Nadia attended the Days of our Lives Talent & Fan Search on November 11-14, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The fan and charity events took place at several different sites throughout Detroit and included Nadia’s Days co-stars Bryan Dattilo, Shawn Christian, Shelley Hennig, and James Reynolds.
On November 11 (Veterans Day), the stars visited veterans at the John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center (ARTICLE), visited and performed at the Motown Historical Museum (ARTICLE/VIDEO), and appeared at a Detroit Pistons game. Nadia performed God Bless America, while recognizing local veterans.
On November 12, Nadia and crew visited the Genesis House III women’s shelter to distribute food, to donate quilts and toys, and to also read to the kids.
On November 13, Nadia and the cast took part in the Talent and Fan Search at MGM Grand Detroit.
On November 14, the Talent and Fan Search concluded, and the stars gathered with the winners at a Detroit Red Wings game.
(West Hollywood, CA) — Grammy-winning singer Gloria Gaynor and “Days of our Lives” actress Nadia Bjorlin team up to perform together for the very first time, “Tell Him”, as Gloria takes the GRAMMY Sound Stage to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her smash hit “I Will Survive.”
“Nadia Bjorlin is on my favorite daytime drama, “Days of our Lives.” says Gaynor. “I’m a huge fan of the show and of hers from her TV and film projects. We also share some of the same representation, so I asked her if she would want to perform a duet with me and she called me right away and said ‘yes!!’, explains Gaynor.
“I was totally blown away when Ms. Gaynor asked me if I would perform with her! I’m a longtime fan of hers and it’s an HONOR to be asked to sing with GLORIA GAYNOR!” says Nadia Bjorlin.
Gaynor has been busy celebrating 30 years of “I Will Survive” this year. The song reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the Spring of 1979, not only once, but twice, and was #1 all over the world in nearly every country. The song has yet to be off radio playlists since that time. She also won a GRAMMY in 1980 for the first and only category of its kind, “Best Disco Song”. The category had its inception in 1980 and the category was dropped altogether by 1981.
Bjorlin herself comes from a musical background. She was classically trained when she was younger and her father was the late Ulf Bjorlin, international composer from Sweden, and Bjorlin herself has performed on “Days of our Lives” on numerous occasions and performs on a regular basis at fan, sports and charity events. In 2008 she and her brothers Ulf and Jean Paul, all known professionally as The Bjorlin Trio, released a crossover/classical EP.
Nadia and other Days of our Lives stars appeared at the Evening with the Stars charity event held at the Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel and Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on August 22, 2009. The proceeds benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).