Josh Chose Car-Ride With M2M-Marion
December 11, 2002
(Thank you to Sissel for this translation.)
American Josh Groban (21) has got a good eye for at least two Norwegian women. He e-mails on a regular basis with Marion Raven from M2M. And during tonight's Nobel Concert, he'll be singing a duet with Sissel Kyrkjebų.
-Marion and I met yesterday. We were out driving. She showed me some of the beautiful city, but it was too cold to go outside and study the city closer. I have to take care of my voice for tonight's job, says Josh Groban, who met the M2M-girls during a TV-show in the USA earlier this year.
-Marion and I e-mail on a regular basis, and it was natural for us to meet now that I'm back in Oslo, says Josh.
-Sissel and I met for the first time in a line in front of the breakfast buffet a few years ago. We started talking, she had heard me sing and liked what I did. I felt flattered. We've talked about doing something together. She's got a fantastic voice and is a beautiful person. Tonight we're doing the duet The Prayer, which I've done earlier with both Celine Dion and Charlotte Church. If this goes well, it could be the start of a closer co-operation between Sissel and me, says Josh Groban.
In spite of his young age, Josh has had a shooting start as an artist with music boardering between pop and classical.
-I was in two episodes of Ally McBeal, and was a guest as a singer, not an actor on the TV-series. It took off completely. I received 10 000 e-mails during a week. People suddenly knew who I was, and started talking about me during their lunch break, smiles the sympathetic American with Norwegian relations on his mother's side from Toten.
His debut album has sold over 3 million just in the USA.
-Believe me: Norway will always have a central place in my heart. Remember: I was here during the Sportsgala at Hamar in January. My debut album has sold almost 30 000 in this country, and I have received my first gold record outside the USA.