Nora Foss al-Jabri

Nora Foss al-Jabri (Arabic: نورا فوز الجابري‎) (born 29 January 1996 in Gjøvik, Norway[1]) is a Norwegian singer.

Nora Foss al-Jabri
Nora Al-Jabri in 2009
Nora Al-Jabri in 2009
Background information
Birth nameNora Foss Al-Jabri
Born (1996-01-29) 29 January 1996 (age 24)
Years active2007–present


She was born to an Iraqi father and an ethnic Norwegian mother. She started singing when she was eight years old and took singing lessons regularly.

She became known in Norway because of her version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". At first it got some radio play but the big success came after her sister posted a video in a singing contest on the Norwegian video site "snutter10".[2][3] The video became popular, getting her more attention. She has since appeared on numerous television shows and concerts.[1]

She also sang three songs on Norwegian children's music band Lyriaka's album called Lyriaka i jungelen.[4]

In Norske Talenter (2008)Edit

She participated in the talent show Norske Talenter in 2008. After she sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", the judges described her as talented and technically skilled singer, who sounded older than her age. She finished third in the competition.[3][5]

As a result, on 18 May 2009, Nora was featured on Oprah Winfrey's "World's Most Talented Kids" Finale Episode. She sang "Over the Rainbow".

In Melodi Grand Prix (2012)Edit

She took part in 2012 Melodi Grand Prix in a bid to represent Norway in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with the song "Somewhere Beautiful", where she finished in 2nd place.



  • 2011: Nora Foss al-Jabri [1]


  • 2012: "Somewhere Beautiful"


  1. ^ a b Nora Foss al-Jabri Fansite :: Your source for the little girl, with the big voice![dead link]
  2. ^ Håper noen vil gi ut plate med meg – VG Nett
  3. ^ a b Dowd, Jason (29 November 2009). "Accolades For Nora Foss Al-Jabri". Featured Bands & Singers. The Expressionist. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  4. ^ -> Musikk (Ute med ny plate Lyriaka i Jungelen med blandt andre Nora Foss) Archived 18 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Erlend vant Norske talenter

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