• Agnete: Norway's 2016 Eurovision entry (Source Eurovision.tv) (Eurovision)Source: Eurovision
Norway's Agnete will sing 'Icebreaker' at SEMI-FINAL 2 of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
By
Chris Zeiher

7 Apr 2016 - 5:03 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 2:51 PM

Echoing shades of Loreen’s massive Eurovision thumper 'Euphoria', Norwegian songstress Agnete won her internal selection in a landslide with her frozen-themed 'Icebreaker'.  

The bewitching youngster is a bit of a celebrity in her native Norway and can boast that she’s the youngest ever winner of the Norwegian version of Dancing with the Stars (another good vehicle for Dami - take note!).

Agnete’s shipping-themed effort is a strange collision of two musical styles, where both the verse and the chorus sound like they belong to different songs, but like many mash-ups the end result works and is surprisingly catchy.  

Norway ranks among the most formidable of the Scandinavian nations proving to be recent powerhouses in the contest and Agnete will easily break her way in to the final and could be sailing to another Top 10 finish.     

Watch Agnete's official video for 'Icebreaker':

Four Questions with Agnete

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
  1. The transition between the verse and chorus has a tempo change that many listeners are responding to. It seems like either you love it, or you simply strongly dislike it
  2. The song is about being there for someone who is struggling. To me, Icebreaker is one of the most honest and most personal thing I've ever written, dedicated to my friend and our long lasting friendship
  3. Although I sing in english, the atmosphere in the song is definitely inspired by the cold blue and vivid colours that you can experience during the Norwegian winter months
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
  1. I was born and raised at the top of Norway, close to the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean, in a village called Nesseby, which has a population of around 900.
  2. My mother language is Sámi.
  3. The first song I ever wrote - co-wrote to be correct - won Melodi Grand Prix Junior and a Norwegian Grammy for Song of the Year.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

Whenever I´m about to walk up to the stage I need to take a moment to clear my head, breathe in and breathe out, until I feel I have some control over the nervousness.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

I've been watching the Eurovision Song Contest for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl I used to imagine being on the stage, singing in front of everyone. Now, my dream has come true, finally I will represent Norway. It is a true honour that I will cherish every moment of. I'm going do my best, sing from my heart and hopefully make the people that voted for me proud.

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The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from 5am on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.

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