Desirée Sparre-Enger or Desiree Hagman is a Eurodance artist that was born at Nordstrand in Oslo. She discovered pop music at the age of two. Then during her school years, Desiree frequently initiated pupils’ performances with herself in the leading parts. Her theatrical fantasies had no limits, but she never realized that plays like The Sound Of Music or Les Miserables perhaps demanded dramatic experience beyond the capacity of a pre-teen dreamer.
Norwegian National Radio Station was Bambees start
Desirée was working for the youth department in a national radio station when she first reached out for stardom. One day, a producer asked her if she wanted to sing the chorus for a song. She did, and after a lot of singing, “Candy Girl” became the result. She decided to release the song as a single and then signed with Scandinavian Records.
From that point in her life, Desiree needed a name for her artist career. She got in touch with her good friend and singer, Shortcut, and they had a name brain-storming for Desiree. The first thing to strike his mind was Bambi. It made him think of Disney’s famous deer animal character, because of her big, blue, innocent eyes. Des loved the idea of Bambi, but made a small change to Bambee, because of Disney’s copyright laws.
Bambee became a success
It was a huge and daring step for Desiree to take it further with the Bambee name, but she hasn’t regretted it since. She probably had to fight harder than anyone to enter the playlists where she expecting special treatment or any other benefit from her position would overrate her power – and underestimate the integrity of the radio jockeys.
Supported by public demand, she traveled to major cities and performed in small clubs all over Norway and Scandinavia. She was a part of a cross-country festival tour, arranged by national media and broadcast live on TV. She also starred in the Radio 1 Big City event and was invited to host the prestigious Radio 1 Music Awards show.
The lack of limits has become one of Bambee’s most powerful forces. She is confident in her career, proud of her appearance, and happy for the success she has achieved so far. Equally important is the touch of self-irony that allows Bambee to keep the artist in her, out of her private life. Sometimes it is necessary to separate the two, but a brief glance into her wardrobe (similar to the costume stock at any major theatre) makes you doubt her efforts to keep them apart. Either way, she is a creative and charming personality – neat, sweet, and talented. She loves to play TV-games in her spare time and she is very keen when she is playing. It happens too often that she plays till late at night. Her favorite game is Resident Evil.
Bubblegum Eurodance from Norway
Bambee’s music is pure and simple bubblegum songs in the style that came from Aqua. Her voice is funny and clear, but she sounds more serious even though she is very playful in her song.
Desiree’s first album release was named On Ice, which was a song that established her as a baby-voiced singer with the eyes of a fallow deer. The album went straight to the sales and airplay charts in Scandinavia, followed by impressive success in Asian, Russia, the Middle East, and the South American markets. Some media representatives drew parallels to Aqua, who dominated the international charts at the time. The difference between the two singers is quite sensational; Bambee’s voice is naturally baby-like so she doesn’t need any studio tricks!
Then Bambee released her second full-length album, Fairytales, in June of 2001. Included are the hit singles Seventeen, Cowgirl, and eleven more enjoyable and danceable tracks that make you feel good.
This tune Watch Out came out in 2001 and was the last official song from her. She should have followed her path for sure even though her songwriter was tired of writing bumblebee Eurodance tracks. Just look at DJ Bobo or X-Perience which never ends their love for the fans that they have. Norwegian Eurodance artists had this bad aura because of Eurodance never got the serious look by the media in Norway which is really sad. If the media was more open towards them then it would be much better I think.