She’s played in rock bands and been a fixture of the night club scene in Virginia.
But on Saturday night Anna Jæger may take a step closer to an altogether bigger stage.
That’s because she’s the most streamed act of Semi-Final 2 of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 on Spotify, which could translate into online votes on the night, and send her to the final.
Jæger’s interstellar electropop anthem “How About Mars” has racked up 12,277 streams since release. That puts her some way adrift of the most streamed songs last week. Lisa Børud and eventual winner Raylee had both passed 30,000 streams by last Friday.
Anna Jæger most streamed Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Semi-Final 2 act on Spotify
Anna’s closest competition looks to be Rein Alexander. Alexander, who has past credits in musical theatre, trails Jæger by around 2000 streams.
His optimistic track “One Last Time” has been streamed 10,135 times since release. That suggests the final duel during the Semi-Final may be a tough battle.
The other two acts in the final are adrift the leaders by around 2500 streams each.
The third most streamed act in this week’s Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final is Kim Wigaard and Maria Mohn. Their duet “Fool For Love”, which balances Bond and Broadway notes, has notched up 7715 streams since release. It remains to be seen whether they can make up the difference with a live performance on Saturday night.
Bringing up the rear this week is Tore Petterson. His jazzy big band number “Start Of Something New” has been streamed 7587 times since release. Petterson co-wrote the song with Knut Bjørnar Asphol, who has past credits producing songs for Alexander Rybak.
How can I watch Semi-Final 2 of Melodi Grand Prix 2020?
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Four acts will compete in the second semi-final of Norway's Melodi Grand Prix on Saturday. But only one will qualify for the final. You can listen to all four songs on wiwibloggs.com and then vote for your favourite. ?: NRK #eurovision #eurovision2020 #esc2020 #eurovisionsongcontest #eurovisiongsongcontest2020 #melodigrandprix #melodigrandprix2020 #openup #mgp2020
All four acts will take to the stage at the H3 Arena in Fornebu. They will compete in two duels, the winners of which will proceed to a final duel. The eventual winner will then compete in the final of Melodi Grand Prix in February. They’ll be joined in the semi-final by pre-qualified finalists Didrik & Emil. The Solli-Tangen brothers will perform their entry “Out of Air”.
International fans will be able to watch the semi-final live through NRK’s Melodi Grand Prix page from 19:50CET.
Who are you most excited for in Semi-2? Do you think Anna Jæger will win? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo Credit: NRK
*Streams accurate at time of publishing