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Parker, Sequim, WA
February 2012
Hi there Annette! Firstly, I just want to say that Imaginaerum is amazing, and that your vocals are outstanding. My question is, now that you have experience in recording with Nightwish, was the process smoother? And how much influence did you have in the writing of the new album, musically or lyrically?
Hi Parker!
it was easier this time in many ways. First of all, since I wasnt the new singer this time and didnt have to be nervous in the studio and feeling the "pressure" of making a fool of myself;=) Also, the songs were made for me this time and Tuomas had gotten to know my vocal range and where I find it easier to sing and also the album are more in the "musical" and theatrical way of singing now which is more my style. Regarding the writing of the album I didnt have any input and that´s mainly because in the band Tuomas is our songwriter and comes up with the ideas and the songs. Then the arrangement process are done with everyone in the band but due to me having my baby the guys had to arrange this album themselves.
Anette
Mariana Möriä, Medellin, Colombia
February 2012
What is the most difficult song to sing in the Imagianerum album for you? :)
There´s no song that is so hard I cant do it but there´s always the thing with some songs where I have to change from different vocal styles very quickly and also some songs have so much words that are overlapping and live that can be a bit "tricky". But one song that is a bit harder to do due to the different ways of singing it is Rest Calm. First I sing with my harder power voice and then I need to go directly into the very soft chorus with lots of words that overlap one another. So that is a tricky one;=)
Anette
Jamie, Birmingham, UK
February 2012
hey Anette :)
just wondering, after your amazing duet with Lauri from the Rasmus, do you have any plans to do work with him in their new album? Or with any other bands for that matter? much love from the UK :)
Hi! No, there are no such plans at the moment. If and when I get a good invite to sing with a band or a singer, I´ll do it again;=)
Anette
Caleb, USA
February 2012
Hey I was wondering if you plan on releasing a solo album after the Imaginaerum tour? If not maybe just a single song or two? I have your songs "Invincible" and "Floating" which I have found through youtube and I can't stop listening to them haha
Hi! Well, it is my plan to release it someday but I really dont know when exactly. I have the tour now for some time and then I also want to finish my studies in the university the coming years so we´ll see if and when I have the time for it. I do not want to make it a hasty work cause I love my songs and I also want to work with great people who arent just doing music for money, but for loving what they do. So we´ll see when, but thanks so much for liking the demo songs;=)
Anette
Mia, Bulgaria
February 2012
I know it's kinda strange question, but I wanted to ask: what your tatoos mean for you? I mean, do they have, like, their history?
Hi! Yeah, every single one has its own meaning and history, but they are all "my own" and I dont feel I want to tell more about them.
Anette
Amy, England
February 2012
Hi Anette,
How do you prepare stage outfits for tour? Do you have certain themes?
Hi! No, I mean, we discussed before the tour about certain style and colours to be used for Imaginaerum and I follow those "rules" but mainly I try to use fun and creative stuff and clothes that I like. There´s some outfits that I try that I then feel arent working but also many that will be there for several shows during the tour. I do not like to have the same outfit every single evening so that is why I change.
Anette
Grace, Ukraine
February 2012
Hello Anette! I congratulate you with brilliant performance of Imaginaerum! you sound great. =*
I wonder if you have listened to last Tarja's album "What lies beneath". What do you think about it?
Hi! No, I havent so cant say if I like it or not.
Anette
Anton, Sweden
February 2012
Hur känns det att vara svensk och sjunga i Nightwish?

In english:
How does it feel to be swedish and sing in Nightwish?
Hej!
Det känns jättebra och jag har lärt mig mycket om Finland och finnarna genom det. Före NW visste jag inget mer om Finland än att de var våra moståndare i hockey;=)

In english:
It feels really good and I have learned a lot about Finland and the finnish people by it. Before NW I didnt know more about Finland than that they were our opponents in hockey;=)
Anette
Angela Davis, Sonora, Ca, USA
February 2012
Have you learned to speak Finnish yet?
Hi! No, I havent and dont think I will cause its such a different language compared to swedish.
Anette
Katerina, Athens, Hellas
February 2012
Dear Anette,

I love the versatility and strength of your voice in "Imaginarium"! Did you train your voice using specific vocal exercises to achieve this? Wonderful work!
Hi! Thanks for your kind words;=) Well, I didnt do anything specific, just getting in to the theatrical aspect of singing, like when I have done musicals. Going in to the different song and asking Tuomas if there´s a special "person" or feeling I need to go in to before and when he has told me I just explore and try different things until its there or Tuomas says: thats it!;=)
Anette
Marie, France
February 2012
Do you have a dream that you really want to realize?
Hi! I have many dreams;=) One was to sing full-time and I do that now. One was to have kids and I have that now too. Other dreams are there and I am sure I´ll try to fulfill them in the future. If I succeed or not doesnt matter cause I believe its important to have dreams and goals in life;=)
Anette
Elwa, Norway
February 2012
Hi Anette.
I just wondered how do you find the Energy to make an Album, a movie, and on top of that, make time for 2 children and a boyfriend?

It makes you, in my eyes, like some kind of super hero or something! :)
Keep up the good work :)
Hi! Well, I dont know. It sounds like a lot when you write it like that, and it is, but I think that if you love what you do you´ll find the energy for it all. And I like positive stress in my life. But I am no super hero, I do "crash" many times too and then I have to rest for a while and think of ways to make my life easier;=)
Anette
Lisa, USA
February 2012
Have you ever fallen on stage while singing before?
Hi! No, not fallen boom to the stage, but twisting myself in to the microphone chord and fallen backwards into the drum set, yeah. Almost fallen due to my high heels - many times;=)
Anette
Julia, California
February 2012
would you ever invite a fan to sing with you during one of your performances?

this is a cover from a singer from Guatemala.!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Irpau1nic&list=UU3jfAKHipNOUNqYW8bSxU7g&index=1&feature=plcp
Hi! No, I cant see that happen.
Anette
Cynthia, Quebec, Canada
February 2012
Do you sometimes sing some Nightwish songs to your children before they go sleeping ?
Hi! Not so often, I sing other lullaby songs, but once or twice I have been singing Nemo for Nemo;=)
Anette
Adriano, Portugal
February 2012
Hi, i want to ask you if the Nightwish are planing to come to Portugal soon or later?
I really hope to see you all here.
Thanks.
Nightwish are the best.
Hi! I dont know any plans to come there, no. Its our tour agent who book and plan our shows so they are the ones whou can answer this question.
Anette
Gabriele, Agordo (ITALY)
March 2012
Hi Anette!!:)i would ask you if you feel good in nightwish bad, and if you are happy with the guys because i love you soo much and i hope that you stay in this band forever!!!!!!!! I'm sad because i can't come at your's concert in Milan on april 25, but i hope in another Italy concert like for Dark passion play tour!:) maybe in Pordenone i was thear!!:) soo dear Anette congratulation for the new album and for your beautiful voice!!! I hope to see you soon!!
Hi!
I feel very good with the band and my boys so you can relax;=)
Anette
serafin Fregoso, Southern California
March 2012
I have been a fan for many of years... i have listened to your music even during both of my Combat Tours in IRAQ... it helped me keep my mind in one peace.... When will you come to San Diego "House of Blues" or any other place???
Hi! I dont know exactly but keep your eyes on our web site: www.nightwish.com for tour dates.
Anette
Lydia, New Hampsire
March 2012
Dear Anette,
I am going through a large phase on the internet, where lots of people are making really snide remarks and bullying me. I was wondering, how to you deal with the haters on the internet?
Lydia (Who is a big Anette fan)
Hi Lydia! Well, I really dont like internet due to these reasons. Its so easy for people to write mean things and not standing up for who they are. They would never say it to your face but its so easy to write it down and then hide behind the anonymity of internet. I cant say how to cope with it cause it does hurt and the only way to not get upset or sad is to stay out of internet. And think that these people are like bullies in school, jealous and inscecure little people who doesnt have anything else to do than mock others to feel better. Its their way of feeling better and feeling they are cool and have power. But in reality they are nothing. Stay strong and know you are perfect just as you are and you dont have to even consider their remarks. Live your life and enjoy it and be a nice person to others. Take care;=)
Anette