40 countries will be taking part in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Vienna on 19, 21 and 23 May. The next country to be introduced is Norway. Singing for Norway this year is Mørland & Debrah Scarlett.
Artist – Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
Song – A monster like me
Composer – Kjetil Mørland
Writer – Kjetil Mørland
Event – Semi-final 2
Position – 6
Kjetil Mørland is a singer-songwriter perhaps best known as the lead vocalist of the band Absent Elk. The band’s debut album Caught in the headlights was released in 2009, and was praised in the music press for its catchy melodies, evocative lyrics and Kjetil’s unique voice. Absent Elk were invited to support Girls Aloud on the UK leg of their recent arena tour following their quirky cover of the Girls Aloud hit, The loving kind, and their YouTube cover of Lady Gaga’s Pokerface has so far been viewed over half a million times. Kjetil was born in 1984 in a small town on Norway’s south coast, but has spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. He’s currently working on his debut solo album.
Debrah Scarlett was born in Norway, but at the age of 5 her family moved to Switzerland, where she was raised. In 2013, she competed in the Norwegian version of The Voice. The Voice got started my career and became a door opener, she said of the experience. She has since moved back to Norway to work on her music career.