been asked to fill in for the current world tour and for a couple of
festival dates, but what will happen after that is still unclear," she
replied. "NIGHTWISH will take a break after the current touring
cycle and they'll make a decision next year. Until then, everything is
still up in the air."
She continued: "If they would ask me, I
would be very flattered and I would love to do it. It will be a major
overhaul in my life and my career as a singer, but then again, we're not
"Both the guys in NIGHTWISH and I have
experiences with previous band breakups and all emotions that come with
it. It's almost like dating. Things feel good and it's going well, but
we're not in a rush to tie the knot, so to speak."
Jansen made her live debut as the frontwoman of NIGHTWISH on October 1, 2012 at Showbox Sodo in Seattle, Washington following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon.
NIGHTWISH keyboardist and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen has known Jansen for more than 10 years already, having previously toured with her former band, AFTER FOREVER.
Asked about the reasons for Olzon's sudden exit from the group, Tuomas told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine: "I'm sure it came as a shock to everybody. We came out with a statement [regarding the split], which pretty much says it all. It
still is a private matter, and that's all we wanna say about it, like,
ever. It was an amicable divorce, so to say, and made in good spirit,
and we are just looking to the future. There really is no reason to go
back into all the details and all that. I mean, this is not politics,
this is a rock band."
Regarding whether there is a chance that Floor will become the official new NIGHTWISH lead singer, Tuomas said: "The way that we have decided is that we're gonna continue with
her until the end of the festival season in 2013 — just have fun, just
do the shows the best we can. I mean, the atmosphere in the band is so
good at the moment, [we want to] just enjoy this what we have right now. They try not to think about NIGHTWISH at all for a few months.
Everybody take a little vacation. And we already have the rehearsal
place for the next album booked in 2014 — from July to September. So
that's how far we have planned. But when we do the last festival show
next August, after that, it's gonna be total nothing for a few months.
So I would say everything is possible, but that's really not the thing
that we want to be thinking about right now, because there's absolutely
no reason to."