Jorun Stiansen

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Jorun Stiansen (born 20 January 1984 in Colombia) is a Norwegian pop singer and artist. She won the Idol version of Pop Idol in 2005.[1]

She grew up with adoptive parents in Vennesla. She is the only winner of this version to have been born outside of Norway, and as of 2007 (season 5), the first (of two, Jenny Langlo won as the second female in 2011) female to have won.

Jorun Stiansen is one of only seven contestants in the Idol (Norway) history who succeeded in staying out of “bottom three/two” places in weekly votes along with Kurt Nilsen (season 1), Gaute Ormåsen (season 1), Susanne Nordbøe (season 2), Alejandro Fuentes (season 3), Tone Damli Aaberge (season 3) and Jonas Thomassen (season 4). Of them, only Nilsen and Stiansen went on to win the competition.

Idol Performances[edit]

Audition: "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston
Top 50: "Run To You" by Whitney Houston
Top 12: "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
Top 11: "Scared" by Venke Knutson
Top 10: "Work It Out" by Beyoncé Knowles
Top 9: "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
Top 8: "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner
Top 7: "Nine To Five" by Dolly Parton
Top 6: "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles
Top 5: "Smile" by Westlife
Top 4: "The Greatest Love Of All" by Whitney Houston
Top 4: "Could I have This Kiss Forever (duet with Alejandro Fuentes) by Whitney Houston and Enrique Iglesias
Top 3: "Get This Party Started" by Pink
Top 3: "Too Lost In You" by Sugababes
Finale: "What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner
Finale: "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
Finale: "This Is The Night" (winnersingle) aka "The Last Goodbye" by Lara Fabian

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Idol 2005 (April 2005)
  • Unstable (August 2005)
  • Sticky Hands (2008)

Singles

  • This Is The Night (May 2005)
  • Unstable (feat. Paperboys) (2005)
  • Sticky Hands (2007)
  • Batman (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Idol in Store norske leksikon (Norwegian)
Preceded by
"Schnappi, das kleine Krokodil" by Schnappi
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single: This is the night
1 June 2005 – 6 July 2005
Succeeded by
"Axel F" by Crazy Frog
Preceded by
Kjartan Salvesen
Idol (Norway)
Winner

Season 3 (2005)
Succeeded by
Aleksander Denstad With