A Little Joiking in the Night

by wjw on January 16, 2023

Friend of the blog Steinar Bang has sent me this clip of Norway-born Sami Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen performing a masterful joik.

It appears to be some kind of competition show. Now why can’t we have shows like this in the States?

Steinar Bang January 21, 2023 at 5:06 pm

It’s from something called “Stjernekamp”, literally “Star battle”, where established musical artists from different genres compete against each other, in different genres (e.g. opera, musical, heavy metal, country, joik, hip hop).

Ella Marie was the winner of the 2018 edition of “Stjernekamp”.

She basically aced all genres.

The participants love the show because they get to try, for real, so many different things, with real, expert coaches.

The viewers like the show (it has good ratings) because the stuff on there is damn good!

Peter D. Tillman January 23, 2023 at 1:12 pm

Thanks for the recos, guys! I seldom watch youtube stuff, but I’ll bookmark this one!

Steinar Bang January 27, 2023 at 12:19 pm

Ella Marie’s day job is being the front person of electro pop band Isák

Here’s the band’s web page with links to popular streaming services: https://www.isakband.no

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