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Quick Facts

Joakim With Steen

27 June 1989

🇳🇴 Norwegian

National Selection
Melodi Grand Prix 2017

In Eurovision
2017 Kyiv

Grab the moment (2017)


Joakim With Steen (born 26 June 1989), best known under the stage name Jowst (usually stylized JOWST), is a Norwegian musician, songwriter and music producer.  Steen was born in Trondheim and grew up in the Tiller district. When he was 14, the family moved to Steinkjer. In Steinkjer, he became interested in guitar, bands, rock and songwriting, and started the alternative rock band Enter. They attended UKM (Ung Kultur Møtes is a public cultural initiative for young people between the ages of 13 and 20, and takes place every year across the country) and played on smaller local stages. Steen later studied music production at Noroff in Oslo, and started Red Line Studio where he has worked as a sound technician and producer since 2011. Steen has worked with a number of artists in hip-hop, electronic music, pop and rock.

In 2016, he wrote and produced the song “Grab the Moment” under the stage name JOWST. This was his first original release under his own name, and he brought along the singer and songwriter Aleksander Walmann on vocals. The song was released for streaming and sale on 15 February 2017 and won Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Steen and Walmann later represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, where “Grab the Moment” splaced tenth in the final on 13 May. The song was awarded ‘Song of the Year’ at the NRJ Music Awards. In August of the same year, both JOWST and Aleksander released a new song, “That feeling”. In the same year, JOWST produced songs for Eurovision participants Manel Navarro and Martina Barta.

On 9 March 2018, JOWST and Kristian Kostov teamed up and released a song called “Burning bridges”. One day later, his song “Talk to the hand”, a song Aleksander Wallman sang at Melodi Grand Prix 2018, ended up in top4. Later that year, he teamed up with Manel Navarro again and with Maria Celin to release the song “Roller coaster ride”.

In January 2019, a new JOWST single was released, “Everybody knows”. He teamed up with Chris Medina for the song “Happier”. JOWST has released music with Warner Music, Sony Music, UpNorth, and in the end of 2019 started his own label JOWST AS. In the same year, he started a podcast, called Jowstcast.

JOWST released a new single in March 2020: “Kiss the ring”, featuring Jæger. In September of the same year, he teamed up with Aleksander Walmann again, for a song called “Into the wild”. In March 2021, he teamed up with Agnete for the song “Barely breathing”.


Grab The Moment

🇳🇴 Norway



Jonas McDonnell

Joakim With Steen

Adrian Jørgensen
Ole-André Enggrav
Frode Vassel
Ole Arnold Børud

Results Semi

Points: 189
Position: 5
Running order: 12

Results Finals

Points: 158
Position: 10
Running order: 17