Didrik Solli-Tangen

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Didrik Solli-Tangen
Didrik Solli-Tangen during Melodi Grand Prix 2010.jpg
Didrik Solli-Tangen
Background information
Born (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 27)
Origin Porsgrunn, Norway
Genres Opera, Classical, Pop
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Labels Universal Norway, Class A Records
Website didriksollitangen.com

Didrik Solli-Tangen (born 11 June 1987 in Porsgrunn, Telemark county, Norway) is a Norwegian singer who represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 on homeland with the song "My Heart Is Yours".[1]

Biography[edit]

Since his early years he was interested in music, and at 15 years old he joined a band first as drum player, and later as lead singer, performing in front of classmates and family, and joined the local “high school musical.” By the time he reached upper-secondary school his father had him receive voice coaching from Anders Vagen. Though at the beginning he refused to try singing in an operatic style, considering it old fashioned, he began slowly to accept the idea.

As of 2011, Didrik is a full-time student at the Barratt Due Institute of performing arts in Oslo. He's called "the opera singer" by several Norwegian media, but he claims not to accept that label.

Eurovision 2010[edit]

In 2009, Stockholm-based songwriter Hanne Sørvaag and composer Fredrik Kempe wrote for him My Heart Is Yours, for the 2010 national Eurovision selection. On February 6, Didrik won the national final at Oslo Spektrum, earning the right to represent Norway in Eurovision 2010.

Being the host country representative, he qualified directly to the final, in which he performed in third position. At the end of the voting, he placed 20 out of 25 contestants.

On 3 September 2010 Solli-Tangens second single "Best Kept Secret" was released under the record label Universal Records. The release of his debut-album, called "Guilty Pleasures", was on 1 November 2010.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
NOR[2]
2010 Guilty Pleasures 28
2013 The Journey

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NOR
2010 "My Heart Is Yours" 2 Guilty Pleasures
"Best Kept Secret"
2011 "Compass"
2012 "We Can Do More" Single only
2013 "Without you" The Journey
"Six Ribbons"
"Lyset i Betlehem"
(with Ole Edvard Antonsen & Sølvguttene)
Single only

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alexander Rybak
with "Fairytale"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Stella Mwangi
with "Haba Haba"