Andriëtte Norman was one of 2007's top 3 Idols and so has already earned a substantial fanbase throughout the country. With her incredible voie and strong performances Andriëtte was the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove. Even Mr. Nasty Himself, Idols judge Randall Abrahams, gave her his stamp of approval by saying that she was the best singer ever to enter Idols. With her debut album DIAMANT, Andriëtte is going to prove that she is without a doubt one of the best voices ever to come out of South Africa.
The album is predominantly Afrikaans, but there are also a handful of English hit songs on it. "Most of the Afrikaans songs are written for the album by well known song writers like André Swiegers and William Loots. We also did a new song "Neem My Op Vlerke". I am sure people are going to love the album", says Andriëtte. Steve Hofmeyr has also contributed to the album, "Hoekom Bly Jy Staan (Napoleon)?". Andriëtte describes the music as country rock and there is a good mix of up-tempo dance tunes and strong ballads.
A Suzi Quatro medley and Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet" are some of the English hit songs getting special Andriëtte treatment. It might be to soon to predict a hit song, but if Andriëtte has to take a chance and make a prediction, it will be "Sê Dit Weer". Andriëtte worked with some of the country's top musicians on DIAMANT including Juan "Floors" Oosthuizen and Jasper van Rensburg. The producers are Junior Botha and Byron Kunts. With this album Andriëtte is set to prove she is anything but an unpolished diamond.