Gro Marit Larsen

Norway Really Does Have Talent

Gro Marit Larsen

Today's Happy Place is all about finding the most amazing voice in the most unexpected people.

This is a contestant from Norway's Got Talent (Norske Talenter 2011), Gro Marit Larsen.

Like Paul Potts and Susan Boyle before her, this was this 27 year old's moment to shine...and the song was such a perfect choice...the lyrics speak about this one moment she's been waiting for...(Don't Rain On My Parade, Funny Girl)

I gotta fly once, I gotta try once,
Only can die once, right, sir?
Ooh, life is juicy, juicy and you see,
I gotta have my bite, sir.
Get ready for me love, 'cause I'm a "comer"

You can sense her nervousness, her awkwardness, her shyness, her 'what the hell am I doing here' vibe but when she starts singing you believe that she was meant to do this - that the lights of Broadway are calling her name.

Gives me goosebumps every time I watch.  And it's a moment that would make any Gleek proud.