I’m probably the first ever mentor in the history of “The Voice” which is not very commercial and not even a vocalist. I think it’s fun, and a little extra challenging. But it does mean that I need to broaden my horizon about top 40 music. To soften up my ears, I’ve created a Spotify playlist for just that. This is songs I would very much like to hear the participants sing during the competition. Is there a song you feel like is missing here?
Last night I did something very much unlike myself – I stayed in, and spent the entire night watching the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest. My good friend and colleague Joakim was competing (under the pseudonym JOWST) with a song I’ve had the pleasure to give my input on. He’s been working on the song for so long, and he is such a talented guy. With Aleksander Wallman on vocals and behind a LED-mask, he actually went and won the finale! He will now represent Norway in the international Eurovision finale in Kiev, Ukraine! So deserved, and so much fun that a modern-style EDM track will represent our country!
I’ve keeping this secret for a while now, and finally it’s official. I’ll be one of four mentors on the Norwegian version of The Voice! This is the first time ever a non-vocal artist will be mentoring, and it’s so scary and fun! I hope to see a lot of talents that I can take to the next level, and if you’re a Norwegian aspiring popstar, you should apply by March 8th!