Norway in Eurovision 2017: JOWST to compete in Kyiv

Published 04 Apr 07:10

JOWST Eurovision

This year’s Norway Eurovision preselection, called “Melodi Grand Prix”, was won by Joakim With Steen, commonly known as JOWST. Active on the music scene since 2011, JOWST is one of the most famous Norwegian DJs and record producers. He will sing live on the Kyiv stage during the second semi-final on 11 May, where he will be accompanied by vocalist Aleksander Walmann.

Who Is the Artist Chosen as the Eurovision Norway Representative

Commonly known as JOWST, Joakim With Steen was born on 26 June 1989 in the city of Trondheim and grew up in Tiller and Steinkjer. He is one of the most popular Norwegian DJs, record producers and songwriters. The guitar is one of his biggest passions. Joakim has a degree in music production from the Noroff Vocational School. He also worked as a teacher for a short time.

On the stage in Kyiv, JOWST will be accompanied by vocalist Aleksander Walmann, a popular Norwegian singer and songwriter born on 12 January 1986 in Porsgrunn. Aleksander’s passion for music is a family trait, which encouraged him to enlist for The Voice Norway.

The Young Norway Eurovision 2017 Representative’s Path to Stardom
he Young Norway Eurovision 2017 Representative’s Path to Stardom

After completing his studies, JOWST went on to open Red Line Studio, a company that dealt in sound engineering and production. His project for Eurovision, entitled “Making a Hit”, was completed after receiving approximately 100 suggestions from friends. At Melodi Grand Prix 2017, Joakim achieved the performance of getting the maximum of twelve points from four international juries.

At Eurovision 2017, the vocals of “Grab the Moment” will be performed by Aleksander Walmann, a musician best known for placing second in the first season of “The Voice – Norges beste stemme”, the Norwegian edition of the popular TV show The Voice.

JOWST Eurovision – Will Norway’s Electropop Entry Advance It to the Eurovision 2017 Final Countries?

Virtually every Norwegian is anxiously awaiting the JOWST Eurovision act, which will take place on 11 May, during the second Ukraine semi-final. Written by JOWST himself in collaboration with Jonas McDonnell, “Grab the Moment” is a song that exhibits a very optimistic vibe, as its lyrics talk about overcoming self-doubt and saying yes to opportunities. The electropop single is completed by Aleksander Walmann’s unique voice.

Make sure you find yourself in front of the TV on 11 May, as it would be a pity to miss out on JOWST and Aleksander Walmann’s original performance. If you are curious about the entries of the other Eurovision 2017 contestants, read the rest of the articles on our website.

Facts & Figures
Song for Eurovision
Grab the Moment
Career start
EDM, electropop, hip-hop
Three15 Records
Group members
Joakim With Steen and Aleksander Walmann
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