Kjartan Salvesen

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Kjartan Salvesen
Born (1976-10-17) 17 October 1976 (age 42)

Kjartan Salvesen (born 17 October 1976 in Sandnes) is the winner of the second season of Norwegian version of Idol by 840.000 votes, the highest number for any participant on the show. His single "Standing Tall" sold 5 times platinum, making it the most sold single of all time in Norway. He later released a self-titled album that sold platinum. He is also known to be a big fan of Viking FK and appeared in a performance on the opening of Viking Stadion.

He has also played in the highest Norwegian league in floorball.[1]

Idol Performances[edit]

Audition: "Unwell" by matchbox twenty
Top 50: "Unwell" by matchbox twenty
Top 11: "Sexed Up" by Robbie Williams
Top 9: "Bare I Nått"
Top 8: "Blame It On The Boogie" by Jackson 5
Top 7: "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
Top 6: "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" by U2
Top 5: "The Lady Is A Tramp"
Top 4: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
Top 4: "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
Top 3: "Angels" by Robbie Williams
Top 3: "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors
Finale: "Unwell" by matchbox twenty
Finale: "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" by Elton John
Finale: "Standing Tall"


  • KS EP (2003)
  • Idol 2004: De Elleve Finalistene (2004)
  • Kjartan Salvesen (2004)
  • Then Silence (2007)


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Preceded by
Kurt Nilsen
Idol (Norway) winner
Season 2 (2004)
Succeeded by
Jorun Stiansen