Four down, just one more to go! The fifth semi-final in Norway’s expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020 is set for Saturday 8 February.
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 Four Songs
Elin & The Woods – “We Are As One”
Elin Kåven (40) is from Karasjok and has worked together with producer Robin Lynch since 2015. Elin & The Woods can best be described as “indigenous electro-pop” according to themselves. The musical project previously took part in Melodi Grand Prix 2017 with “First Step In Faith”. This time, their song “We Are As One” is about believing in oneself.
Lyrics and music: Robin Lynch, Elin Kåven, Ylva Persson and Linda Persson
Jenny Jenssen – “Mr. Hello”
Jenny Jenssen (55) comes from Bjervik, not far from polar circle city Narvik. In Norway, Jenny is a household name with a varied career, having sold over 300,000 records. When she last participated in Melodi Grand Prix in 2007, Jenny just had become a mother. Now, her daughter will join her on stage as a dancer during the performance of “Mr. Hello”.
Lyrics and music: Mats Larsson, Jørgen Andson and Jenny Jenssen
Kevin Boine – “Stem på mæ”
Kevin Boine (26) hails from Tana and has been one of the most popular artists to sing in the Norwegian language in the past few years. Nicknamed the “Finnmark’s party king”, Kevin Boine gathered over 70 million streams in December 2019. In Melodi Grand Prix 2020, Kevin will sing “Stem på mæ”, which means “Vote for me”.
Lyrics and music: Henning Olerud and Stanley Ferdinandez
Liza Vassilieva – “I Am Gay”
Liza Vassilieva (30) was originally born in Murmansk, Russia, but moved to Norway at the age of three. She grew up in Kirkenes and studied European Studies in Trondheim. It was in Trondheim where she started her songwriting career, most notably co-writing KPOP group TWICE’s single “Eyes Eyes Eyes”. Although Liza is not gay herself, she wants to sing about LGBT acceptance since she wants to show solidarity and normalise the topic.
Lyrics and music: Audun Agnar Guldbrandsen, Stian Nyhammer Olsen, Myrtoula Røe and Liza Vassilieva
Poll: Who should win semi-final five of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020?
What is your favourite song? Is there a winner in the mix? Let us know in the comments.