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Jan Egeland is a power ballad about Norwegian politician and international human rights advocate Jan Egeland, which debuted on the 30 September 2012 episode of I Kveld Med Ylvis.

Jan Egeland: the man

Jan Egeland began his career as a member of Norway’s Labour Party. He served as State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990–1997) and was Chair of Amnesty International Norway.

Egeland was the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from June 2003 to December 2006.

Egeland has been the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council since August 2013. He also holds a post as Professor II at the University of Stavanger. (source)

Egeland was surprised but gratified by the musical tribute from Ylvis, He told NPR.org "I think it is hilarious with its crazy text and great tune." (source below.)

Jan Egeland: the song


The Video

Ylvis - Jan Egeland Official music video HD

Ylvis - Jan Egeland Official music video HD

Bonus videos:

Ylvis perform live at Viking Stadion for the Jan Egeland music video (9 June 2012)

Ylvis på Viking stadion 9 juni 2012

Ylvis på Viking stadion 9 juni 2012

Interview with Jan Egeland about the song

Jan Egeland talks to Ylvis about the song (English subtitles)

Jan Egeland talks to Ylvis about the song (English subtitles)