Stavangerkameratene _Barndomsgater_ Melodi Grand Prix 2021

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.

What do you think of “Barndomsgater”? Is it a deserving pre-qualified finalist? Sound off in the comments below. 

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Hellooooo
Hellooooo
1 month ago

Another party entry. It is a nice song, but I found a llittle bit bland overall. Let’s see the staging. In their defense I have to say that the first time I listen to many songs I don’t like them, and they grow on me. (Let Loose, Ut av mørket, Juliette Moraine, Voilà, Andriamad… only this year)

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Nice song!

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

It would be a great entry for Norway, good luck !

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

Great song !! I like it very much !!

Marc
Marc
1 month ago

It’s nice! It does not really go anywhere. It is one of those sings you don’t love or hate but that means it is just kind of there and has no impact.

Zheng
Zheng
1 month ago

Wow! Adorable!! Norway and Finland selection for this year is brilliant!

red dyed eggs
red dyed eggs
1 month ago

Listening to Norwegian songs in Western dialect is like sitting on a couch by the fireplace and there’s snow outside. Really nice entry

Last edited 1 month ago by red dyed eggs
Kris
Kris
1 month ago

The song is nice and pleasant. But I don’t feel it’s Eurovision competitive in the studio version.
But this song is all about the harmonies , and unlike a certain semi 1 act , should elevate in the live performance.

DonutLover
DonutLover
1 month ago

Very pleasant and diverse song and will defintetly add more variety.
Looking forward for live performance!

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Why Norway never sends something in Norwegian? Love this song, much better than Keiino (according to me = ready for dislikes, apologize in advance)

Damn
Damn
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Wasn’t Norwegian last heard in 2006? Seems like some countries never send any songs than english ones 🙁 It’s nice to hear different languages

MrP
MrP
1 month ago
Reply to  Damn

I think the answer to this is that most artists are afraid that singing in Norwegian will mean that they won’t succeed in ESC. Stavangerkameratene even made an English version i case they win. But in recent years it has become very popular for artists in Norway to make songs in Norwegian. Still I don’t think it’s very likely that we will send a song in Norwegian, unfortunately…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Let us wander through the fields of The Shire to this song. Come along hobbits! 🙂 Great sound; best of luck.

Lolek
Lolek
1 month ago

It’s a sweet song! A decent addition to the MGP Finals 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

This is very pleasant. It made me feel like I was on the countryside having wine by the fire. But since I don’t understand Norwegian, I’ll wait to know if I was in the right vibe.

John
John
1 month ago

I like it. Reminds me of JOWST’s song last year “Over the Sea”. What’s the age cut-off for being called as “boyband”?

Lolek
Lolek
1 month ago
Reply to  John

yeah it does remind me a bit of Magnus Bokun’s song.. though I think I prefer this one a bit more.

Lebanese esc fan
Lebanese esc fan
1 month ago

It has nice ethnic folk vibes, and violins of course ?.
Good addition to the MGP final.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

its really good and pretty, gives me LOTR vibes (but happier) in some parts. I see why it is pre-qualified.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Major Westlife-vibes going on here. Not sure if that is a good thing, lol!

This is perfectly pleasant. It is very clear they are accomplished singers so my gut tells me that they will knock it out of the park live.

I don’t understand Norwegian, so it is hard to build an emotional connection – some context on what the song is about may help it hit home more.

So, yes, I feel like I’ve heard it before, several years ago, but there is no doubting the technical quality and it may surprise me when seeing it live.

Andi
Andi
1 month ago

Nice song, might be a grower in me for sure.