Norwegian is running a competition that would get a nominated individual onto the tail of an airplane.
In a short space of time, black metal musician Øystein Aarseth moved to the top of the poll thanks to Internet campaigns.
Guitarist Aarseth, who went under the pseudonym of “Euronymous” co-founded the metal group Mayhem and was killed by fellow black metaller Varg Vikernes in August 1993.
Svein Egil Hatlevik, who nominated the musician, is hoping that people continue to vote for him.
“I think Aarseth is undoubtedly a very influential person, and he continues to be so 20 years after his death. He is an obvious candidate,” Hatlevik told Aftenposten.
Others who have been nominated include marathon runner Grete Waitz, actress Wenche Foss, and politician Einar Gerhardsen. A jury will make the final decision from the top five nominees.
Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, head of communications for Norwegian, will not reveal whether Aarseth will reach this final stage, however.
“Our jury will carefully review the five with the most votes in the nomination elections to ensure that they meet our requirements.”
According to the airline, these “are that the candidate must have distinguished themselves and inspired others, and that he was the challenger in his time. Remember that the candidate you nominate must be deceased and from the Oslo region.”
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