Two years later she ditched the piano in favor of voice-lessons which lasted until she was 16. In high school she studied music in Kristiansand. She performed on Norwegian national TV in 2006, where she won 50.000 NOK and the following year Marika was engaged in the Norwegian Eurovision songcontest. She has also participated in the annual By:Larm event.
She writes and composes her own music and lyrics and is now working on her first album fronting her own crossover genre: Gypsy-pop. The smashing single “Hard As Steel” will be released in February 2008. In 2009 she was in the semi-final in the TV-show "Norway..s got Talent". Marika entered the second pre-selection of Melodi Grand Prix 2011 for Eurovision song contest 22.01. withe the song «Hungry For You (Gipsydance)» but failed and did not go to the final. Read more on Last.fm.
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