Norwegian Idol

The search for a superstar

Idol 2007

 

Glenn Lyse


About:
Glenn Roger Lyse is 39 years old, born April 4 1974 and comes from Stavanger.

Idol:
Glenn came 2nd in the 2nd semifinal group.

Glenn is winner of Idol 2007 after recieving 57 % of the votes, against Bjørn Johan's 43 % during the final on the Friday of December 21.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
Semifinals: "Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
First finalround: "Here I Go Again" – Whitesnake
Second finalround: "Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees
Third finalround: "You Know My Name" - Chris Cornell
Fourth finalround: "The Sun Always Shines On TV" - A-HA
Fifth finalround: "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" - Norman Blake
Sixth finalround: "Wonderwall" - Paul Anka
Seventh finalround: "Christmas" - U2 and "Help" - John Farnham
(in duet with Åste Hunnes Sem)
Eight finalround: "Dancing In The Dark" - Bruce Springsteen and
"Cries Like A Baby" - The September When
Nineth finalround: "Purple Rain" - Prince, "Here I Go Again" -
Whitesnake and the Idol-song "Days Go By"

Releases:
”Days Go By” (winnersingle) 2007
”Come Closer” (album) 2008
Jam feat. Glenn Lyse – ”Back In The Game” (EP) 2009

Bjørn Johan Muri


About:
Bjørn Johan Muri is 24 years old, born January 4 1990 and comes from Ålesund.

In 2010 Bjørn Johan was a finalist on Eurovision Song Contest in Norway with the song ”Yes Man”. He eventually finished 4th in the final. However, his single was number 1 on the charts for weeks after ESC.

Idol:
Bjørn Johan came 2nd in the 1st semifinal group,
by recieving 22 % of the votes.

Bjørn Johan came 2nd in this years Idol after recieving 43 % of the votes, during the final against Glenn Lyse on the Friday of December 21.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Mind Trick" (Jamie Cullum) and
"Lullaby Of Birdland" - Ella Fitzgerald & George Shearing
Semifinals: "Angels" - Robbie Williams
First finalround: "Everything" - Michael Bublé
Second finalround: "Sex Bomb" - Tom Jones
Third finalround: "New Shoes" - Paolo Nutini
Fourth finalround: "Birthright" - A-HA
Fifth finalround: "I Wanna Love Somebody Like You" - Keith Urban
Sixth finalround: "I Get A Kick Out Of You" - Jamie Collum
Sevneth finalround: "Let It Snow" - Various artists and "Kids" –
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue (in duet with Kim Rune Hagen)
Eight finalround: "Used To Love U" - John Legend and "True Colors" -
Cyndi Lauper
Nineth finalround: "In My Place" - Coldplay, "New Shoes" -
Paolo Nutini and the Idol-song "Days Go By"

Releases:
”I Wanna Be Loved By You” (single) 2008
feat. Marilyn Monroe
”Sånn er jeg! (This Is Me)” (single) 2008
feat. Tomine Malmquist Harket
”The Beauty Of You Are” (single) 2009
”Yes Man” (single) 2010
”Circles” (single) 2010
”Airwaves” (album) 2010
”Once Upon A Time” (single) 2010
feat. LidoLido
”Nobody Knows” (single)
2011
feat. Kelly Mueller

"Even a Fool" (single) 2012
"I Was Somewhere" (single) 2013

Kim Rune Hagen


About:
Kim Rune Hagen is 23 years old, born March 14 1990 and comes from Heddal.

After releasing his debut album, Kim Rune joined the band Spinning Foundation.

Idol:
Kim Rune won the 3rd semifinal group,
by recieving 35 % of the votes.

Kim Rune came 3rd in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of December 14.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Moondance" - Van Morrison/Michael Bublé
Semifinals: "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson
First finalround: "Burnin'" – Cue
Second finalround: "I Was Made For Loving You" – Kiss
Third finalround: "Livin' On A Prayer" - Bon Jovi
Fourth finalround: "Summer Moved On" - A-HA
Fifth finalround: "Ei Krasafaren Steinbu" – Hellbillies
Sixth finalround: "Moondance" - Van Morrison/Michael Bublé
Seventh finalround: "O Helga Natt" - Various artists and "Kids" -
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue (in duet with Bjørn Johan Muri)
Eight finalround: "Hard To Handle" - Otis Redding and
"Patience" - Guns'N'Roses

Releases:
”So Free” (album) 2009
Spinning Foundation – ”A Million Reasons” (single) 2010
Spinning Foundation - "Still Waiting" (single) 2011
Spinning Foundation - "Vi Har Kommet Hjem" (single) 2012
Åste Hunnes Sem


About:
Åste Hunnes Sem is 40 years old, born October 20 1973 and comes from Heddal. She currently resides in Oslo, where she works as a backup singer for famous artists like Mira Craig.

In 2011 Åste and her friend Rikke were contestants on Eurovision Song Contest in Norway with the song ”Not That Easy (Ah-Åh-Ah-Åh). The made the final, but wasn’t even top 4.

Idol:
Åste didn't go on from the 3rd semifinal group,
but got a Wild Card and won the Wild Card-group
by recieving 44 % of the votes.

Åste came 4th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of December 7.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" - Carole King
Semifinals: "I Can't Make You Love Me" - Bonnie Raitt
Wild Card: "Survivor" - Destiny's Child
First finalround: "Saving All My Love" - Whitney Houston
Second finalround: "Blame It On The Boogie" - Jackson Five
Third finalround: "Calling You" - Jevetta Steele
Fourth finalround: "Hunting High And Low" - A-HA
Fifth finalround: "Always On My Mind" - Willie Nelson
Sixth finalround: "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going" - Jennifer Hudson
Seventh finalround: "All I Want For Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey
and "Help" - John Farnham (in duet with Glenn Lyse)

Releases:
Åste & Rikke – ”Not That Easy (Ah-Åh Ah-Åh)” (single) 2011
"Mamma er her" (single) 2012
Timian Ripnes Naastad


About:
Timian Ripnes Naastad is 23 years old, born December 2 1990 and comes from Kristiansund.

Timian is a great singer/songwriter and performed his own songs several times on Idol!

Idol:
Timian won the 2nd semifinal group.

Timian came 5th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of November 30.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Wakeup Call" – selfmade
Semifinals: "Wakeup Call" – selfmade
First finalround: "Yesterday" - The Beatles
Second finalround: "September" - Earth, Wind & Fire
Third finalround: "Beauty Of My Mind" – selfmade
Fourth finalround: "Crying In The Rain" - A-HA
Fifth finalround: "When You Say Nothing At All" - Allison Krauss
Sixth finalround: "Fly Me To The Moon" - Frank Sinatra

Releases:
”Ready” (EP) 2010
Mads Belden & Timian Ripnes Naastad - "Tell Me" (single) 2011

Linda Steen


About:
Linda Steen is 23 years old, born August 11 1990 and comes from Porsgrunn.

Idol:
Linda won the 4th semifinal group,
by recieving 44 % of the votes.

Linda came 6th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of November 23.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Hurt" - Christina Aguilera
Semifinals: "A Woman's Worth" - Alicia Keys
First finalround: "Underneath Your Clothes" – Shakira
Second finalround: "What A Feeling" - Irene Cara
Third finalround: "Don't Speak" - No Doubt
Fourth finalround: "Stay On These Roads" - A-HA
Fifth finalround: "Let It Rain" - Amanda Marshall

Linnea Dale


About:
Linnea Dale is 22 years old, born April 22 1991, comes from Tinn and was the youngest finalist on Idol 2007.

After being a guest vocal for Drammen band Donkeyboy on several releases, Linnea is currently released her debut solo album.

Idol:
Linnea didn't go on from the 2nd semifinal group, but
got a Wild Card and came 2nd in the Wild Card-group.

Linnea came 7th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of November 16.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Some Kind Of Wonderful" - Joss Stone
Semifinals: "What Do I Know About Love?" – selfmade
Wild Card: "Yellow" – Coldplay
First finalround: "Both Sides Now" - Joni Mitchell
Second finalround: "Murder On The Dancefloor" - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Third finalround: "So Alive" - Ryan Adams
Fourth finalround: "Velvet" - A-HA

Releases:
Magnus Sinnes & Linnea Dale – ”Anything Goes (And Everything’s Perfect)” (single) 2009
Donkeyboy feat. Linnea Dale – ”Ambitions” (single) 2009
Donkeyboy feat. Linnea Dale – ”Sometimes” (single) 2009
Donkeyboy feat. Linnea Dale – ”Caught In A Life” (album) 2009
"Children Of The Sun" (EP) 2012
"And Then The Sun Came Up" (single) 2012
"Lemoyne Street" (album) 2012
"A Room In a City" (single) 2013

Marius Barhaugen


About:
Marius Barhaugen is 27 years old, born May 21 1986 and comes from Årnes. He currently resides in Oslo, where he is studying to become a firefighter!

In 2011 Marius and Pernille (from X-Factor 2009) were contestants on Eurovision Song Contest in Norway with the song ”I’ll Be Yours”. They made the ”Last Chance”-final, but they didn’t make it to big finale.

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

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

Marius came 8th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of November 9.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" - Elton John
Semifinals: "Chariot" - Gavin DeGraw
First finalround: "Don't Dream It's Over" - Crowded House
Second finalround: "Celebration" - Kool & The Gang
Third finalround: "Fly Away" - Lenny Kravitz

Releases:
Pernille & Marius – ”I’ll Be Yours” (single) 2011
Isabella Leroy


About:
Isabella Dagny Victoria Lerøy is 31 years old, born November 4 1982 and comes from Tønsberg and Fredrikstad. She currently resides in Oslo, where she is studying to become a priest. She has also lived on streets of New York City.

Isabella is a great songwriter and has written many great songs like "My Heart Still Moves".

Her exit on Idol was a huge shock, because she was early a big favorite to win the entire competition.

Trivia: Her last name is spelled LERØY, but she uses Leroy as an artistname!

In 2011 Isabella was a contestant on Eurovision Song Contest in Norway with her selfmade song ”Sand”, but unfortunately she did not make it to the big finale.

Her debut album ”Buildings And Bridges” was released April 8, 2011.

Idol:
Isabella won the 1st semifinal group,
by recieving 35 % of the votes.

Isabella came 9th in this years Idol and was voted off the Friday of November 2.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "My Heart Still Moves" – selfmade
Semifinals: "My Heart Still Moves" – selfmade
First finalround: "You Oughta Know" - Alanis Morissette
Second finalround: "Rock With You" - Michael Jackson

Releases:
Katastrofe feat. Isabella Leroy – ”Vi Prekas” (single) 2008
”Sand” (single) 2011
”Back Again” (single) 2011
”Buildings And Bridges” (album) 2011
Anne Roalkvam


About:
Anne Riyah Roalkvam is 25 years old, born July 4 1988 and comes from Stavanger.

Idol:
Anne came 2nd in the 3rd semifinal group,
by recieving 22 % of the votes.

Anne came 10th in this years Idol and was voted off already in the first finalround on the Friday of October 26.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Believer" - Christina Milian
Semifinals: "Soulmate" - Natasha Bedingfield
First finalround: "Sir Duke" - Stevie Wonder