Anita Skorgan and Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool

Anita Skorgan with Jahn Teigen in 1986

Anita Skorgan (born 13 November 1958) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She was once married to Jahn Teigen, another successful Norwegian singer-songwriter, constantly in the tabloids the two were considered the first superstar celebrity couple in Norway. Together they have a daughter.

She represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest a total of five times, twice as a solo artist, once with Jahn Teigen, once as his backing singer in 1983, and also as Finn Kalvik's backing singer in his 1981 performance. In 1977 in London she sang "Casanova", finishing 14th. Two years later, in Jerusalem, year 1979, she had a bit more success, lifting her song "Oliver" to 11th place. Back in England, she returned to the Eurovision stage in company with her - at that time - husband, Jahn Teigen, performing "Adieu", which was voted to a 12th position in Harrogate. She and Jahn between them appeared at every single Eurovision Song Contest final from 1977 til 1983 except 1980, namely 6 times in 7 years.

As her music career expanded, the demand for Anita Skorgan grew also. Before she knew it, she landed multiple appearances on the hit television show "Melodi Grand Prix" seven times between 1976 and 1985. On 17 November 2001 she appeared with her old class mates on the popular Norwegian TV show "Den store klassefesten" (The Big Class Reunion).

Anita again represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest as a co-writer and backing singer in 1988, where the song "For vår jord" (For our earth) was placed fifth, sung by Karoline Krueger. She was also one of the writers of "You Used To Be Mine", which came fifth in Norway's Melodi Grand Prix 1999, the show which selected the country's entry to the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, Israel.

Additional instances of her filmographic life include appearances on Prima Veras saga om Olav den hellige in 1983 and Stjerner i sikte in 1997.

In 1995 she gave her voice for the singing parts of the Disney movie Pocahontas, and in the sequel too. Two years later, in 1997, she again gave her voice for Anastasia in Anastasia, and in 1998, she sings as Kayley in the movie Quest for Camelot.

In 2004 she founded the band Queen Bees.

In November 2010 she was interviewed and sang live on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. In July 2011 she was again interviewed, twice, on the Jeremy Vine Show following the 2011 Norway attacks.

Contents 1 Discography 1.1 Albums 1.2 EPs 1.3 MC-Cassettes 1.4 Singles 2 References

Discography

(Peak positions in VG-lista Norwegian Albums or Singles Chart in parenthesis) Albums 1975: Til en venn 1976: Du er nær meg (#16) 1976: Tänk på mej 1977: Young Girl (#12) 1978: Anita Skorgan 1979: Ingen vei tilbake 1979: Krama dej 1980: De fineste 1981: Pastell (#21) 1983: Cheek to Cheek (with Jahn Teigen) (#1) 1985: Karma (#10) 1986: White Magic (#6) 1990: Basic 1994: Julenatt (#13) 2001: Gull 2008: Julenatt 2009: Hele veien - 47 utvalgte sanger (#4) 2011: På gyllen grunn (#25) 2013: La høsten være som den er (#5) EPs 1973: Fire klassiske pianostykker 1973: Aufschwung op. 12 nr. 2 MC-Cassettes 1981: Anita Skorgans beste Singles 1977: "Casanova"(#4) 1979: "Oliver" (#6) 1982: "Adieu" (with Jahn Teigen) (#3) 1983: "Friendly" (with Jahn Teigen) (#2) 2009: "I denne julenatt" (#19)

Sacred Heart Church, Blackpool and Anita Skorgan

The Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, or Sacred Heart Church, is a Roman Catholic church in the seaside resort of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Located on Talbot Road close to the town centre, it was the first Roman Catholic church built in Blackpool. It has been designated a Grade II* listed building by English Heritage.

Contents 1 History 2 Architecture 3 See also 4 References 4.1 Bibliography 5 External links

History

Sacred Heart Church was founded by the Jesuits as the town's first Roman Catholic church. It was built in 1857 to a design by Edward Welby Pugin. The church was enlarged, to the east, in 1894, to a design by Pugin & Pugin. It was designated as a Grade II* listed building by English Heritage on 20 October 1983. The Grade II* listing is for "particularly important buildings of more than special interest". Sacred Heart is an active church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. The parish priest is Canon Robert Dewhurst. Architecture

The church is constructed of stone, with slate roofs, in the English Gothic style. Its plan consists of a four-bay nave with an octagonal crossing, around which the aisles and transepts lie. The lead roof over the crossing is pyramidal and has an octagonal wooden lantern with side tracery. The lantern itself has a pyramidal roof of copper. The church tower is to the west; it has four stages with angled buttresses and corner pinnacles, and buttressed aisles with clerestories. There are three-light windows in the aisles and four-light windows in the nave transepts. Stained glass in the nave windows was designed by Frances Barnett of Leith. The windows of the 1894 extension are larger than elsewhere and have reticulated tracery. The large east window has stained glass, possibly by William Wailes.

The nave arcades are supported by clustered marble piers with foliated tops and moulded lancet arches. There is a two-bay gallery to the west. The chancel is flanked by two lady chapels. The church fittings include a white marble octagonal pulpit that is carved and sits on red and black columns.

There is a Neo-Georgian presbytery to the east of the building that was built c. 1950, and a former school to the west that dates from 1898. The church has no graveyard. Photograph of the Nave in Sacred Heart Church Photograph of the altar in Sacred Heart Church See also Listed buildings in Blackpool
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