1.10.12

Nightwish Parted Ways with Anette Olzon and list of Nightwish new singers

It is not April 1st but October 1st, so the news is very much as a truth, Nightwish just parted away with Anette Olzon. The full statement from official web:

 "Another chapter of the Nightwish story has ended today. Nightwish and Anette Olzon have decided to part company, in mutual understanding, for the good of all parties involved.

In recent times it has become increasingly obvious that the direction and the needs of the band were in conflict, and this has led to a division from which we cannot recover.

Nightwish has no intention of cancelling any upcoming shows, and as a result we have decided to bring in a substitute vocalist starting in Seattle 1.10.2012. Her name is Floor Jansen from The Netherlands (ex-After Forever, ReVamp), and she has graciously stepped in to help us complete the Imaginaerum world tour.

We are all strongly committed to this journey, this vehicle of spirit, and we are sure that this will lead to a brighter future for everyone. We forever remain excited about the adventures to come, and we are extremely proud of the two beautiful albums and the wonderful shows we shared together."




A breakheart from Anette Olzon in her personal blog:

Dear blog readers:
With this I say farewell to you and this blog. This blog was a way for me, as the singer in NW, to keep more in touch with you NW fans. Now when this chapter has ended, there is no more need for me to do this blog and from today I close it. 
I want to thank you all for being my readers for so many years, for your loving support and I wish you all a happy and healthy life! Stay kind to others and live life easy!
Lots of love,
Anette Olzon (from now on just Anette Olsson;=)

a goodbye from the Imaginaerum vocalist, Anette Olsson



So, before Floor Jansen, Nightwish already hired Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist) stepped in for Anette this past Friday night (September 28th) at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. We will now eagerly wait for the big news for the permanent replacement for Anette. Will a worldwide audition take the away. Here singers that has similarity to Nightwish, shall be their third singer? It's only for fun comparison.

Floor Jansen - After Forever, official tour singer

The day of the first show we also did a long soundcheck to rehearse the songs. That was the only possibility… You cannot imagine how nervous I was before that first show started!!! Next to nerves my voice was battered by a cold due to all the travels, lack of sleep and airco’s.

The intro started…..I ran on stage….and all nerves were gone! The music and the guys took me in and so did the audience. What an experience! The excitement lasted the entire show, and way after. When I went to my tour bus bed that night I still had a smile on my face. I felt so happy and satisfied I fell asleep instantly.



Elize Ryd - Amaranthe , official tour singer, Kamelot and Dragonland guest singers


Alissa White-Gluz - The Agonist, official tour singer, she was famous for her deathmetal scream, but actually can perform operatic voice with Kamelot



Manuela Kraller - Xandria, performing almost Tarja's style in Xandria's newest album

Lori Lewis - Therion, the latest 2012 Therion album is full of operatic metal voices. ex Aesma Daeva


Melissa Ferlaak - Vision of Atlantis, ex Aesma Daeva, Echoterra


Charlotte Wessels - Delain


Sabine Edelsbacher - Edenbridge

Amanda Somerville - guest vocalist for many bands, Trillium, Avantasia, Ayreon, Aina


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