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Nightwish Vocalist Anette Olzon Leaves The Stage In Tears

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Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon left the stage crying on Monday, November 10, while preforming "The Poet and the Pendulum" in Belo Horizone, Brazil. This happened about six songs into the set and cut short the bands performance.

Videos showing what happened are already posted to Youtube and can be seen below.

Marko handled the rest of the song and made a short speech saying something like "Anette is going through a hard time in life right now."

No further details are currently available.

Source: Metal-Rules.com

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1. Kahl writes:

Geez, you could have at least posted a picture of the proper singer. The picture posted is of the former singer Tarja Turunen who left the band in 2005.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Picture is pulled automatically from the band profile. Sorry keeping 6000+ bands' photos uploaded and up to date is not the #1 priority. Bringing you the latest news is.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SHREDDER13 writes:

Wow!...the crowd doesn't like their decision...

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. broken face writes:

well said deathbringer wish this band wud curl up n die

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. GoForthAndDie writes:

Ugh, I hope all the d***s who criticize poor Anette all the time are happy now...it's terrible the way they treat that women just because she's not Tarja. She's a person too dammit, I'm pretty sure she realizes whose shoes she's trying to fill and she's just being herself. Poor girl must be under a lot of damn pressure.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. americanpatriot1 writes:

Not Tarja, but still not bad. I like it.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kali writes:

I am not sure I am the right woman to juge this situation. I am very cold emotionally, and am very hard on people in general. What hap? They start booing her?

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. zmessy writes:

i personally like annete more than tarja. i feel bad for her

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FocusShift writes:

I prefer Annete because she isn't Tarja. I enjoy her style of singing more; its just a shame Nightwish hasn't produced quite the same music for her voice to match.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. GoreGrinder writes:

Nightwish sucks!!! f*** off to gay metal...support the BRUTAL!!!

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jenny writes:

Even if some people don't like Nightwish, that's no reason to make someone feel bad.

Anyways, the crowd was immature to make her feel bad; at least she has the courage to go on stage for something she cares for in the first place. It's a tough position. I think this not only shows disrespect to Anette, but to the rest of the band members as well. A lot of people out there enjoy this singer; other people may not, but that's no reason to sink as low as that.

I also agree with post 5.

NP: " Destroyer" -Helstar

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 10:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. americanpatriot1 writes:

We really don't know the real reason why she left. It seems odd that the pressure would have broken her at this point.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Johnny Boy writes:

a$$holes these days. I swear.

# Nov 12, 2008 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

I heard somewhere that she's prego. Don't know if the source is reliable, but it would make sense. Pregnant women are crazy. Poor girl.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. americanpatriot1 writes:

Blind, you hit that one square on the head.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Yup, Anette and I are eagerly awaiting the birth of our daughter. I figure I could trust you guys with this info, keep it on the down low.

We have begun discussing names- right now Tarja is the front runner.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. americanpatriot1 writes:

Lucky Bastard.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 5:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Blindgreed1 writes:

Bruno; I've always been partial to Demon for a boy. But Tarja... Now there's an origional Nightwish name for a girl. lol.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

Demon, not bad. I'm thinking that could be a girl's name, too. Maybe spell it Daemon.
I need your guys addresses so you can come to the baby shower, LOL.

# Nov 13, 2008 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. That_One_Guy writes:

Lmao, Bruno..

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. americanpatriot1 writes:

Where are you guys registered?

# Nov 14, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. murder667 writes:

thats embarrasing lol

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 3:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

I love Anette and I really do like Tarja. It is true that some songs should not be sung by Anette because its not her style, but songs like Nemo and Wish I Had an Angel, I enjoy Anettes versions better. She said that it was the smoke machine that was messing up her throat and she couldn't sing alot of people are not buying that but still we don't have to know and have no right to know what really happened so leave it alone, if she says thats what happened then I believe it. Long Live Nightwish

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. bully writes:

maybe she was on the rag

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Red writes:

I don't like nightwish at all but heck can't help but feel bad for the girl. She's trying hard and people are being d***s...

# Nov 17, 2008 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Jamez writes:

Maybe she just doesnt like that song. I know I dont

# Nov 18, 2008 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. yeah writes:

I agree with GoForthAndDie. Poor Anette! She is crucified because stupid people expect her to be someone she is not. How can she be anyone other than herself? I imagine the Tarja "fans" on youtube saying nasty things about Anette are about 14 years old. I really feel for this Anette. She is a good singer and is giving it a good effort, but because her style is much different than her predecessor; ignoramuses are totally trashing her as a person. I heard she has a child too. One day that child may read some of that junk and wonder why total strangers post on forums nasty things. It's sad. Very sad. These people can’t just prefer Tarja’s style, they have to completely bash Anette. This is so typical of adolescent girls who think they know everything yet are probably barfing up their food in order to try to look like some supermodel somewhere, thereby destroying their vocal chords in the process and henceforth will never be able to sing as good as either Tarja or Anette. Pathetic.

# Nov 26, 2008 @ 1:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. yeah writes:

Ok so I just read the other news clip. It seems people were giving her the finger and screaming Tarja... JERKS! Ok Brazil... Why would someone pay to see the band they, if they weren't willing to give the new singer a chance? What good can possibly come from doing that? They ruined the concert and cut it short for everyone... They created a whole bunch of drama... and they hurt Anette's feelings (there's only so much anyone can take, famous or not we are all human)... And under no circumstances was their booing going to make Tarja magically appear to finish the concert. I don't get why they would pay to come and ruin a concert... Disruptive losers.
If I was in this band, I’d be marking off cities to never return to based on how the crowd was. But I guess then I wouldn’t be making much money… Mind you I'd probably never be famous because at the first chance I'd tell these people where to go and how to get there... And I wouldn't be able to bite my tongue so eloquently. I think fame is all about that: Being nice to stupid people in the public eye and biting your tongue. bleh... not for me.

# Nov 26, 2008 @ 2:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. bully writes:

fck that btch. she ain't cryin when she's counting the $ you just gave her. ya got a show to do, then fckin do it. buy some fckin tampons, get the fck on stage & do yer fckin job ya dirty ho.

# Nov 26, 2008 @ 9:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. lucija writes:

I'm from Croatia and i love Nightwish,but it isn't same without Tarja...she was a great singer...I just hope that she will come back to Nightwish...big kiss from Croatia

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 4:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Netromancer writes:

No one was boo-ing her. And after she left they were chanting her name for her to come back. I honestly havent heard much of the new singer, but it seems to me that if shes going to be in Nightwish she cant keep walking off-stage. If people dont like her taking over as a singer she needs to get out there and prove herself to them, make them understand why she's in this band. No one is going to cut her any slack for consistent walk-offs. People pay money to see them and speaking for myself I would be p***ed if the person I paid to see sing walked off-stage in the middle of a set. Grow a thicker skin, hon, cause there are more shows coming. Or if you cannot handle the pressure, step down and let the band get on with finding someone who can fulfill their obligations. Get out there. Pick up the microphone and belt it out. Show them why you are in the band and walk off after you know you've put on a great show.

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Jackrum writes:

she cant handle the vocals on any of the Tarja songs. her attempts at Wacken this year were hilariously bad.
living up to the previous singers "legacy" aint working

# Nov 30, 2008 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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