Southerners continue in The Voice

Sørlendingene Guro Elen Woie (19), Andre Aamås (31) and Oline Meland (23) were on stage in The Voice on Friday night. Two of them advanced to the next round of the competition.

Guro Elen Woie (19) from Grimstad impressed the mentors in The Voice.
Photo: Robert Dreier Holand / TV 2

OSLO: Woie performed the song “Gone” by Lianne La Havas during her “blind audition” on the TV 2 program The Voice.

Two of the singing competition’s mentors threw themselves over the button, which indicates that they want to take the artist on to the next round.

Guru, extremely well executed. You have a very, very strong presence and raw “attitude” when you do that. Digget it, said Yosef Wolde-Mariam.

– Rarely costs

Ina Wroldsen was also thrilled by Woie’s performance.

– When someone comes here and sings something they think – that, Guro, my friend – to be 19 years old and be able to mean it like that, is rarely cost. I digged it, said Ina Wroldsen.

The 19-year-old eventually chose Wroldsen as his mentor.

But there were several southerners in action on Friday night. Oline Meland (23) from Eiken and André Aamås (31), who lives in Vennesla, were also on stage.

André Aamås (31) is originally from Ålesund, but lives in Vennesla. The 31-year-old advanced to the next round of The Voice.
Photo: Robert Dreier Holand / TV 2

– Gets a high heart rate

Aamås, who is originally from Ålesund, sang “Carry me over” by High Red. Mentors Espen Lind, Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tom «Matoma» Stræte Lagergren turned their chairs.

– I now feel that I get a little high pulse, get a little nervous before I sell a “pitch” – for you I also want. There is something completely magical about your voice, that you can play through such a song, because it is difficult. It’s so incredibly difficult. And I just have to work with you, said Tom “Matoma” Stræte Lagergren.

Matoma got his wish fulfilled when Aamås chose him as his mentor further in the competition.

Oline Meland performed the song “Jesus, Take the wheel” by Carrie Underwood. Despite good feedback, she did not advance in the competition.

– You have a kind of country “twang” in your voice. You sing the song quite true to where the original is. And you are so true to it that I felt maybe that the performance was nice, but a little unpersonal in one way or another. Your singing itself is very nice, that is, said Espen Lind.

Oline Meland (23 from Eiken received good feedback from the mentors, but did not advance to the next round.
Photo: Robert Dreier Holand / TV 2

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