Four acts graced the Melodi Grand Prix 2020 stage in Fornebu during the second semi-final of Norway’s Eurovision selection. And in the end it was Rein Alexander, who managed to stalk his way to the final in Trondheim with “One Last Time”.
Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Results
Tonight’s semi-final was the second out of five. It focused on artists whose origins lie in Eastern Norway.
It saw Jæger, Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn, Rein Alexander and Tore Petterson battle for a final spot, while automatic qualifiers Didrik & Emil brought their entry “Out of Air” for the first time.
In each semi-final, only one act can qualify for the MGP 2020 final. In the coming weeks, twenty artists will sing for five tickets to the grand final, where they will meet five automatic qualifiers.
To earn that ticket for the final, each of the semi-finalists has to battle another semi-finalist first. The two winners of the battles proceed to the “Gullduel” (“Golden duel”), and the winner wins the right perform in Trondheim during the Melodi Grand Prix final. Unlike previous years, the winner is determined by online voting through the Norwegian broadcaster’s website.
MGP 2020 Semi-final one duels
First duel: Tore Petterson vs Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn
The first duel of the night was Tore Petterson against duo Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn. Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn emerged on top.
Tore Petterson with “The Start of Something New” at Melodi Grand Prix 2020
Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn with “Fool for Love” at Melodi Grand Prix 2020
Second duel: Jæger vs Rein Alexander
In the evening’s second duel, we saw Jæger battle it out with Rein Alexander. Rein Alexander went on to the next round.
Jæger with “How About Mars” at Melodi Grand Prix 2020
Rein Alexander with “One Last Time” at Melodi Grand Prix 2020
Gullduel: Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn vs Rein Alexander
Having both won their respective duels earlier that night, Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn and Rein Alexander progressed to the Gullduel. There could only be one winner, and tonight that was Rein Alexander. We’ll see him again at the grand final.
Didrik & Emil with “Out of Air” at Melodi Grand Prix 2020
The second of five pre-qualified acts also performed — brothers Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen with “Out of Air”.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 semi-final one scoreboard
1. Rein Alexander with “One Last Time” – advanced to the final
2. Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn with “Fool for Love” – eliminated
3/4. Tore Petterson with “The Start of Something New” – eliminated
3/4. Jæger with “How About Mars” – eliminated
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