A 21-year-old singer from Norway’s scenic coastal town of Aalesund, who simply calls herself “Sigrid,” scored a sanding ovation Tuesday night on the US’s popular Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. It was a major breakthrough for the young Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, who hates makeup, favours blue jeans and just want to spread her music.
Host Jimmy Fallon bounded up to the stage when her high-energy presentation of her song Strangers was over, shouting “Oh my god,” gesturing to the audience and making sure Sigrid noticed that “they’re standing up for you.”
Fallon was also generous in promoting her new album, her first actual vinyl LP after earlier distributing her music electronically. She’s been on a roll for months, rising to the 14th spot on the British hit list in January and appearing on Britain’s Graham Norton Show and the BBC One Show, to rave reviews. She also performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo last December and at lots of music festivals including Coachella in California.
She’ll be embarking now on a councert tour in Australia, Denmark and Sweden, then in the both the UK and US.
To see Sigrid’s performance on The Tonight Show, click here to state broadcaster NRK’s coverage (external link, mostly in Norwegian).