Atle Pettersen

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Atle Pettersen
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Atle Pettersen in Norwegian X Factor (2010)
Background information
Born (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 27)
Skien, Norway
Genres Pop, Progressive metal, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2005 – present
Associated acts The Scheen, Above Symmetry

Atle Pettersen (born September 5, 1989 in Skien) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter from Skien and lead singer of the band The Scheen.[1]


Pettersen took part, at 14, in the 2003 edition of Melodi Grand Prix Junior with the song "Hekta på brett" that he had written himself.[2] The song was performed with Stine. In 2006, he participated in Kjempesjansen on NRK.[3]

In X Factor[edit]

In autumn 2010 Atle Pettersen participated in the Norwegian version of the The X Factor on TV 2[4] Pettersen auditioned with a song written by himself and other members of Above Symmetry called "Traces Inside". Reaching the live shows, Pettersen was mentored by Marion Ravn. Atle Pettersen finished runner-up behind winner Hans Bollandsås.

After X Factor[edit]

On December 4, 2010, he appeared at the TV 2 Artist Gala performing "Lean on Me" with Annsofi Pettersen and Mohamed Abdi Farah and in Spring 2011, he appeared as guest artist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot Pettersen was the lead singer of the progressive metal Above Symmetry together with Robin Ognedal (guitars), Joachim Strøm Ekelund (drums), Nickolas Main Henriksen (keyboards) and Rein Blomquist (bass). They were originally called 'Aspera', but were threatened with legal action by another band with the same name, forcing the change to Above Symmetry in 2010. They were signed to InsideOut Records and released a record called Ripples in April 2011.[5] The band disbanded a year later.[6] Together with Ognedal, Henriksen and Blomquist he formed the hard-rock band The Scheen in 2013, recruiting Tobias Ørnes Andersen on drums.[1]

In autumn 2011, he took part in TV 2's reality show Skal vi danse[7] (Dancing with the Stars franchise), partnering with Marianne Sandaker.[8] winning the competition after beating Kari Traa in the final.[9][10] He also featured in advertisements for the Italian fashion label Police.[11]



  • 2011: Based on a True Story (#3 on Norwegian Albums Chart)[1]

With Above Symmetry[edit]

  • 2011: Ripples


  • 2010: "Light On" (David Cook cover) (#8 on Norwegian Singles Chart)
  • 2017: "Number One" (with Lisa Ajax)
  • 2017: "Misbehave"


  1. ^ a b "Bio" Listing on management company website. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  2. ^ NRK: Atle Pettersen (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Atle (17) klar for Kjempesjansen" Pal Lund Holt, 'Atle (17) klar for Kjempesjansen', Varden, December 11, 2009 (in Norwegian). Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  4. ^ TV2: Atle Pettersen – Bli bedre kjent med «X Factor»-finalist Atle Pettersen (21) (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ "Inside Out" Record company bio, Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  6. ^
  7. ^ TV 2: Her er årets «Skal vi danse»-kjendiser (in Norwegian)
  8. ^ VG: Her er høstens nye dansestjerner (in Norwegian)
  9. ^ Kjendis: Sjørøver-Atle stakk av med seieren (in Norwegian)
  10. ^ TV 2: Atle Pettersen vant «Skal vi danse 2011» (in Norwegian)
  11. ^ Monmote: Atle Pettersen blir sexy reklamemodell Archived November 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (in Norwegian)

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