In Lisbon she was a backing dancer.
But if Spotify streams are any indication, Lisa Børud will take a step toward becoming a Eurovision leading lady on Saturday night.
That’s because her upbeat anthem “Talking About Us” has racked up the most streams on Spotify since release.
Lisa has notched up 33,882 streams at time of publishing. If that’s reflected in voting it should put her in poll position to make the Melodi Grand Prix 2020 final in Trondheim in February.
Lisa Børud most streamed artist in Semi-Final 1 of Melodi Grand Prix 2020
But Lisa’s win is not a done deal. Her next nearest competition, returning act Raylee has also racked up over 30,000 streams since her track “Wild” was released.
She’s just under 4000 streams behind Lisa on 30,213 and should provide close competition on the night.
The field widens significantly thereafter. Geirmund has less than half of the ladies’ streams. His drum-heavy entry “Come Alive” sits on 13,189 streams since release. That could make for an uphill battle to come out on top on the night.
Kim André Rysstad brings up the rear. His melodramatic turn “Rainbow” is the only one of the four semi-finalists below 10,000 streams on the eve of the semi-final. “Rainbow” has been streamed 9664 times, which puts Rysstad a long way behind the leaders.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Semi-Final 1
While streams offer an indication, Spotify is only part of the story. The four artists will need to convince online voters on the night.
The first weekly semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 takes place on Saturday at 19:55 CET. The semi-finalists will perform alongside pre-qualified finalist Sondrey. He released his entry “Take My Time” in the early hours of this morning.
The ten finalists will compete at the grand final on 15 February and the eventual winner will represent Norway at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam.
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