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Madcon: The Real Story

Lyndsey Parker
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You may not recognize Madcon's name. You probably don't recognize their faces. But chances are you know the Norwegian hip-hop duo's hit "Beggin,'" which is shaping up to be THE song of the summer and one of the hugest, hottest singles of 2009:

OK, so now you know who Madcon are. But did you know that in their native Norway, they are also top reality TV stars?

Yes, along with starring in their own popular day-in-the-life talk show The Voice Of Madcon on the European cable music channel The Voice, the Nordic pop gods of Madcon (Tshawe Baqwa and Yosef Wolde-Mariam) also host Kan du teksten?, aka the Norwegian version of Don't Forget The Lyrics!, on Norway's TV 2:

And believe it or not, Tshawe also was the winner on the Norwegian version of Dancing With The Stars:

Will it be long before Madcon get their own reality show on American television too? I don't know, but judging from the fantastic "Beggin'" video above, they certainly are ready for their U.S. close-up.

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