Christine Guldbrandsen in New York

by Richard West-Soley 51 views

Christine Guldbrandsen, Norway's representative at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, is set to perform a live set in New York, USA tonight, amidst a flurry of interest for the star across the water.

Christine is in New York for the whole of this week, and this evening she performs live with the fiddle duo Spindel (Sigrid Moldestad and Live Merete Kroken) , and her own trio of support musicians (Vidar Eldholm on piano, Kjetil Fluge on bass and Jostein Guldbrandsen on guitar). The concert takes place appropriately at the Norwegian Seamans Church, 317 East 52nd, and anyone in the area can visit Christine's site at this link for further details.

Positive exposure stateside
Christine has received some stirrings of attention across the Atlantic recently, thanks to some very positive comments on the US review site Musical Disoveries . The website focuses on little-known female artists from abroad in an attempt to introduce them to the American market, and the site awards her 5/5, 5/5 and 4/5 stars for each of her albums Surfing in the Air, Moments and Christine respectively. You can read the glowing review at this link .

This is a busy time of year for the young Norwegian singer, who will return to Norway to continue a run of concert dates including the 11th November and 9th December at Grieghallen in Bergen, which coincedentially was the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986. The Norwegian dates take Christine right up to Christmas, so fans living in or visiting Norway will have plenty of chances to catch the singer live in concert.

Alvedansen – in English!
Since singing Alvedansen at the Athens Eurovision Song Contest, Christine has been asked by numerous fans to record an English version of the entry. That wish has become a reality after a recent recording studio session, and a clip of Elf Dance can now be heard on her homepage . Although the version has not yet been commercially released, Christine and her team hope that fans can enjoy the clip in the meantime.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site