The second semi-final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021 is right around the corner. And with another semi-final, comes another pre-qualified finalist. Just after midnight local time on Friday 22 January, Stavangerkameratene dropped their MGP 2021 entry “Barndomsgater”.
The supergroup boyband will showcase “Barndomsgater” live during the second semi-final of MGP 2021 on Saturday 23 January. However, unlike the other four artists, they don’t need to compete to qualify. They can watch the competition unfold from their safe position as guaranteed finalists.
Stavangerkameratene “Barndomsgater” (Melodi Grand Prix 2021)
Stavangerkameratene – literally “Stavanger Comrades” – consists of four successful Norwegian artists: Tommy Fredvang, Kjartan Salveson, Glenn Lyse and Ole Alexander Mæland. “It has become a strong friendship,” says Salveson. “It started with a lot of arguing, now it’s just song and music,” the singer chuckles.
Two members are Norwegian Idol winners. Salveson took the crown home in 2004, while Lyse topped the competition and won first place in 2007. Fredvang is best known for competing on The X Factor Norway in 2009. Mæland participated on The Voice in 2012.
Songwriters: Tommy Fredvang, Lars Horn Lavik, Robin Sharma and Glenn Lyse
Stavangerkameratene are well known for their folk-pop fusion sound. Since their 2017 debut, the band have launched two albums, and have received a number of gold and platinum certifications in Norway. To date, their Spotify streams total more than 50 million.
Speaking about the meaning of “Barndomsgater”, Fredvang said:
“Our song is a bit about what we have all been through, to be able to reflect a little on lived life and be proud of what you have achieved. We are looking forward to this year’s party.”
Melodi Grand Prix 2021: Semi-Final Two
Stavangerkameratene will showcase “Barndomsgater” live during the second semi-final of MGP 2021. Also performing in the second semi-final and competing for a spot in the final are:
- Raylee – “Hero”
- Maria Solheim – “Nordlyset”
- Daniel Owen – “Psycho”
- Ketil Stokkan – “My Life Is OK”
The winner of semi-final two will join Stavangerkameratene alongside the other pre-qualified finalists and semi-final winners in the grand final on Saturday 20 February. So far, the line-up looks like this:
- Rein Alexander – “Eyes Wide Open”
- Atle Pettersen – “World on Fire”
- Kaja Rode – “Feel Again”
- KEiiNO – “Monument”
- TIX – “Ut av mørket”
- Stavangerkameratene – “Barndomsgater”
- Blåsemafian feat. Hazel – “Let Loose”
Furthermore, the non-qualifying semi-finalists will get another shot at making it to the final in the second chance round on Monday 15 February.
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