Espen, who at 32 is older than the usual Eurovision entry, worked as a bouncer in Bergen nightclubs, as a carpenter, and as a soldier serving in Kosovo, before making his breakthrough as a singer.
He won Norway Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday night, beating Utøya survivor Mo Abdi Farah, Linnea Dale, and Knut Nesdal.
The song Silent Storm, by the singer-songwriter Josefin Winther, is described on Espen's website as an "intense, fragile and powerful ballad". It is backed by sparse piano and has a sort of folky celtic melody.
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