|Born||11 June 1987|
|Genres||Opera, Classical, Pop|
|Labels||Universal Norway, Class A Records|
Solli-Tangen was born in Porsgrunn. From his early years he was interested in music, and at 15 years old he joined a band, first as the drummer, and later as lead singer, performing in front of classmates and family, and joined the local “high school musical”. By the time he reached upper-secondary school his father had him receive voice coaching from Anders Vagen. Though at the beginning he refused to try singing in an operatic style, considering it old fashioned, he began slowly to accept the idea.
Didrik graduated from the Barratt Due Institute of performing arts in Oslo in 2010, with the highest grade. He's called "the opera singer" by several Norwegian media, but he claims not to accept that label.
In 2009, Stockholm-based songwriter Hanne Sørvaag and composer Fredrik Kempe wrote for him My Heart Is Yours, for the 2010 national Eurovision selection. On 6 February Didrik won the national final at Oslo Spektrum, earning the right to represent Norway in Eurovision 2010.
Being the host country representative, he qualified directly to the final, in which he performed in third position. At the end of the voting, he placed 20 out of 25 contestants.
On 3 September 2010 Solli-Tangens second single "Best Kept Secret" was released under the record label Universal Records. The release of his debut-album, called "Guilty Pleasures", was on 1 November 2010.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020
In 2013, Fredrik Boström, Mats Tärnfors, Niclas Lundin and him wrote the song Out of Air. He and his brother Emil Solli-Tangen were chosen by NRK to participate in the Melodi Grand Prix 2020, the Norwegian national selection for Eurovision 2020. They were already prequalified for the final, but they performed the song for the first time in the second semifinal, on January 18th, in Fornebu. In the Grand Final, they performed second, after Raylee and before Magnus Bokn. They didn't qualify for the Gold Final, being eliminated by the juries.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||"My Heart Is Yours"||2||Guilty Pleasures|
|"Best Kept Secret"||—|
|2012||"We Can Do More"||—||Single only|
|2013||"Without you"||—||The Journey|
|"Lyset i Betlehem"
(with Ole Edvard Antonsen & Sølvguttene)
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|Awards and achievements|
| Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Haba Haba"