Norwegian Broadcaster NRK has revealed the full studio versions of the 10 competing acts for Melodi Grand Prix 2015. You can listen to them here on NRK’s website (via Spotify or WIMP) and also here on MGP VK. As we’ve previously reported, NRK has eliminated this year’s semi-finals and will stage one blowout finale on March 14 at the Olso Spektrum.
MGP FINAL: Listen to the songs
1. Alexandra Joner – “Cinderella”
Lyrics/Music: Erik Smaaland, Kristoffer Tømmerbakke (GoToGuy)
2. Contrazt – “Heaven”
Lyrics/Music: Jan Lysdahl, Jacob Collin Launbjerg
3. Erlend Bratland – “Thunderstruck”
Lyrics: Erlend Bratland, Linnea Deb Music: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
4. Ira Konstantinidis – “We Don’t Worry”
Lyrics: Ali Pirzad, Julie Bergan Music: Øyvind Blikstad, Bjarte Giske
5. Jenny Langlo – “Next to You”
Lyrics/Music: Jenny Langlo, Robin Mortensen Lynch, Niklas Olovson
6. Karin Park – “Human Beings”
Lyrics/Music: Karin Park, Guy Chambers
7. Marie Klåpbakken – “Ta meg tilbake”
Lyrics/Music: Marie Klåpbakken, Linn Hege Sagen, Olav Tronsmoen
8. Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – “A Monster Like Me”
Lyrics/Music: Kjetil Mørland
9. Raylee – “Louder”
Lyrics/Music: Andreas Stone Johansson & Ricky Hanley
10. Stasyman Lazz – “En godt stekt pizza”
Lyrics/Music: Stian Thorbjørnsen, Petter Kristiansen, Lars-Erik Blokkhus, Jesper Borgen, Magnus Clausen
11. Tor & Elisabeth Andreassen – “All Over the World”
Lyrics/Music: Are Selheim, Tor Endresen
Reviewing the studio versions
Do you have an early favourite? Comment down below!
Thunderstruck or Next to you 🙂
Wow! When I first listened to A Monster Like Me I thought it was boring so when I read the comments about people saying how good they thought it was. So I listened to it again thinking “there must have been something I missed in that song” and he’ll yes I did! Wow! It is the winner.
Norway has a really strong selection this year, but I think it’s pretty obviously going to be a three horse race between “Next to you”, “A monster like me” and “Human beings”, although Erland and Raylee may put up a fight just yet.
Personally, I want Karin to win, her song is the first one in nf season so far that has the potential to win Eurovision.
I appreciate that AMLM brings something different to the table, but his vocals annoy me to no end and will probably be awful live.
A Monster Like Me.
The UNIQUE and ORIGINAL song of the MGP is without no doubt “A monster like me”. Great voices, great arrangements for the orchestra and great lyrics.10/10
OK, so to me “A Monster Like Me” sounds like a soundtrack for a Disney movie. Enough ballads, please. I mean it’s cute, but come on. Give us some harsh scandinavian electronic, a la Margaret Berger! I think “Next to You” might turn out great on the night, so could “Human Beings”.
I wouldn’t be hugely disappointed if “A Monster Like Me” had won; it’s just too cliche and fake-dramatic for me.
What about Jenny Langlo – “Next to You”? Seems very nice song for ESC
This is essentially a contest between 2 entries: “A Monster Like Me” is a gorgeous power ballad (if this wins, I wonder how this will sound without an orchestra, due to the 6-persons-on-stage limit), and “Human Beings” is an excellent dark and haunting electro-pop number.
Norway, be smart!
At this moment, the bookmakers say that the winner will be:
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – “A Monster Like Me is best. On second place for me Karin Park – “Human Beings”
If Norway choose Monter like me and Estonia Goodbye to yesterday, they will be split the votes, and some other countries will win the contest.
I wonder who would vote for “A Monster Like Me” outside Scandinavia? I’m not sure if I even finished that one. It sounded dark and depressive.
The only bad thing about Monster is that it’s going to be up against ballad city and probably head to Vienna and then lose to Opera Skaala after every other country chooses a ballad
For everyone failing with Spotify firstly the vk site works perfectly whereas spotify played every song I didn’t want as if it was taunting me to punch my phone in the face. Monster like me. Im not usually the one to go gaga over songs but…it’s a nice break. It’s a love song and a breakup song which is a departure from the clichés that we normally see on Eurovision such as the aptly named cliché love song. The lyrics are dark but don’t allude to too much so it’s mysterious. The singers are great and sound wonderful together. The… Read more »
Lots of love for Karin Park
Dear Bettan, I liked La Det Swinge, I loved Duett and I have to listen to I Evighet everyday as I still think it should have won in 1996. Your little trip into Melodifestivalen in 2011 with Vaken i En Dröm I can forgive as I liked that song however what on earth is this? I’m not feeling this song and I had high hopes for you. Now, ‘A Monster Like Me’ has to win. It is the best song I’ve heard in MGP in a long time and it has to win on March 14th!!!
“Thunderstruck” is my favourite song. Erlend Bratland should definitely go for Norway.
If “Thunderstruck” sounds like a Melodifestivalen reject, and is clearly a good song, what the hell is happening quality wise in Sweden’s NF then? 🙂
Nevermind, that song is my fave because of them all (11 in total), only that song have stuck on a replay on my MP3 player.
Wait, A Monster Like Me is the favorite? I couldn’t even finish that one I THOUGHT IT WAS SO BAD
We should change the rules and accept two songs for Norway!! It’s a tie between “A Monster Like Me” and “Human Beings.”
On a side note: Wiwibloggs please try and interview Guy Chambers (the legendary songwriter) an ask him why a song for Norway instead of the UK for Eurovision? Thanks. x
Well, I think “A Monster Like Me” is a bit overrated. There’s orchestra and drama but that’s it, not that it doesn’t sound good or anything, but it doesn’t really say “I’m a great song” to me. My favorite is “Human Beings” as I thought it would be, the song is really well-made, the lyrics are…beautiful, but unexpectedly hopeful-ish coming from Karin Park who has a thing for harsh and daring lyrics. I can also sense a departure from her usual dark indietronica style. Nice songs from Norway overall, may they choose well this year. *raises flag with #TeamKarin on… Read more »
A Monster Like Me is this year’s winner. No doubt.
Oh my god, I can’t wait to hear ”A monster like me” with a live orchestra. it’s gonna sound even better then it already does.
“A Monster Like Me” is a masterpiece! Norway should choose them!
A Monster Like Me seems to blend the classiness of “Rise Like A Phoenix” with The Common Linnets. This could have potential.
I want to like Karin’s song, but can’t help it to think it’s a bit typical.
I now know what I’ll be watching on the 14.03.2015. 🙂 – “Cinderella” sounds great .mp3 wise. I hope that she’ll manage to do it live. Something that Rihanna may sing. – “Thunderstruck” – I’ve expected more, to be honest. The buildup of this song reminds me of Sweden 2013, but considering the same writers team behind, no surprises there. – “Next To You” – nice. Me likey. – “A Monster Like Me” – this is classy. This will be accompanied with the NRK orchestra. It should boost its chances. – “Ta meg tilbake” – interesting mash-up. – “Human beings”… Read more »
i can’t listen to karin parks song for some kind of reason
Please don’t send the Tooji wannabe…Karin Park is the only one who has any real chance of winning for Norway
I will be happy if either A Monster Like Me or Thunderstruck wins but I prefer A Monster Like Me,it gave me goosebumps,their voices are perfection and the song is very original. I’m sure if Europe loved In A Moment Like This and A Calm After The Storm,it’ll love this one too. Erlend with Thunderstruck is like Tooji looks + Robin Stjernberg’s You,am I right? The lyrics are cliché and it’s a typical pop happy feeling song but I adore its melody. I doubt they will choose it because songs like that can be heard anywhere. The rest is awful.… Read more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=955XQqVhJZA <3 <3 !!
I know I shouldn’t, but I am really liking Contrazt- Heaven at the moment. I know it won’t win, but I hope it does anyway!
Monster Like Me would challenge Finland’s Goodbye
1) Karin Park with “Human Beings” – 10/10 – Absolutely amazing song. The minute I heard Karin was participating I knew her song would be great. Knowing it’s about her partner’s battle with cancer make the lyrics so much sadder yet powerful. 2) Mørland & Debrah Scarlett with “A Monster Like Me” – 10/10 – Beautiful. I love the key change in the bridge and their voices sound so good together. A very epic song, can’t wait to see this live. 3) Ira Konstantinidis with “We Don’t Worry” – 9/10 – I’m kinda embarrassed for liking this one but it’s… Read more »
A monster like me 100%
Karin Park THE BEST <3
I really like Human Beings, but A Monster Like Me gives me CHILLS. One of those two please, or Next To You at a push.
I’m totally for “Human Beings,” but I like “A Monster Like Me” and “Louder” a lot, too.
I got a heavy goosebumps after hearing “Human Beings” for the first time. “Next To You” is a great song also. I think MGP delivers more modern sounds than any other national finals.
I saw this thing about predictions of the winner in future years. This was made in 2013 so for 2015 it said the Netherlands (but we already know that won’t happen) or Norway….choose wisely Norway, a blind prediction says you may win….
after listening to “Human Beings” I could sense a Bjork-vibe, which I loved. So I think I’m warming up to it, and I’ll end up rooting for both Jenny and Karin.
“Human Beings” is head and shoulders above the rest.
Quite shocked that none of our readers seem to have given much support to A Monster Like Me. I’m absolutely in LOVE with that song right now.
Thunderstruck after first listen! Haven’t heard 2 of them bc spotify wont play them lol
Karin Park for sure!!! If it ends up representing Norway it’ll be my favourite to win ESC (well, so far :P).
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Most of the songs could be my personal number 1 in Eurovision. Amazing songs. Norway never disappointed me!
i love karin park ..
Jenny Langlo! she’s a magnet
Stasyman Lazz of course its the best its like last year poland. Its diferent and cool
KARIN PARK <3