An artist’s revenge

You might remember Kurt Nilsen who won the World Idol in 2004, the former plumber who surprised the whole world. Hes had his ups and downs and earlier this winter one of our newspapers, VG, slaughtered his new Christmas album. VG is in charge of the largest top 10 chart list in Norway. Heres the review (in Norway media gives dice counts as grade)


Faksimile: VG 14.12.2010

It says; “Kurt Nilsen’s voice is not like the potato. It shouldn’t be used for everything. One of the genres its not fitting, is the “crooning” type that influences half the album “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”. And they gave him a 2 of 6.

Tonight VG has written an article that says “The record autumn’s tops and flops” and Kurt Nilsen’s album is the second best selling album in Norway! Now that is a sweet revenge if you ask me. 🙂

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

1 Response

  1. aptuned says:

    Newspapers tend to be hard on people like this who came out of no where and won something special – especially a talent content like singing. Who else if not for the media would stir the pot to make even more news 🙂

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