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Ida Maria Børli Sivertsen, (born 13 July 1984) is a Norwegian rock musician known primarily by the stage name Ida Maria. She was born and raised in the small town of Nesna in Nordland county, Norway, but she currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She gained considerable success in Norway in 2007 after winning two national competitions for unknown artists - Zoom urørt 2006 and Urørtkonkurransen 2007 - and playing successful shows at the annual Norwegian music industry festival By:Larm 2007 and 2008. Her singles "Oh My God" and "Stella" were both played regularly on Norwegian national radio station NRK P3. She has later expanded her popularity outside of her native country, namely in the United Kingdom, where she has appeared on Later... with Jools Holland, interviewed by The Times and performed at Glastonbury Festival. Sivertsen is reported to have the neurological phenomenon of synesthesia which, in her case, means she envisions colours when she hears music. She contributed backing vocals for the track "Words" on Guillemot's 2008 album Red.
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