12-year-old wins EuroVision Junior

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Thea Floer Kulseng, a 12-year-old girl from Harstad in Northern Norway, walked off with first place in Norway’s version of the EuroVision song contest for juniors, called MGP (Melodi Grand Prix) Jr.

The young singer known simply as "Thea" won NRK's song contest for juniors over the weekend. PHOTO: NRK

The young singer known simply as “Thea” won NRK’s song contest for juniors over the weekend. PHOTO: NRK

Kulseng’s song, which she wrote herself, was called Du gjør mæ så glad (You make me so happy). She wrote it in honour of her best friend Vilde. It made her one of 10 finalists in the contest, chosen by state broadcaster NRK out of 700 entries from around the country.

NRK aired the competition live from the Oslo Spektrum Arena over the weekend and now Thea has to decide whether she wants to be a pop singer or a professional football player. As newspaper Aftenposten wrote on Monday, her football career may need to wait.

newsinenglish.no staff