Several weeks ago, as we sat in London freezing our tails off, Deban and I decided to warm our spirits by listening to the ten finalists competing in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2017. And what did we encounter? Tattooed naughty girls, women in the woods, ageing rockers and electro upstarts ready to slay. We turned on our camera and filmed our reaction. That’s what Fridays are for.

Unfortunately, the record labels in Norway weren’t as keen as we were to share the music in this video. After difficulties with our first YouTube upload, we decided to remove all the music and then re-upload it music free. If you want to follow along with the songs as we react, simply visit Spotify and pull up the Melodi Grand Prix 2017 playlist.

We were loving In Fusion. Unfortunately our readers aren’t, as you can see in our ongoing MGP 2017 poll.

But one act we do all agree on is Ulrikke, who is currently winning our poll by a huge margin. At the moment she has 27% of all votes — that’s twice as many as current runner-up Elin & The Woods. Can she ride the wave of hype to victory on Saturday?

Melodi Grand Prix 2017 Poll Results (As of March 9 at 23:59 GMT)

  1. Ulrikke – “Places” 468 votes, 27.34%
  2. Elin & The Woods – “First Step In Faith (Oadjebasvuhtii) 230 votes, 13.43%
  3. Ammunition – “Wrecking Crew” 199 votes, 11.62%
  4. Ella – “Mama’s Boy” 194 votes, 11.33%
  5. Amina Sewali – “Mesterverk” 191 votes, 11.16%
  6. Jenny Augusta – “I Go Where You Go” 108 votes, 6.31%
  7. Jowst – “Grab the Moment” 97 votes, 5.67%
  8. Kristian Valen – “You and I” 92 votes, 5.37%
  9. In Fusion – “Nothing Ever Knocked Us Over” 90 votes, 5.26%
  10. Rune Rudberg Band – “Run Run Away” 43 votes, 2.51%

Which songs made you get up and shout? Do you think that our readers have it right at the moment? And who do you plan to vote for this weekend, assuming the live performances live up to the studio versions? Let us know in the comments box below.

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escAU
escAU
3 years ago

btw get ready for montenegro and macedonia 🙂

XHNXDFH
XHNXDFH
3 years ago

WHERE IS LITHUANIA VIDEO

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Some news sites are mentioning that Russia plans on withdrawing. 🙁

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

@Oliver
Is there a love-hate relationship between Sweden and Finland? While they do give them televote points the Finns are not really favoured by the swedes!! See Krista for example.

TK
TK
3 years ago

The only song I like is Places and I’ve only heard the studio version. Not sure how it will sound live or how it will resonate.

Great, current song though, boarders on indie pop and much closer to what I listen to outside of ESC

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Actually, I like most of the songs. Ella, Jenny Augusta, Ammunition, Kristian, Elin & The Woods – the all have pretty good songs. It will be interesting seeing who will get most people behind them.

escAU
escAU
3 years ago

Just on a random note- there’s this ad that’s been playing in Australia at the moment about gambling and Isaiah is an actor in it- not sure if he’s just playing a character or a cameo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DnC2DF1SSM

olvresc
olvresc
3 years ago

I’m so happy that Norway took Finland to the international jury. It looks like that Sweden will never let us participate in the voting of MF.

bis
bis
3 years ago

Ulrikke’s song may be the fan choice, but it won’t be the choice of the Norwegian televoters. They will go for Elin & The Woods or Ammunition.

Chris (frostyw)
Chris (frostyw)
3 years ago

I rather like In Fusion, myself, also Ulrikke. I’m just not getting into Ammunition!

Also, #DebanIsNotImpressed 😀

Amor A.
Amor A.
3 years ago

I’m all for Ella and Ulrike

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Respect to William Lee Adams for calling out the Norwegian record labels. They are being counter-productive to promoting their acts in Europe. You tell them William.

PP
PP
3 years ago

MGP had better song in 2015,2014,2013,2012

PP
PP
3 years ago

My prediction of 4 song in super final
1.Ammunition
2.Jowst
3.Rune Rudberg Band ( country sound work in MGP 2012)
4.Ella ( isntead of her some chance fro Urlike or Kristian).

And I think fight for victory in super final between Amunitition and Jows

My favorite was Ella and In Fusion

Pant7
Pant7
3 years ago

I love Jenny Augusta.

D
D
3 years ago

Elin & The Woods ftw. Jenny, Amina, and Ella are good too, the others I’m not really a fan of.

I'll Be Back
I'll Be Back
3 years ago

I really like You & I, but know it won’t win :/
Ulrikke would be my second choice, but it is not great.

Paul D.
Paul D.
3 years ago

Deban is not impressed in that photo 😀