Norwegian Pop Artists Devastated After Oslo Bombing & Utoya Island Rampage

Several Norwegian pop artists are commenting on the horrific events that occurred in the country on Friday, where a gunman went on a two-hour rampage on Utoya Island that left at least 80 people dead, which followed a mid-afternoon bombing in Oslo. Among the messages left on Twitter:

Sondre Lerche (@SondreLerche): No end to the sadness I feel for what happened in my country today. Passing on your good spirits to all who lost their loved ones.
Please let’s try and not let these horrific acts of hate weaken our ideals. Let’s stick together #utoya #oslo

Marion Raven (@marionraven): Everything is ok with both me, Andreas and our families! OSLO IN MY HEART!!!
My love and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tragic events in my lovely country, Norway. My heart is broken.

Marit Larsen (@larsenmarit): Horrendous events in Oslo today. Can’t stop watching the news. Devastated, but safe.

Kate Havnevik (@katehavnevik): Big bomb blast in Oslo!

Thomas Dybdahl (@thomasdybdahl): Terrible news and pictures from London, our thoughts are with you …

Maria Mena (@mariamena_no): My heart is breaking. at least 80 people killed !! -how, why?! #utøya there are no words.
I’m devastated! i love my country and my heart breaks for everyone involved and
affected by last night’s tragic bombing and shooting in Oslo and at Utøya. please take good care of each other! ? maria.

Ida Maria (@idamaria): pray for #oslo

Marit Larsen ‘Don’t Save Me’ Video (2010)

Marit Larsen 'Don't Save Me' single cover

Marit Larsen is out with a second music video for her song ‘Don’t Save Me’, which will be released July 30th in Germany. The song is off the Norwegian pop singer’s 2006 debut album ‘Under the Surface’. Watch it via MySpace below.

Marit Larsen ‘Under The Surface’ 2009 Video

Marit Larsen is out with a second version of the video to her 2006 single ‘Under The Surface’, the second release and title track off the former M2M star’s debut album. The song is also included on Marit’s limited edition August release ‘If A Song Could Get Me You’, containing songs from her previous two albums ‘Under the Surface’ and ‘The Chase’. Watch it via YouTube below.

Marit Larsen Performs ‘If A Song could Get Me You’ On Radio PSR

Former M2M star Marit Larsen performed her new single ‘If A Song could Get Me You’ live at Radio PSR in Germany. The Norwegian singer songwriter also discussed her German skills, getting to #1 in the German charts, the process of her songwriting being a big secret, and taught some Norwegian words for the to use.

The videos at YouTube have since been removed.

Marit Larsen ‘If A Song Could Get Me You’ Video & Making Of

Marit Larsen is out with the music video to her new single ‘If A Song Could Get Me You’, off the singer songwriter’s second album ‘The Chase’, out now on EMI Norway. “Basically the storyline in the video is the same as in the song,” the former M2M star says in a making of clip. “You’ve done something you really regret and you want to try anything you can to try to get this boy back.” Watch the video via YouTube below.

Jason Mraz And Marit Larsen Perform ‘Lucky’ In Dublin

Marit Larsen joined Jason Mraz in a performance of ‘Lucky’ on their latest tour stop at The Academy in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday (April 9). Before assuming the role of Colbie Caillat on the track, the former M2M star delivered Jason a pint of Guiness. Watch fan filmed footage via YouTube below.

Marit Larsen Sells A Lot Of Records In Leipzig

Marit Larsen updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@maritlarsen) on Sunday (March 29) following Friday night’s performance at Haus Auensee in Leipzig, Germany, opening for Jason Mraz. The former M2M star writes:

Had a great time in Leipzig too! We had wonderful sound on stage and the audience was loud and welcoming… Sold a lot of records too! I feel like every person who decides to buy my album is my friend. Hehe. Some are super special friends and buy both. Thank you! Completely forgot to take pictures.

Marit Larsen Goes Swimming In Luxembourg

Marit Larsen checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@maritlarsen) on Saturday (March 28) from the latest stop on her tour with Jason Mraz – Luxembourg. The former M2M singer writes:

Yesterday we decided to brave the rough Luxembourg weather (it wouldn’t stop raining!) and walk to a public indoor pool. We all swam for a long while, listening to continuous mentions of Jason’s name on the radio, and afterwards we spent time in the boiling sauna. I felt like a new human being. My body is starting to tell me it’s not loving sleeping on the bus as much as I am. Hehe.