Artists from 42 countries are in Stockholm to get ready for Eurovision Song Contest. Norwegian Agnete Johnsen have had some health problems, but feels that she is better.
The Norwegian 21-year-old performs “Icebreaker” which she wrote with Swedish Gabriel Alar and British Ian Curnow, in the second semifinal on Thursday. This is a personal song to one of her closest friends, who are struggling with depression.
Earlier this year it was announced that the artist from Nesseby in Finnmark was investigated for bipolar disorder, and she had hard times towards the final in Stockholm. Among other things, she dropped several appearances and other marketing. It is possible that Agnete may not show up at any of the remaining gatherings and press activities.
– I greatly appreciate all the interest surrounding my participation in Eurovision, but right now my only focus is to do what I love most, which is to sing and be on stage. I apologize that I have to prioritize this now, she said in a statement via NRK news recently.
Agnete had her second stage test in Globen last saturday, and smiled after three successful test trials.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today