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Topped the charts and was the whole Norway's favourite. This she does now

At the beginning of the 2000s the top Venke Knutson (40) the charts in Norway, with songs like "Panic", "Scared", "Kiss" and "Just a Minute". She was considered as one of the most sought-after artists, and was probably so popular with the press that she was among the fans.

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In 2010, Knutson also in the Eurovision song Contest, where she came on to the Norwegian finals, and in 2013 surprised she on the parquet in the popular danseprogrammet "Shall we dance", together with, among others, Kathrine Sørland (38), Eli Hagen (71) and Pål Anders Ullevålseter (50).

But then disappeared sørlendingen slowly, but surely from the limelight.

A completely new scene

In contrast to the bustling kjendislivet six years ago, Knutson taken a bigger role behind the scenes in the last few years.

ON the PARQUET: Venke Knutson on the parquet under the "Shall we dance" in 2013. Photo: NTB Scanpix View more POPULAR ARTIST: Venke Knutson under the Norwegian grammy award in 2009. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more

In 2015, started Knutson up musikkskolen Poprommet, which today has around 400 students, divided in three departments in Oslo, Ås and Bodø.

- It was a little bigger than I had seen for me. So now it pluttselig three department with many fine students and educators. With Poprommet get I worked with the music in a slightly different way - creating a scene for very many others, tells Knutson to the Newspaper.

It is during the premiere of teateroppsettingen "the Wizard of Oz" at Chateau Neuf in Oslo that we meet Knutson. Where she comes together with her husband Thomas domestic Violence, which she has been married since 2008, and their two children, Vilma (9) and Villas Wold (7).

mother of two: Venke Knutson together with dattera Vilma and son Villas at the premiere of teateroppsettingen "the Wizard of Oz" last week. Photo: Andreas Fadum / See and Hear the Show more

- There is a time for everything. I have been fortunate to have had worked with music in many years, and then it is nice to get worked with it in a slightly different way, " says Knutson.

New plans

Even with a family, that takes a lot of time to Knutson, as well as a music school that makes a great success, 40-year-old several balls in the air.

- I have just started up what I call a skravlekopp. It is actually a small popular movement against loneliness, but we call it a popular movement for conversation and inclusion, " says Knutson.

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About two weeks today (Thursday 15.november at 14.00 at the Cinnamon Bakery Sandvika Storsenter) is launched Skravlekopp in Bærum! Cheers for the municipalities and kafèer that actively goes in for a rausere, warmer and more inclusive society!

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