HitAwards 2001

Date: September 15, 2001
Media: HitAwards, Oslo, Norway
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Magne was asked to perform his new single ‘Dragonfly’ at the annual HitAwards ceremony in Oslo, after Savoy – who were originally scheduled to perform – could not get out of New York in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy.

According to a-ha.com:

A different HitAwards
Norway’s Minister for Culture, Ellen Horn, has been asked to contribute to the show. She will deliver a speech in order to commemorate the catastrophe. Magne was asked especially if he wanted to perform his new song ‘Dragonfly’ right after her speech, as ‘Dragonfly’ is a song expressing solace.

“‘Dragonfly’ is not a song that would normally be suitable for an entertainment show; it has a totally different impact. It is a fragile song about hope, love and solace. I think the song expresses our vulnerability in this world, and I think that’s why I was asked to contribute. HitAwards has a quite different concept now than what was originally planned,” Magne says.

Magne performed alone on stage, only accompanied by his acoustic guitar. Pictures from the event can be found here.

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