It’s one of the four countries left to hold the grand final of their national selection. Now Norwegian national broadcaster NRK has confirmed the running order of the 10 acts competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2017.
The show opens with Ulrikke‘s modern pop track “Places”. She’s followed by Jenny Augusta‘s fantasy adventure of “I go where you go”. If these spots seem doomed for the artists, just remember that we’ve just seen Estonia’s Koit Toome & Laura and Romania’s Ilinca feat. Alex Florea both win from the “cursed” second position.
The competition continues with the Rune Rudberg Band performing third with “Run Run Away”, JOWST‘s uplifting EDM “Grab the Moment” fourth and Kristian Valen‘s piano balled “You & I” fifth.
In the second half of the show, multicultural schlager trio In Fusion perform sixth with “Nothing Ever Knocked Us Over”, while Amina Sewali has the show’s only Norwegian language entry “Mesterverk” in seventh position.
Things get more serious down the other end. Glam rockers AMMUNITION have “WRECKING CREW” in eight position. They’re followed by Sami performer Elin & The Woods with “First Step In Faith / Oadjebasvuhtii” in ninth position. The show is rounded out by Ella‘s sassy pop song “Mamma Boy” in tenth position.
But does running order matter to Melodi Grand Prix? Last year the four superfinalists all came from the second half of the show, but in 2015 the superfinalists came from all over.
Much like the running order for Eurovision, the MGP running order has been decided to ensure each song stands out in its own way and to provide a good television show. The MPG project leader Stig Karlsen also explained that the running order also incorporates technical and logistical needs, and would be subject to change once technical rehearsals start in the Oslo Spektrum arena.
Melodi Grand Prix 2017 – Running order
- Ulrikke – “Places”
- Jenny Augusta – “I go where you go”
- Rune Rudberg Band – “Run Run Away”
- JOWST – “Grab the Moment”
- Kristian Valen – “You & I”
- In Fusion – “Nothing Ever Knocked Us Over”
- Amina Sewali – “Mesterverk”
- AMMUNITION – “WRECKING CREW”
- Elin & The Woods – “First Step In Faith / Oadjebasvuhtii”
- Ella – “Mamma Boy”
The grand final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix, screens this Saturday, 11 March, starting at 20:55 CET. We’ll have full coverage of the event.