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Karolien Van Wyk (born November 1, 1968) is a South African singer and dancer. She is best known for being a member of the Norwegian Eurodance group Metronome.

Early life

Karolien was born in Johannesburg in 1968 into a musical family. Her father was a musician and her mother was a singer-songwriter. A White South African growing up in the Apartheid era, she was tired of her fellow South Africans' plight, and often watched Bop TV as a window into the outside world, and would drive into the hills of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve to catch the longwave signals of the pop music stations Voice of Unity and Asia 1. She worked as a clerk at a Standard Bank branch until 1992, when, amid the ongoing negotiations to end Apartheid, she decided to finally realize her dream to travel around the world. She arrived in Norway in 1993. There, she began her singing career after being discovered singing in a club by Felix Tellefsen and Torje Grieg of Metronome, who invited her into the group.