Vote for Big Daddy Karsten and Ferdinand’s ‘Canceled’ in Oslo Pride’s song Competition!

Oslo Pride has unveiled the three finalists in this year’s Oslo Pride song competition, and among them is a song by the beary talented Big Daddy Karsten and his friend and fellow artist, Ferdinand, entitled “Canceled”!

Big Daddy Karsten and Ferdinand just recently performed their other song “Best Friend (Remix)” in our very first Digital Bear Weekend, so we are super pumped that they have made it to the finals of this competition! 

Voting is open to everyone, so have a listen, leave a comment, and cast your vote! Click here to vote: OSLO PRIDELÅT 2020

The winner will be announced along with the Oslo Pride lineup on Monday, June 1, 2020. The poll closes on Saturday, May 30 at midnight (GMT+2).

This song is just as much a middle finger to those who rejoice that there will be no physical pride this year as it is a humorous and danceable celebration in itself. This is a song that you should be able to dance to with your best friend on Facetime, or have it playing through your headset while channeling your inner Kim Friele, Marsha P. Johnson, Reidar Engesbakk or Jan Thomas. It also hopefully gives you a validation that you are good enough just as you are.

Big Daddy Karsten

About the Artists

BIG DADDY KARSTEN is Norway’s only open gay male rapper, and has been rapping for over 15 years. He’s been seen on the main stage during Oslo pride in both 2017 and 2019, and he has played some of Norway’s biggest festivals, such as the Hove Festival and Skral Festival. He is known for his body positivity, for putting a queer stamp on his music, and for being one of the most technically skilled in his field.

FERDINAND is an artist that has definitely been picking up steam over the past year. He is just as hardworking and talented as he is bubbly and charismatic. The 24-year-old stands out in the crowd by being a distinctive performer, solid vocalist, extremely creative, ahead of his time, purposeful, and for not giving a shit about what others think of him. His personal motto is “One is not born to fit in, but to stand out”.

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Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.