Maria Haukaas Storeng is a Norwegian pop vocalist who initially rose to popularity in 2004 being a contestant on the tv screen present Idol and later represented her homeland in the 2008 Eurovision Tune Contest. Delivered on August 3, 1979, in Finnsnes, Norway, she started her performance profession in theater, producing her debut at age group 11 within a Norwegian musical version of Annie. She afterwards made an appearance in adaptations from the Wizard of Oz, Popularity, Hamlet, and Locks. In 2004 Storeng made an appearance being a contestant on the next period of Idol, the Norwegian edition of Pop Idol, and completed in 6th place behind champion Kjartan Salvesen. In the aftermath of her solid displaying on Idol, Storeng produced her industrial documenting debut in 2004 with the very best Five hit one “Inhaling and exhaling.” Billing herself merely as Maria, she after that produced her full-length record debut in 2005 with Inhaling and exhaling in the label Oslo Recordings. The full-length English-language work was fairly well-known, reaching amount 13 in the Norwegian albums graph, and spawned the very best 20 follow-up one “Should’ve.” In 2006, she released the one-off one “Nobody Understands.” A few years afterwards Storeng gained the Melodi Grand Prix and was thus chosen to signify Norway in the 2008 Eurovision Tune Competition with her tune “Hang on End up being Solid.” She competed well, completing in fifth put in place the finals, and “Hang on Become Strong” premiered to international achievement, topping the Norwegian singles graph and achieving the TOP in neighboring Sweden. An associated full-length album, Hang on Become Solid (2008), was also released basically proved popular, achieving number three around the Norwegian graphs. In ’09 2009 Storeng competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen having a edition of Roberta Flack’s 1970s spirit classic “Getting rid of Me Tenderly” performed in tandem with Swedish vocalist and celebrity Anna Sahlene. Released like a industrial single, the track was a high Ten strike in Sweden.