Nora Foss al-Jabri

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Nora Foss al-Jabri
Nora Foss Al-Jabri 2009 04 19 C.jpg
Nora Al-Jabri in 2009
Background information
Birth name Nora Foss Al-Jabri
Born (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 21)
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) singer
Years active 2007 – present

Nora Foss al-Jabri (Arabic: نورا فوز الجابري ‎‎) (born January 29, 1996 in Gjøvik, Norway[1]) is an Norwegian singer.


She was born to an Iraqi father and an ethnic Norwegian mother. She started singing when she was eight years old and took singing lessons regularly.

She became known in Norway because of her version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". At first it got some radio play but the big success came after her sister posted a video in a singing contest on the Norwegian video site "snutter10".[2][3] The video became popular, getting her more attention. She has since appeared on numerous television shows and concerts.[1]

She also sang three songs on Norwegian children's music band Lyriaka's album called Lyriaka i jungelen.[4]

In Norske Talenter (2008)[edit]

She participated in the talent show Norske Talenter in 2008. After she sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", the judges described her as talented and technically skilled singer, who sounded older than her age. She finished third in the competition.[3][5]

As a result, on May 18, 2009, Nora was featured on Oprah Winfrey's "World's Most Talented Kids" Finale Episode. She sang "Over the Rainbow".

In Melodi Grand Prix (2012)[edit]

She took part in 2012 Melodi Grand Prix in a bid to represent Norway in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with the song "Somewhere Beautiful", and has reached the Top Four finals.



  • 2011: Nora Foss al-Jabri [1]


  • 2012: "Somewhere Beautiful"


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