Many years later, Amaranthe singer Elize Ryd has posted online an audio recording of her singing the Nightwish song "Nemo" (from Once). Elize Ryd laid down the vocals for the track in 2006 when the Finnish symphonic metallers were seeking a replacement for Tarja Turunen. If you are curious about it, you can listen to her take on the song below from the audition. Anette Olzon ended up being the chosen one at the time but in 2012 the band parted ways with Olzon as well.

Elize Ryd posted online: "I've been saving this for a special moment. And now when I became a singer as I was dreaming of... and been travelling all over the world and met fantastic people and also Nightwish on stage. And have such wonderful fans ♥ It is a amazing memory from the day when Nightwish send me a demo with music and ask me to put my voice on it! So here it is. Nemo from the Nightwish audition 2006!"

Curiously enough, Elize Ryd and Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist) stepped in for Anette on September 28th, 2012 at the Ogden Theatre, Denver, because Olzon was forced to spend the night at a local hospital.





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Nightwish
 
Posted: 30.09.2013 by BloodTears



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Billmaster - 30.09.2013 at 13:29  
PLEASE NO!!! SHE?? Let it stay on Amaranthe!
Fritillaria - 30.09.2013 at 13:43  
Written by Billmaster on 30.09.2013 at 13:29

PLEASE NO!!! SHE?? Let it stay on Amaranthe!

really what's happening with nightwish ! They could just keep Tarja and avoid all these dramas
Nemo Atkins - 30.09.2013 at 13:48  
Written by Billmaster on 30.09.2013 at 13:29

PLEASE NO!!! SHE?? Let it stay on Amaranthe!

I think Elize sounded pretty good on the recording (in fact, I reckon she sounded better than Anette would have done it: never saw them live with her on vocals). I actually am now wondering what some of the songs on Dark Passion Play would have sounded like with her on vocals...

Let's not jump the gun just yet about Elize being the new Nightwish singer. Bear in mind, this isn't something confirmed by Nightwish. It's just something Elize has shared. For all we know, it's just that.
Dima - 30.09.2013 at 14:05  
Well it does sound better than Anette's version. Still hope Floor becomes the permanent vocalist though.
qlacs - 30.09.2013 at 14:18  
Written by Dima on 30.09.2013 at 14:05

Well it does sound better than Anette's version. Still hope Floor becomes the permanent vocalist though.

+1. I don' like NW but when I saw then with the lady it was pretty good.
BynersA7X - 30.09.2013 at 15:09  
Good, really...
But that's something in the past, she won't leave Amaranthe
Neroese - 30.09.2013 at 15:28  
Her ass is great, and she looks very pretty too, but metal isn't for her...
Unhealer - 30.09.2013 at 16:00  
Don't like it, I'd still like Floor to stay.
Spacerunner - 30.09.2013 at 17:53  
I see a lot of progress in her singing since this record. She was a beginner and Nightwish wanted someone more expirienced at that time.
Still I hope they will find someone with young and rich operatic voice. Floor is good on her own but not the type of vocalist I associate with their music. Manuela Kraller or someone like her would be fantastic.
Akula - 30.09.2013 at 18:11  
I like this version very much.
Metal Invader - 30.09.2013 at 18:18  
Imo better then Anette but still cant beat Tarja..not even Floor!
Dark†SymphonY - 30.09.2013 at 18:58  
Her singing is nice, but there's isn't much power in her voice.
Azarath - 30.09.2013 at 20:19  
Not bad at all.
LICH - 30.09.2013 at 21:29  
As much as i love her voice, i think floor is for me in the end
Akram - 01.10.2013 at 01:04  
Well all know that in female-fronted metal bands, when the vocalist leaves, it's not the same band anymore!
I can hardly understand how many fans are still into Nightwish after Tarja's departure, not to mention the shift in their music.
athena - 01.10.2013 at 04:11  
Written by Akram on 01.10.2013 at 01:04

Well all know that in female-fronted metal bands, when the vocalist leaves, it's not the same band anymore!
I can hardly understand how many fans are still into Nightwish after Tarja's departure, not to mention the shift in their music.

That tends to happen to any band when the vocalist leaves...Maiden, Priest, etc.
athena - 01.10.2013 at 04:12  
She is totally orange in that promo pic!
Delamortia - 01.10.2013 at 05:18  
One word: cheesy.
Fritillaria - 01.10.2013 at 08:30  
Written by athena on 01.10.2013 at 04:12

She is totally orange in that promo pic!

Kudos best comment ever on her
Night Theater - 01.10.2013 at 12:13  
No, thank you. Floor is much better.
Night Theater - 01.10.2013 at 12:15  
Okay, she's not bad; but, I'd prefer someone with a better range and not as poppy (but can sing poppy if they wished).
Zenzero - 01.10.2013 at 20:53  
I liked Tarja and loved Anette... It's hard now, probably the problem is the ego of Tuomas!
Lyleina - 02.10.2013 at 00:14  
So now I know... It is possible to do worse than what Anette did !
Anette was not a lyrical singer, but at least she has her own style. With this one, I juste have the impression to listen to a random pop singer...
Thrashette - 03.10.2013 at 17:47  
Not fond of this version but not particularly fond of Annette singing it either. I think I'm way too attached to hearing Tarja sing it, considering it was one of the songs responsible for getting me into metal.

Written by athena on 01.10.2013 at 04:12

She is totally orange in that promo pic!

Indeed. Looks more like she's getting ready to audition for Jersey Shore.
athena - 03.10.2013 at 22:18  
Written by Thrashette on 03.10.2013 at 17:47

Not fond of this version but not particularly fond of Annette singing it either. I think I'm way too attached to hearing Tarja sing it, considering it was one of the songs responsible for getting me into metal.

Written by athena on 01.10.2013 at 04:12

She is totally orange in that promo pic!

Indeed. Looks more like she's getting ready to audition for Jersey Shore.

LOL (for real, I couldn't stop laughing when I read that!!!) It's so true!
Erik M. - 04.10.2013 at 19:02  
Pretty good, but as most people say she can't ever match Tarja. I'm not into Nightwish anymore, but still think Tarja is the best. Yes, even better than Floor. Anette was absolutely terrible and therefor easily the worst out of them all. I've seen Nightwish live with Anette when she just joined them and immediately stopped being a fan of the band because of the bad vocals she did.
renai - 04.10.2013 at 22:34  
Ah...a good 'cover'... but I think Annette's nailed just one point above this version. Nightwish make a good shoot with Floor right now.
Ernis - 09.10.2013 at 20:00  
Not a bad one but nothing exceptional. Anette does have her own power that gave a new spark to old Nightwish songs. This was exactly because of her being more or less the opposite of Tarja, style-wise. Floor combines both "historical" singers and adds her own touch which is why I am content that she'll stick around this time.
Susan - 15.10.2013 at 06:05  
I love how people freaked about and thought she was auditioning for Nightwish NOW. This was from 2006, people! And wow, this was a damn good tape!

So glad she was not chosen. She's way too good. The I-miss-Tarja backlash would have hit her and we wouldn't have come to love her on our own. So glad she's having success now, orange or not, lol. Way talented.


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