Some sad news has reached us from the Danish Press today. Niels “Noller Olsen, one half of the Olsen brothers has announced that he is now having to give up his music career due to having been diagnosed with a terminal cancer of the brain ,according to Jyllands Posten DK .
Those of you who remember the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm Sweden, will remember Niels,now aged 65 , along with his brother Jørgen winning a convincing second Eurovision victory for Denmark with ” Fly on the Wings of love ” . Between them the brothers have also entered the Danish National Selection Melodi Grand Prix a total of 9 times , coming close to representing their country again in 2005 with the song ” Little Yellow radio ” when they lost out to Jakob Sveistrup and his song “Talking to you” ( Tænder på dig) and have sung together since they were teenagers singing with the youth band ‘Kids’ in their native Denmark.
Their Eurovision winner “Fly on the Wings of Love ” was nominated as one of the 14 finalists for the Congratulations :50 years of the Eurovision Somng Contest, which was held at Forum, Copenhagen, finishing in 6th place.Naturally we at Eurovision Ireland send our best wishes to Niels and thank him for his contribution to the Eurovision song contest and Melodi Grand Prix over the years . In the meantime, here’s a reminder of his win together with brother Jørgen for Denmark in 2000 with ” Fly on the Wings of Love “
Author: Sarah Rudman
Source & Image source : Jyllands Posten, Danmark’s radio , You Tube