It’s the national selection that’s celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2020 — that’s 60 years! And to mark the occasion, Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix is returning to a multi-show format for the first time since 2014.
Over the course of six weeks, the Nordic nation will run five semi-finals from which five qualifiers will join five pre-qualified acts in the grand final.
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The first semi-final will take place on Saturday 11 January. The four competing acts represent the southern Norway region. Only one will progress to the grand final.
But who should that be? We want you to choose your favourite from semi-final one of Melodi Grand Prix 2020!
You can listen to all four entries below and then vote for your favourite. You can pick as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. So choose wisely!
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 — Semi-Final One Songs
Kim Rysstad – “Rainbow”
Kim previously competed in MGP 2012 with “Så vidunderleg”. Last year he competed in Stjernekamp and placed second in the grand final.
Songwriters: Knut Bjørnar Asphol and Kim André Rysstad
Raylee – “Wild”
Raylee another alum of Stjernekamp, having participated in the 2014 edition. She previously competed in MGP in 2015 with the song “Louder”.
Songwriters: Andreas Stone Johansson, Anderz Wrethov and Laurell Barker
Geirmund – “Come Alive”
Geirmund got his break on The Voice Norway in 2013, where he made it to the live shows.
Songwriters: Eric Lumiere, Jonas H. Jensen and Niklas Rosstöm
Lisa Børud – “Talking About Us”
Lisa comes from a musical family and released her first solo album at the age of five. In 2017, Lisa competed on the celebrity singing show Stjernekamp. In 2018, she was one of Alexander Rybak’s dancers on stage for “That’s How You Write a Song”.
Songwriters: Jimmy Jansson, Anderz Wrethov, Maia Wright and Laurell Barker
Poll: Who should win semi-final one of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020?
What is your favourite song? Is there a winner in the mix? And don’t forget to follow our MGP 2020 Spotify playlist.