On the eve of semi-final two of Norway’s newly expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020, the second pre-qualified entry has been released. Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen’s “Out Of Air” dropped just after midnight local time on Friday 17 January.
The song will receive its live premiere during the second semi-final of MGP 2020. However, unlike the other four performing acts, the Solli-Tangen brothers won’t need to compete for a spot in the final.
They’ll only be showcasing the track as they’re a guaranteed finalist.
Didrik & Emil “Out Of Air” (Melodi Grand Prix 2020)
Didrik Solli-Tangen represented Norway on home territory in 2010 with “My Heart Is Yours”. The song placed 20th in the grand final. This time will be joined by his younger brother Emil, who himself reached the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2013.
Songwriters: Fredrik Boström, Mats Tärnfors, Niclas Lundin and Didrik Solli-Tangen.
Since their last participations, the brothers feel they have matured both personally and musically as well as having gained a lot of experience from performing locally. Speaking at the MGP 2020 season launch Didrik said:
“I think that we have done it one time before, it’s a good experience to have and we’ll just use that. But I think now that it is a total different song and that we are at totally different places in our lives.”
“I think the biggest difference is that now we are ten years older and with that experience that you have earned over the last ten years, it’s going to feel a bit more grounded.”
Melodi Grand Prix 2020: Semi-Final Two
The second MGP 2020 semi will see five artists perform.
Four of these are competing for a spot in the final. A series of “duels” will take place until one qualifier remains. Each act represents Eastern Norway.
The semi-final two contenders are:
- Anna Jæger “How About Mars”
- Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn “Fool for Love”
- Rein Alexander “One Last Time”
- Tore Petterson “The Start of Something New”
The acts competing in the remaining three semis have yet to be confirmed. However, we do know the other pre-qualified finalists. They are:
- Akuvi “Som du er”
- Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes”
- Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention”
- Sondrey “Take My Time”
They’ll be joined by the winners of each semi, the first of which is Raylee with “Wild”.
What do you think of “Out Of Air”? Does it a deserving pre-qualified entry? Let us know in the comments below.