It started five weeks ago and acts as Norway’s national final for Eurovision.

And on Saturday, the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 will take place.

Now we know where each act will sing in Trondheim as NRK has announced the running order.

Melodi Grand Prix 2020 Final Running Order

You can see the running order below:

  1. Raylee – “Wild”
  2. Didrik & Emil – “Out of Air”
  3. Magnus Bokn – “Over The Sea”
  4. Akuvi – “Som du er”
  5. Kristin Husøy – “Pray For Me”
  6. Rein Alexander – “One Last Time”
  7. Tone Damli – “Hurts Sometimes”
  8. Sondrey – “Take My Time”
  9. Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Attention”
  10. Liza Vassilieva – “I Am Gay”

Speaking on the order, Melodi Grand Prix General Manager Stig Karlsen says:

“The order has been worked out with a goal of spreading the songs so that each artist and song stand out in the best possible way in the big whole. And in line with those choices, we also ensure a varied and good TV broadcast.”

The decision has also been driven by logistical challenges getting acts on and off stage.

Karlsen adds, “We always have technical and logistical challenges related to stage changes and production that also contribute to the choices we make.”

The MGP General Manager did however leave the door open for minor changes once the technical team start rehearsals in Trondheim:

“The order is now set, but there will always be a small reservation for changes when our plans are now to be tested in practice in Trondheim.”

The MGP final is set to take place outside Oslo for the first time in 31 years. It will be broadcast live from the Spektrum Arena in Trondheim.

International fans will be able to watch the show live from 19:50CET.

What do you make of the running order? Let us know in the comments below!

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Grafton
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Grafton

If Ulrikke and Dotter were going to win in their respective countries, who do you think would do better in Rotterdam?

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Ulrikke

Wendy
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Wendy

I swear to god if I Am Gay wins I’ll turn straight

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Don’t worry – it won’t! I am all for gay rights. But this is so annoyingly cheesy. Better suited for Pride than for MGP

Tuvia
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Tuvia

I’m imagining Norway sending “Pray for me” and Sweden sending “Kingdom come” and the Eurovision turn into a church…
Or, the other way around, Norway sending “I am gay, and Ukraine sending “Vegan” and Eurovision will be a celebration of alternative lifestyles.

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
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BREXIT CAREER WOMAN

PANG was robbed

Ulrikke = ulykke

Leonel
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MY BEST WISHES FOR REIN ALEXANDER ….. FOR ME HE IS THE WINNER

Jo.
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Jo.

I’m not really into Ulrikke’s song. There’s still something missing in it for me. But on the other hand, I don’t like Proud and Undo, so who knows…

Polliu
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Polliu

Don’t get the fuss about Attention.…Typical modern female ballad.

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Me neither 🙂 But I have somehow settled with the thought of it representing Norway. I agree, nothing original and quite pompous

jeicjsjf
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jeicjsjf

ulrikke or akuvi norway PLEASE

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Akuvi? Yes please 🙂 Or Sondrey

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Closing with “I Am Gay”….*Sigh*
I know running order doesn’t matter in a smaller final but couldn’t they have given Raylee the close and get “I Am Gay” over and done with?

mark dowd
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mark dowd

Ulrikka seems very similar to “Undo”, Sweden 2014. Strobing lights effect that beam down on her and then stealing a bit of the golden rain fron “Only Teardrops” 2013. Nice song. Will win and do well on May 16th……

hebbuzz
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hebbuzz

Ulrikka for the victory please. WILD would be my runner up, or Tone’s song

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Ulrikke and Rein. Can’t stand wild.

EProduc
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EProduc

They seem to be really pushing Ulrikke and she’s a great singer but idk I’m not sold on the song… It reminds me of Lucie Jones and it’s definitely a good entry that would make the finale but it’s for sure not outstanding enough to make the top 10… where I feel that Rein Alexander and Raylee could make top 10 easily.

Mert
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Mert

this voting style is not safe

Nina
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Nina

Why?

Maël
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Maël

Where is the poll btw?

Ria van de Velde
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Ria van de Velde

The only song I really like for Norway is “Attention” sung by Ulrikke Brandstorp. I hope she will win the ticket for Rotterdam.

pp77
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pp77

I predict winner of MGP in 2013,15,17,19 my favorites was 2nd in 2014, 4 th in 2016, 2nd in 2018.
My TOP 3
1.Rein Alexander
2.Urlikke
3.Magnus

Wayne
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Wayne

Well your prediction always skips a year so maybe this year also 😉

Grafton
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Grafton

Ulrikke winner and top5 in may 🙂

Una
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Una

The week before the final: I still love Pray for Me and I hope it will win xx

Jon Ola
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Jon Ola

Akuvi or Ulrikke for the win

Aaron
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Aaron

Would really like to see Akuvi win, something so fresh! I am not unhappy with Ulrikke, but a change would be so nice.

It is clear the broadcaster want Ulrikke and Tone has sadly faltered. Raylee is a good opener, but unlikely she will resonate.

Imagine the final four being, Akuvi, Tone, Raylee and Ulrikke!

EurofanNL
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EurofanNL

Swap tone with Rein and I would love that top 4

Aaron
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Aaron

I would only say Tone for the drama factor, not because I think her song is worthy 🙂

Fatima
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Fatima

“The order has been worked out with a goal of spreading the songs so that each artist and song stand out in the best possible way in the big whole”. Really? Another show where the one they want to win is at #9. Australia did it, quickly followed by Latvia. Yawn. I bet poor Didrik & Emil finish 10th.

Baby doll
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Baby doll

To be fair Didrik and Emil could probably win the whole thing if it was set in 2009 ??

Daniel
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Daniel

Seems like they want Ulrikke to win..

Aaron
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Aaron

I think she will have the staging to back it up too

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Yep, rather obvious. Fair enough. But the song isn’t my kind of music

Musimakeup
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Musimakeup

My favourite is Wild but I wonder if it’s going to keep the distance, if I’m not going to get bored with it after a while. Then it’s pray for me and then Ulrikke. But sadly those 3 are the only songs that stand out for me at the moment out of aaaaaaalll the selections that were announced. And that’s a lot. I try to keep up with it.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

So it is literally a coming out party!
Liking it wild, over the sea one last time, then getting our attention and finally… Norway is gay. I see what they did there. 😉
More seriously, Ulrikke is my favourite to win followed by Raylee and Magnus Boken. I also quite like Rein, despite the song’s odd message.

Marios
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Marios

buahahaha. Kidding, I really hope Ulrikke gets it

Polegend Godgarina
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lol it’s become so predictable who the broadcasters want as the winner from the running orders. too bad they don’t matter at all when the songs are as little as 10. still rooting for nrk’s favorite, ulrikke!

Azaad
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Azaad

It is blatant favouritism but in this case we all justify it because Attention deserves the victory on a meritocratic basis.

jack
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jack

If the gay song wins it will be wrong on so many levels. As a homosexual man i find nothing right with a straight girl singing a cliche pop song exploiting an issue for sympathy votes.

Musimakeup
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Musimakeup

Exactly my thought ! a Eurovision song is more than a word in a title, otherwise people will start to think they just send anything with the word gay as a label in the title. Nobody wants that. It should be about the quality of the writing and the composing.

Musimakeup
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Musimakeup

….AND … she even sings her song is cliché herself…come on… didn’t it deserve better ?

lasse braun
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lasse braun

which is the gay song?

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

“I am Gay”

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

I agree. It’s just silly. It doesn’t matter what sexuality the singer has to me though. OK – gays should be respected. But this is just adding fuel to stereotypes. Would have been a better song outside the ESC-circle

esc1234
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esc1234

So sad to see that no one thinks Rein Alexander will win, i still think that he can do really well in May but nevermind….

Laura
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Laura

I agree. I really, really want him to go!!

Daewa
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Daewa

He is my favourite too!

UmBv
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UmBv

It’s set up for Attention to win, all the other good songs are at the beginning and middle.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

If I’m not mistaken, 4 qualify and then we have duels. It’s not like there was just a round of voting.

Zoli
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Zoli

Ulrikke must win, she is a possible winner of Eurovision 2020.

Milla
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Milla

Don’t like the song at all. I really can’t see what’s so special. A woman screaming “Attention!”

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Lithuania did the same thing with a far more interesting song in 2014! 🙂

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

If it wins MGP, I really don’t want Norway to win. And guess where I come from….? 😀 For me, a GOOD song should win. No matter which country. And in contrast to many others, I don’t like it much. I am not a patriot just for the sake of it. I find it shallow.

Mr X
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Mr X

1. Magnus
2. Ulrikke
3. Akuvi
4. Rein
5. Kristin
6. Tone
7. Sondrey
8. Solli-Tangens
9. Liza
10. Raylee

Reverb
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Reverb

What Duncan Laurence got right last year was how to do a ballad in Eurovision the RIGHT way! Attention is NOT such a case. Icebreaker was much more adventurous and we saw what happened. Attention is actually desperate for Attention! But at its core it’s a pathetic melodramatic ballad. Same as Montaigne actually. I dont see any of them doing well at Eurovision without counting the staging factor of course. I would say that the best fir Norway would be to go with the most “fun” option cause that is what they seem to be able to do best lately.… Read more »

Kenan
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Kenan

How about no?

Reverb
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Reverb

Meaningful comment

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Yep, Icebreaker is a way more original and interesting song than “Attention”

Liam Lindsay
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Liam Lindsay

If Rein doesn’t win MGP I do not see Norway making the final

Johan
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Johan

Ulrrike is great:) If i am gay wins. Norway will be last

Mr X
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Mr X

Indeed – it will be a shame…

Lokh
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Lokh

Rein Alexander “One Last Time”!

Lolek
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Lolek

My personal top 10 of MGP final:
1. Ulrikke
2. Raylee
3. Akuvi
4. Rein
5. Tone
6. Didrik & Emil
7. Kristin
8. Liza
9. Magnus
10. Sondray

Colin
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Colin

My top 10 of MGP final:
1. Ulrikke (1st)
2. Raylee (3rd)
3. Akuvi (4th)
4. Magnus (5th)
5. Tone (8th)
6. Didrik & Emil (10th)
7. Kristin (12th)
8. Sondray (18th)
9. Rein (19th)
10. Liza (23rd)

Una
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Una

Hi Colin! What are the numbers in the brackets about? Thanks 🙂

Kris
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Kris

Likely his ranking of Norway’s 25 songs

Una
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Una

Thanks!

Colin
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Colin

Hi, Una. Glad that you asked. Kris is right. It’s how they are positioned in my full MGP list. 🙂

Una
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Una

Thanks!

Andreu
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Andreu

I hope Attention the best of luck. Hopefully juries and televoters are able to see this masterpiece for what it is.

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

There won’t be jury voting in the final

Andreu
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Andreu

O so it will be like Latvia, 100% audience?

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

Yes 🙂

sav001
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sav001

That’s good news for Raylee as her song already has 1.2 million streams on Spotify compared to Ulrikke’s 148k.

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

To be fair, though, Wild has been out for a while. Attention was only released 2 weeks ago.

Milla
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Milla

Masterpiece.. oh please..

Kris
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Kris

I think it’s between Raylee and Ulrikke

But Ulrikke has the better song .
It’s possible though the televote might go for the act which qualified through the semis and built momentum

Lolek
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Lolek

agreed. I love both songs but prefer Ulrikke. Raylee has been doing very well on spotify so she has the momentum behind her, but Ulrikke has a stronger entry for eurovision.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Ulrikke yes! Raylee- Tescos value range Fuego

KESC
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KESC

Either Raylee or Ulrikke will win!

Mert
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Mert

worst song last place it’s fair to other ones . I think raylee rein tone ulrikke will go gullfinalen

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Ulrikke or Rein.

Wayne
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Wayne

Ulrikke for the win!

123
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123

so….subtle

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

Haha, “yes” 😉