Another week, another set of reactions to four semi-finalists competing in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020. Semi-Final 2 takes us all over the place — from the melodrama of Kim Wigaard and Maria Mohn, to the outer reaches of Anna Jaeger‘s emotional universe. Along the way we check in with Rein Alexandercan he make it rein, honey? — and comedian Tore Petterson. This is no laughing matter. But we have a few giggles anyway. Video available above and on the Wiwibloggs YouTube channel.

Reacting to MGP 2020 SF2

0:58 Anna Jæger – “How About Mars

5:51 Kim Wigaard and Maria Mohn – “Fool for Love”

8:34 Rein Alexander – “One Last Time”

12:46 Tore Petterson – “The Start of Something New”

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Why are all those folks who every year complain about the Portuguese national selection not trolling MGP and this semi—-awful and cheesy with zero lyrical worth

Whisker
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Question: why those duels instead of the audience choosing 2 out of 4 and not 1 out of 2, twice? The decision is half-made BEFORE the vote. There are four acts – A, B, C, D. A competes against B, C against D. The audience can vote for either A or B and C or D, while if they were allowed to vote for whichever act they love the most, they could vote for A and B, A and C, A and D, B and C, D and C, B and D.

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Either way the best song ends up winning and more duels means more excitement (theoretically at least).

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I found the duels nerve wracking!

Kris
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It’s to make it exciting !! Also it’s determined by random draw

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Ah ok, at least it’s a random draw. Thanks.

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That was my reaction too, Rise like a Phoenix/James Bond-y tune! I must confess I like it at the second listen – vocally and musically, not lyrically 🙁