Two down, three more to go! The third semi-final in Norway’s expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020 is set for Saturday 25 January.
Once more, four acts will compete for one highly coveted spot in the grand final. But which of the four entries is your favourite? Who should represent eastern Norway in the next stage of MGP 2020?
You can listen to all four entries below and then vote for your favourite. You can pick as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. So choose wisely!
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 — Semi-Final Three Songs
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
Poll: Who should win semi-final two of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020?[crowdsignal poll=10493633]
What is your favourite song? Is there a winner in the mix? Let us know in the comments.
Sie Gubba’s song is the best one by very far from the 4! The rest 3 are average.
Actually want them to win the whole selection! Eurovision lacks folk music so badly, we really need more songs like Kjaere du there!
I don’t get why those white older man think they have any chance in eurovision. Eurovision fans generally like pop so their music has no chance.
Serhat was the oldest artist in Eurovision 2019 and he done well that year and even got the best result for the country he represented.
He was doing a fun upbeat sing a long song, and he was a meme. Those 6 old men make bring folkie unlistenable music
Sie Gubba is my pick to win this one. It’s amusing to see them currently bottom of the poll. 😀
I really like these four!
I was so torn between Pink Jacket and Vertigo.
I am POSITIVELY OBSESSED with “Kjaere du.” We get a lot of pseudo-country songs in Eurovision, but few that have as full-bodied authentic sounds as this one. The guitar-picking, the fiddle, the catchy twang… Yeehaw!
This semi is the closest one in quality we had so far and anyone could win on Saturday. None of the songs are mind-blowing, but all of them are fine. I guess that Kjaere du would be the least successful one in the contest, but it’s an okay pub song and I appreciate the national language. The other three could go either way depending on the performance. Kristin’s song has an interesting instrumental (even if it rings a bell from somewhere, but it must be the genre thing). Vertigo creates a really cozy atmosphere and I like how their voices… Read more »
I don’t know why someone voted you down for that comment. I voted you back up again. 🙂
It seems like so many commenters on this site downvote foreign-language songs (which they call dated or boring) and prefer either kitsch or generic Spotify-friendly songs
Why don’t Norway send artists like Julie Bergan Or Astrid S. I mean quality songs from Norway 2012-2015 isn’t the same like today… I miss margaret berger times.
Norway won televoting in 2019 tho. They ain’t doing that bad
I would say “Pray for me” but for some reason it reminds me of another song. I can’t remember which one. Maybe it is because the “mmmm” I heard exactly that before with the same beat. But yeah, the level is still pretty low.
Pray for Me gives me the same vibes like Stones by Zibbz lol
Come Together by The Beatles for me
Pink Jacket i am readyyy
Sie Gubba for me.
I can see the flag waving already.
Pray For Me all the way, I hope they can give it good staging, because the Semi 1 and Semi 2 both had amazing stagings.
Pray for me is awesome. It is beautifully crafted, in terms of lyrics, production. I dont understand why oddmakers put this masterpiece last.
I’m really starting to lose faith in Norway
All of the songs sound pretty generic so far
Totally agree with you. They are all so middle-of-the-road and predictable in terms of production and structure as if they’ve been written at amateurs at a songwriting camp. Not impressed so far.
and what is Sweden almost every year recently? 😀
Sweden may be generic but there’s always an assured level of quality and competence from MelFest winners. Norway’s songs this year are generic but also lacking in quality and come off as amateurish for the most part. Which is a shame, because this past decade alone they’ve had great songs at the contest and at MGP.
1. Pray For Me
2. Pink Jacket
4. Take Me Home, Country Roads