May 13 / First Rehearsal Norway: simple, minimal & stunning
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett are performing their Eurovision 2015 entry for Norway “A monster like me” with a stunning stage presentation which includes simple blue, white and black colours, making it the second best (after Belgium) stage presentation for me. Simple outfits and the vocals are already stunning.
Mørland & Debrah
The delegation were buzzing not only because this was there first rehearsal but because it would be the first time they would reveal their new stage costumes. (source: eurovision.tv)
Kjetil Mørland comes from Grimstad in Southern Norway but has lived in the United Kingdom for most of his adult life. This has had a huge influence on him as an artist and songwriter. With the British band Absent Elk, Kjetil released the album Caught In The Headlights, produced by Toby Smith from Jamiroquai.
In the autumn of last year, Kjetil moved to Oslo in order to establish himself as a solo artist using the name Mørland. At the moment he is working on his first solo album which is set to be released during 2015. A Monster Like Me is a dark love ballad written by Kjetil. It is about confronting something unresolved from the past, and about having to let go of the one you love.
Performing the song with him is Debrah Scarlett. Of Norwegian and Swiss origin, Debrah lived in a town called Nittedal north of Oslo until she was five years old, but has lived for the majority of her youth in Switzerland. In the autumn of 2013 she made an impression on many people with her unique voice by taking part in The Voice Norway. Since then she has performed for many people in her two homelands. In August last year she moved back to Norway and is now seriously hoping to kickstart a music career there.