The official music video for her Eurovision 2022 entry “Die Together” helped seal her place as a fan favourite. Now — with the release of an acoustic version of the song — Amanda Tenfjord is sealing her place in their hearts. 

Greece’s ESC 2022 star performs the number with the choir from her medical school NTNU — that’s Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. The aspiring doctor channels even more emotion as she performs alongside her classmates. Perfect harmony!

Speaking to Greece’s Gala magazine, Amanda explained how she’s combining her musical interests with her medical ambitions.

 “I want to become a doctor that sings,” she said of working in a hospital during the pandemic.

“I worked at the hospital this summer, in the emergency room, and I felt the intense pressure,” she said. “I have a lot of friends who work as doctors and nurses now and the pressure is huge with long working hours and high stress.”

Speaking of her Eurovision 2022 entry, which won a competitive internal selection process, she said it was born of heartache and Eurovision was not on her mind when she wrote it. It was, instead, a song she wrote to express her emotions following her first serious relationship. It is her favourite of anything she’s ever written.

What do you think of Amanda’s acoustic version? Are you falling even further in love? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Magnusio
Magnusio
5 months ago

Huh, never knew Amanda went to NTNU, just like me. Neat. Beautiful song aswell! <3

conortje
5 months ago

There’s something really special about Amanda and this song. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing great things from her for years to come meanwhile this is fast becoming my favourite in 2022.

KLINE
KLINE
5 months ago

Don’t get all the fuss about the Greek entry – skip it every time!

Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

Why are you writing the same hate comment everywhere?

Fer
Fer
5 months ago

Too boring song and the feelings of this song ara a bit depressive. i love Greece and the songs that they sent other years but dont like this one and this style that can represent any other country nothing different as heard before. For balads this year I go for UK, Azerbajan or North Macedonia

Nicholas
Nicholas
5 months ago
Reply to  Fer

The Azerbaijan ballad especially this year represents their musical tradition perfectly and accurately and faithfully. The Azerbaijani traditional music, in fact, is full of such ballads.

Sven Bockenvalt
Sven Bockenvalt
5 months ago

Which country is she representing? She’s not Greek, she doesn’t live in Greece, the song has nothing to do with Greece, and even this one is with Norwegian doctors-to-be.

Obliv
Obliv
5 months ago

She is half greek. She spends lots of time in greece (as she should cause our country is f beautiful) she speaks Greek The stage director is greek. The final producing was done by a greek. And the dress will be created by a greek designer
??????

GloriousMustache39
5 months ago

Since when does the representative of a country has to be from the country they’re representing? From what I can remember Celine Dion wasn’t Swiss when she won for Switzerland…

James
James
5 months ago

Katrina and the Waves.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
5 months ago

I think it is kinda ok until the chorus and then it is like a song i have heard 1000 times before.

London Boy
London Boy
5 months ago

Woww Greece this is simply beautiful.. My winner for this year.. It’s authentic, emotional and Amanda within her Indy pop vibe and her simplicity manages to move us and creates chills.. Greece you better be ready to host it next year!!!

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
5 months ago
Reply to  London Boy

As a Greek
Thank you for these comments
But be sure we ARE NOT READY TO HOST 😀

Mary gar
5 months ago
Reply to  Ffgsg

Hahaha as a fellow Greek I feel we would go all out if we were to host. Which would be fun! Imagine Nikos Koklonis hosting ?

Tmd
Tmd
5 months ago
Reply to  Mary gar

Koklonis as a host? Seriously? Embarrassing

Kundalini
Kundalini
5 months ago
Reply to  Mary gar

Only one Nikos can execute this demanding role and this is Monsieur Nikos Aliagas. But Kapoutzidis and Makripoulia would be great too.

Mary
Mary
5 months ago

Many performers are doing new videos and thought out staging after seeing Konstrakta’s performance. After two years of pandemic nothing is the same, but many artists won with songs that have cliche themes. I think that various productions are trying to make them more contemporary.

Das
Das
5 months ago

WARS a lansat Un Nou singel LEAH.

Eurofan
Eurofan
5 months ago

This screams Sigrid……great vocals. A round of applause for the people responsible for this song.

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurofan

She was classmates with Sigrid I think, she said it

Addie
Addie
5 months ago

Wow, she sounds so amazing live! This just makes it much more hard for me to pick my winner! I love so many entries this year! Anyone can win.

Arby
Arby
5 months ago

She has proven she has the voice to pull this song off. It’s a masterpiece. For me, this is the dark horse of the competition.

Andrea
Andrea
5 months ago

The bass in that acoustic video is GLORIOUS

Anita
Anita
5 months ago

WOW

Im so fab
Im so fab
5 months ago

I have predicted the winner will be among Greece, Sweden, Ukraine, Italy and Spain.

Until now, none of them has disappointed me.

Padim
Padim
5 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

I agree but i wouldn’t exclude Poland from the race cause it’s really a strong contender for winning jury.

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  Padim

Nor the UK.

dtuk
dtuk
5 months ago

Damn that screams winner material , amazing live performance wow!!

Efthymios
Efthymios
5 months ago

Haven’t listened to beautiful Amanda sing this live yet but just reading the comments right here FILLS ME WITH SO MUCH JOY! Thanks to our extremely talented half-Greek, half-Norwegian sweetheart of an artist, we can finally dream for big things after more than a decade in this contest! <3

Donatella
Donatella
5 months ago

What a bore!She looks like she regrets having been born

Johan
Johan
5 months ago

I´ve placed more than one bet on Greece – can´t believe the high odds.
Terribly underrated. Should be up ap the top together with Ukraine, Italy and Sweden.
I hope the viewers vote for it, cause if they do, it´s Athens 2023.

Rob
Rob
5 months ago

I wanted to buy tickets just to see Greece and Sweden live on stage.. and there were no tickets left.. so sad! Anayway.. i really hope that Greece or Sweden will win this year!!!

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

Greece will go big this year, remember this. This gave me the CHILLS.

H G
H G
5 months ago

Winner alert!

M B
M B
5 months ago

I’m manifesting Greece, the Netherlands and Sweden as 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
5 months ago

This is simply beautiful
I’m so proud to be greek

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
5 months ago

Not everday you see the university where you’re studying being mentioned in a Wiwibloggs article 😀 Btw, she has great vocals and will definitely have a strong live performance

Addie
Addie
5 months ago

Wow, really?

Ohi
Ohi
5 months ago

What I will say is that her vocal is great and the layering of the different voices us really clever and helps to organically create that synthesized studio sound. I really enjoyed it. I don’t really connect to the lyric but credit where it’s due this is very well done.

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Honestly for the staging if she had 5 choir members singing live with her instead of backing track, I think it would not only sound better but have a much larger impact on the Juries (and televote to an extent). Plus it is nice to hear her life and much more clearer than the studio version

Ffgsg
Ffgsg
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

That’s a good idea but it’s too late the version playing can’t change now

Ziv
Ziv
5 months ago

A medical school choir singing a song called Die Together……?

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
5 months ago

Nice to hear this stripped back. I hear the lyrics much clearer than the video version

Adnama
Adnama
5 months ago

Although I think that this lacks the big mainstream appeal some other entries have, nothing touches Greece in terms of quality this year. Not Sweden, not UK, not Spain, not Ukraine. Wont be surprised if shes the jury winner this year.

Sophia
Sophia
5 months ago
Reply to  Adnama

For me, Sweden and Spain are among my top choices to win, although they are very different from each other and Greece. I personally don’t see the hype around UK. I like the entry from Ukraine, and although it will likely win the televote by a landslide, I don’t think it deserve to be a winner. Top 10 yes, maybe even top 5 or top 3, but not to win it all.

James
James
5 months ago

Winning vibes!!