El Cuero with their song ‘Ain’t No Love In This City No More‘, Elisabeth Carew with her song ‘Sole Survivor‘ and Carl Espen with his song ‘Silent Storm‘ have made it through to the Melodi Grand Prix Grand Final next Saturday. They will join Linnea Dale, Mo, Dina Misund, Oda & Wulff, Charlie and Knut Kippersund at the Oslo Spektrum on the 15th March.

Moi with her song ‘Bensin‘ and Ilebek with his song ‘Who Needs The Universe‘ fell short of the other three and will not advance beyond tonight’s semi-final at the Folketeatret in Oslo.

Qualifiers

Elisabeth Carew with Sole Survivor

http://youtu.be/YkKaAD4IuZ4

El Cuero with Ain’t No Love In This City No More

Carl Espen with Silent Storm

Non-Qualifiers

Moi with Bensin

Ilebek with Who Needs The Universe

Checkout the Melodi Grand Prix Jury page for our thoughts on all the contestants who have qualified to the final!

Angus Quinn contributed this report from the U.K. You can follow him on Twitter at @Angus_Quinn17. Then like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and gossip.

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Raul
Raul
7 years ago

Carl Espen has the best music, not only on national final at Norway, but at ESC this Year. For my taste, for sure, but let me explain: honest, simple and with feallings; gorgeous voice, simple music but with meaning. Beautiful voice. Instead of bubble music – For instance, the romanian voice of Paula Selling, just great, lost in a bubble gum music.

Dene
Dene
7 years ago

There’s only one way for Norway – Sole Survivor… Top 5

Robyn
Robyn
7 years ago

@Charles Thank you 🙂 I’m pretty open-minded about most songs. I didn’t feel anything seeing the semi-final performance via a YouTube clip, but who knows how the performance might appear on the arena stage in May.

christian
christian
7 years ago

I’m with Charles on this one (even though his tone might be a bit harsh 🙂

I think Espen provides a vulnerable and very honest performance. It’s a great and very real song that could exist in Folk music circles outside the contest. His special look (which is far from Iceland 2013) only adds to that flavour. It has a great, but not very eurovision-ish climax and I think, he delivers the whole package convincingly and juries would love it.

(Just my two cents 🙂

Mr. M
Mr. M
7 years ago

As I have read across other websites the order of the finalists is given in an ascending order (meaning that Elisabeth was 3rd, El Cuero 2nd and Carl 1st tonight). I am now a bit worried because if that is true, in the first semi-final “Michael Jackson wanna-be” Mo came first and Linnea Dale came second. I really don’t want another “Tooji representative” for Norway this year and if Mo wins then that will happen again! I really hope that is between my two favorites Carl Espen (is Espen not Epsen) and Linnea Dale. Both of their songs are great… Read more »

Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

It has to be Linnea Dale for me.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Robyn: I’m not gonna dwell on a lot of explanation …. I don’t think most ESC fans are even gonna bother to understand very subtle and little details that may mean a lot and make a big difference. Just the simple fact that this a piano ballad, smooth, quiet and still heart-breaking is enough already to put them all to sleep as apparently everybody still dreams of the next Number One, Opa, Shake Shake, Dum Tek Tek or Wild dance … But I’ll say just one word about Carl and his performance, the rest is up to your music taste,… Read more »

Robyn
Robyn
7 years ago

@Charles I’m interested. I obviously missed something in Carl’s performance. What did you see/hear/feel in it that you loved so much?

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

As I expected ….nobody here liked Carl Espen or even bothered to turn on brains to understand his very own performance … I am not even gonna waste my time explaining it … I am just glad his song went through to the final. And I would love to see him win the whole thing: and then see everybody’s negative reaction to it here .. unless a remix dance club bagging version gets released … lol

Robyn
Robyn
7 years ago

I was keen to see the performance of “Silent Storm”, given all the betting hype surrounding it, but it left me feeling underwhelmed. Like, it’s a good enough song, but Carl isn’t the most compelling performer. The result is a rather miserable performance.

PETER
PETER
7 years ago

Sorry my mistake in type, Mo instead Moi.

PETER
PETER
7 years ago

If Norway want good result they must choice between Linea, Elisabeth or Moi. Carl Espen is try to be like Iceland 2013 but i think he is acting emotion on stage , icelander singer from 2013 he not act at stage.

Brunowskii
Brunowskii
7 years ago

Only Elisabeth Carew to save the entire Nordic disaster this year.

D
D
7 years ago

Pretty upset Moi didn’t make it, but at least I still have Linnea and Elisabeth. One of them better win, please no Carl Espen.

bav
bav
7 years ago

Carl Espen has no chance, Linnea Dale is so ugly. Elisabeth Carew is winner. She looks good and she has great song.