Melodi Grand Prix 2022 is gearing up its engines as they prepare to begin their second semi-final. Ahead of the show, we asked our readers who their favourite act was in semi-final two. A total of 1,154 votes were submitted and the results have been finalised — and you have declared that Farida should move on to the grand final.
Our readers are feeling quite “Dangerous”, handing Farida a total of 415 votes — or around 36% of all those cast.
Poll results: Who should win semi-final two of Melodi Grand Prix?
- Farida — “Dangerous” | 415 votes, 35.96%
- Daniel Lukas — “Kvelertak” | 279 votes, 24.18%
- / 4. (TIE) Lily Löwe — “Bad Baby” AND Steffen Jakobsen — “With Me Tonight” | 230 votes, 19.93% each
However, in the actual semi-final, it won’t just be a four-horse race to the finish. The acts will battle it out in a series of duels. The initial duels for semi-final two have already been set:
- Lilly Löwe – “Bad Baby” vs. Steffen Jakobsen – “With Me Tonight”
- Farida – “Dangerous” vs Daniel Lukas – “Kvelertak”
Christian Ingebrigtsen, a pre-qualified finalist, will perform his song “Wonder of the World” in exhibition.
MGP 2022: Semi-final two acts
1. Farida – “Dangerous”
Lyrics and music: 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.
2. Daniel Lukas – “Kvelertak”
Lyrics and music: 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.
3. / 4. Lily Löwe – “Bad Baby”
Lyrics and music: 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.
3. / 4. Steffen Jakobsen – “With Me Tonight”
Lyrics and music: 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.
Do you agree that Farida should progress to the grand final of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 from semi-final two? Let us know in the comments box below!