Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Norway Semi Final Four

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.

Read more Norway Eurovision 2020 news here

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horrified
horrified
7 months ago

None of them. They are all horrible.

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  horrified

Elin isn’t horrible, but she’s not that memorable either, so I don’t expect the NF winner out of this semi.

Anita
Anita
7 months ago

No, thank you.

Héctor
Héctor
7 months ago

Well, it is still one finalist to be revealed. At least Norway have “We Are As One” and “Stem på mæ”. Even “I am gay” is enjoyable. Sadly only one will make it. Norway is definitely losing their way this year. Last year there were a couple of really good songs (no, not you “Spirit in the Sky”, sorry), but this year they are going to struggle. Until the last track is revealed, I would go for “We Are As One”, maybe Ulrikke. Raylee is the choice you want to avoid Norway. (I can already feel those diva lovers hitting… Read more »

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

Step pa mae is just so enjoyable damn

JJ Abrahames
JJ Abrahames
7 months ago

wtf, i thought i would never see people voting for song by Persson sisters

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago

And we saved…the rest for last. Other than one song, I am not very impressed with the semifinal. I hope the last prequalified song is worth it. Overall, I’m actually pretty underwhelmed by Norway selection this year. There are a few songs I like, but no I cannot afford to pick a weak song that would get slaughtered in the possible bloodbath semifinal.

Wayne
Wayne
7 months ago

Anyways, Benny cristo won the escz

Party
Party
7 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

I know, what a waste of a decent national selection 🙁

Sale
Sale
7 months ago
Reply to  Party

He’s song is good, left side of the scoreboard material

Wayne
Wayne
7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Yeah but idk he’s 2nd with the juries just behind Barbora so maybe some juries will like this song? But tbh i prefer the others 🙁

Fabio
Fabio
7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

He won’t qualify for the final, you can be sure.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

Look, they didn’t really have any bad choices. I can think of songs I liked more (damn, the public just screwed Barbora over AGAIN), but he’s a great choice in my opinion. Reggaeton-type songs are such a rare find at Eurovision.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Also, the Czech Republic have become BRILLIANT at staging entries. I had no idea how they planned to stage the last two entries and they hit it out of the park both times. With a good song and good staging, they can be assured of the final once again.

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

I very very VERY much enjoy Stem på mæ. Secondly, We are as one. Do both tunes include some yolk?

Emma
Emma
7 months ago

Why do the semis get worse? Am I the only one noticing this?

Mkkk
7 months ago

Off topic: When will Czech Repuboic announce their winner?

KESC
KESC
7 months ago
Reply to  Mkkk

I thought after 6 pm

Sale
Sale
7 months ago
Reply to  Mkkk

At 7pm

Wayne
Wayne
7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

Kemama won

Lolek
Lolek
7 months ago

Elin & the woods! Though Ulrikke shall remain my #1 (unless Toni pulls out a reverse uno card on us, hehe)

RoboESC
RoboESC
7 months ago

We didn’t need a fifth semi to begin with. I honnestly don’t care who’ll go through. Tho I am very excited for the battle between Ulrikke and Raylee in the final

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7 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

Trust me, you’re not the only one.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  RoboESC

dont forget Tone!! I think she will deliever!

Sale
Sale
7 months ago

They can all stay in the semi

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7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

I agree, this is by far the worst semi…