Idol (Norway season 5)

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Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne
Season 5
Broadcast from September 07 – December 21, 2007
Judges Jan Fredrik Karlsen
Asbjørn Slettemark
Benedicte Adrian
Mariann Thomassen
Host(s) Marte Stokstad
Kyrre Holm Johannessen
Broadcaster TV 2
Finals venue Oslo Spektrum
Glenn Lyse
Origin Stavanger, Norway
Song "Days Go By"
Genre(s) Rock, folk
Bjørn Johan Muri

Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne 2007 was the fifth season of Idol Norway based on the British singing competition Pop Idol. In difference to other seasons it was aired in the second half of the year running from September to December 2007.
After a two-year absence Jan Fredrik Karlsen returned to the judging panel as the foreperson. He was joined by Asbjørn Slettemark, Benedicte Adrian and Mariann Thomassen. Also the two hosts were new to the show in person of Marte Stokstad and Kyrre Holm Johannessen.
The Age limit to audition was raised from 28 to 35. Eventual winner Glenn Lyse profited from that rule as he was 33 at the time of his win which also made him the oldest winner of the Idol series worldwide.[1] Lyse beat Bjørn Johan Muri, who was half his age (17), at the final with 56%. However in a long run the runner-up once again proved to be more successful: In 2010, Muri took part in the Norwegian qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, with the song "Yes Man". Here he qualified for the final, where he finished fourth overall. Despite that, the single still became a #1 hit in Norway.



(ages stated at time of contest)

Contestant Age Hometown Voted Off Liveshow Theme
Glenn Lyse 34 Stavanger Winner Grand Finale
Bjørn Johan Muri 17 Ålesund December 21, 2007
Kim Rune Hagen 17 Heddal December 14, 2007 Judge's choice
Åste Hunnes Sem 33 Heddal December 07, 2007 Christmas / Duets
Timian Ripnes Naastad 16 Kristiansund November 30, 2007 Big Band
Linda Steen 17 Porsgrunn November 23, 2007 Country / Unplugged
Linnea Dale 16 Tinn November 15, 2007 A-Ha
Marius Barhaugen 21 Årnes November 9, 2007 Dedicated to
Isabella Leroy 24 Tønsberg November 2, 2007 Disco Fever
Anne Riyah Roalkvam 19 Stavanger October 26, 2007 Contestant's choice

Elimination chart[edit]

Did Not Perform Female Male Top 24 Wild Card Top 10 Winner
Safe Bottom 3 Bottom 2 Eliminated
Stage: Semi Wild
Week: 10/05 10/10 10/12 10/17 10/19 10/26 11/02 11/09 11/15 11/23 11/30 12/07 12/14 12/21
Place Contestant Result
1 Glenn Lyse 2nd Btm 3 Winner
2 Bjørn Johan Muri 22% Btm 2 Runner-Up
3 Kim Rune Hagen 35% Btm 2 Elim
4 Åste Hunnes Sem Elim 44% Btm 3 Elim
5 Timian Naastad 1st Btm 2 Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
6 Linda Steen 44% Btm 3 Btm 2 Elim
7 Linnea Dale Elim 2nd Btm 3 Elim
8 Marius Barhaugen 2nd Btm 2 Elim
9 Isabella Leroy 35% Elim
10 Anne Roelkvam 22% Elim
Anne Lene Nordbø Elim Elim
Anne Sophie Andresen Elim
Lisa Johnsen Scheldrup Elim
Sindre Dybvikstrand Elim
Final 4
Christian Knutli Elim
Marita Gjelten Jensen
Miriam Mercedes
Nanna Wanjera Christensen
Final 3
Ingunn Jaabæk Elim
Martin Jæger
Semi 2 Morten Remberg Elim
Final 1
Bent Andreas Lundby Elim
Lene Sæther
Thomas Gregersen

Live show details[edit]

Heat 1 (5 October 2007)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Lene Sæter "The Closest Thing to Crazy" (Katie Melua) Eliminated
2 Thomas Gregersen "Follow Through" (Gavin DeGraw) Eliminated
3 Bent Andreas Lundby "Desperado" (Eagles) Eliminated
4 Anne Lene Nordbø "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) Eliminated
5 Bjørn-Johan Muri "Angels" (Robbie Williams) Advanced
6 Isabella Leroy "My Heart Still Moves" (Isabella Leroy) Advanced
  • Isabella Leroy and Bjørn Johan Muri advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • Anne Lene Nordbø returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 2 (10 October 2007)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anne-Sophie Endresen "Listen" (Beyoncé Knowles) Eliminated
2 Glenn Lyse "Crazy" (Gnarls Barkley) Advanced
3 Morten Remberg "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Eliminated
4 Linnea Dale "What Do I Know About Love" (Linnea Dale) Eliminated
5 Lisa J. Schjelderup "Hurt" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
6 Timian Naastad "Wakeup Call" (Timian Naastad) Advanced
  • Timian Naastad and Glenn Lyse advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • Anne Sophie Andresen, Linnea Dale and Lisa J. Schjelderup returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 3 (12 October 2007)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Åste Hunnes Sem "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Bonnie Raitt) Eliminated
2 Sindre Dybvikstrand "I'm Yours" (Jason Mraz) Eliminated
3 Ingunn Jaabæk "Because of You" (Kelly Clarkson) Eliminated
4 Martin Jæger "Here Without You" (3 Doors Down) Eliminated
5 Anne Roalkvam "Soulmate" (Natasha Bedingfield) Eliminated
6 Kim Rune Hagen "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson) Advanced
  • Kim Rune Hagen and Anne Roalkvam advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • Åste Hunnes Sem and Sindre Dybvikstrand returned for a second chance at the top 10 in the Wildcard Round.

Heat 4 (17 October 2007)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Miriam Mercedes "Brazen (Weep)" (Skunk Anansie) Eliminated
2 Christian Knutli "This Love" (Maroon 5) Eliminated
3 Marita Jensen "Black Velvet" (Alannah Myles) Eliminated
4 Marius Barhaugen "Chariot" (Gavin DeGraw) Advanced
5 Nanna Wanjera Christensen "How Will I Know" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
6 Linda Steen "A Woman's Worth" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
  • Linda Steen and Marius Barhaugen advanced to the top 10 of the competition. The other 4 contestants were eliminated.
  • None of the contestants from this round made it into the Wildcard Round, making it the only group to not be represented at that stage.

Wildcard round (19 October 2007)[edit]

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Sindre Dybvikstrand "Manhattan Skyline" (A-ha) Eliminated
2 Anne Lene Nordbø "Shackles (Praise You)" (Mary Mary) Eliminated
3 Anne-Sophie Endresen "Alone" (Heart) Eliminated
4 Linnea Dale "Yellow" (Coldplay) Advanced
5 Lisa J. Schjelderup "Who Knew" (Pink) Eliminated
6 Åste Hunnes Sem "Survivor" (Destiny's Child) Advanced
  • Åste Hunnes Sem and Linnea Dale received the highest number of votes, and completed the top 10.

Live Show 1 (26 October 2007)[edit]

Theme: Contestant's Choice

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Anne Roalkvam "Sir Duke" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
2 Timian Naastad "Yesterday" (The Beatles) Safe
3 Glenn Lyse "Here I Go Again" (Whitesnake) Safe
4 Linnea Dale "Both Sides, Now" (Joni Mitchell) Safe
5 Marius Barhaugen "Don't Dream It's Over" (Crowded House) Safe
6 Åste Hunnes Sem "Saving All My Love for You" (Whitney Houston) Safe
7 Isabella Leroy "You Oughta Know" (Alanis Morissette) Safe
8 Bjørn Johan Muri "Everything" (Michael Bublé) Safe
9 Kim Rune Hagen "Burnin'" (Cue) Safe
10 Linda Steen "Underneath Your Clothes" (Shakira) Safe

Live Show 2 (2 November 2007)[edit]

Theme: Disco Fever

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Glenn Lyse "Stayin' Alive" (Bee Gees) Safe
2 Marius Barhaugen "Celebration" (Kool & the Gang) Bottom two
3 Linnea Dale "Murder on the Dancefloor" (Sophie Ellis-Bextor) Safe
4 Linda Steen "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (Irene Cara) Bottom three
5 Bjørn Johan Muri "Sex Bomb" (Tom Jones) Safe
6 Isabella Leroy "Rock with You" (Michael Jackson) Eliminated
7 Kim Rune Hagen "I Was Made for Lovin' You" (Kiss) Safe
8 Timian Naastad "September" (Earth, Wind & Fire) Safe
9 Åste Hunnes Sem "Blame It on the Boogie" (The Jacksons) Safe

Live Show 3 (9 November 2007)[edit]

Theme: Dedicated to

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Marius Barhaugen "Fly Away" (Lenny Kravitz) Eliminated
2 Åste Hunnes Sem "Calling You" (Jevetta Steele) Safe
3 Linnea Dale "So Alive" (Ryan Adams) Bottom three
4 Kim Rune Hagen "Livin' on a Prayer" (Bon Jovi) Safe
5 Timian Naastad "Beauty of My Mind" (Timian Naastad) Bottom two
6 Glenn Lyse "You Know My Name" (Chris Cornell) Safe
7 Linda Steen "Don't Speak" (No Doubt) Safe
8 Bjørn Johan Muri "New Shoes" (Paolo Nutini) Safe

Live Show 4 (16 November 2007)[edit]

Theme: A-ha

Order Artist Song Result
1 Kim Rune Hagen "Summer Moved On" Safe
2 Timian Naastad "Crying in the Rain" Bottom three
3 Åste Hunnes Sem "Hunting High and Low" Safe
4 Bjørn Johan Muri "Birthright" Safe
5 Linnea Dale "Velvet" Eliminated
6 Linda Steen "Stay on These Roads" Bottom two
7 Glenn Lyse "The Sun Always Shines on T.V." Safe

Live Show 5 (23 November 2007)[edit]

Theme: Country/Unplugged

Order Artist Song Result
1 Linda Steen "Let It Rain" (Amanda Marshall) Eliminated
2 Bjørn Johan Muri "Somebody Like You" (Keith Urban) Safe
3 Timian Naastad "When You Say Nothing at All" (Ronan Keating) Bottom two
4 Glenn Lyse "Man of Constant Sorrow" (Dick Burnett) Safe
5 Åste Hunnes Sem "Always on My Mind" (Willie Nelson) Bottom three
6 Kim Rune Hagen "Ei krasafaren steinbu" (Hellbillies) Safe

Live Show 6 (30 November 2007)[edit]

Theme: Big Band

Order Artist Song Result
1 Glenn Lyse "Wonderwall" (Oasis) Bottom three
2 Åste Hunnes Sem "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (Jennifer Holliday) Safe
3 Kim Rune Hagen "Moondance" (Van Morrison) Bottom two
4 Timian Naastad "Fly Me to the Moon" (Frank Sinatra) Eliminated
5 Bjørn Johan Muri "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Frank Sinatra) Safe

Live Show 7 (7 December 2007)[edit]

Theme: Christmas Songs & Duets

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Åste Hunnes Sem "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
2 Kim Rune Hagen "O helga natt" (Various artists) Safe
3 Bjørn Johan Muri "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Dean Martin) Bottom two
4 Glenn Lyse "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" (U2) Safe
5 Åste Hunnes Sem & Glenn Lyse "Help!" (The Beatles) N/A
6 Kim Rune Hagen & Bjørn Johan Muri "Kids" (Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue) N/A

Live Show 8: Semi-final (14 December 2007)[edit]

Theme: Judge's Choice

Order Artist First song (original artists) Second song Result
1 Glenn Lyse "Dancing in the Dark" (Bruce Springsteen) "Cries Like a Baby" (The September When) Safe
2 Kim Rune Hagen "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding) "Patience" (Guns N' Roses) Eliminated
3 Bjørn Johan Muri "Used to Love U" (John Legend) "True Colors" (Phil Collins) Safe

Live final (21 December 2007)[edit]

Order Artist First song Second song Third song Result
1 Bjørn Johan Muri "In My Place" "New Shoes" "Days Go By" Runner-up
2 Glenn Lyse "Purple Rain" "Here I Go Again" "Days Go By" Winner


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