Monday, November 12, 2012
Floor Jansen To Rejoin NIGHTWISH As Their Full Time Vocalist?
After closing the Anetter Olzon chapter (Full details HERE), NIGHTWISH has made it clear that the show must go on! Following the departure of Olzon, the band re-recruited the very talented Floor Jansen on October 1 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington, and the band as a whole couldn't be any happier. While Jansen has stated that she does not plan in rejoining the band full time, we are pretty sure that with the right contract and money offer, Jansen might reconsider and become NIGHTWISH's front woman again!
Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of the past five years, Anette Olzon.
The bands mainman Tuomas Holopainen has spoken to Blabbermouth about the the addition of singer Floor Jansen to the group and feels that she is only getting better gig by gig.
"We have done 13 shows with her and every concert has been better than the previous one," he tells Finland's MTV.fi. "We are taking it day by day as much as we can. The vibe in the band is marvellous. We are enjoying every moment."
"We are very much on the same wavelength and we have a similar sense of humor," Holopainen says of his new bandmate.
Stepping into NIGHTWISH was made easier for Jansen by the fact that she has extensive experience in both classical and rock music. Following AFTER FOREVER's split, Jansen launched a brand new project called REVAMP, which has thus far released one album and is prearing to record a follow-up effort.
"She has been in these circles since the late '90s," says Tuomas. "She has toured a lot and has been part of this genre of music. This way, it was easier for her to enter the band."
"[Floor is] a vocal coach herself, so she's very professional," says Tuomas. "The fact that she had about 40 hours to learn 15 songs is quite revealing. She practically learned our tour set on the flight from Amsterdam to Seattle. We're talking about a high-level professional and her attitude is fabulous as well. It can be seen in her stage presence. She clearly enjoys what she does."
This are the featured songs on the video below, featuring Floor Jansen with NIGHTWISH:
03:17 "Wish I Had An Angel"
05:13 Floor Jansen introduction
05:47 "Dark Chest of Wonders"