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B: You've had pretty much publicity in Finland. You have a new CD out. How have your expectations been fulfilled?
A: Quite well actually. Of course there are some surprises. There’s so much more to do than just sing.
B: I meant musically.
A: Musically? Really well, I’m very happy and proud to be on that CD. We practiced hard together and it felt really good.
B: Your musical background is something completely different.
A: Well, I've still sung mostly rock and this feels like my own element. Nightwish doesn't even represent the heaviest of heavy metal. For example I like Finntroll a lot.
B: That’s pretty hard stuff.
A: Yes, so is Amorphis. This feels really good actually.
B: I read from somewhere that your uncle plays in Vikingarna.
A: Yes. I come from dance orchestra-family. It’s really comical.
B: It’s funny.
A: Yes, it is. [Laughter] But on the other hand, it’s understandable how did it come to this. I’ve lived in a tourbus with my mother, slept behind the stage and listened to dancemusic for my whole life. I wouldn’t like to sing it.
B: Nor listen?
B: How did your dance orchestra-family react to your new job?
A: Wonderfully. My Vikingarna-uncle is really proud; he thinks Nightwish is a fine band. My mother is excited too, she was in metal-festival recently with my sister and now she’s into metal herself. We just haven’t listened to metal yet, we’ve had jazz, blues and dance music because most of us play for living.
B: There are many who wonder, why did a girl with dance music background wanted to be the vocalist in a band like Nightwish.
A: I think it was a trick of fate. I wasn’t planning this; I didn’t even know the band. I had heard the name, yes, and I had heard their music few months ago because my niece kept talking about them. I had heard them playing on a compilation album. Then our technician suggested that I would try out for their new singer because they had fired Turunen. “Me?” I asked. “Do I sing opera and classical?” And he said: “Well, if they want something else.” I thought about it and I wanted to try. I’d wanted for years to sing music like that. I recorded Ever Dream and sent it to the band.
B: Did you record it in studio?
A: I have a studio with my former band. I asked them to re-record the backgrounds. Guitarist did the solos and I did the singing. I listened the song only twice before the recording. I wasn’t so prepared, which is typical for me. I recorded it, sent it, and that was it. Answer came within a week, Tuomas praised my demo immensely. It was an awakening experience.
B: Did he call or write to you?
A: I got e-mail.
B: In what language?
B: What language do you speak within the band?
A: Some kind of bizarre mixture between English, Finnish and Swedish. [Audience laughs.]
B: Does Tuomas speak Swedish?
A: Yes. He’s really good in fact, best of them all. In the beginning he was the one who resisted Swedish the most. “Sweden and Swedish, yuck…” Now he asks me every morning “How are you?” in Swedish and he writes it almost flawlessly.
B: Now we'll call the whole band here.
A: [Laughs] Now they're going to kill me.
B: We hope it doesn't go like that…
A: Tuomas must be nice.
B: 2 years tour… It’s a long time. Now, here’s the necessary question: How can you be apart from your family? Well, if you were man… No, wait a moment. I asked the same question from a male-artist last week.
A: It’s difficult for us all who have children, equally to Marco, Jukka and me. My own husband has travelled a lot so I know what’s it like to care for a child alone and he knows what’s it like to be away from home. But my son has the toughest part, it’s easier to me as I focus for working, but he thinks it’s miserable when I’m away. Not every day, but mostly. Sometimes he phones me crying, “You’re away for one more week?” It’s heart-rending. I’m trying to explain him that he’s the dearest and most important person in the world to me. But I tell him I would be sad without my new job. This is my dream.
B: Let’s hope that everything goes fine.
A: It certainly will.
B: Thank you, Anette. You must feel like I do… [Asks the audience] She looks like a Finn, doesn’t she?
A: [Laughing] Just a little bit.
B: [Laughing] There’s something Finnish in you.
A: My cheeks?