On Saturday Alexander Rein brought us rain, wind and fire in the second show of Melodi Grand Prix 2020, ultimately booking his spot in the February 15 final. And on Monday Norwegian broadcaster NRK revealed the four acts that will all be hoping to follow in his footsteps during Semi-final three.
They are: Thomas Løseth featuring Erika Norwich, Alexandru, Sie Gubba and Kristin Husøy.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 – Semi-Final Three Acts (Cenreal Norway)
Thomas Løseth feat. Erika Norwich – “Vertigo”
Thomas Løseth (33) is from Fannrem in Orkdal. He won The Voice in 2017. He has been a vocalist in several bands, had countless playing jobs, been a studio musician and now works as a solo artist.He is currently working on his debut album, and several singles are scheduled for this year. Additional vocals come from Erika Norwich.
Lyrics and music by: Idar Sørensen
Alexandru – “Pink Jacket”
Alexandru Gros Grindvoll (19) from Rennebu was previously a member of the boy band Suite 16. The group released the song “Who I Wanna Be” which went double platinum. They participated in MGP 2016, placing third with “Anna Lee”.Now Alexandru returning as a solo artist. He has been covering famous songs on YouTube since he was 12, and several of his videos have over 100,000 views.
Lyrics and music by: Ruben Markussen
Sie Gubba – “Kjære Du”
Sie Gubba celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2020. It celebrated with a nationwide anniversary tour. The country-rockers are one of Norway’s biggest party bands, and with their combination of folk lyrics, driving fiddle and sing-along choruses, have played in almost every village, town and city. They have released 12 albums and took part in the MGP 2011, reaching the final with when they came to the final with the song “Alt du vil ha”.
Lyrics and music by: Magne Almås og Petter Øien
Kristin Husøy – “Pray For Me”
Kristin Husøy (18) is from Trondheim. She has played the piano since first grade. She took music as an elective at secondary school and started on the music course at High School. But after a year, she took a year off to take part in The Voice. Among other things, she is now back at school.
Lyrics and music by: Roel Rats, Marcia Thadea Angèle Sondeijker, Galeyn Tenhaeff and Neil Hollyn
MGP 2020: The five pre-qualified artists
Five artists have been pre-selected for the final in Trondheim on February 15. They are Tone Damli, Ulrikke Brandstorp, Akuvi, Didrik & Emil and Sondrey.
The five acts were selected by an internal jury — the usual method for MGP. Each of the pre-qualified acts will perform their competing song at one of the five semi-finals, to ensure that Norwegian viewers are exposed to all the competing songs prior to the grand final on 15 February.
Akuvi will showcase “Som du er” during the third semi.
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