She made the gold final of Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with her dance banger “Places”.
And now Ulrikke Brandstorp and her surname are back for Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
Speaking to wiwibloggs at the first artist reveal for MGP 2020, she tells us her new song is a ballad:
“It’s not similar at all to “Places”. The song this year is called “Attention” and it is a power ballad. I’ve written it with Christian Ingebrigtsen and Kjetil Mørland.” Mørland has Eurovision form, having qualified for the Eurovision grand final back in 2015, with Debrah Scarlett.
Ulrikke also shared the meaning of the song:
“The song is actually kind of a question, I ask myself and all of you, why do we do stupid things for love to get the attention of another person? Sometimes love hurts. And we do it all over again! So the song is about that.”
Ulrikke Brandstorp talks differences between her Melodi Grand Prix entries
The style and tone represent a major departure from her upbeat entry three years ago:
“I want people to feel things. Last time Places was more party and dancers. This is me, my voice and my feelings.”
While some artists view national finals as a way to boost their domestic profile, Ulrikke Brandstorp is not one of them. Instead our girl has her eyes fixed on the big prize in Rotterdam:
“Now things just got real. I really want to go to Eurovision and I’m so excited right now. I’m ready to devote my whole life for Eurovision.”
She also has an advantage on the semi-finalists as “Attention” is prequalified for the MGP final.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Semi-Final 1
MGP fans won’t have to wait long for action though.
Semi-Final 1 takes place on Saturday night live from Fornebu. Four acts will take to the stage and one will advance to the final.
Are you excited to hear “Attention”? Do you think Ulrikke can win? Let us know in the comments below!
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