Kurt Nilsen

Kurt Nilsen

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Kurt Nilsen (Foto: BMG)
Kurt Nilsen, norsk pop-vokalist, født 29. september 1978. Bor i Ytre Arna i Bergen.
Kurt Nilsen ble stjerne etter vårsatsingen Idol på TV2. Konseptet lot dommere og publikum stemme fram den beste pop-stjernen fra tusenvis av påmeldte.
Premien var utgivelse av en singelinnspilling. Få personer hadde forutsett den enorme oppmerksomheten og suksessen Idol-artistene ble til del i Norge, selv om rapportene fra utlandet fortalte om landeplager.
 

 

 

Breed

Breed ble dannet i 1997 av Kurt Nilsen, Knut Glesnes, Anders Isaksen og Christer Unneland. I oktober 1998 spilte bandet live for første gang, og vant samtidig Åsane Rock. Førstepremien i konkurransen ble til singelen ”Shoe”.

IDOL-konseptet

Produsent og Idol-dommer Ole Evenrud produserte og spilte inn ”She’s So High” med Kurt. Den svært radiovennlige låta ble opprinnelig framført av canadiske Tal Bachman i 1998, men oppnådde langt mer suksess i ny utgave.

50.000 tilskuere

Noen uker tidligere sang Kurt foran 50.000 på Rådhusplassen i anledning NRKs Topp20-show. ”She’s So High” har satt Norgesrekord med over 100.000 solgte singler. ”All You Have To Offer” var Kurts andre solosingel.

Vant World Idol

I desember 2003 deltok Kurt Nilsen i verdensfinalen av Idol, World Idol, i London. Den amerikanske vinneren Kelly Clarkson hadde på forhånd Kurt som sin favoritt.

My Street

I september 2004 kom første smakebit på oppfølgeren ”A Part of Me”. Singelen ”My Street” var en rolig ballade som NRK P1 A-listet utover høsten.

Nilsen har også gitt ut singlene «She’s So High» (2003) og «My Street» (2004). Disse ble kåret til henholdsvis årets låt under Spellemannprisen 2003 og årets hit under Spellemannprisen 2004. Han synger Ryans Adams «When The Stars Go Blue» som duett med Venke Knutson på hennes album Places I Have Been (2005), og har et låtbidrag på Gods Of Thunder – A Norwegian Tribute To Kiss (2005).

I 2006 har han turnert og opptrådt sammen med Espen Lind, Alejandro Fuentes og Askil Holm. Sammen har de laget samlealbumet Hallelujah – Live, som består av forskjellige coverlåter. Gutta blir populært kalt: «De nye gitarkameratene» i det norske nyhetsbildet. Sammen vant de klassen årets hit for Leonard Cohen-sangen «Hallelujah» under Spellemannprisen 2006. Det er tredje gang i løpet av fire år Kurt Nilsen vinner denne klassen. Kurt var også nominert for Årets hit med «Push Push» under Spellemannprisen 2007.

og her

Albumet ”A Part of Me” fikk blandet mottagelse i pressen, risen var at produktet var av det ”hverdagslige” slaget. Kurt Nilsen hadde skrevet alle låtene selv og Jørn Dahl & Hans Olav Grøttheim (Lene Marlin) var produsenter. Blant gjestemusikerne var gitaristene Askil Holm og Lars Håvard Haugen (Hellbillies).

Kåringen ble direktesendt 1. januar 2004 til rekordtall for TV2. Sendingen ble sett av 1,4 millioner og 100 millioner på verdensbasis. Kurt Nilsen vant Verdens-Idol klart foran Kelly Clarkson og deltakere fra alle fem verdensdeler.

 

Albumet «I» kom i begynnelsen av september. Ole Evenrud produserte settet som mottok middelmådige kritikker, men la seg på toppen av hit-listen og solgte godt over platina-status (40.000).

I løpet av julemåneden ble Kurt nevnt som en av artistene som tjente mest på at PR-kampanjer på TV brukte grossist-salg framfor butikk-salg som salgsargument. Mange hevdet at det finnes tusenvis av usolgte Kurt-plater i norske platebutikker og kan dermed ikke regnes som popularitetsbevis i TV-reklame.

 

BMGs platedirektør og Idol-dommer Lena Midtveit ga ut singelen som gikk rett til førsteplass på VG Lista Topp 20 og holdt seg på toppen i 8 uker.

Manager og Idol-dommer Jan Fredrik Karlsen planla den omfattende Idol-turneen som slo alle rekorder. Avslutningskonserten i Tusenfryd ble sett av 11.000.

 

I februar 2002 skiftet Breed navn til Fenrik Lane og i april kom EPen ”Come Down Here”. I kjølvannet av Kurt Nilsens suksess på TV-skjermen et år senere debuterte EPen på VG-lista Topp 20. EPen klatret helt til andreplass, kun slått av Kurts egen singel ”She’s So High”.

Den jordnære bergensmannen med den utradisjonelle pop-imagen vant Idol-konkurransen med klar margin. Det ukentlige TV-programmet hadde stor nedslagskraft og ga Fenrik Lane uventet suksess.

 Mitt lille land

 

Dance with me
-Crazy Crazy Nights
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights
People try to take my soul away
But I dont hear the rap that they all say
They try to tell us we don’t belong
That’s alright, we’re millions strong
This is my music, it makes me proud
This is my people, these are my crowd
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights
Sometimes days are so hard to survive
Million ways to bury you alive
The sun goes down like a bad bad dream
You’re wound up tight gotta let off steam
They say they can break you again and again
If life is a radio, turn it up to ten
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights(yeah)
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights(nights)
These are crazy crazy crazy crazy nights
They try to tell us we don’t belong
That’s alright, we’re millions strong
This is my people,
you are my crowd,
this is our music,
and I love it loud
These are crazy crazy, crazy, crazy nights(yeah)
These are crazy crazy, crazy, crazy nights
These are crazy nights These are crazy nights
One love (u2)
Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you
Now you got someone to blame

You say
One love
One life
When its one need
In the night
Its one love
We get to share it
It leaves you baby
If you dont care for it

Did I disappoint you?
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth?
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well its too late
Tonight
To drag tha past out
Into the light
Were one
But were not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other
One

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come tor raise the dead
Havew you come here to play jesus
To the lepers in your head
Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now its all I got
Were one
But were not the same
We hurt each other
Then we do it again

You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I cant be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should

One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers

One life
But were not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other

One

One.

Melanie C & Kurt Nilsen – When You’re Gone
Push push
You have been so good for me
I will change my ways for you
You can call and I’ll come running
You know my feelings are warm and true
Got me wrapped around your finger
I’d surrender it all to you
You’ve got the power,
I’ve got the need
I hate to say it,
I’m down on my knees
So don’t YOU!
(Chorus) Push Push,
You break me in your stride
Push Push,
Don’t cut me down,
decides push Push,
Please don’t roll the dice
Push Push Push Push
I’ll be the angel,
I’ll be the saint
I’ll even walk a thin line for you
You pull my strings
I feel the strain
Cut me loose,
I will break the chain
(Chorus) Push Push,
You break me in your stride
Push Push,
Don’t cut me down,
decides push Push,
Please don’t roll the dice
Push Push,
Know I’m on your side
Sometimes I’ll let you stay away
To reel my own
I brace myself to meet your needs
Thought I’m still on your side.
Push push…
Baby Don’t You!
(Chorus) Push Push,
You break me in your stride
Push Push,
Don’t cut me down,
decides push Push,
Please don’t roll the dice
Push Push,
You know I’m on your side
Push Push,
You break me in your stride
Push Push,
Don’t cut me down,
decides push Push,
Please don’t roll the dice
Push Push,
You know I’m on your side
Push Push
My street
Never easy
Hmm hmm

Verse 1
Don’t mind if you treat me bad again, I don’t care anymore
Life’s too short to make trouble out of small things
It is better this way, I’m sort of laid back today
Close my ears when words come flying out, I’ve heard them all before
With just a lot of hope flushing down the drain, it is better this way
I am going away

Chorus
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It’s never easy this way, it’s never easy this way

Verse 2
My palms are sweating, I’m barely aware, what I’m turning down
This awful life that is what I’ve been told think it’s better this way
I will regret it one day

Chorus
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It’s never easy this way, it’s never easy this way

Verse 3
Talk too me, throw the ball back
I’ve been here before there is no turning back
Talk to me just tell it like it is
Just two afraid souls, going at each other, at each other
We’re at the crossroad going separate ways, time to say it as it is
And if we bump into each other one day we’ll be better then
Maybe we can start all over again
Yeahhh

Chorus
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It’s never easy this way, its never easy this way
I tried and then some more
Instead of dragging the both of us down
Divide separate ways
It’s never easy this way, it’s never easy this way

Josh Groban Tribute

 

HALLELUJAH

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

beautiful day

The heart is a bloom

Shoots up through the stony ground

But there’s no room

No space to rent in this town

You’re out of luck

And the reason that you had to care

The traffic is stuck

And you’re not moving anywhere

You thought you’d found a friend to take you out of this place

Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace

It’s a beautiful day,

the sky falls

You feel like it’s a beautiful day

Don’t let it get away

You’re on the road

But you’ve got no destination

You’re in the mud

In the maze of her imagination

You love this town

Even if it doesn’t ring true

You’ve been all over

And it’s been all over you

It’s a beautiful day

Don’t let it get away

It’s a beautiful day

Touch me

Take me to that other place

Teach me I know I’m not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue

See China right in front of you

See the canyons broken by clouds

See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out

See the bedouins fires at night see the oil fields at first sight

See the bird with a leaf in her mouth

After the flood all the colours came out

It was a beautiful day

Don’t let it get away

Touch me

Take me to that other place

Reach me I know

I’m not a hopeless case

What you don’t have you don’t need it now

What you don’t know you can feel it somehow

What you don`t have you don’t need it now

You don’t need it now, you don’t need it now

It’s a Beautiful day!!

– Lost Highway

Venke Knutson and Kurt Nilsen – When the Stars Go Blue

«When The Stars Go Blue»
(feat. Bethany Joy Lenz)
Dancin’ where the stars go blue
Dancin’ where the evening fell
Dancin’ in my wooden shoes
In a wedding gown
Dancin’ out on 7th street
Dancin’ through the underground
Dancin’ little marionette
Are you happy now?
Where do you go when you’re lonely
Where do you go when you’re blue
Where do you go when you’re lonely
I’ll follow you
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue

Laughing with your pretty mouth
Laughing with your broken eyes
Laughing with your lover’s tongue
In a lullaby

[x2]
Where do you go when you’re lonely
Where do you go when you’re blue
Where do you go when you’re lonely
I’ll follow you
When the stars go blue
The stars go blue, stars go blue

Follow you
Follow you

When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue
When the stars go blue

Where do you go when you’re lonely?
Where do you go when the stars go blue?

 

 

 

She so high

She’s blood, flesh, and bone. No tucks or silicone
She’s touch, smell, sight, taste and sound.
But somehow I can’t believe that anything should happen
I know where I belong and nothing’s gonna happen

Cause, She’s so high, high above me. She’s so lovely
She’s so high, like Cleopatra, Joan of Ark or Aphrodite
Too-too-too….
She’s so high, high above me

First class and fancy free, she’s high society
She’s got the best of everything
What could a guy like me ever really offer?
She’s perfect as she can be, why should I even bother, a-hah…

[Repeat chorus]
[solo *]

She comes to speak to me, I freeze immediately
Cause what she says sounds so unreal
Cause somehow I can’t believe that anything should happen
I know where I belong and nothings gonna happen

[Repeat chorus]

stop and stare walking down the road again for the better,

some peace jamming with my life

so everybody can hear that I live on the street

on my street yeah,

on my street

see the old guy with the broom in his hand

cleaning up what’s left the cavalerie

with my bad boys once again well,

I feel so complete on my street calling my street

I will always be right here

I will always be right here yeah..

I will always be right here here

on my street

calling my street fell in love

for the first time in my life

here on this bench said to myself

I would always find the time then she moved away

from my street yeah,

on my street I will always be right here yeah..

I will always be right here

I will always be right here

here on my street

ooooh..ooooh..

many years have gone

I glance back to see growing up

here was good many people say

that don’t you ever forget it try to come back soon

I will always be right here

I will always be right here yeah..

I will always be right here here

on my street calling my street

stop and stare

walking down the road again

for the better, some peace

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