Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2014 Reviews and Rankings by the Wiwi Jury

Melodi Grand Prix

When we think of Norway, we think of clean air, the world’s most modern ski jumps and Melodi Grand Prix! So when NRK revealed this year’s 15 MGP songs, our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals sharpened our claws and sat down to listen. In the run-up to each semi-final we’ll be sharing our reviews and ratings of each of the songs. Each jury member will offer his or her critique of each song, and then award it a score out of 10. The scores will then be averaged for the Wiwi Jury Verdict. The jury consists of Americans, Austrians, Belgians, Brits, Irishmen, Finns, and Romanians—so we are real international, y’all! Now let’s get down and dirty…

Melodi Grand Prix 2014 Reviews and Rankings

Finalists:

1. Linnea Dale – “High Hopes” (8.10)

2.. Elisabeth Carew – “Sole Survivor” (7.40)

3. Carl Epsen – “Silent Storm” (6.90)

4. Knut Kippersund Nesdal – “Taste of You” (6.50)

5. Mo – “Heal” (5.90)

6. El Cuero – “Ain’t No Love in This City No More” (5.80)

7. Charlie – “Hit Me Up” (4.20)

8. Dina Misund – “Needs” (3.70)

9. Oda & Wuff – “Sing” (2.80)

Non-Qualifiers:

1. Cir.Cuz – “Hele verden (The Whole World)” (6.52)

2.. Martine Marbel – “Right Now” (6.20)

3. TIMBRE & Frikk Heide-Steen feat. Ida Stein – “Frozen By Your Love” (6.03)

4.  Moi – “Bensin” (5.50)

5. Hilda & Thea Leora – “Best Friend’s Boyfriend” (5.00)

6. Illebek – “Who Needs the Universe?” (4.10)

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5 Comments

  1. NDiaga
    August 31, 2015 @ 2:39 pm

    I liked Greece’s and Romania’s production the most. Both srpsuired me and in my opinion this is what Eurovision is all about. Showing something new, special and surprising at the same time. Because while I was watching the show I had a feeling that many songs were quite similar. Good songs but nothing special, as if they were copies of each other. But these two… 😀 I hope one of them will win. =)But of course my country’s song is above all for me.I hope you saw it because I didn’t. Our tv and internet just went down exactly two songs before Hungary. And ‘randomly’ came back three songs after it. What a coincidence… But I was so happy hearing the word Hungary foremost. To be honest I didn’t think we get in the 10 but still I kept my fingers crossed. Poor ByeAlex has got many bad wishes and all those who disliked him were Hungarians for sure. I just don’t get why a small country can’t join together when it’s about bigger things. It saddens me so much…

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  2. joey
    March 10, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    i would go for SILENT STORM by CARL ESPEN!!!! Chills down my spine with this song!!!! Added with a stunning convincing performance, and BOOM BANG-A-BANG, we got some competition in Norway, again!!!!

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  3. Tea Kettle
    March 8, 2014 @ 10:36 pm

    Seattle has “High Hopes” that Norway can pull Scandinavia out of the proverbial ESC 2014 toilet. Please!

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  4. lucas menezes
    March 7, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    My final top 5 is:
    1- TIMBRE & Frikk Heide-Steen feat. Ida Stein – Frozen By Your Love
    2- Linnea Dale – High Hopes
    3- Carl Epsen – Silent Storm
    4- Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor
    5- Knut Kippersund Nesdal – Taste of You

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  5. D
    February 21, 2014 @ 1:25 am

    Semi One:
    1- Linnea Dale with “High Hopes”
    2- Hilda & Thea Leora with “Best Friend’s Boyfriend”
    3- Mo with “Heal”
    4- Dina Misund with “Needs” (Wildcard)
    5- TIMBRE & Frikk Heide-Steen feat. Ida Stein with “Frozen By Your Love”
    Semi Two:
    1- Charlie with “Hit Me Up”
    2- Martine Marbel with “Right Now”
    3- Cir.Cuz with “Hele verden”
    4- Oda & Wuff with “Sing”
    5- Knut Kippersund Nesdal with “Taste of You”
    Semi Three:
    1- Elisabeth Carew with “Sole Survivor”
    2- Moi with “Bensin”
    3- Carl Espen with “Silent Storm”
    4- El Cuero with “Ain’t No Love (In This City no More)”
    5- Illebek with “Who Needs the Universe?”
    Final:
    1- Elisabeth Carew with “Sole Survivor”
    2- Linnea Dale with “High Hopes”
    3- Moi with “Bensin”
    4- Charlie with “Hit Me Up”
    5- Hilda & Thea Lorea with “Best Friend’s Boyfriend”
    6- Mo with “Heal”
    7- Dina Misund with “Needs”
    8- Martine Marbel with “Right Now”
    9- Carl Espen with “Silent Storm”
    10- Cir.Cuz with “Hele verden”

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