"I HAD TO DARE TO DANCE…"
An introduction to Norwegian popstar Margaret Berger…
Who the hell is Margaret Berger? Well, she is a Norwegian popstar with a surprisingly decent album to her name.
Here is a very thorough Popjustice investigation into Margaret Berger and the life and times of…
Questions: Peter Robinson
Answers: Margaret Berger (obviously)
Hello there Margaret Berger. Are there any similarities between you and John Nettles seminal Guernsey based detective, Bergerac?
I did once consider being a pilot but never a detective. I had periods where I wanted to be a hairdresser or a girl on a plane, a stewardess, all the regular girl dreams.
Are you responsible for Berger On The Dancefloor?
I do try to move about a bit. I wouldn't say I was good at dancing. You have all these American acts that are so good at dancing like Britney, Justin and Beyonce and I just decided that I had to dare to dance because my music is in that genre where it is a nice thing to have dancing in your videos.
Do you suffer from debilitating social illness AsBergers syndrome?
I'm not very good with names actually. I wish I was a little bit better because, not to sound stuck up, but when you are a bit famous people tend to remember a meeting with you better than you remember meeting with them. So they are like, 'don't you remember me?' and some people get offended when I don't.
Is she on the Berge or a nervous breakdown?
I did have an incident where I realized that if you speak your head out people are going to have an opinion. I once overheard some girls talking about me in the toilets, I was listening to them having a really horrible conversation about me. Of course girls do that but I just realized that this is just something that happens.
Has she ever been the victim of the criminal act of Bergerlry?
That doesn't happen a lot in Norway. In the biggest parts of Norway, out in the countryside it is very safe, mainly because there are not many people and those there are have jobs and money and they live a good life. There is a lot of crime in Oslo but it is a safe city if you know where to go.
Can we blame it one the Berger that the album is not coming out in the UK?
I do have a UK producer and he has some connections so I would like to bring it out in the UK. We think that my CD could do well in other countries other than Norway. There are a lot of artists in Norway now but the record sales here are down, but I know it is hard to get into the UK charts, especially as a Norwegian artist. We're planning to come over and play some gigs though.
How does she feel about the homosexual act of Bergery?
I have always had a big gay following, I don't know why! I have always been into clothes and dresses and opinions and I think that appeals a bit to the gay society. And disco as well, disco music!
Thank you very much Margaret Berger.