The first season of Idol premiered on January 2003 and continued until May 23 2003. It was won by Kurt Nilsen. This season was co-hosted by Thomas Numme and Harald J. Rønneberg.

Live Show DetailsEdit

Heat 1 (14 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Solvor Woll "Since You've Been Gone" () Eliminated
2 Mette Broback Arntsen "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
3 Lars Øivind Haugen "You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You?)" (Tom Jones & Heather Small) Eliminated
4 Helene Mølster "Hero" (Mariah Carey) Eliminated
5 Petter Christian Bakke "Feel" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
6 Anne Margreta Lemicka "All By Myself" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
7 Guro Dugstad "I'll Be There" (The Jackson 5) Advanced
8 Orji Okoroafor "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (Chicago) Advanced
9 Anette Kristensen "Stand By Me" (Ben E. King) Eliminated
10 Lars Sigmund Løfsnes "Have Fun, Go Mad" (Blair) Eliminated

Heat 2 (21 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Birgit Høva "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
2 Maurice Adams "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Eliminated
3 Mette Mari Leseth "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" (Elton John) Eliminated
4 Rune Sæter "I Wish" () Eliminated
5 Linn S. Andersen "Doubt" (Linn S. Andersen) Advanced
6 Jonas Groth "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Eliminated
7 Merete Bjerkell "Yes" () Eliminated
8 Marte Maria Gjestrum "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Frankie Valli) Eliminated
9 Gaute Ormåsen "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Ronan Keating) Advanced
10 Liv-Jorunn Håker Ottesen "Thank You for the Music" (ABBA) Eliminated

Heat 3 (28 February 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Ane Launy "Have Fun, Go Mad" (Blair) Eliminated
2 Kristoffer Johannessen "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) Eliminated
3 Stina Eia "Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
4 Cecilie Eikestad "I Just Want to Make Love to You" (Etta James) Eliminated
5 Ronny Andre Klo "Feel" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
6 Maria Goncalves Braaten "Fighter" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
7 Tone Anette E. Elde "Wish" (Tone Anette E. Elde) Advanced
8 Esben Andre Holm "Walking in Memphis" (Marc Cohn) Eliminated
9 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys) Advanced
10 Adele Erichsen "I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia) Eliminated

Heat 4 (7 March 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Silje Hagen "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) Eliminated
2 Anne Nymo Trulsen "The Right to Sing" (John Miles) Eliminated
3 Kurt Nilsen "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" (U2) Advanced
4 Julie Overvik "Your Song" (Elton John) Eliminated
5 Stina Kordeng Andersen "Foolish Games" (Jewel) Eliminated
6 Christer Mørkved "This Time Around" () Eliminated
7 Francesca Strano "Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland) Eliminated
8 David Pedersen "With Arms Wide Open" (Creed) Advanced
9 Silje Vasvåg "Live On" () Eliminated
10 Heidi Solheim "Stop!" (Sam Brown) Eliminated

Heat 5 (14 March 2003)Edit

Order Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Lars Pette Sauge "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Eliminated
2 Susanne Akerø "Unintended" (Muse) Eliminated
3 Espen Grjotheim "Time" (Espen Grjotheim) Advanced
4 Maria Johansen "Help Me" () Eliminated
5 Belinda Orten "Belinda" () Eliminated
6 Børge Rømma "Amazed" (Lonestar) Eliminated
7 Cathrine Bjørlo "Think" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
8 Jeanette Vik "I Don't Know" (Celine Dion) Advanced
9 Henning Stranden "The Max" () Eliminated
10 Sølvi Kobbeltvedt "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Eliminated

Live Show 1 (21 March 2003)Edit

Theme: Your Idol

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Rebecca Ludvigsen "A Deeper Love" (Aretha Franklin) Safe
2 Orji Okoroafor "Maria Maria" (Santana) Safe
3 Tone Anette E. Elde "Anything About June" (Unni Wilhelmsen) Eliminated
4 Espen Grjotheim "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (U2) Safe
5 Linn S. Andersen "You Were Meant for Me" (Jewel) Bottom three
6 Kurt Nilsen "The Day After Tomorrow" (Saybia) Safe
7 Jeanette Vik "Think Twice" (Celine Dion) Bottom two
8 Gaute Ormåsen "I'm Your Angel" (R. Kelly & Celine Dion) Safe
9 Guro Dugstad "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) Safe
10 David Pedersen "Kryptonite" (3 Doors Down) Safe

Live Show 2 (28 March 2003)Edit

Theme: Norwegian Songs

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
N/A Jeanette Vik N/A Disqualified
1 David Pedersen "Drømmedame" (Trang Fødsel) Safe
2 Linn S. Andersen "Alarmen gar" (Jan Eggum) Bottom three
3 Gaute Ormåsen "Jørgen Hattemaker" (Alf Prøysen) Safe
4 Guro Dugstad "Slaver av solen" (Seigmen) Eliminated
5 Espen Grjotheim "En natt forbi" (Jan Eggum) Bottom two
6 Kurt Nilsen "Skyfri himmel" (Bjørn Eidsvåg) Safe
7 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Mysteriet deg" (Bjørn Eidsvåg) Safe
8 Orji Okoroafor "Det vakreste som fins" (Jahn Teigen) Safe
9 Tone Anette E. Elde "Sommerfuggel i vinterland" (Halvdan Sivertsen) Safe

Live Show 3 (4 April 2003)Edit

Theme: 1980s

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Gaute Ormåsen "Take On Me" (A-ha) Safe
2 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Down on the Street" (Shakatak) Bottom two
3 Orji Okoroafor "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (Simply Red) Eliminated
4 Linn S. Andersen "He's Like the Wind" (Patrick Swayze) Bottom three
5 Kurt Nilsen "Hunting High and Low" (A-ha) Safe
6 David Pedersen "Heaven" (Bryan Adams) Safe
7 Tone Anette E. Elde "Hello" (Lionel Richie) Safe
8 Espen Grjotheim "Notorious" (Duran Duran) Safe

Live Show 4 (11 April 2003)Edit

Theme: Elton John

1 Espen Grjotheim "Your Song" Safe
2 Linn S. Andersen "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Eliminated
3 Kurt Nilsen "Candle in the Wind" Safe
4 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Bottom three
5 David Pedersen "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Safe
6 Tone Anette E. Elde "Sacrifice" Bottom two
7 Gaute Ormåsen "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" Safe

Live Show 5 (25 April 2003)Edit

Theme: Disco

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 David Pedersen "Play That Funky Music" (Wild Cherry) Safe
2 Rebecca Ludvigsen "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge) Bottom three
3 Espen Grjotheim "Relight My Fire" (Dan Hartman) Bottom two
4 Gaute Ormåsen "Blame It on the Boogie" (The Jacksons) Safe
5 Tone Anette E. Elde "Upside Down" (Diana Ross) Eliminated
6 Kurt Nilsen "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" (Barry White) Safe

Live Show 6 (2 May 2003)Edit

Theme: Big Band

OrderArtistSong (original artists)Result
1 Espen Grjotheim "Have You Met Miss Jones?" (Robbie Williams) Eliminated
2 Gaute Ormåsen "My Way" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
3 Kurt Nilsen "Fly Me to the Moon" (Frank Sinatra) Safe
4 Rebecca Ludvigsen "This Can't Be Love" (Natalie Cole) Safe
5 David Pedersen "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" (Dean Martin) Bottom two

Live Show 7 (9 May 2003)Edit

Theme: Top 20 Hits

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 Kurt Nilsen "Beautiful Day" (U2) "Perfect Day" (Lou Reed) Safe
2 Rebecca Ludvigsen "Don't Speak" (No Doubt) "Unforgivable Sinner" (Lene Marlin) Eliminated
3 Gaute Ormåsen "Believe" (Cher) "Love Is All Around" (Wet Wet Wet) Safe
4 David Pedersen "Lemon Tree" (Fools Garden) "Velvet" (Savoy) Bottom two

Live Show 8: Semi-final (16 May 2003)Edit

Theme: Judge's Choice

OrderArtistFirst song (original artists)Second songResult
1 David Pedersen "Wherever You Will Go" (The Calling) "Dancing in the Moonlight" (Toploader) Eliminated
2 Kurt Nilsen "One" (U2) "Livin' la Vida Loca" (Ricky Martin) Safe
3 Gaute Ormåsen "When Susannah Cries" (Espen Lind) "Life Is a Rollercoaster" (Ronan Keating) Safe

Live final (23 May 2003)Edit

OrderArtistFirst songSecond song (original artists)Third songResult
1 Kurt Nilsen "Wedding's Off" "The Day After Tomorrow" (Saybia) "She's So High" Winner
2 Gaute Ormåsen "Longest Goodbye" "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" (Elton John) "She's So High" Runner-up
Idol (Norway)

Seasons: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Winners: Kurt Nilsen (2003) | Kjartan Salvesen (2004) | Jorun Stiansen (2005) | Aleksander Denstad With (2006) | Glenn Lyse (2007) | Jenny Langlo (2011)
Runners-up: Gaute Ormåsen (2003) | Margaret Berger (2004) | Tone Damli Aaberge (2005) | Jonas Thomassen (2006) | Bjørn Johan Muri (2007) | Vegard Leite (2011)
Lists: List of all contestants | List of songs performed on Idol (Norway)
Categories: Category:Idol (Norway) | Category:Idol (Norway) participants