Akuvi Som du er Norway Melodi Grand Prix 2020

On the eve of semi-final three of Norway’s newly expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020, the third pre-qualified entry has been released. Akuvi’s “Som du er” dropped just after midnight local time on Friday 24 January.

The song will receive its live premiere during the third semi-final of MGP 2020. However, unlike the other four performing acts, Akuvi won’t need to compete for a spot in the final.

She’ll only be showcasing the track as she’s a guaranteed finalist.

Akuvi “Som du er” (Melodi Grand Prix 2020)

Akuvi is a singer-songwriter with Norwegian-Ghanaian heritage. She comes from a musical family. Her sister Anna-Lisa Kumoji competed at MGP 2019 with “Holla”, which placed fourth in the superfinal.

Lyrics and music:Beatrice Akuvi Kumordzie, Andreas “Stone” Johansson

Melodi Grand Prix 2020: Semi-Final Three

The third 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 Central Norway.

The semi-final three contenders are:

  • Alexandru “Pink Jacket”
  • Kristin Husøy “Pray for Me”
  • Sie Gubba “Kjære du”
  • Thomas Løseth & Erika Norwich “Vertigo”

The acts competing in the remaining two semis have yet to be confirmed. However, we do know the other pre-qualified finalists. They are:

  • Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes”
  • Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention”
  • Sondrey “Take My Time”
  • Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen “Out Of Air”

They’ll be joined by the winners of each semi, the first two of which are Raylee with “Wild” and Alexander Rein with “One Last Time”.

What do you think of “Som du er”? Does it a deserving pre-qualified entry? Let us know in the comments below.

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I think this song reminds me of an Swedish-American-Spanish artist named Mabel. Akuvi’s song is quite fresh and dare i say “refreshing”. It would get a very high spot if this represented Norway in Eurovision 2020 and I could see it topping world wide music charts with its pop and hip hop vibes. This song is 100% my winner for Norway and it deserves everyone votes!!! MGP 2020 WINNER!!!!!!!!

btw
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btw

Similar to Wild, but a little bit weaker.

Mr X
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Mr X

There´s nothing similar to Wild……

Bebethequeen
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Bebethequeen

This is quite good even better then wild. Because its fresh and something new

Mr X
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Mr X

Indeed !

Mr X
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Mr X

A smooth hiphop sound in norwegian with some african influences. Very fresh and unusual at ESC !

Kris
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Kris

The performance clip from her rehearsal in the wiwibloggs interview looks really promising

Colin
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Colin

Two songs in Norwegian in the same semi? Wow, what is this miracle! Lol

Stian F
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Stian F

This is a great song!!!! So far the best of the lot and I would be proud to see this for Norway in Eurovision ?

Héctor
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Héctor

Not a masterpiece but the best one in Norway so far…

Bebethequeen
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Bebethequeen

Indeed

Esc Shane
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Esc Shane

It’s good but I’ve heard it 1000 times before. Production confuses me in places too, but other than that it’s a quality song. Raylee is still my winner, although hoping for Ulrikke to come with a winner song; really want to see her at Eurovision.

Stian F
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Stian F

Really? What other song in Eurovision sounds like it?!? I can at least mention 3 that sounds exactly like Wild ?

Kris
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Kris

I can’t pick up on the chorus at all , as in when I hear it sounds decent but I can’t remember it

Norwegian esc lover
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Norwegian esc lover

I love the opening lines! Here’s the English translation:
“A lie is a lie too much,
Don’t want no idiots sliding through my dm’s”

Kris
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Kris

I guess the reason this song is in the final is because one song in Norwegian had to be pre-qualified !! The robotic voices seem irritating

However , this song has more character than the first two pre-qualified acts

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I like it better than “Wild”. The fact it’s in Norwegian helps (after all, if the lyrics are nonsensical, I won’t know for now) and I think the track is more cohesive. Though I agree with Polegend that the high pitched noises doesn’t help its case. Maybe Akuvi’s performance can elevate it and justify its pre-qualified status.

Polegend Godgarina
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i don’t get why the production is so outdated, those high pitched noises are sumthin mainstream music left in 2017! norway is the last country i’d expect to have dated entries but here we are again

Stian F
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Stian F

What a stupid comment…. This is not dated at all. This is exactly how a lot of popmusic in norway sounds like. It is very much in time. But I guess u don’t know about Norwegian popmusic… I mean, the music that is in Norwegian language.

Polegend Godgarina
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uh well i guess norway is three years behind since the international hits (whether from america, the uk or anywhere else) don’t use this production anymore.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Can someone please explain one thing?
Q. Are each of the pre-qualified acts representing the area of Norway covered by that week’s semi final?

I ask because this song is, in my opinion, much weaker than the previous two pre-qualified songs and also weaker than a lot of the acts that had to compete in SF1 and SF2. However, I COULD see how you may argue that this is better than the four songs competing in THIS semi final.

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Norwegian esc lover

The acts are not representing the area of Norway covered in their semi. I’m pretty sure all the pre-qualifed entries except Tone is from east-Norway. Tone is from West-Norway, but is singing in the northern semi. I think the reason most of the pre-qualified entries are from east-Norway, is because Oslo (which is Norway’s musical capital and normal capital) can be viewed as where most of the “good and popular” acts are.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Thanks for the explanation!

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

After Norway robbed Mørland’s Norwegian language masterpiece last year I can’t imagine them doing this any justice

DMG
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DMG

Mørland is a songwriter of a pre-qualified song this year. Ulrikke Brandstorp will sing the song,

EurofanNL
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EurofanNL

Yesss, finally a song that deserves its automatic qualification. This is by far better than the other songs in this semi.

Max
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Max

Just great!

bryan soullier
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bryan soullier

J’aime beaucoup la chanson cela change.

Kris
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Kris

Je n’aime pas

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

For me, it’s on a similar level as ‘Take my time’. The hopes are on ‘Attention’ and ‘Hurts Sometimes’ in this marathon towards one good song and I guess they have been all along.