Aleksander Denstad With

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Aleksander Denstad With
Born 30 June 1987 (1987-06-30) (age 30)
Trondheim, Norway
Genres Pop, Rock
Instruments Voice, Piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels Sony/BMG (2006-present)

Aleksander Denstad With (born 30 June 1987 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian who won season 4 of the TV show Idol in May 2006, becoming the youngest person ever to win the competition.

Aleksander released his first album, titled 'Coming Home', on 23 October 2006. The album was a major success and peaked at #4 on the Top 40 Norwegian Albums Chart upon release. So far, "A Little Too Perfect", "The Other Side" and "Free Ride" have been released as singles from the album.

On 1 December 2007, Aleksander performed alongside Norwegian Pop-Rock artist, Marion Raven, at the Norwegian "Idol Gives Back" show.


WimpyLime were an unsigned project Aleksander and his former girlfriend, Vivian Sørmeland (who came third in Idol (Norway) Season 4) were a part of from the summer of 2004 until Idol in 2006. WimpyLime wrote all of their material as a group and together could play the keyboard, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Aleksander and Vivian were the band's lead vocalists. Only two demos clips have leaked from WimpyLime's recorded catalog, one titled "Southern Skies" and another titled "The Secret". Members: Vivian Sørmeland, Aleksander With, Olav S. Flaa, Arne Fredrik Lånke

Norwegian Idol 2006 Performances[edit]

Audition: "Dancing Shoes" Gavin DeGraw
Top 40: "Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw
Top 12: "Trouble" by Coldplay
Top 11: "American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz
Top 10: "Have Fun,Go Mad" by Blair
Top 9: "Unloved" by Espen Lind
Top 8: "I Don't Wanna Be" by Gavin DeGraw
Top 7: "The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson
Top 6: "Glorious" by Andreas Johnson
Top 5: "Spider-Man Theme" by Michael Bublé
Top 4: "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.
Top 4: "One" (duet with Vivian Sørmeland) by U2 and Mary J. Blige
Top 3: "I've Been Losing You" by a-ha
Top 3: "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal
Finale: "Glorious" by Andreas Johnson
Finale: "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal
Finale: "A Little Too Perfect" (Winning Single)



Year Title Chart positions Sales
2006 "Coming Home" 4 -
2010 "Still Awake" 4 -
2012 "Aleksander With" -


Year Title Chart positions Album
2006 "A Little Too Perfect" 1 Coming Home
"The Other Side" 2
2009 "What's The Story" 20 Still Awake
"Worth It" (Featuring Lene Marlin) 2
2010 "Pictures" 10 Aleksander With
2011 "Satellites" -
2012 "Once" -

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Preceded by
Jorun Stiansen
Idol (Norway) winner
Season 4 (2006)
Succeeded by
Glenn Lyse