Norwegian Idol

The search for a superstar

Idol 2013

Siri Vølstad Jensen


About:
Siri Vølstad Jensen is 18 years old, born August 22 1995 and comes from Ålgård, outside of Stavanger.

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

Siri is the winner of Idol 2013, after recieving 55 % of the votes, against Eirik's 45 % during the final on the Friday of May 10, making her the youngest winner in the history of Norwegian Idol!

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "House of the Rising Sun" - The Animals
Semifinals: "Emmylou" - First Aid Kit
First finalround: "Good Girls Gone Bad" - The JaneDear Girls
Second finalround: "If Tomorrow Never Comes" - Garth Brooks
Third finalround: "Hot 'N' Cold - Katy Perry
Fourth finalround: "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" - Brad Paisley
Fifth finalround: "Du sa" - Kurt Nilsen
Sixth finalround: "Take My Time" - selfmade
Seventh finalround: "This Year's Love" - David Gray/Alejandro Fuentes and "I'm On Fire" - Bruce Springsteen (in duet with Alejandro Fuentes)
Eight finalround: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley & Allison Krauss and "Last Name" - Carrie Underwood
Nineth finalround: "Some Nights" - Fun., "Good Girls Gone Bad" - The JaneDear Girls and The Idol-song "What It Feels Like"

Releases:

"Take My Time" (single) 2013
"What It Feels Like" (winnersingle) 2013
"Coming Home" (single) 2013
"Coming Home" (album) 2014

Eirik Søfteland


About:
Eirik Søfteland is 25 years old, born September 28 1988 and comes from Os, outside of Bergen.

In the fall of 2013 Eirik participated in Norwegian Dancing with the stars and won!

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

Erik came 2nd in this years Idol after recieving 45 % of the votes, during the final against Siri on the Friday of May 10.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
Semifinals: "Come Together" - The Beatles
First finalround: "Desire" - U2
Second finalround: "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" - Elton John
Third finalround: "Wuthering Heights" - Kate Bush
Fourth finalround: "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" - Johnny Cash
Fifth finalround: "Månemannen" - Vamp
Sixth finalround: "Gonna Go My Way" - selfmade
Seventh finalround: "My Way" - Frank Sinatra/Gaute Ormåsen and "Say Say Say" - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (in duet with Gaute Ormåsen)
Eight finalround: "Black Hole Sun" - Soundgarden and "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen
Nineth finalround: "Bad" - Michael Jackson, "Gonna Go My Way" - selmade and The Idol-song "What It Feels Like".

Releases:

"Gonna Go My Way" (single) 2013
"What It Feels Like" (single) 2013

Steffen Jakobsen


About:
Steffen Jakobsen is 23 years old, born 1990 and comes from Grimstad.

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

Steffen came 3rd in this years Idol, and was voted off in the eight finalround on the Friday of May 3.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Your Man" - Josh Turner
Semifinals: "T.I.M.E" - Randy Travis
First finalround: "The Dance" - Garth Brooks
Second finalround: "One" - U2
Third finalround: "First We Take Manhattan" - Leonard Cohen
Fourth finalround: "Ladies Love Country Boys" - Trace Adkins
Fifth finalround: "Skyfri himmel" - Bjørn Eidsvåg
Sixth finalround: "Set In Stone" - selfmade
Seventh finalround: "Hurt" - Johnny Cash/Erik Flaa and "Personal Jesus" - Depeche Mode (in duet with Erik Flaa)
Eight finalround: "Footloose" - Kenny Loggings and "Bad Things" - Jace Everett

Releases:

"My Beginning" (album) 2009
"Your Man" (single) 2013
"Set In Stone" (single) 2013
"Six String Love Affair" (album) 2013
"What She Wants" (single) 2013

Astrid Sugaren


About:
Astrid Sugaren is 18 years old and comes from Tolga.

Idol:
Astrid won the 3rd semifinal group.

Astrid came 4th in this years Idol, and was voted off in the seventh finalround on the Friday of April 26.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Old Man" - Neil Young
Semifinals: "The Brothel" - Susanne Sundfør
First finalround: "Born To Die" - Lana Del Rey
Second finalround: "Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire
Third finalround: "Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Floyd
Fourth finalround: "The Lion's Roar" - First Aid Kit
Fifth finalround: "Heim te mor" - Odd Nordstoga
Sixth finalround: "Here I Am" - selfmade
Seventh finalround: "Everybody Hurts" - R.E.M/Aleksander Denstad With and "Hey Ho" - The Lumineers (in duet with Aleksander Denstad With)

Releases:
"Here I Am" (single) 2013
"Time Between" (single) 2014

Astrid Smeplass


About:
Astrid Smeplass is 17 years old, born October 29 1996 and comes from Rennebu and was the youngest finalist on Idol 2013. 

Astrid was one of the favorites in season 7, but was surprisingly voted off early and "only" finished 5th!

Her debut single "Shattered" (which she wrote herself) sold to gold shortly after her elimination on Idol. After the finale it was announced that she had been signed with Playroom Records for a record deal with former Idol judge Jan Fredrik Karlsen.

Idol:
Astrid won the 2nd semifinal group.

Astrid came 5th in this years Idol, and was voted off in the sixth finalround on the Friday of April 19.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Semifinals: "Human" - The Killers
First finalround: "Some Die Young" - Laleh
Second finalround: "Toxic" - Britney Spears
Third finalround: "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen
Fourth finalround: "Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert
Fifth finalround: "Her" - Karpe Diem
Sixth finalround: "Shattered" - selfmade

Releases:
"Shattered" (single) 2013
"Undressed" feat. Julie Bergan (single) 2013
"2 AM" (single) 2014

Sverre Eide


About:
Sverre Eide is 19 years old, born June 6 1994 and comes from Ålesund.

Idol:
Sverre won the 5th semifinal group.

Sverre came 6th in this years Idol, and was voted off in the fifth finalround on the Friday of April 12.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Soldier" - Gavin DeGraw
Semifinals: "Waiting On The World To Change" - John Mayer
First finalround: "Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
Second finalround: "To Be With You" - Mr. Big
Third finalround: "Grenade" - Bruno Mars
Fourth finalround: "I Like It, I Love It" - Tim McGraw
Fifth finalround: "Ring meg" - Gabrielle

Releases:
"Chain Reaction" (single) 2013

Georg Lipai


About:
Georg Stefan Lipai is 19 years old, born December 13 1994 and comes from Stryn.

Idol:
Georg won the 1st semifinal group.

Georg came 7th in this years Idol, and was voted off in the fourth finalround on the Friday of April 5.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Choices" - Jarle Bernhoft
Semifinals: "Skyfall" - Adele
First finalround: "Not Over You" - Gavin DeGraw
Second finalround: "Russian Roulette" - Rihanna
Third finalround: "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
Fourth finalround: "Days Go By" - Keith Urban

Releases:
"Silhuett" (single) 2013
feat. OsloKid

Martine Rygvold


About:
Martine Rygvold is 26 years old, born September 26 1987 and comes from Hommelvik, Trondheim.

Martine came 8th in this years Idol, and was voted off in the third finalround on the Friday of March 22.

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

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Snuff" - Slipknot
Semifinals: "Never Let Me Go" - Florence & The Machine
First finalround: "Piece of My Heart" - Janis Joplin
Second finalround: "Like A Prayer" - Madonna
Third finalround: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana

Releases:
"What I Needed" (single) 2013

Ola Weel Skram


About:
Ola Weel Skram is 22 years old, born June 5 1991 and comes from Sogndal.

Ola came 9th in this years Idol, and was voted off in the second finalround on the Friday of March 15.

Idol:
Ola won the 4th semifinal group.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "Stay With Me" - John Legend
Semifinals: "I Will Wait" - Mumfords & Sons
First finalround: "Angel" - Sarah McLachlan
Second finalround: "Ambitions" - Donkeboy

Releases:
UAO - "Moving On" (single) 2013
Ola Weel Skram "Så rir vi ut i verda" (part of the album "Lillepri" - Various Artists) 2013

Anniken Kolstad


About:
Anniken Kolstad is 18 years old, born June 7 1995 and comes from Eidsfoss.

Anniken came 10th in this years Idol, and was voted off already in the first
 finalround on the Friday of March 8.
  
Idol:
Anniken came 2nd in the 3rd semifinal group.

Songs performed on Idol:
First audition: "If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys
Semifinals: "Fields of Gold" - Eva Cassidy
First finalround: "Måndagsbarn" - Veronica Maggio

Releases:
"Won't Let Go" (single) 2012