On the eve of semi-final four of Norway’s newly expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020, the fourth pre-qualified entry has been released. Ulrikke Brandstorp’s “Attention” dropped just after midnight local time on Friday 31 January.
The song will receive its live premiere during the fourth semi-final of MGP 2020. However, unlike the other four performing acts, Ulrike won’t need to compete for a spot in the final.
She’ll only be showcasing the track as she’s a guaranteed finalist.
Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention” (Melodi Grand Prix 2020)
Ulrikke made it to the MGP super final in 2017 with her song “Places”. There she placed fourth. Last year Ulrikke reached the grand final of the celebrity singing show Stjernekamp.
Songwriters: Christian Ingebrigtsen, Kjetil Mørland and Ulrikke Brandstorp
Speaking to wiwibloggs at the first artist reveal for MGP 2020, Ulrikke shared the meaning of the song:
“The song is actually kind of a question, I ask myself and all of you, why do we do stupid things for love to get the attention of another person? Sometimes love hurts. And we do it all over again! So the song is about that.”
Melodi Grand Prix 2020: Semi-Final Four
The fourth 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 Western Norway.
The semi-final four contenders are:
- Hege Bjerk “Pang”
- Magnus Bokn “Over the Sea”
- Nordic Tenors “In This Special Place”
- Oda Loves You “Love Who We Love”
The acts competing in the last semi have yet to be confirmed. However, we do know the other pre-qualified finalists. They are:
- Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes”
- Sondrey “Take My Time”
- Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen “Out Of Air”
- Akuvi “Som du er”
They’ll be joined by the winners of each semi, the first of three of which are Raylee with “Wild”, Rein Alexander with “One Last Time” and Kristin Husøy with “Pray For Me”.
What do you think of “Attention”? Is it a deserving pre-qualified entry? Let us know in the comments below.