is 30 years old, born September 9 1983 and comes from Jakarta, Indonesia, but lives in Oslo.

His sister, Rathi, was a finalist in "So You Think You Can Dance?” in 2006.

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

The 5th semifinalgroup ended like this:
Aleksander Denstad With 56 %
Wisnu Witono Adhi 10 %
Stine Muri 9 %
Cindy Selven Røe 8 %

Wisnu came 5th in this years Idol and was voted off in the eight finalround on the Friday of April 28.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "I Don't Wanna Be" - Gavin DeGraw
Semifinals: "Follow Through" - Gavin DeGraw
First finalround: "U Remind Me" - Usher
Second finalround: "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" - Tanya Blount & Lauryn Hill
Third finalround: "You To Me Are Everything" - The Real Thing
Fourth finalround: "Won't Go Near You Again" - Unni Wilhelmsen
Fifth finalround: "Lets Get It On" - Marvin Gaye/Gavin DeGraw
Sixth finalround: "Faith" - George Michael
Seventh finalround: "Never Be Afraid Again" - Christian Walz
Eight finalround: "Sway" - Michael Bublé

Releases:
”Love Like That” (single) 2007
”Follow Me” (single) 2008
feat. Stella Mwangi
”Me, Myself & I” (single) 2009
Rex feat. Wisnu - "Addiction" (single) 2010
"Change" (single) 2011
"Two Worlds" (album) 2012

Ørjan Hatlevik


About:
Ørjan Hatlevik is 29 years old, born September 25 1984 and comes from Fitjar, but lives in Stavanger.

He was a huge favorite among the judges, but was shockingly voted off in the seventh finalround, after never being in the bottom three previous rounds!


Idol:
Ørjan won the 2nd semifinal group.


The 2nd semifinal group ended like this:

Ørjan Hatlevik 41 %
Vivian Sørmeland 40 %
Sara Ristesund 6 %
Mari Steinnes 4 %

Ørjan came 6th in this years Idol and was voted off in the seventh finalround on the Friday of April 21.


Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" - Green Day

Semifinals: "Birthright" - A-HA
First finalround: "In My Place" - Coldplay
Second finalround: "Wherever You Will Go" - The Calling
Third finalround: "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
Fourth finalround: "Going Down That Lonely Road" - Jim Stärk
Fifth finalround: "Creep" - Radiohead
Sixth finalround: "Dancing In The Dark" - Bruce Springsteen
Seventh finalround: "Max 500" – Kent

Siri Helene Erland


About:
Siri Helene Erland is 27 years old, born June 3 1986, comes from Skaun, just outside of Trondheim, but lives in Tiller.

Siri Helene was originally voted off in the first finalround on the Friday of March 3, but got a second chance when co-finalist Iselin Andresen withdrew from the competition after the second finalround!


Idol:
Siri Helene came 2nd in the 3rd semifinal group.


The 3rd semifinal group ended like this:

Iselin Andresen 24 %
Siri Helene Erland 19 %
Marita Johansen 18 %
Cindy E. Kvinlaug 17 %

Siri Helene came 7th in this years Idol and was voted off in the sixth finalround on the Friday of April 7.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Only hope" - Switchfoot and "All Of Me" - Frank Sinatra
Semifinals: "Fix You" - Coldplay
First finalround: "Free" - Maria Mena
Third finalround: "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
Fourth finalround: "Lady Of My Life" - Maria Solheim
Fifth finalround: "Anything About June" - Unni Wilhelmsen
Sixth finalround: "Where The Streets Have No Name" - U2

Oda Evjen Gjøvåg


About:
Oda Evjen Gjøvåg is 25 years old, born November 14 1988 and comes from Bergen.

Her boyfriend is co-finalist Jonas Thomassen!

Trivia: Oda holds the record for being in bottom three no less than five times (weeks) in a row!

Idol:
Oda won the 4th semifinal group.

The 4th semifinal group ended like this:
Oda Evjen Gjøvåg 28 %
Stine Hansen 21 %
Audun Rensel 17 %
Marius Hildal Vik 10 %

Oda came 8th in this years Idol and was voted off in the fifth finalround on the Friday of March 31.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys, "Underneath It All" -
No Doubt and "Case Of The Ex" - Mya
Semifinals: "Smooth" - Santana & Rob Thomas
First finalround: "Trick Me" - Kelis
Second finalround: "Pure Shores" - All Saints
Third finalround: "I'm So Exited" - The Pointer Sisters
Fourth finalround: "Just Hold Me" - Maria Mena
Fifth finalround: "Emotions" - Destiny's Child

Releases:
"Stå Opp" (single) 2007
feat. Gutta

Stine Hansen


About:
Stine Hansen is 25 years old, born June 8 1988 and comes from Skedsmokorset, just outside of Oslo.

Idol:
Stine came 2nd in the 4th semifinal group.

The 4th semifinal group ended like this:
Oda Evjen Gjøvåg 28 %
Stine Hansen 21 %
Audun Rensel 17 %
Marius Hildal Vik 10 %

Stine came 9th in this years Idol and was voted off in the fourth finalround on the Friday of March 24.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Beautiful" - Christina Aguilera
Semifinals: "Think Twice" - Celine Dion
First finalround: "You Had Me" - Joss Stone
Second finalround: "Please Remember" - LeAnn Rimes
Third finalround: "Carwash" - Rolls Royce
Fourth finalround: "Everything" - M2M

Anders Mjaaland


About:
Anders Mjaaland is 25 years old, born August 3 1988 and comes from Kristiansand.

Is currently a TV-sports journalist at NRK. 

Idol:

Anders came 2nd in the 1st semifinal group.

The 1st semifinal group ended like this:

Jonas Thomassen 42 %
Anders Mjaaland 16 %
Maria Holand Tøsse 12 %
Yorlanda Myrbostad 11 %

Anders came 10th in this years Idol and was voted off in the third finalround on the Friday of March 17.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "Heaven" - Bryan Adams
Semifinals: "Dreams" - Gavin DeGraw
First finalround: "Advertising Space" - Robbie Williams
Second finalround: "She" - Elvis Costello
Third finalround: "Celebration" - Kool & The Gang

Iselin Andresen


About:           
Iselin Maria Andresen is 26 years old, born August 4 1987, comes from Haugesund, Florø and Hamar, but lives in Nærbø.

During the auditions, judge Tor Milde called Iselin a "trash head", but Iselin charmed the viewers and got a place in the finalrounds!


Iselin's contribution on the Idol 2006-CD, "Wish I Was You" is selfmade!


Idol:
Iselin won the 3rd semifinal group.


The 3rd semifinal group ended like this:

Iselin Andresen 24 %
Siri Helene Erland 19 %
Marita Johansen 18 %
Cindy E. Kvinlaug 17 %

Iselin withdrew herself from the competition after the second finalround!


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "House Of The Rising Sun" - The Animals and
"My Favorite Things" - Maria (from "The Sound of Music")
Semifinals: "Nine Million Bicycles" - Katie Melua
First finalround: "Don't Save Me" - Marit Larsen
Second finalround: "Embrace Me" - Karen Jo Fields

Releases:
"Rest" (EP) 2012
"Nostalgi" (single) 2013
"Eg Går" (single) 2013

Audun Rensel


About:

Audun Rensel is 27 years old, born February 7 1986, and comes from Hønefoss.

In 2013, Audun auditioned for season 2 of The Voice Norway, and made it to the knock out rounds. 


Idol:
Audun came 3rd in the 4th semifinal group, but got a Wild Card and came 2nd in the Wild Card-group.


The Wild Card-group ended like this:

Marita Johansen 40 %
Audun Rensel 14 %
Melanie Helmichsen 12 %
Yolanda Myrbostad 10 %

Audun came 11th in this years Idol and was voted off in the second finalround on the Friday of March 10.


Songs performed on Idol:

First audition: "When You Say Nothing At All" - Ronan Keating
Semifinals: "If You're Not The One" - Daniel Bedingfield
Wild Card: "When You Say Nothing At All" - Ronan Keating
First finalround: "The Reason" - Hoobastank
Second finalround: "You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker