Erik Solbakken

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Erik Solbakken
Erik Solbakken (cropped).jpg
Solbakken in February 2013
Born (1984-11-17) 17 November 1984 (age 33)
Hemsedal, Norway
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active2005–present

Erik Solbakken (born 17 November 1984[1] in Hemsedal, Norway) is a Norwegian television presenter. Solbakken hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 together with Haddy Jatou N'jie and Nadia Hasnaoui.


Solbakken trained as a journalist at Volda University College and has worked for the state-owned Norwegian broadcaster NRK, hosting multiple children's shows including Barne-tv, Julemorgen, Krem Nasjonal, and Superkviss, as well as Barnetimen for de minste on NRK P2.[1]

In 2011, Solbakken hosted the prestigious sports award show Idrettsgallaen with Haddy N'jie from Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre which was broadcast live on NRK.

In 2011, he hosted the Eurovision Young Dancers competition in Oslo.[2] Alongside Jenny Skavlan, Solbakken hosted Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, in 2013 and 2014.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bakker, Sietse (2010-03-10). "Nadia, Haddy and Erik to host 2010 Eurovision Song Contest". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  2. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2011-06-20). "Erik Solbakken to host Eurovision Young Dancers". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  3. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (15 September 2012). "Erik Solbakken to present Norwegian final". Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  4. ^ Storvik-Green, Simon (5 December 2013). "Revamped Norwegian final set for 15th March". Retrieved 5 December 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Russia Semi-finals: Natalia Vodianova and
Andrey Malahov
Final: Alsou and Ivan Urgant
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Nadia Hasnaoui and Haddy Jatou N'jie)
Succeeded by
Germany Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab