- Anette Olzon
- Katrineholm (Sweden)
- Exercising Clothes Reading Books And Taking Long Walks In The Wild.
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Anette Olzon Life Story
Anette Olzon was raised in a musical family and has been singing since childhood. She began playing the oboe at age eight. She toured with her mother's band and sang with them at some occasions. Later, she started to take part in various talent shows and received applaudible recognition. The first band she joined (Take Cover) was a cover band at the time she was seventeen years of age. However, it was short-lived as she took part in several bands and projects. At twenty-one, she played the leading role in the rock opera/musical "Gränsland" in Helsingborg. After that she got in to the Balettakademien in Gothenburg. She sang in choirs, did studio work for various projects and occasionally performed as a wedding singer.
Anette Olzon Alyson Avenue
Olzon then joined Alyson Avenue, and later replaced the male vocalist. The band received huge feedback for a demo they sent out in 1999, and Alyson Avenue was soon able to contact various labels. Main composer and keyboardist Niclas Olsson gathered the band, recording a four track demo which resulted in a record deal with AOR Heaven.
Anette Olzon Nightwish
Olzon officially joined Nightwish as their new lead singer in early 2007, chosen from about 2,000 applicants of which 10 made it to prove their place in front of the band. She replaced the previous singer Tarja Turunen, who was fired in an open letter in the fall of 2005. Her identity was kept secret until May 24, 2007. The internet single Eva was released the day after she was announced as a singer. Although critics are divided over the replacement of Tarja Turunen by Anette Olzon, the two singers present very different types of vocals, with Turunen being an operatic, classically trained singer (soprano), and Olzon taking an approach akin to that of power metal.