One week down five more to go! The second semi-final in Norway’s expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020 is set for Saturday 18 January.
Once more, four acts will compete for one highly coveted spot in the grand final. But which of the four entries is your favourite? Who should represent eastern Norway in the next stage of MGP 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!
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Melodi Grand Prix 2020 — Semi-Final Two Songs
Tore Petterson – “The Start of Something New”
Born in Drammen, Tore, 40, is known from the NRK series Sofa and Farmen. He’s also a judge on TV 2’s Shall We Dance and part of the comedy duo Adam and Tore. “The message behind the song is that it’s never too late with a new beginning,” he says. “Never stop dreaming or working for your dreams.”
Songwriters: Tore Petterson og Knut Bjørnar Asphol
Rein Alexander – “One Last Time”
Rein, 48, has lived in the United States, Iceland, the UK, Italy and Sweden — both as a student and professional. In 2003 he won the Norwegian programme Kjempesjansen. (Another famous winner of the show? Alexander Rybak who topped the 2006 edition). Rein’s song seems to be about perseverance. He says: “Everything is tough and heavy, but it is also worth it, and you find joy in it. Challenges are a good thing. It is important to get up when you have fallen.”
Songwriters: Erik Småland, Kristoffer Tømmerbakke og Rein Alexander
Kim Wigaard and Maria Mohn – “Fool for Love”
Kim, 31, and Maria, 36, come from Fredrikstad where they are both vocal coaches. He’s worked at home and abroad across musicals, operas and cabaret and has even sung with the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. You may recognise him as a semi-finalist on Norwegian Idol, a member of the Top 40 on The Voice and a judge on the Norwegian edition of All Together Now.
She’s a “singer, songwriter, pianist, humorist and actor” and has sung in the esteemed vocal group PUST, the Norwegian Soloist Choir and with various big bands and orchestras. She’s participated in shows like Idol, Popstokk, Sommeråpent and Beat for Beat. Since 2012 she’s been one-half of a musical humour duo alongside Henning Stranden.
Anna Jæger – “How About Mars”
Twenty-six-year-old Anna grew up in Canada and the United States, where she’s played in rock bands. She’s performed at small clubs and bars in Virginia and Washington D.C. She describes her music as “electro-pop rock”. Speaking of her competing entry, she told NRK: “I’m a kind of alien who wants to take you to my planet Mars.”
Songwriters: Roel Rats, Synne Vorkinn, Chris Wortley and Sindre T. Jenssen
Poll: Who should win semi-final two of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020?
What is your favourite song? Is there a winner in the mix? Let us know in the comments.