Jahn Teigen for Sweden?

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Three-times Norwegian ESC-representant Jahn Teigen is moving to Sweden. He is planning both a new album and an autobiography.

Teigen represented Norway for the first time in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978 with the song Mil etter mil. He received nul points and ended of course last in the final. He went on to represent Norway two more times, in 1982 with his former wife Anita Skorgan (who also has represented Norway three times) with Adieu. In 1983 he finished ninth with Do re mi, his best performance to date. Click on the play icon below to watch his performance.

In total, Jahn Teigenhas provided a 17 contributions to the Norwegian finals, the last time in 2005 with My heart is home which passed through the Melodi Grand Prix semi-finals and progressed to the super-final, finishing fourth of eight songs.

Nine acre mansion
In an interview with the Norwegian newspaper VG which can be read by clicking this link, Teigen tells that he has bought a nine acre mansion in the South-West of Sweden. The mansion is called Inglethorps Klockaregaard. Teigen has a lot of plans for his new home. Among them are both a personal museum, a studio, workshop-rental and an event arranger for companies. He also wants to straighten things up in his life and take more care of the important people close to him. He especially mentions his daughter Sara, who is now 22 years old, of course his former wife Anita Skorgan and Teigen's friends from the showgroup Prima Vera, which Teigen was a member of from 1977 to 1983.

The truth about Genesis
For his next album he gets inspiration from artists like Van Morrison, Neil Young, and the Swedish singer Ulf Lundell. For the moment, the album is not his highest priority since he is writing his own autobiography. In the interview, Teigen promises to tell the truth about the rumour that Genesis wanted him as leadvocal when Peter Gabriel broke with the group.

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