Its always good to reflect on previous Eurovision hopefuls, who may not win - yet can still leave a long standing impression. The hosts of Eurovision 2010- Norway, for the second year running brought us - one of the cutest guys to grace the Eurovision stage + this time one amazing opera vocalist.
Didrik Solli-Tangen sang last year's 'My Heart is yours' wrote by Fredrik Kempe who normally writes pop-stompers alone, this time Fredrik joined forces with Hanne Sorvaag ( who sang/wrote 'You're like melody' in MGP 2011 ) however on the Eurovision final night in Oslo Didrik & other Eurovision fan-favourite Iceland's Hera Bjork. Somehow both singers did not pull in the votes required, finishing in 19th & 20th place. Both gave winning performances, and have not been forgotten one year later. Check out this interview from last year when Didrik was fixing his car! ( an english transcript available)
Didrik did show a profession response to his disapointing result, and just recently has brought out - a debut pop album called 'Guilty Pleasures' this has turned out to be one of the best follow-up Euro albums of 2010. Normally an opera performer, this was Didrik's first venture into mainstream pop- Just check out 'cold words' and 'You' plus the lead- single 'Best Kept secret' that he certainly is...thanks Norway
Didrik's journey began in MGP in Grenland Semi-final 2010