Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Aleksander Walmann: "Talk to the hand" is a song about believing in yourself and having faith in your own decisions

Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad/NRK
2 days ago I posted our interview with JOWST and today is Aleksander's turn (Yes, TTTH is one of my fav songs in MGP 18), here are his answers:
Name: Aleksander Walmann Åsgården
Birthday: 12.01.86
Height: 1,86
Favorite color: Burgundy and beige
Favorite food: Taco
Where are you right now? In bed
3 things that make you happy: Family, music and friends
What’s your strangest talent? I can click with my eye.
What are you really good at? Drifting a car
What are you really bad at? Chess
Childhood idol: Justin Timberlake and My uncle
Childhood memory: My first kiss with a girl that had too much lipstick on.
Celebrity crush: Margot Robbie
Favorite movie: Transformers
Favorite TV series: Stranger Things
What is your guilty pleasure? Boyband music
If you were a girl for a day, what would you do? Shop
Name a song that never fails to make you happy: The A team
Can you teach me some interesting words in Norwegian? Trudderudetrantan
Hello Aleksander! Welcome back to MGP! How are you doing?
I’m happy and exited!

How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Dedicated, happy and emotional.
Photo: Aakermann Photography
You won MGP last year and represented Norway in Kyiv with “Grab the moment”, what did you learn from your Eurovision experience?
I learned so much! It has been the best musical school!
You are one of the participants of MGP 2018. How did it all begin?
Joakim / Jowst showed me a song some months ago and I loved it 😃
“Talk to the hand” is the title of your song, and it’s written by you, Joakim With Steen, Jonas McDonnel, and Magnus Klausen. How was it to work with them?
They are all awesome so it has been a blast!
Photo: Aakermann Photography
What’s the story behind the song?
It’s a song about believing in yourself and having faith in your own decisions. There will always be a lot of opinions and talk but it’s important to believe in your own way of doing things. Have faith in yourself!

Describe the song with 4 words:
Funky, catchy, inspirational and fun!
What can we expect to see on stage for the performance?
A bunch of people loving music!

Have you heard any of the other songs in the competition (MGP 18)? Any favorite?
They are all so good! Can’t name one.
Photo: Kristian Jøraandstad
What do you like about Eurovision?
Everything ! But mostly all the love and the beautiful people!

What do you dislike about Eurovision?
That it’s over too fast! I wish it could go on for forever!
Tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word:
Darkness: The band! I believe in a thing called love.
Fangirling: A thing I do a lot.
Squirrel: Super cute. Have a lot in my backyard at home.
No pants: All day every day
Stjernekamp: Opera
Dream: Winning Eurovision 2018 and hosting it in 2019.
What are your plans for 2018?
Sing a lot!

Is there anything you want to say to close the interview?
Thanks to Aleksander for the interview! All the best in MGP!

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AleksanderWal

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