Meet The Team: Benny
Tell us a little about yourself... where were you born, where did you grow up, married with children?
I'm a 23 year old girl from Norway. I'm a very spontaneous person and I love to travel. Moved out from my parents' house as a 16 year old, and has since been living in Norway, England and Denmark. I'm working with horses for a living, and music is my escape. Single and no children.
Do you remember the first CD/cassette (or vinyl) you bought?
Well.. I was a HUGE Spice Girls fan as a kid. No need to say more. Hahaha!
What are your favourite genres and eras of music?
I don't have a particular favourite genre or era, but I mostly listen to pop acoustics, folk, indie etc. depending on my mood.
You have done consistently well in Smule competitions - including winning a version of the X-Factor... how do you think those competitions compare to Vocal Edge, and what advice would you give our contestants to do well?
XF was my very first Smule competition, and I learned a lot about layering and group songs. Vocal Edge was my second contest, and it was a big achievement for me to get as far as I did! The whole competition was so well-organized and professionally done. Not even to mention original! It was a lot of hard work, but because of VE, I felt like I grew as a singer!
You were a coach last season - did you enjoy it and why?
First off, the auditions honestly drove me nuts! Haha! So many people auditioning, and I broke more than one pair of headsets at that point. 😬 The team building, coaching and judging itself was awesome, and very inspirational!
Who is your vocal inspiration?
Jasmine Thompson, Lana Del Rey, Birdy.. Too many to mention.
One final thing... boys or girls?
Neither. I'll rather pick men.