GREECE – Last month, broadcaster ERT revealed the names of 5 artists in the running to represent the Hellenic Republic in Italy next May were: Amanda Tenfjord, Good Job Nicky, Joanna Drigo, Ilias Kozas and Lou Is.
The 24-year-old was born in Greece and later moved with her family to Norway, settling in… you guessed it… Tenfjord (the inspiration for her stage name).
Her first album, First Impression, received excellent reviews in the music press, and the song Then I Fell In Love, from album two, remained in Norway’s official Top 10 chart for over 20 weeks.
In 2020, Netflix included Amanda’s song Troubled Water in the TV series Spinning Out.
Besides her artistic journey, Amanda is currently studying medicine and doing her placement in a hospital for COVID-19 patients.
The song Amanda will be performing in Turin will be revealed at a later date (from a total of forty songs that were considered by the broadcaster).
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Amanda Tenfjord is a hotly-tipped breath of fresh pop air; a half-Greek, half-Norwegian artist based in Trondheim, Norway. For a while now, Amanda has been causing a splash over in her native Norway with her infectious pop. She had an impressive year in 2019, playing a full Norwegian Arena Tour with Highasakite (including a sold-out show at Oslo’s Spektrum) and an extensive festival season where she wowed with her energetic live show at last year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton, as well as performing Palmesus, Trollrock, Iceland Airwaves, Eurosonic, JaJaJa in London and Berlin, and by:Larm.
Amanda Tenfjord says
“I’m a little shocked. I am very happy, very excited and I want to say a huge thank you to ERT for choosing me. I will do everything I can to make you all proud. I found out half an hour ago. I called my mom and dad, I got my grandmother on the phone in Giannina but she is sleeping.
I’m in Norway, in Trondheim where I live and study. Tenfjord is where I lived when I was little and where my dad and mom live. I can not say much about my song, but I really like it. I wrote it myself with my friend Bjorn, who is a pianist. Now you have to wait to hear it.
I would like to come to Athens now, but I’m a little sick. I think I will come after Christmas. “Kill The Lonely” is a feature of the music I like and advocate. I was born in Greece and we left for Norway when I was 3 years old.”