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Ida (singer)

File:Ida Ostergaard Madsen X Factor Concert in Legoland 2012.jpg
Background information
Birth name Ida Østergaard Madsen
Born 1994
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2012-present
Associated acts KESI, Lukas Graham

Ida Østergaard Madsen[1] (born 1994) better known by her first name, Ida, is a Danish singer who won season 5 of the Danish X Factor. After she won, she was signed to Sony Music and her debut single "I Can Be" topped the Danish Singles Chart.

Music career

2012: X Factor

Ida auditioned for season 5 of The X Factor. She became one of the finalists in the "Under 25" category and was mentored by Pernille Rosendahl. On the final, held on 23 March 2012, she won the title with 61,7% of the popular vote with the other finalist Line as runner-up with 38,3% of the votes.[2] DR pronounced after the finale that IDA had most votes in all of the shows.

Performances during X Factor

Episode Theme Song Artist Result
Audition Free choice "Lost" Anouk Through to live shows
Live show 1
(10 February 2012)
Free choice "Skinny Love" Bon Iver Safe
Live show 2
(17 February 2012)
Danish hits "Nothing's Wrong Song" Ida Gard Safe
Live show 3
(24 February 2012)
Dance hits "Save the World" Swedish House Mafia Safe
Live show 4
(2 March 2012)
Mash-ups "Fix You" / "Use Somebody" Coldplay / Kings of Leon Safe
Live show 5
(9 March 2012)
Rasmus Seebach songs "Nangijala" Rasmus Seebach Safe
Live show 6 - Semi-final
(9 March 2012)
Unplugged (Original artist) "Dream" Priscilla Ahn Safe
Rap (original artist) "You've Got the Love" (with KESI) Florence and the Machine
Live show 7 - Final
(16 March 2012)
Free choice (original artist) "Paradise" Coldplay Winner
Duet with guest artist "Ordinary Things" with Lukas Graham Lukas Graham
Winner's song "I Can Be" N/A

2012-present: Seize the Day

Immediately after she won, Ida released her winning song as her debut single "I Can Be", which went straight to number 1 on the Danish Singles Chart in its first week of release and was certified gold. On 18 March 2013 she released the single "Underdog", the song peaked to number 8 on the Danish Singles Chart. She features on Mads Langer's song "In These Waters". On 28 October 2013 she released the single "Maybe I Like It", the song peaked to number 37 on the Danish Singles Chart. On 18 November 2013 she released her debut studio album Seize the Day, the album has peaked to number 20 on the Danish Albums Chart.



Title Album details Peak chart positions
Seize the Day 20


As lead artist

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
2012 "I Can Be" 1
  • DEN: Platinum
Seize the Day
2013 "Underdog" 8
"Maybe I Like It" 36

As featured artist

Year Title Album
2013 "In These Waters"
(Mads Langer featuring Ida)


  1. ^ Fyens: Fik næsten alle stemmerne - Så stort vandt Ida X Factor Invalid language code.
  2. ^ Nordjyske: Stemmetal - Så suverænt vandt Ida X Factor Invalid language code.
  3. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Ida". Daish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 

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