Norway: 2nd rehearsal Eurovision 2012 / Tooji - Stay
Touraj Keshtkar (Persian: تورج کشتکار) (May 26 1987), known as Tooji (Norwegian pronunciation: [tuːji]), is a Norwegian singer, model and television host. Tooji will represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Tooji was born in Shiraz, Iran but moved to Norway when he was one year old.At the age of 16 he started modeling. After the model work, he started working on MTV Norway where he presented "Super Saturday" and "Tooji's Top 10". He was also educated as a social worker and has worked in asylum reception centres. Now he works as a child protection consultant in the department of after-care. His first single was called "Swan Song" and it was released in 2008.
He won Melodi Grand Prix 2012 and was given the opportunity to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with his entry "Stay".
On March 10, 2012, he presented the international jury votes on behalf of Norway at the finals of Melodifestivalen 2012 where Swedish singer Loreen's "Euphoria" was crowned as the winner.