Hanne Sørvaag chose Barbados-born singer Shontelle, who has two albums to her name and made her mark on the US Billboard charts . Shontelle agreed to join because she loved the U.S. Version of “The Voice” along with her love for Norway, although she had a busy schedule she cleared her time for it. She turned out to be very involved, threatening Yosef and crying during one of Sondre’s duels.
Hanne says it paid off having some American thinking on her team. “ When I had all my 14 participants for the blind audition, so I had a lot of talented singers, but many of them were very unsure of themselves, they were humble and just typically Norwegian.”
It was nice to have Shontelle there to boost up their confidence in an American way. “You are fabulous, wear the crown.” she said. She came and brought it the American style!
First episode will air on the Norwegian channel TV2, tonight at 9pm.
As previously announced, Shontelle Performed at the” Fame Rocks Fashion Week” event benefiting Music Unites, last month (02/15/2012), in New York. No videos of her performance were available then, But Thanks to Pressure Grafix, a video is now available and is viewable below. Photos are available in the gallery and interviews HERE!
PopingCherry: “ Nothing feels right when I am not with you. It’s so hard when the night falls, so I wear my favorite t-shirt and I go out, I am looking for you, I know you are out there, the night is young and your light is there to show down on me. Now i run and run…. You are my Superwoman and I focus on you! And finally you are there, looking at me…. Oh! God! You are so beautiful! I feel hypnotised, I am coming to you and the night shines! A song, a glass of wine and the party started! Life is so beautiful! I am playing your favorite song again! Our friends are here, they are waiting for the next level! Your voice touched our heart, your music follows our dreams! From Barbados to our music world! Shontelle is a unique artist! She makes our music world better! And I feel so happy that she shares her light with me, with you, with the world! Poping Cherry Proudly Presents Shontelle! A unique moment, a Beautiful Interview! Enjoy it! (Interview: John Vlachogiannis)
Who is Shontelle?
I am Shontelle. A fun-loving, bright-spirited, motivated, hyper-active beach-girl from Barbados, who loves nothing in the world more than music. I have 2 younger sisters and 2 loving parents who separated when we were young. I was on the National swimming and track-and-field teams and the captain of my school’s lawn tennis team. I reached the rank of Officer during my years in the Cadet Corps of the Barbados Defense Force. I majored in Law and Philosophy at University. But despite all this, I left my home, my family, my entire life behind, to pursue a career in music in New York City.” — READ MORE
Shontelle Performed at the” Fame Rocks Fashion Week” event last wenesday (Feb. 15th), in New York. She sang “T-Shirt”, “Man Down” , “Ten To One” and more. She also paid tribute to Whitney Houston by singing ”I Wanna Dance With Somebody” in A Capella, and closed the show with “Impossible” which she dedicated to Whitney. Photos from the event have been added to the gallery and can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail below.
“Music Unites works towards transforming inner city landscapes by empowering urban youth through music. Visit www.musicunites.org to empower, inspire and unite the next generation of musicians today! Twitter: @Music_Unites — Facebook: facebook.com/MusicUnitesOrg ”
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Check Out Hal Linton ‘s new song “Critical Condition” which features Shontelle, below. “Critical Condition” is the first release from Hal Linton upcoming mixtape called “Technicolor“.
Darla Musick from “Sadie Magazine” sat down with Shontelle for an interview. They talks about growing up in Barbados, her music career, her collaboration with Rihanna on “Man Down”, and with CAT Footwear for a new line of boots… Check Out The Interview Below:
The Battle Cry of the Shontelle Republic
- Photoshoot “Sadie Magazine” – Dustin Cohen
The Norwegian version of the famous TV-show “The Voice” has just started, Shontelle will take part of the show as a guest judge. The information which was confirmed at the first episode that aired last Friday, January 27.
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we also updated the gallery with some personal pictures of her stay in Norway, as well three photos from the NRJ Music Awards pre-party in Oslo.
NRJ Musics Awards Pre-Party
Currently back in Barbados to celebrate the holiday with her family, Shontelle and Rihanna were photographed partying at the “Sugar Ultra Lounge” new trendy club in the capital.
Shontelle also co-wrote Rihanna’s “Man Down” .