New NIGHTWISH Singer: 'So Wonderful To See People Really Welcome Me Into The Band'

Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington.

Jansen is handling lead-vocal duties on NIGHTWISH's current North American tour after the group parted ways with Anette Olzon at the end of September.

In a new blog post on her official web site at FloorJansen.com, Floor writes, "A big hello from Oklahoma City! Another backstage moment, and actually again, I am writing right before the meet-and-greet we'll have today!

"I left you in Anaheim. We had a nice meet-and-greet there.

"So wonderful to see people really welcome me into the band! We do one every night now and it's great for me to meet loyal NIGHTWISH fans who are happy to see me and thank me for stepping in. I feel loved!!!

"Also behind the scenes I meet the most wonderful people!

"We played 'Higher Than Hope' [see video below] after I met the mother and sister of the man whom this song is about. They came to the show in Anaheim and when they were also there the day after in San Diego, we played it for them. Emotional roller coaster, but so beautiful!

"Music is emotion and to be able to sing these songs live is just something special. I can't put this into words, really…

"My cold is almost gone and hasn't been bothering me when I sing anymore. I can now belt out the notes and vary in dynamics and vocal styles. The songs scream for that! It feels so good!

"This is picture [see below] taken at the meet-and-greet in the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City."

Olzon joined NIGHTWISH in 2007 as the replacement for Tarja Turunen after the latter was fired in 2005.

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