Margaret Berger has emerged as a front-runner and fan favourite to win Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday evening. She’s currently leading our MGP poll, and is lighting up fan sites across the net. Can “I Feed You My Love” win this weekend? And how would it fare at Eurovision?

You can listen to the track below and read its lyrics. Then let us know what you think in the comments box below. Is it derivative Robyn? Is it more mature than “Bombo” from Adelen, which many consider its main competition? Would “Bombo” actually fare better at ESC than this? Let us know what you think!

A cocoon in a silent tree
Through the dark night you listen to me
When I whisper broken words in your ear

And you push, you push me hard to the surface
I’m blinded at heart but you wake me
You wake me up from the snow where I was born

Now I can see
The whole world is mine
I can touch and feel
I feed you my love

You put a knife against my back
And you dare me to face the attack
You say, “For cowards there’s no reward”
Feel the heat

Take my hand, I trust your word
Bring the fire, I don’t care if it hurts
I have the future on my tongue
Give me a kiss

Now I can see
The whole world is mine
I can touch and feel
So I feed you my love

You put a knife against my back
And you dare me to face the attack
You say, “For cowards there’s no reward”
I have the future on my tongue

Now I can see
The whole world is mine
I can touch and feel
So I feed you my love

Feed you my love
So I feed you my love

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djSharkeY
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Thank you Norway for sending such a beautiful music to the eurovision. Margaret has a lovely song. I love it!

Nathalie
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This is like a female version of Kasabian. I love the song. One of my favourites this year.

Kalle
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Margarets Depeche Mode kopia lär inte gå långt. Den är för mogen och “tråkig”. Bra låt men eurovision handlar också lite om showen, vare sig man vill det eller inte. 30 bidrag senare kommer ingen minnas henne. Adelen kommer sticka ut med sin show utan tvekan. Hon behöver öva lite på sången men hon har 2-3 månader på sig att göra det om hon vinner. Jag hoppas hon gör det. Bombo är en välidgt hittig låt.

Zolan
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I want to have some fun* with this. [* Your definition of “fun” may vary] What’s safe and what’s risky? The dance song (Adelen) and the ballad (Annsofi) each have in common their own established base of genre enthusiasts. But these are also factions of often conflicting values, with one actively despising the favourite of the other. Against those divisions Margaret Berger effectively hedges her bets. Each faction would prefer an extremist, but she goes far enough to count as a welcome relief against ‘the enemy.’ And having allowed her foot in the door, both are now receptive to her… Read more »
Bogdan
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“Bombo” would bomb in Malmö based on jury votes alone… It would be this year’s “Zaleilah” (and Mandinga had more personality – and a better voice, in my honest, though also biased, opinion). While “I Feed Your Love” could be this year’s “Euphoria”, in terms of a classier, cleaner, and definitely more current act. (Although I admit that I am not so sure about its success – it all depends on the other acts; I think Anouk could be a stronger contender.) And speaking of lyrics… I mean, I hope we all agree that comparing the lyrics of “I Feed… Read more »
MrHäggkvist
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Even i’m in love of Bombo, i think we should be realistic about this song… Adelen is a gorgeous girl, but she’s not a great singer & Bombo is a song that has been heard before… this style of music isn’t new

I Think Margaret Berger in Eurovision is a Risky option for Norway, she can do it great and get a top 10 placement or just been out of the final, i’m kinda divided for her!

Robert
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I agree with John and Norty on this subject. ‘Bombo’ is funny, catchy and memorable. But she can’t sing live and the juries won’t support it. I also think that juries overall never support these cheap songs with spanish influences (Spain 2009, Spain 2011) The performance also should be better. I think that if Norway sends this song to Malmö it only could be a borderline qualifier because the televote could support this song. The build-up of the song is good. It’s what you would expect of a Eurovision song. An intro, catchy tune, memorable chorus and you know exactly… Read more »
Zolan
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In Turkey’s absence, and with Greece and Cyprus shying away from dance songs this year, one could argue that Adelen *might* get more of the field to herself, strategically speaking. With enough preparation, I believe she would have a strong chance against the known entries in their current state. But of course, they too will improve, and unless the remaining NFs go horribly wrong there’s every reason to believe there are better acts to come. I do see “I Feed You My Love” acheiving a better result. One overlooked reason is that people are quick to apply prejudices about their… Read more »
John
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And in regards to the Robyn comparison – whilst Margaret does have a similar vocal style, musically she is a bit less “pop” than Robyn and more “pop-rock” – the synths in “I Feed You My Love” are almost industrial.

Besides, if you’re saying Margaret is generic, then what about “Bombo”! I’ve heard that kind of Latin-inspired party music thousands of times before!

John
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Well, Margaret Berger definitely deserves to win, but given Norway’s poor choices over the past few years, that doesn’t really count for anything… “I Feed You My Love” is the kind of mature, non dance-orientated pop music that isn’t often seen at ESC. Margaret is clearly an experienced performer and knows what she is doing, unlike her main rival. I think that if selected, “I Feed You My Love” could achieve Norway’s best result since “Fairytale” – (I predict a Top 10 placing). “Bombo” on the other hand would simply be a repeat of Norway’s efforts from 2011 and 2012… Read more »
Norty
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Bombo and Adelen will never get trough the finales in ESC, and if she does it will be a jumbo for Norway like the last 3 years, she is out of tune, no routine and the song sounds like a lot of other songs, nothing unique here. Please send Margaret and I Feed You My Love and you will have a change to win the whole thing! The artist is unique, the song is unique and the performance is unique. It’s like Sweden last year with Loreen and Euphoria, it was a cool song and it toped the lists in… Read more »