Kate Gulbrandsen

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Kate Gulbrandsen

Norwegian singer add

Category: Music

Born in 1965.

Countries: Norway (75%), United States (13%), Japan (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Dolly Parton, Hanne Krogh

Linked to: NRK




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Kate Gulbrandsen was born in 1965 add something


In 1986 she represented Norway at the Yamaha Song Festival in Tokyo with the song "Carnival" add something


She won the Norwegian national final Melodi Grand Prix 1987 in a very close regional vote, giving her the opportunity to compete for Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 with the song "Mitt liv" , written by Rolf Løvland and Hanne Krogh add something


Kate tried to represent Norway again in 1989, singing "Nærhet" at the Melodi Grand Prix, although was unplaced add something


The song was rerecorded by Gulbrandsen in 1991, with a slightly different arrangement add something


In 2004, after more than ten years away from the Norwegian popular music scene, Kate made a musical comeback in country style with two new tracks reaching Norsktoppen, Norway's main pop chart add something


Kate's "Jolene" spent 11 weeks in Norsktoppen, and was cited as the 8th most popular song of Norsktoppen in 2004 add something


These included a new version of the Dolly Parton hit "Jolene", which was included on her 2005 album release "Vi to" add something


She is still remembered well as one of Norway's former Eurovision singers, and appeared in the audience at one of the semifinals for the 2009 Melodi Grand Prix contest in Norway, where a tribute to her 1987 participation was shown add something