Four more acts will compete in the third semi-final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021 on Saturday 30 January. That also means it’s time for another pre-qualified finalist to showcase their entry. Next up is MGP newcomer Kaja Rode, whose track “Feel Again” dropped just after midnight local time on Friday 29 January.
Kaja Rode will debut “Feel Again” live during the third semi-final of MGP 2021. The singer from Oslo will showcase her track as a prequalified finalist, without needing to compete alongside the other acts.
Kaja Rode “Feel Again” (Melodi Grand Prix 2021)
Kaja Rode is a 22-year-old singer from Oslo, Norway. Fans may recognise her from her appearance on season four of The Voice in 2017, when all of the judges turned around for her in the blind audition. Now, she is ready to develop her music career with MGP.
Songwriters: Magnus Martinsen, Mirjam Johanne Omdal, Andreas Gjone and Erika Dahlen
Kaja told NRK that she got very emotional when she found out that she would be appearing at MGP 2021:
“I had to cry a little. It was so overwhelming, but it was very fun.”
Kaja’s musical influences include pop superstars like Sia, John Legend and Sam Smith. As well, away from her music career, Kaja is a student at BI Norwegian Business School in Norway, where she studies retail management.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021: Semi-Final Three
As a pre-qualified finalist, Kaja Rode will perform “Feel Again” in exhibition live during the third semi-final of MGP 2021. Also performing in the third semi-final, and competing for a spot in the final are:
- Big Daddy Karsten – “Smile”
- Dinaye – “Own Yourself”
- Emmy – “Witch Woods”
- Ole Hartz – “Vie er Norge”
The winner of Saturday’s semi-final will advance to the final where they will compete against Kaja Rode amongst others to represent Norway at Eurovision 2021. Currently, the MGP 2021 final lineup looks like this:
- Atle Pettersen – “World on Fire”
- Blåsemafian feat. Hazel – “Let Loose”
- Kaja Rode – “Feel Again”
- KEiiNO – “Monument”
- Raylee – “Hero”
- Rein Alexander – “Eyes Wide Open”
- Stavangerkameratene – “Barndomsgater”
- TIX – “Ut av mørket”
Also, the acts who don’t progress through Saturday’s semi-final will have another chance to reach the final in the second chance round on Monday 15 February, where one more act will make it through.
What do you think of “Feel Again”? How does it weigh up against the other MGP finalists? Let us know in the comments below.