Silje's appearances

the year 1994 - February 21.



article in Ringerikes Blad, Tuesday February 22. 1994


Translated by Dag Sirnes:

''Koss'y'' duet

Four ladies in the star class provided musical accompaniment to the southern town square show yesterday. Trine Rein, Grete Svendsen and child star Jannike Abrahamsen did well on their own - while Silje Nergaard got the honor of a duet with 'King' Koss.

Knut Eirik Gilhuus

Paul McCartney and John Lennon hardly wrote "The Long And Winding Road" for Johann Olav Koss and Silje Nergaard. And Koss hardly gets the Grammy Prize for his vocal performances. But the audience cheered wildly and uninhibitedly, when the skating king grabbed the microphone, threw himself around on stage and sang along to Silje's piano playing and singing.

A Trine Rein in good shape delivered ''Finders Keepers'' or ''Just Missed The Train''. The Swede Mats Johanson struggled hard with the guitar strings in the cold, but the result was impeccable.

The former star from the Oslo Gospel Choir, Grete Svendsen, has a vocal splendor that alternates between bottomless soul sound with a light vibrato and sparkling gospel howls that touch the seventh heaven in height. She also received expert help on the keys from the Hønefoss musician Trond Lien, who has worked with her a number of times before.

Koss provided ample presentation of the stars, with a microphone, relaxed reporter style and a set of soft jokes that captured the audience completely. Then it does not help with the (weak) singing voice.

Photo: Johann Olav Koss interviewed Silje Nergaard in absurd valley English, praised her for her trip to "the great midland town Hønefoss", and ended with a duet in "The Long And Winding Road". (Photo: Espen Braata


article in Ringerikes Blad, Saturday February 19. 1994


Translated by Dag Sirnes:

'The 'Gold Man' to Hønefoss - together with superstars

Monday night it will be crowded on the southern town square. Then comes Olympic winner Johann Olav Koss (3 gold speed skating medals in Viking Ship Hall in Hamar recently) to strike a blow for Ringerike's Olympic Aid fundraising event. Roar Olsen (pictured) has used the phone diligently in recent days, both to get hold of Koss and to bring several of the country's most famous artists to the fundraising show. The goal is to break Koss' Olympic fundraising record of 230,000 kroner.

The 'Gold Man' Koss does not come to Hønefoss alone. A number of superstars have agreed to take part in the show on the southern town square. Among the artists who perform for free are Silje Nergaard, Jørn Hoel, child star Jannike and Trine Rein. We guess it will be crowded in the square.

Photo:  Ingvar Ellingsen


article in Ringerikes Blad, Monday February 21. 1994


Translated by Dag Sirnes:

'CBS covers 'King' Koss

The American television company CBS will cover the skate king Johann Olav Koss' visit in connection with the Olympic Aid show on the souther town square (Søndre torg) in Hønefoss tonight. And now there is no longer any doubt about who is Norway's skating king. Last night, Hjallis (Hjalmar Andersen) officially abdicated by placing a symbolic crown on the head of Johann Olav Koss during the evening broadcast (on TV) from Lillehammer.

[PS. Hjalmar Andersen was a Norwegian skater, also called Hjallis and Kong Glad. He was the king of ice skating in the first part of the 1950s and very popular with the public both during and after his career. Hjalmar Andersen became Olympic champion in the 1500, 5000 and 10,000 meters in Oslo in 1952, when he was also the flag bearer.]