Continuing our Norwegian interviews ahead of tonight’s Melodi Grand Prix final, we spoke to Adrian Jørgensen who will perform “The Bubble”. He already has Eurovision experience and has performed in Melodi Grand Prix twice, but is now stepping into the spotlight in 2019.
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about yourself?
Hi! I’m really looking forward to Saturday and I’m looking forward to the next week and preparations for the big show. I am 27 years old, born in 1991. I live in a small village in the northern part of Norway called Bindal. I have a full-time job there as a salmon farmer in a company called Sinkaberg Hansen. I also spend a lot of time working with my music and traveling around to perform.
My music career started after I came in second in the Norwegian edition of the talent-program “The Voice” in 2013. Since then I´ve worked with music and released some songs through the years. My first meeting with Eurovision was when I was a backup singer for JOWST in the Eurovision final in 2017. I was also a backup-singer for Aleksander Walmann in Melodi Grand Prix 2018.
Your song that you will be presenting for Melodi Grand Prix is “The Bubble”. What can you tell us about the song?
“The Bubble” is about the phase in a relationship when you feel you have ended up in a bubble and you have lost the essential. It is only a matter of time before this bubble bursts and one realize that the relationship is approaching the end phase.
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for Melodi Grand Prix and Eurovision?
I did not write the song myself. The song was written by Aleksander Walmann, Jonas McDonnel and Kjetil Mørland who all are great songwriters with Eurovision-experience. Aleksander have been my friend for many years, and he wanted me to submit the song to Melodi Grand Prix. I really appreciate to have such good songwriters wanting me to perform their song, and it is an honour that I get to be a part of Eurovision 2019.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
Yes, I watch Eurovision every year, but I cannot say that I have a single favourite entry. There have been a lot of great songs in Eurovision through the years and I have many favourites.
Do you think performing at the Eurovision Song Contest will have a positive impact on your career?
Yes, I think it will.
What is the best bit of advice you have ever been given?
“Always be precise”.
What’s the one thing that might surprise people about you?
You’ll have to wait and see!
Can you tell us about your first experience with music?
My first experience as an artist was at my graduation party when I performed the song “The dark end of the street” by The Commitments.
Thanks for your time. We wish you the best of luck for the upcoming competition. May we see you in Tel Aviv in May!
Adrian will compete with “The Bubble” in Melodi Grand Prix, Norway’s selection for Eurovision 2019. #YOU can catch Adrian’s performance tonight (2nd March) as he hopes to qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest.
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