NIGHTWISH lead singer Anette Olzon was interviewed on Finnish national radio station YLE X3M, the Swedish-language radio, on September 18, 2009 — the day before the band's special homecoming show at the sold-out, 11,000-capacity Hartwall Arena in Helsinki to mark the end of the group's colossal "Dark Passion Play" two-year world tour. Her appearance on the program can be viewed in four parts below (interview conducted in Swedish; with English subtitles). (Clips and translation by EilennaElonen.)
Olzon will perform on January 19, 2010 during the "P3 Guld" (Swedish radio's annual music awards) live awards ceremony broadcast from the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event will be aired live on both Swedish national TV and radio.
Commented Olzon: "The gala is an award gala where our biggest public radio channel, P3, gives away awards to best song, best album, best artist etc.
"I am excited and I look so forward to show myself to the Swedish people.
"We [NIGHTWISH] haven't done so many performances in my own country, even though we have sold gold with [the latest NIGHTWISH album] 'Dark Passion Play', so this is a nice thing for me to do."
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Anette Olzon recently spent time in Stockholm, Sweden creating songs for her upcoming solo album with Swedish producers Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner.
Olzon's forthcoming solo album will be co-produced by Swedish producer/songwriter Anders Bagge, who has previously worked with MADONNA, CELINE DION, JANET JACKSON and JESSICA SIMPSON, among others. He is also one of judges on the Swedish TV talent competition "Idol" and a producer of the TV series "Made in Sweden".
Olzon performed on August 13, 2009 with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at a special concert in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the Stockholms Kulturfestival (Stockholm's Culture Festival).