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Kurt Nilsen


Norwegian country singer who received Pop Idol and World Idol and released his debut studio room album We in 2003 accompanied by An integral part of Me in 2004. He was raised in Bergen, Norway. He includes a guitar-shaped hill hut in Hardangervidda, Norway. He was within an eleven yr romantic relationship with Kristine Jacobsen with whom he previously two kids with. He previously his third kid along with his fiancee Kristin in 2006 plus they wedded that same yr. The couple break up in 2013. He sang “IF YOU ARE Eliminated” with Spice Woman Melanie Jayne Chisholm.

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Full Name Kurt Nilsen
Date Of Birth September 29, 1978
Place Of Birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.65 m
Profession Country Singer
Nationality Norwegian
Spouse Kristin Halvorsen
Children Marte Nilsen, Lucas Nilsen, Erik Nilsen
Parents Eli Gunn Storetvedt, Knut Nilsen
Siblings Trine Nilsen, Sigrid Nilsen, Jerry Nilsen
Music Groups Fenrik Lane
TV Shows World Idol
Star Sign Libra

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1He and the second winner of Norwegian Idol, Kjartan Salvesen are left-handed. Both are also expecting babies at the start of 2006 with their girlfriends.
2Left his band Fenrik Lane
3Broke up with girlfriend since 1994, Kristine Jacobsen. They were never married, but they had two children together. (January 2005)
4On January 17th 2004 he and his fiancé suffered minor neck injuries when a car they were sitting in was involved in a chain collision in Sandviken, Norway.
5After winning World Idol he flew home to the seaside city of Bergen (Norway). There he was greeted at the airport by thousands of hysterical fans, a marching band, the city's mayor and other assorted dignitaries. Later that same day he was congratulated via phone by Norway's Prime Minister.
6After he performed U2's "Beautiful Day" on "World Idol" the Australian judge, Ian Dickson, told him: "You're one hell of a marketing challenge because you've got the voice of an angel but you look like a Hobbit. If we were looking for Middle Earth Idol I think you'd be an absolutely hands-down winner. But for World Idol I think it's going to be really tricky. What I saw was terrific." Pete Waterman, the British judge, said: "You gave us a superb performance." The dreaded Simon Cowell said: "If this competition was on radio rather than on TV you'd walk it. We've allowed a lot of ugly people to become recording artists. Under normal circumstances you'd never get a recording contract." But then he added: "You have an astonishingly good voice. I think you could be the dark horse to win this!"
7Despite driving a car in the music video for his hit song "She's So High" he, as of January 2004, doesn't have a driver's licence in real life.
8Works as a plumber.
9Is the vocalist in a band called Fenrik Lane.
10Has two sisters called Trine and Sigrid.
11Has two children with Jacobsen: Marte (born 1996) and Erik (born 2000).
12Won "World Idol", a competition between the whole world's winners of their version of the popular TV show, "Pop Idol".
13Worked as a trained plumber when he auditioned on Norwegian Idol and ended up winning the whole show.
14Worked as a plumber when he entered Norwegian Idol contest.
15Was the lead singer in the band "Fenrik Lane" until 2005.
16His first single "She's so high" went straight to no. 1 in Norway and stayed there for 9 weeks.
17He plays many musical instruments including guitar, drums, violin and flute.
18Enjoys fishing.



Skam2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
IdolTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003TV Series performer - 10 episodes



Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003TV SeriesWINNER (2003)



Skavlan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Lindmo2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Spellemann 20112012TV MovieHimself
I kveld med YLVIS2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sommertid2009TV SeriesHimself
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Finalist
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Spellemann 20062007TV SpecialPerformer
Først & sist2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
The Dome2004TV SeriesHimself
Nordic Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHimself - Award Winner (Best Norwegian Debut / Best Norwegian Artist)
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
Idol2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pulse2004TV Series documentaryHimself
World Idol2003TV MovieHimself - Winner: Norway
God kveld Norge2003TV SeriesHimself

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1I can't imagine what it feels like for Simon to get up every morning, knowing he has to criticize people for publicity. He doesn't care about anyone else as long as he gets all the attention. [on American Idol-judge Simon Cowell]

1Plays the guitar upside-down
2Big gap between his front teeth

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