Trine Rein feat. Andreas Ljones and Jannicke Abrahamsen, who have qualified in the Norwegian second chance round tonight, spoke to esctoday.com immediately after the show.
Jannicke was so thrilled about being picked out to the norwegian final from the Siste sjansen that she cried!
Will there be abything new on stage for the final?
“I will of course use the golden shoes this time (the were on their way from USA the last time), and so far this will be the only change. But I will have to talk to my stylist and choreographer first.”
Both Trine and you came through from Stokke, what do you think about that?
“Yes, there are now four acts from Stokke, and it must be right what many said, that it was a very tough competition in the third semifinal.”
Did you cry when the second envelope had your name on it.
“YES! I was also in the Siste sjansen last year, beeing really nervous, and didn't come through to the final, So this time I had the same nerves and was so relieved and happy when I got this seconf chance.”
We also talked to Knut-Øyvind Hagen who co-wrote 'Rocket ride' together with Thomas G'son and Andreas Rickstrand. Knut-Øyvind has been a member of OGAE-Norway the past ten years, and is probably the first member ever to have a song in a national final
What was your role in composing this song?
“I wrote it during my stay at the Paul McCartney school, and sent it to NRK last year and almost made it amongst the 18 songs. Then I sent the song to Thomas G'son and got some help from him, and finally Andreas Rickstrand helped out with an even better arrangement.”
Being a true Eurovisionfan, how good are you on statistics and facts about Eurovision?
“Yes, I'm a true Eurovisionfan, and I have especially good knowledge about the later years. But I could never tell the song of the portugese entry in 1982.”