TV SHOW IS LOOKING FOR SOME NORWEGIAN-AMERICANS
A television production company wants to give Norwegian-Americans in the Midwest a chance to go to their ancestral homeland.
Producers of Norway's version of "American Idol" and other shows say they're looking for outgoing Americans with Norwegian ancestry to go to Norway and compete for a $50,000 prize in "The Great Norway Adventure."
Participants must be 18 to 60 and can't have traveled to Norway before, apparently so the producers can film their initial reactions to all things Norwegian. Ingvild Daae, of the sponsoring production company, says the show is like "The Amazing Race" with plenty of fish-out-of-water situations.
The company is casting for the show nationwide, but with a special push in North Dakota, Minnesota and other states with large numbers of Norwegian-Americans. The deadline to apply for an audition is January 25. Applications may be downloaded at www.oconnorcasting.tv/Norway.
By Rebecca Hostetler, Reference Assistant