Norway’s newly expanded Melodi Grand Prix 2020 brought lots of hype to the country’s Eurovision selection process. And after five weeks of semi-finals, the excitement is about to reach maximum levels with Saturday’s grand final.
MGP 2020 has given us pleasant surprises and a diverse set of genres. But now it’s time to pick your winner!
Melodi Grand Prix 2020: The Finalists
Raylee became the first qualifier with the powerful bop, “Wild”. She set the hype train moving and has already amassed over one million Spotify streams.
Sondrey debuted his pre-qualified entry “Take My Time”. The fun pop tune features impressive falsetto notes and a danceable rhythm.
Rein Alexander convinced in semi two. His dramatic Viking-themed dance battle tune “One Last Time” swept away the competition.
Automatic qualifiers Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen presented their mid-tempo ballad “Out Of Air”. It is one of the bookies’ favourites to win ahead of the grand final, but fans are split.
Kristin Husøy shocked Norway by taking the third semi-final by storm with “Pray for Me”.
Akuvi also revealed “Som du er”. It’s the only Norwegian-language entry to reach the final.
“Over the Sea” by Magnus Bokn was the winner of the fourth semi-final. His cheerful, folk-inspired tune has amassed a lot of support, and even has the sudden key change Eurofans adore.
Ulrikke Brandstorp premiered her power ballad “Attention”, co-penned by 2015 entrant Mørland. The fan support was immediate and strong, and she’s currently first in the betting odds.
North Norway’s fifth semi-final came to a surprising end when Liza Vassilieva took first place with her pro-LGBT bop “I Am Gay”. It should be noted that Liza is not in fact gay.
Tone Damli became the last pre-qualifier to release their entry. “Hurts Sometimes” is a slow pop song that highlights Tone’s fierce vocals.
Poll: Who should win Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2020?
Who should win Norway’s Eurovision selection? Vote for your favourite in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like. But you can only vote one time. So make it count!