Eurovision 2016 – Norway

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Artist: Agnete
Song: Icebreaker
Composer(s): Agnete K. Johnsen, Gabriel Alares and Ian Curnow
Writer(s): Agnete K. Johnsen, Gabriel Alares and Ian Curnow


Despite being just 21, Agnete Johnsen has already accumulated almost a decade of experience in the music business. As lead singer of the band the BlackSheeps, she won the 2008 Melodi Grand Prix Junior, a competition for young singers, with the monster hit Oro jaska, beana (Be quiet, dog). She competed with the same band at the 2011Melodi Grand Prix, Norway’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest), and took part in TV programs such as Stjernekamp. Agnete was the youngest ever winner of the Norwegian edition of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.

Agnete’s entry for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is calledIcebreaker, and was written by Agnete herself together with Gabriel Alares and Ian Curnow.

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Verse 1:

Every night
Before I sleep a shiver down my spine
Thoughts align
What can i do to make you listen

Like a northern light
You’re dancing over every border line
Passing every sign
Between reality and fiction


Every single promise that you ever made
Spinning in my mind like a hurricane
Baby yes i hear your mayday


I’ll be your icebreaker
When you’re stuck in frozen water
(when you’re stuck in)
Frozen water

Verse 2:

You go astray
Just like a polaroid
You fade away
I’ll be you partner
and liberate you from your prison


Baby yes i hear your mayday


We’re way too young to say good bye
Whenever you loose faith just hold the line
It takes a lot of nerve to save a life


Chaque nuit, avant de dormir,
un frisson dans le dos.
Des pensées s’alignent.
Comment t’amener à m’écouter?
Comme une lumière du nord,
tu danses au-dessus de toute frontière,
en franchissant chaque signe
entre réalité et fiction

Chaque promesse que tu m’aies faite
tourne dans mon esprit comme un ouragan.

Chéri, j’entends ton message de détresse.

Je serai ton brise-glace
quand tu seras coincé dans l’eau gelée
(quand tu seras coincé dans l’eau gelée)

Tu t’égares.
Comme une Polaroid tu t’estompes.
Je serai ta partenaire
et te libérerai de ta prison.

Chéri, j’entends ton message de détresse.

On est trop jeunes pour se dire adieu.
Chaque fois que tu perds la foi, accroche-toi.
Il faut beaucoup de cran pour sauver une vie.