|Born||11 June 1987|
|Genres||Opera, Classical, Pop|
|Labels||Universal Norway, Class A Records|
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".
Since his early years he was interested in music, and at 15 years old he joined a band first as the drummer, 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.
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.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||"My Heart Is Yours"||2||Guilty Pleasures|
|"Best Kept Secret"||—|
|2012||"We Can Do More"||—||Single only|
|2013||"Without you"||—||The Journey|
|"Lyset i Betlehem"
(with Ole Edvard Antonsen & Sølvguttene)
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|Awards and achievements|
|Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Haba Haba"