Tone Damli Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Norway Eurovision

It’s taken five weeks, but we’ve finally heard all 25 entries of Norway’s newly expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020. That’s because Tone Damli has just released “Hurts Sometimes” ahead of Saturday’s semi-final five.

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

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

Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes” (Melodi Grand Prix 2020)

Tone competed in MGP 2009 where she placed second with “Butterflies” — beaten by Alexander Rybak’s iconic “Fairytale”. She also competed in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2013. She performed “Hello Goodbye” in duet with Erik Segerstedt. The Måns Zelmerlöw written track made it to the Andra Chansen round.

Lyrics and music: Helge Moen, Jim Bergsted, Jethro Fox and Tone Damli

Norway has had to wait for over a decade to see the songstress return. Tone tells us:

“First of all, it’s so fantastic that people want me to be back. I don’t know. It hadn’t been the right time and I haven’t had the right song I guess… But now,11 years later, I feel super ready.”

While her last MGP effort “Butterflies” was a sweet upbeat pop song, “Hurts Sometimes” is different. Tone says:

“The song is mid-tempo, but it’s a quite big song and it’s about love. The hard love.”

Melodi Grand Prix 2020: Semi-Final Five

The fifth 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 Northern Norway.

The semi-final five contenders are:

  • Jenny Jenssen “Mr. Hello”
  • Kevin Boine “Stem på mæ”
  • Elin & The Woods “We Are As One”
  • Liza Vassilieva “I Am Gay”

The semi winner will join nine other songs in the grand final. They are:

  • Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes”
  • Sondrey “Take My Time”
  • Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen “Out Of Air”
  • Akuvi “Som du er”
  • Ulrikke “Attention”
  • Raylee “Wild”
  • Rein Alexander “One Last Time”
  • Kristin Husøy “Pray For Me”
  • Magnus Bokn “Over The Sea”

What do you think of “Hurts Sometimes”? Is it a deserving pre-qualified entry? Let us know in the comments below.

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BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
7 months ago

boring tones

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

it’s fresh & it is definitly a good effort from Tone. It’s in my top 3. Is it better then Butterflies? No, but i still enjoy it. Can’t wait to see what she is going to do live. I still think Ulrikke is our clear winner. Everything with her & her performance screams winner. Both winner in MGP & a top spot in Eurovision!! I am a little scared that Tone’s influence as one of Norways biggest influencer will win at the night & i also find her a little more «likeable» then Ulrikke, allthough i think ulrikke is lovely… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

well i guess ulrikke it is

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
7 months ago

Not a bad song, but for me Ulrikke ‘s “Attention” is stil the best song of all the songs I ‘ve heard from Norway.. I hope that she will win the ticket to Rotterdam.

Idksmth
Idksmth
7 months ago

I’d prefer to see Raylee, at best Ulrikke, in Rotterdam but I think this is good effort and Tone my fourth now. I think that Elin and the Woods will most likely qualify from this semi but I don’t know about their chances in the final, that being said they are the best in the semi.

Noah
Noah
7 months ago

Would love to see Raylee or Rein in Rotterdam, both could have great chances

Noah
Noah
7 months ago

Would like to see Raylee or Rein in Rotterdam, both could have great chances to do well

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

That’s a nice one, her tone (pun intended) is pleasant. I think it adds something to the final. But now it’s official: “Attention” would be my pick for Norway. It’s the best written song in MGP, it has immediate impact and also keeps growing the more I listen to it. Plus Ulrikke proved she has what it takes to defend it. Now it’s just the matter of finding killer staging. Hopefully they’ll have not just a week, but 3 months for that.

Stian F
Stian F
7 months ago

Great song, but not better than Ulrikke. That said I wouldn’t mind it representing Norway still. The Norwegian national final is great this year. My overall ranking: 1: Ulrikke – Attention (10/10) 2: Tone Damli – Hurts Sometimes (9/10) 3: Akuvi – Som Du er (8/10) 4: Elin & The Woods – We Are As One (8/10) – i expect it to win its semi ? 5: Kristin Husøy – Pray For Me (8/10) – All of the above would be absolutely amazing entries for Norway this year!!!!!! 6: Sondrey – Take My Time (7/10) 7: Raylee – Wild (7/10)… Read more »

Jeydelrey
Jeydelrey
7 months ago

Ulrikke, Rein, or Raylee and I’ll be happy!

Vegard
Vegard
7 months ago

To all my fellow Norwegians! There’s only one person who got our “attention” on the 15th of February! We know what we gotta do! Vote for Ulrikke and get her to ESC 2020 in Rotterdam!

Malmklang
Malmklang
7 months ago
Reply to  Vegard

I agree, Ulrikke get my votes as well:-D

Vegard
Vegard
7 months ago
Reply to  Malmklang

That’s good to hear! In my opinion, Ulrikke’s “Attention” is our best (potential) ESC entry since Rybak in 2009!

Stian F
Stian F
7 months ago
Reply to  Vegard

I agree. Best chance since 2009 for sure ?

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  Vegard

You could have right, I want to see Ulrikke in Rotterdam, too.

“Wild” is quiet horrible for me.

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Vegard

are we acting like margaret berger doesn’t exist now?

Vegard
Vegard
7 months ago

Well, if Norway sends Ulrikke to Eurovision, this is how I would rank the Norwegian entries since 2009: 3) Margaret Berger 2) Ulrikke 1) Rybak. So yeah, Ulrikke would be our best entry since Rybak in 2009 🙂

OhhHoney
OhhHoney
7 months ago

You left Ulrikke out of that line up btw.

Ulrikke is my winner with Kristin Husøy at a close second. Not fussed on any other songs in their final.

bastian
bastian
7 months ago

Nothing special tbh, but cant help loving it. Her voice <3

F@b
7 months ago

Waw ! I love it !