From the R’n’B sass of Anna-Lisa Kumoji to the outrageous rock of Hank Von Hell, Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2019 is going to be a real spectacle. And tonight from 20:55 CET you’ll see who flies and who flops as Norge chooses its star for Tel Aviv.
Ahead of the finale we asked our readers to have a listen and to let us know which song they’d like to see at Eurovision. After counting 2,445 votes we have a clear winner: “Spirit in the Sky” from the joik-schlager group KEiiNO.
Wiwiblogger Antranig is certainly feeling it. Ahead of tonight’s show he described the song this way in our Wiwi Jury review:
“Spirit in the Sky” is better than life itself. This is by far one of the best entries across the entire national final season. It is modern and builds up with a catchy hook, before breaking out into traditional joik. This transcends musical genres and showcases traditional music in a manner that screams worldwide hit. Norway’s wait for a Eurovision victory might be half as long as Israel’s. If the live performance encapsulates that same magic, Eurovision 2019 may have just found its winner.
Eurovision 2015 alum Mørland came second with his Norwegian-language ballad “En livredd mann”. Wiwiblogger Renske wrote:
He shows us the beauty of his native language, as he wants to tell us a personal story. Everything comes together so majestically. It’s been way too long since we have heard Norwegian at Eurovision.
Melodi Grand Prix 2019: Our readers’ favourites
Total Votes: 2,445
Which song is your favourite? Who do you think would do the best at ESC? Let us know down below. And if you can’t get enough of MGP, you can check out our reaction video to the songs belowb.