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Brody, Hamilton, Ontario
August 2008
Hi Anette :). This thought randomly came to me the other day... Have you ever been playing live and in the middle of a song had an overwhelming urge to sneeze, or cough, or some other bodily function that restricts the use of your airways? :P. If you have, what did you do?
Oh yes, almost every show I do that happens;=) Mostly I drink much water and since I sing with a belting technique I push so hard in my stomach muscles, that I gets the water up immediately and I also have big problems with my stomach which give me heartburn a lot. Its really horrible and you just have to try and sing the phrase out and then burp, breath or whatever needs to come out;=)
Anette
Etienne, South Africa
August 2008
What was your first experience with music that made you decide to pursue it as a career ?
I have wanted to be a singer since I was just a little little child, so it was I guess my destiny.
Anette
Fábio Rosenkrantz, São Paulo, Brasil
August 2008
Greetings from Brasil, Anette!

I make my living as a Professional Magician, and I was wondering: Besides music, of course, are you into any other kinds of Performing Arts, such as dancing, theater, circus arts -And obviously magic!-?
Hi and greetings from Sweden! Fun with magic;=) I have done many things earlier, like acting, dancing, doing puppet theatre, but never any magic. My big brother did a bit of magic when we were younger, so maybe that counts??? ;=)
Anette
Iris, Mäntsälä
August 2008
How are your Finnish studies going? Should I write this in English?
Quite well. I understand a lot but hard to talk myself. So many endings in the finnish language;=)
Anette
Swedish guy, Sweden
August 2008
If you could recommend three swedish bands/musicans to the rest of the world, which three would you choose?
Hard question, since there are so many good ones....but no 1: I must mention my boyfriend (I dont wanna say his name but he's great!); no 2: Patrik "Svärra" Svärd (Cloudscape) and no 3: Nicklas Olsson (my beloved Alyson Avenue band member). My boyfriend plays extremely well and I know he will go really far, Patrik Svärra is a super good guitar player and with his and Nicklas help I made my demo for Nightwish. They are great!
Anette
Liliana, Mexico
August 2008
What does Nightwish mean to you??
It's the band I sing in and my job. It's great music, bombastic yet full of emotions.
Anette
Eve, UK
August 2008
If you could be invisible for a day what would you do and why?
ps. you rock!!!
I would sneak around my son in school to see how he really behaves when I am not around.
Anette
Guilherme Moura, Brazil
August 2008
What does "Arska" mean?

=D
It's just a nickname they use in Finland.
Anette
Irene, Greece
August 2008
As a musician...do you want your son to have musical education? Have you signed him up for a musical instrument class or music theory?
Since I don't believe that education within music is the most important thing to succeed - but talent, good connections and hard work, it's up to him to decide if he wants to pursue a music education, play an instrument or not. He is very interested in playing guitar already, he got a nice guitar from Emppu which he plays on and he also loves guitar hero, so we'll see what will come out of it. But I would never ever push him to do it if he is not interested at all. He can be whatever he chooses in life, I will always love him endlessly no matter what.
Anette
andrea, usa
August 2008
where you a good student or a bad student while you were in school? :)
I was good, but could have been much better if I hadn't been so lazy and only thinking of boys;=)
Anette
Perizada, Australia
August 2008
What was your happiest childhood memory?
Being at my grandmothers place, playing princesses with my childhood friend Anna-Karin.
Anette
MiGda, Mexico
August 2008
Hi Anette!!.. Have you ever played games in Las Vegas??? if so... Did you win money???
No, I haven´t. I only lost money since I shopped a hell of a lot over there and got a nice tattoo;=)
Anette
Mariana, Portugal
August 2008
Hello, How are you?
I really love your graceful voice.
What is your favourite place in the whole world?
Hi, I am just fine, thank you! Thanks so much for your precious words;=) There are so many nice places in the world but after seeing so many places I still must say that Sweden and my house is the best place in the world!
Anette
Myra, New York, USA
August 2008
What is your favorite/least favorite thing about touring?
The best thing is to see new places, to perform, be able to read lots of interesting books and have time for some thinking. Worst part is home-sickness, missing my close ones, living in a small bus with only men, not having any girlfriend to talk to, bad food and the strain it takes on my body and voice.
Anette
Daniel Guarienti (Guá), Brasil
August 2008
I just saw the videos from Wacken Open Air and you were amazing. Playing in a big festival like this don't scare you?
Hi and thanks! Wacken was great! No, big festivals don't scare me, it can be more intimidating to sing in front of just a couple of hundreds;=) The only thing that scares me with big festivals are the bands that are using those big sound bombs since I can't watch and enjoy any bands before or after us then. Which is a pity....;=(
Anette
Anette, Sverige
August 2008
Hi Anette, my question is: what is the best and worst side of success? You are awesome, saw you in Ruisrock. Take care;=) // Anette
Hi Anette and big thanks for your warming words! The best thing is to be able to try and make a difference in this life through being myself and trying to show everyone and especially other women and younger girls that anyone can live their dream if they just belive in themselves! The worst part is to hear and read nasty and horrible things about yourself in the internet and media, feeling other peoples envy and jealousy and to not be able to trust anyone for their true intentions. I am so happy I have true friends I can trust that love me for Anette, not for Nightwish or my success.
Anette
jack, UK
August 2008
is there anything in particular you found scary when you were a child? :)
I was a very sensitive child and in that meaning I was afraid of many things... like darkness, ghosts, monster etc. But the one big fear I had and still have which are such a big phobia for me is thunder, bombs, pyros etc. Everything that sounds....so as you can understand, being in a metal band isn´t so easy for me.
Anette
Charlee, USA
August 2008
What is the first thing you just -have- to do when you return home after touring with the guys?
Apart from kissing my son and boyfriend it is to walk around the house without any make-up, wearing comfortable clothes, eating home-made healthy food and be able to take a jog in the forest. I love to come home;=)
Anette
Mary-Justine, Buffalo, New York, USA
August 2008
Obviously the singing you have to do in Nightwish is very different from the singing you did with your former band, Alyson Avenue. What have you learned about your voice and its potential now, a year into the tour, and what have you learned to do differently or have you changed in your technique as a result?
I sing so much more now and as you say, in a little different way. What I have learned is to use my belting technique better and to take care of my body. It`s very notable that it`s a job now and not as earlier, a side job. I have also learned that my voice and chords are soooo strong and can stand a lot! luckily....;=)
Anette
Minnie, Tampere
August 2008
Has your picture about Finland / Finnish people changed now that you've spent more time with Finnish boys?
I didn't know so much about Finland before Nightwish, but what I can see now is that there are quite big differences between Finland and Sweden, despite the fact that we are neighbour countries.
Anette