Norwegians are crazy about Americans. Especially Americans who appear on Norwegian reality TV. Now’s your chance:
Would you like to date interesting and beautiful Norwegian men and women? Nordisk Film TV is looking for participants for a brand-new TV series about single Norwegian-Americans looking for love.
This Thursday to Monday (March 10th-14th) we will be in Minneapolis/St. Paul looking for candidates.
Here’s how it works. Fill out an online form and they’ll get in touch with you for the casting call in Mpls later this week. They’ll also head to San Francisco and Seattle, and will choose the four best candidates from two of the cities.
I emailed a producer who provided more details:
When it comes to how Norwegian you have to be to qualify, we haven’t made any absolute demands for this. Whether you are half Norwegian, or your grand parents Norwegian, or whether you speak Norwegian or not, we want you to contact us! The only thing we need is that you have some sort of personal relationship to Norway, and an interest in meeting single Norwegians…
Here’s how the show works:
The four Norwegian American singles will be presented on Norwegian TV in an episode this May. Norwegian singles looking for love can then log on to the show website and send a date-request to one of the Norwegian Americans, and write a little bit about why they want to date this person or upload a video of themselves.
The single Norwegian Americans will then each select eight single Norwegians they want to get to know better. Those Norwegian singles will be flown to the U.S and will go on dates in the Norwegian Americans’ hometowns. The Norwegian singles will the be voted off, one by one. Finally, the Norwegian Americans will have to choose which of the singles they want to be with. Will they find true love?
Norwegian Americans, this is your chance to reverse the mistakes of your ancestors who left behind the country that now enjoys the highest living standard in the world.
You wouldn’t be the first Minnesotan to break into reality TV in Norway. Below, Kari Tauring (wearing white) from Minneapolis explored her cultural roots and wrote about it here.
And a Lutheran minister from Alexandria rose to celebrity status in Norway after his appearance.