Here comes more fuel for the fire behind Anette Olzon’s departure from Nightwish. According to touring singer Floor Jansen (formerly of After Forever), the group was already planning to have her to take over for Olzen on tour from November through January.
“Saturday morning [September 29] I got a text message saying, ‘How fast can you come to the USA?’ So I packed everything as quickly as I could and booked a ticket for the first plane and practiced the songs. They had already previously asked me to join them on the road for the dates in November, December and January, [so] I had been preparing for it a little bit for only one week. And since those plans changed [over the weekend], I ended up only having a few days to get ready and a rehearsal of two hours with [the songs'] lyrics in front of me.”
Well, this just got a whole lot more interesting. Not that it wasn’t before. Olzon’s split from the band seemed rather sudden following the events of the show in Denver, but now it’s looking like this might have been planned all along. Though we can only speculate as to what extent this will move forward, Jansen said that there has yet to be discussion regarding her appearing on a Nightwish record. Honestly, though, it wouldn’t be too surprising if she was already in talks to join up with the band. With that said, we can already rule out one option for Nightwish.
If you’re wondering how Jansen sounds with the band, find out for yourself with fan filmed footage after the jump.