Idol (Norway season 1)

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Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne
Season 1
Broadcast from January 2003 – May 23, 2003
Judges Jan Fredrik Karlsen
Ole Evenrud
Morten Ståle Nilsen
Lena Midtveit
Host(s) Thomas Numme
Harald J. Rønneberg
Broadcaster TV 2
Finals venue Chateau Neuf
Winner
Kurt Nilsen
Kurt Nilsen performing at Tusenfryd, Norway.jpg
Origin Bergen, Norway
Song "She's So High"
Genre(s) Rock/Country
Runner-up
Gaute Ormåsen
Chronology

Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 was the first season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. It premiered in January and was aired until May 23, 2003 with Kurt Nilsen winning. A year later he would eventually went on winning World Idol where he competed against 10 Idol winners from other countries. [1]

Finals[edit]

Finalists[edit]

(ages stated at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off Liveshow Theme
Kurt Nilsen 24 Bergen Winner Grand Finale
Gaute Ormåsen 19 Brumunddal May 23, 2003
David Pedersen 16 Andenes May 16, 2003 Judge's choice
Rebecca Ludvigsen 17 Trondheim May 9, 2003 Top 20 Hits
Espen Grjotheim 26 Oslo May 2, 2003 Big Band
Tone Anette
Eidsheim Elde
16 Knarvik Apr 25, 2003 Disco
Mar 21, 2003 Contestant's Choice
Linn Solemdal Andersen 16 Bergen Apr 11, 2003 Elton John
Orji Okoroafor 24 Oslo Apr 04, 2003 1980s
Guro Dugstad 23 Bergen Mar 28, 2003 Norwegian Songs
Jeanette Vik 15 Jessheim Mar 23, 2003 Disqualified

Elimination Chart[edit]

Legend
Did Not Perform Female Male Top 50 Top 10 Winner
Safe Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Eliminated
Stage: Semi Finals
Week: 02/14 02/21 02/28 03/07 03/14 03/21 03/28 04/04 04/11 04/25 05/02 05/09 05/16 05/23
Place Contestant Result
1 Kurt Nilsen 23 % Winner
2 Gaute Ormåsen 33 % Runner-Up
3 David Pedersen 17 % Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
4 Rebecca Ludvigsen 34 % Btm 2 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
5 Espen Grjotheim 1st Btm 2 Btm 2 Elim
6 Tone Anette E. Elde 14 % Saved Btm 2 Elim
7 Linn S. Andersen 20 % Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 3 Elim
8 Orji Okoroafor 1st Elim
9 Guro Dugstad 2nd Elim
10 Jeanette Vik 21 % DQ
Semi-
Final 5
Belinda Orten Elim
Børge Rømma
Cathrine Bjørlo
Henning Stranden
Lars Petter Sauge
Maria Johansen
Sølvi Kobbeltvedt
Susanne Akerø
Semi-
Final 4
Anne Nymo Trulsen Elim
Christer Mørkved
Francesca Strano
Heidi Solheim
Julie Overvik
Silje Hagen
Silje Vasvåg
Stine Nordeng Andersen
Semi-
Final 3
Adele Erichsen Elim
Ane Launy
Cecilie Eikestad
Esben André Holm
Kristoffer Johannessen
Maria Goncalves Braaten
Ronny Andrè Klo
Stina Eia
Semi-
Final 2
Birgit Høva Elim
Jonas Groth
Liv-Jorunn Håker
Marte Marie Gjestrum
Maurice Adams
Mette Mari Leseth
Merete Bjerkli
Rune Sæter
Semi-
Final 1
Anette Kristensen Elim
Anne Margrethe Lemicka
Helene Mølster
Lars Sigmund Løfsnæs
Lars Øivind Haugen
Mette Broback Arntsen
Petter Christian Bakke
Solvor Woll

Notes:

  • After the first liveshow, where Jeanette ended up in the bottom 2, she was disqualified for being underage.
  • Due to Jeanette being disqualified, Tone was given another chance to return.

Live show details[edit]

Heat 1 (14 February 2003)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Solvor Woll "Since You've Been Gone" () Eliminated
2 Mette Broback Arntsen "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Lars Øivind Haugen "You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You?)" (Tom Jones & Heather Small) Eliminated
4 Helene Mølster "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
5 Petter Christian Bakke "Feel" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
6 Anne Margreta Lemicka "All By Myself" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
7 Guro Dugstad "I'll Be There" (The Jackson 5) Advanced
8 Orji Okoroafor "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Chicago) Advanced
9 Anette Kristensen "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King) Eliminated
10 Lars Sigmund Løfsnes "Have Fun, Go Mad" (Blair) Eliminated

Heat 2 (21 February 2003)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Birgit Høva "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
2 Maurice Adams "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Eliminated
3 Mette Mari Leseth "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Elton John) Eliminated
4 Rune Sæter "I Wish" () Eliminated
5 Linn S. Andersen "Locked In/Doubts" (Linn S. Andersen) Advanced
6 Jonas Groth "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Eliminated
7 Merete Bjerkell "Yes" () Eliminated
8 Marte Maria Gjestrum "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Andy Williams) Eliminated
9 Gaute Ormåsen "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Ronan Keating) Advanced
10 Liv-Jorunn Håker Ottesen "Thank You for the Music" (ABBA) Eliminated

Heat 3 (28 February 2003)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Ane Launy "Have Fun, Go Mad" (Blair) Eliminated
2 Kristoffer Johannessen "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) Eliminated
3 Stina Eia "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
4 Cecilie Eikestad "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Etta James) Eliminated
5 Ronny Andre Klo "Feel" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
6 Maria Goncalves Braaten "Fighter" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
7 Tone Anette E. Elde "Wish" (Tone Anette E. Elde) Advanced
8 Esben Andre Holm "Walking in Memphis" (Marc Cohn) Eliminated
9 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
10 Adele Erichsen "I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia) Eliminated

Heat 4 (7 March 2003)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Silje Hagen "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
2 Anne Nymo Trulsen "The Right to Sing" (John Miles) Eliminated
3 Kurt Nilsen "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (U2) Advanced
4 Julie Overvik "Your Song" (Elton John) Eliminated
5 Stina Kordeng Andersen "Foolish Games" (Jewel) Eliminated
6 Christer Mørkved "This Time Around" () Eliminated
7 Francesca Strano "Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland) Eliminated
8 David Pedersen "With Arms Wide Open" (Creed) Advanced
9 Silje Vasvåg "Live On" () Eliminated
10 Heidi Solheim "Stop!" (Sam Brown) Eliminated

Heat 5 (14 March 2003)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Lars Pette Sauge "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Eliminated
2 Susanne Akerø "Unintended" (Muse) Eliminated
3 Espen Grjotheim "Time" (Espen Grjotheim) Advanced
4 Maria Johansen "Help Me" () Eliminated
5 Belinda Orten "Belinda" () Eliminated
6 Børge Rømma "Amazed" (Lonestar) Eliminated
7 Cathrine Bjørlo "Think" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
8 Jeanette Vik "I Don't Know" (Celine Dion) Advanced
9 Henning Stranden "The Max" () Eliminated
10 Sølvi Kobbeltvedt "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Eliminated

Live Show 1 (21 March 2003)[edit]

Theme: Your Idol

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Rebecca Ludvigsen "A Deeper Love" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
2 Orji Okoroafor "Maria Maria" (Santana) Safe
3 Tone Anette E. Elde "Anything About June" (Unni Wilhelmsen) Eliminated
4 Espen Grjotheim "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (U2) Safe
5 Linn S. Andersen "You Were Meant for Me" (Jewel) Bottom three
6 Kurt Nilsen "The Day After Tomorrow" (Saybia) Safe
7 Jeanette Vik "Think Twice" (Celine Dion) Bottom two
8 Gaute Ormåsen "I'm Your Angel" (R. Kelly & Celine Dion) Safe
9 Guro Dugstad "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) Safe
10 David Pedersen "Kryptonite" (3 Doors Down) Safe

Live Show 2 (28 March 2003)[edit]

Theme: Norwegian Songs

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
N/A Jeanette Vik N/A Disqualified
1 David Pedersen "Drømmedame" (Trang Fødsel) Safe
2 Linn S. Andersen "Alarmen gar" (Jan Eggum) Bottom three
3 Gaute Ormåsen "Jørgen Hattemaker" (Alf Prøysen) Safe
4 Guro Dugstad "Slaver av solen" (Seigmen) Eliminated
5 Espen Grgotheim "En natt forbi" (Jan Eggum) Bottom two
6 Kurt Nilsen "Skyfri himmel" (Bjørn Eidsvåg) Safe
7 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Mysteriet deg" (Bjørn Eidsvåg) Safe
8 Orji Okoroafor "Det vakreste som fins" (Jahn Teigen) Safe
9 Tone Anette E. Elde "Sommerfuggel i vinterland" (Halvdan Sivertsen) Safe

Live Show 3 (4 April 2003)[edit]

Theme: 1980s

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Gaute Ormåsen "Take On Me" (A-ha) Safe
2 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Down on the Street" (Shakatak) Bottom two
3 Orji Okoroafor "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Simply Red) Eliminated
4 Linn S. Andersen "He's Like the Wind" (Patrick Swayze) Bottom three
5 Kurt Nilsen "Hunting High and Low" (A-ha) Safe
6 David Pedersen "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Safe
7 Tone Anette E. Elde "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Safe
8 Espen Grjotheim "Notorious" (Duran Duran) Safe

Live Show 4 (11 April 2003)[edit]

Theme: Elton John

Order Artist Song Result
1 Espen Grjotheim "Your Song" Safe
2 Linn S. Andersen "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Eliminated
3 Kurt Nilsen "Candle in the Wind" Safe
4 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Bottom three
5 David Pedersen "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Safe
6 Tone Anette E. Elde "Sacrifice" Bottom two
7 Gaute Ormåsen "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Safe

Live Show 5 (25 April 2003)[edit]

Theme: Disco

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 David Pedersen "Play That Funky Music" (Wild Cherry) Safe
2 Rebecca Ludvigsen "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge) Bottom three
3 Espen Grjotheim "Relight My Fire" (Dan Hartman) Bottom two
4 Gaute Ormåsen "Blame It on the Boogie" (The Jacksons) Safe
5 Tone Anette E. Elde "Upside Down" (Diana Ross) Eliminated
6 Kurt Nilsen "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" (Barry White) Safe

Live Show 6 (2 May 2003)[edit]

Theme: Big Band

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Espen Grjotheim "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
2 Gaute Ormåsen "My Way" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
3 Kurt Nilsen "Fly Me to the Moon" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
4 Rebecca Ludvigsen "This Can't Be Love" (Natalie Cole) Safe
5 David Pedersen "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" (Dean Martin) Bottom two

Live Show 7 (9 May 2003)[edit]

Theme: Top 20 Hits

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Result
1 Kurt Nilsen "Beautiful Day" (U2) "Perfect Day" (Lou Reed) Safe
2 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Don't Speak" (No Doubt) "Unforgivable Sinner" (Lene Marlin) Eliminated
3 Gaute Ormåsen "Believe" (Cher) "Love Is All Around" (Wet Wet Wet) Safe
4 David Pedersen "Lemon Tree" (Fools Garden) "Velvet" (Savoy) Bottom two

Live Show 8: Semi-final (16 May 2003)[edit]

Theme: Judge's Choice

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Result
1 David Pedersen "Wherever You Will Go" (The Calling) "Dancing in the Moonlight" (Toploader) Eliminated
2 Kurt Nilsen "One" (U2) "Livin' la Vida Loca" (Ricky Martin) Safe
3 Gaute Ormåsen "When Susannah Cries" (Espen Lind) "Life Is a Rollercoaster" (Ronan Keating) Safe

Live final (23 May 2003)[edit]

Order Artist First song Second song Third song Result
1 Kurt Nilsen "Wedding's Off" "The Day After Tomorrow" "She's So High" Winner
2 Gaute Ormåsen "Longest Goodbye" "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" "She's So High" Runner-up

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