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.
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MrBig
MrBig
7 years ago

She can sing!
it’s just cruel people who pull the trigger without knowing her, or the background. All singers can have a bad performance.
Most of the videos on the Youtube are from the semifinal in Larvik, and the second performance after she had won.
She had been crying and was so happy after such a great experience.
I would like to see someone that young, giving a perfect performance.
Rebember, she is only 16.
Here is another video. Taken 2 years ago when she was 13 years old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-crFAqyI7A

Alex B
Alex B
7 years ago

http://www.730.no/blog.aspx?newsId=13043

Performed acoustic bombo.

Wait a minute, she actually may be able to sing after all.

Stephen Colville
Stephen Colville
7 years ago

What a nonsense article. Bombo is about as deep as the red sea and is a dime a dozen song that goes for the lowest common denominator. I Feed You My Love blows it out of the water. Plus, I’m sure Margaret will rise in the charts again when Eurovision is in full swing.

David Thielen
7 years ago

@Alex B – you don’t need great, or even good, vocals to have a hit song.

Very true. But I do think you need amazing vocals to win Eurovision. Not only with the jury, but also with the televoters.

Alex B
Alex B
7 years ago

@MXPBUDBXL It is all in fun. It is actually good to see a eurovision website that actually looks past the inexperience and vocal deficiencies and recognizes that, contrary to popular opinion, this song is perfect for eurovision even though I still maintain that the artist has been rushed on stage and asked to sing and dance before she is ready for this. And nobody in their right mind is saying Margaret isn’t a better singer/performer. IFYML overall is better than the overall act of Bombo, but Bombo, designed to be a euro dance uptempo, fun and light song, is a… Read more »

MXPBUDBXL
MXPBUDBXL
7 years ago

I’m sorry but I find this a bit disinformative. It’s like saying “Buranovskie Babushki reaches NO#1 in Baku” just because it seems that a year later more people listen to it! Moreover, I find this random questioning “Has Norway changed her mind…?” totally unprofessional as it means that we are to cancel the result of a festival..not to mention that you are comparing what is probably the best song of this year to a Rebecca Black copycat. This girl, in my view, has nothing to do with Eurovision anymore and should no longer be the subject of so many articles…

John
John
7 years ago

Congratulations to Adelen! Or rather, congratulations to the writers of “Bombo”, as Adelen really didn’t bring anything positive to that song at all. I don’t think the difference in chart success between “Bombo” and “I Feed You My Love” is representative of how the Norwegians feel about the two songs (remember Margaret won MGP over Adelen fairly convincingly), it’s just that “Bombo” is much more radio and chart friendly, whilst “IFYML” is much darker and not exactly mid-day radio fodder. There’s no questioning who’d be the better representative for Norway in ESC though – Margaret all the way. Adelen would… Read more »

Franco
Franco
7 years ago

I’m happy for Adelen, but I’m also happy that Norway chose I Feed You My Love.
Margaret Berger brings such a truckload of charisma in the competition, that Adelen can’t even dream of.
Bombo will be this summer’s hit, while IFYML will be ESC winner.

David Thielen
7 years ago

@Alex B – I don’t think it would have gotten much play if it had made it to ESC. It’s no La-La-Love and her voice is pretty flat. I think its doing well in Norway is more a sign of how slim the choices are in Norway.

Alex B
Alex B
7 years ago

@David Thielen

Bombo finishes about 22nd at ESC. And that’s all televoting because it’s DOA with the juries.

I would have had this song lead off the final though. It would have gotten the final off to a great start.

It would gave been the euro dance song of eurovision for sure. Every summer beach club would have played it.

Now, it’s commercial appeal has been comprised because who follows the Norwegian charts?

ESC would have been a great showcase for Bombo.

David Thielen
7 years ago

I think there’s a difference between a successful top 40 hit and a successful ESC winner. ESC rewards songs that are a bit different from what you regularly get on the radio (I don’t think the Russian Grannies are dominating any charts).

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

While it’s fantastic news for Adelen, the only downside to this is that there’s STILL NO worldwide release!

Xepher Sicarius
Xepher Sicarius
7 years ago

Don’t get me wrong the song is radio friendly & I can see it as a summer hit. However, for Eurovision and how she sings live, it’s disappointing. I believe Adelen has potential for being on Eurovision, just not yet though. Wait a few years & I can see her representing Norway

MrHäggkvist
MrHäggkvist
7 years ago

This is not the first time that happen… in many Melodifestivalens the runner up or a top 5 song has reach the number one, come on don’t be a bunch of traitors now

Alex B
Alex B
7 years ago

This chart success is also a triumph for this website that has been supporting her since day one.

Alex B
Alex B
7 years ago

Bombo has more international hit potential than I Feed You My Love, there is no question about that. If Bombo would have gone to Malmo, it would have made the final, finished around 20 or so, then would have charted in many countries throughout Europe. It would gave been a commercial success because the song is so catchy you can’t help but dancing, no matter the vocals deficiencies. Sometimes a song is just so great that everything else does not matter and can be enjoyed as 3 minutes of vapid euro dance. And for the record, I do not believe… Read more »

Michael
Michael
7 years ago

I think maybe Bombo is more radio friendly and that is why it’s getting more radio airplay. But I think had Norway chosen this song it would’ve been a failure

ines
ines
7 years ago

norway made a mistake

vebooboo
vebooboo
7 years ago

When I go out in Oslo tonight (working here), Ima ask the DJ to play this shit on loop. It’s AMAZING…