Post by worldidols on Mar 6, 2017 17:08:56 GMT
Nicole Stokholm Pedersen (born 30 June 1977), professionally known as Sada Vidoo, is a Danish singer and songwriter
Life and career
1977–2012: Early life and career beginnings
Nicole Stokholm Pedersen was born on 30 June 1977 in Copenhagen to a Danish mother and a Palestinian father, who left Vidoo's family when she was young. Because she was bullied at school, she started writing and recording songs as a form of scape. As a result, Vidoo's pursued a music career.
Under her given name Nicole, she signed a record deal with Virgin Records Denmark in the late 1990s and came to prominence by singing the hook to DJ Aligator's 2000 single "Lollipop", which hit the top 10 in Norway and Sweden. Her first single, "Hide Away", was released in 2001, and a series of unsuccessful singles through Virgin followed until the label dropped her because the singer was not "pretty enough for the camera." Since then, Vidoo focused on songwriting. Her first hit as a songwriter became "Ten Miles", released by Infernal in 2006. The song hit number two on the Polish Airplay Chart and was certified Platinum in Denmark. In 2008, she became a finalist in the Danish vocal talent show Elsk mig i nat on Kanal 5.
2012-present: A Story with No End, The X Factor and Dansk Melodi Grand Prix
In 2012, Vidoo moved to London, where she started working with British musicians Russ and Chris Ballard. She later adopted her "living doll" persona Sada Vidoo and released her debut album A Story with No End on 11 August 2014 through Target Records. The album includes three singles: "The Actress", "China Doll" and a cover of Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield". With the latter, Vidoo auditioned for the thirteenth series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2016. After singing "Hold On" in bootcamp and "Numb" during the Six-Chair Challenge, she was eliminated in the process of going to the Judge's House with mentor Sharon Osbourne in the "Over 25" category.
Vidoo competed to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with her entry "Northern Lights", which did not make it to the super final in the selection held on 25 February 2017. "Northern Lights" was released internationally three days later. On 1 March 2017, Danish channel DR started broadcasting 4-episode docu-series My Doll Universe chronicling Vidoo's life and career.