She finished as runner-up at Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix earlier this year, but it looks like Adelen has emerged as the real winner in Oslo.
This week the Norwegian teen saw her song “Bombo” reach number one on VG-lista, the Norwegian singles chart. That follows a successful few weeks on iTunes, where she peaked at #2.
It all begs the question: Has Norway changed its mind about MGP winner Margaret Berger? Although she shot to #1 on iTunes after her win at the national selection, Margaret has lost a bit of momentum in Norway since then. As early as February “Bombo” was already listened to more frequently than “I Feed You My Love” on Spotify. Margaret has fallen out of the charts. And our sources tell us that if you turn on the radio in Norway you’re much more likely to hear “Bombo”.
The reality may be that “Bombo” has more hit potential and is more radio-friendly. Sure, Margaret sounded way better live than Adelen did at MGP—I think we can all admit that. But maybe now that the contest has ended Norwegians realize that “Bombo”—digitally re-mastered—is way more entertaining.