Lise Haavik

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Lise Haavik
Lise Haavik, Blokhus DK 2012, ubt-002.JPG
Lise Haavik in Blokhus, Denmark, 2012
Background information
Born (1962-02-23) 23 February 1962 (age 56)
Narvik, Norway
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Pop, Schlager, Soul, Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1983–present
Labels Phonofile AS
Associated acts Trax

Lise Haavik (born 23 February 1962) is a Danish/Norwegian singer, best known for representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in Bergen, Norway in 1986. She is also well-known domestically for her partnership in the duo Trax with John Hatting, her ex-husband.


Early life[edit]

Lise Haavik was born in Narvik, Norway on 23 February 1962. She moved to Denmark in 1982 to study economics at the University of Odense and the Copenhagen Business School. Haavik partnered with John Hatting in late 1983 and they soon married. At that point, she pursued music full-time and stopped her economics studies.[1]

Musical career[edit]

One year after moving to Denmark, Haavik entered the weekly magazine "Se & Hør" (See and Hear) amateur song contest, where she placed second. She soon after met John Hatting late in 1983 when he advertised through a record company for a female singer with whom he could start a duo. The company sent Haavik, and they formed the duo "Trax".[1]

She represented Denmark in the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Du er fuld af løgn" (You are full of lies).[1] While both partners were present at the Contest, only Haavik sang and was credited during the performance (Hatting would be credited earlier on as composer).[2] The song was successful in the Contest, placing sixth out of 20 entries that evening. This would be the only time Haavik would appear at Eurovision, having tried and failed to represent Denmark in 1984 and 1985. She also made an attempt to represent Norway in 1988.

Haavik continues to work in music, with her most recent offering, the English language "Cry Me a River", released in 2007.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Denmark in 1986". ESCToday. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  2. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 1986 (May 3, 1986). Danmarks Radio.
  3. ^ Cry Me a River at Yahoo! Music Archived December 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
Preceded by
Hot Eyes
with Sku' du spørg' fra no'en?
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Anne-Cathrine Herdorf & Bandjo
with En lille melodi