Since their multi-show update in 2020, it has become one of the biggest events of the national selection season. And Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is ready to continue to showcase its magnitude with semi-final two.
The second semi-final will take place on Saturday 22 January. We want to know which of the four competing entries is your favourite.
Listen to them all below and then vote in our poll. Pick as many acts as you like but you can only vote once, so choose wisely!
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Melodi Grand Prix 2022: Semi-final two songs
Lily Löwe – “Bad Baby”
Songwriters: Lill Sofie Wilsberg, Trond Holter, Victoria Land
Lill Sofie Wilsberg is a singer-songwriter and stylist from Eidskog. Her music is rooted in melodic hard rock but extends over several genres such as metal, pop and punk, with her musical role models ranging from Rammstein to Lady Gaga. She also works as a costume designer and makeup artist on several productions, and is a Gullruten nominee for her work with the NRK series Rådebank. Among her songwriters, you can find Trond Holter from Eurovision 2005 group Wig Wam.
Steffen Jakobsen – “With Me Tonight”
Songwriters: Mats William Wennerberg, Nicolai Herwell
Steffen Jakobsen is a country artist and songwriter from Grimstad. He became a known face to viewers when he finished third in Norwegian Idol in 2013. His performance of “Your Man” was named the “Idol moment of the year”. His first album, My beginning, went gold. He released his second album in 2013, Six Strings Love Affair, with famous songs like “Music Man” and “What She Wants”. His biggest dream is to perform on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Farida – “Dangerous”
Songwriters: Farida Bolseth Benounis, Rasmus Simon Vedvik Thallaug, Atle Pettersen, Peter Newman, Hannah Dorothy Bristow
Farida Bolseth Benounis has achieved a lot since her career started in 2016. Her first two singles, “Three Weeks” and “Solo Ride”, received widespread praise. Other highlights in her career are going on tour with global star Dua Lipa and performing at festivals such as by:Larm and South by Southwest. In 2020, she was listed on the Norwegian radio station NRK P3 five times, and the single “Do About It” made her reach the finals in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest in New York.
Daniel Lukas – “Kvelertak”
Songwriters: Daniel Lukas Kalelic, Are Næsset
Daniel Lukas Kalelic is an artist and songwriter from Ellingsrud. He performed on stage for the first time during MGP Junior in 2013 with the song “Tiden går fort”. He went on to win the talent competition H&M Loves Music and has performed at Vulkan in Oslo together with several established Norwegian artists. His big dream is to be able to work with music full time. Daniel breaks onto the MGP scene with one of the few songs in Norwegian.
Poll: Who should win semi-final two of Melodi Grand Prix 2022?
Who did you vote for? Which of these semi-final two acts deserves a place in the Melodi Grand Prix 2022 grand final? Let us know in the comments below.