October 11, 1991|
|Labels||Sony Music Norway|
Born October 11, 1991, on the countryside of Stavanger, Norway, singer/songwriter, Alida, grew up with dreams of performing music.
Her first concerts started at an early age while she performed in front of multitudes of teddy bears lined up on her bed. At the age of nine she began singing into a tape recorder and listening to herself for fun.
"I would spend hours everyday alone in my room just imitating artists I liked and singing some of the things I made." It wasn't until she was eleven that anyone heard her potential. After performing at a school talent show she received acclaim from her fellow students and teachers inspiring her to go on to a music high school where she received many opportunities to perform.
She has been writing, singing and playing piano ever since. Currently, at the age of 22, she has released her debut album named "To Where We Reside" with Producer Lars K. Hustoft. She writes indie-electro pop music, and is inspired by artists such as Imogen Heap, Local Natives, Daughter, Bon Iver and Feist.
Alida participated in the sixth edition of Den Norsken Sangen, trying to represent Norway in the North Vision Song Contest 9 with the song "Feathers". She won the first place and therefore got the right to represent Norway in North Vision Song Contest 9, in home ground.
Norway recieved 198 points, and with this massive score, managed to be the first country to win for the second time and two times in a row. "Feathers" recieved the biggest amount of points from the United Kingdom, Czech Republic and Latvia. Alida said in the press conference that this win is dedicated to everyone who keeps believing in his dreams, even if they're unlikely to happen; keep believing, we won't let gravity win!