Three acts qualified for the grand final of Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2024 last Saturday, and tonight we found out who will join these acts in Trondheim.

18 acts are battling it out to become Norway’s next Eurovision entry, and six of them competed in tonight’s semi-final 2 for three golden tickets to the grand final on 3 February.

And just as last Saturday, it were the three songs performing last in the semi-final, that got the coveted golden tickets.

Qualifiers from MGP semi-final 2

  • Farida – “Heartache” (out)
  • MILEO – “You´re Mine” (out)
  • Eli Kristin – “Touch Of Venus” (out)
  • Super Rob & Erika Norwich – “My AI” (qualified)
  • Dag Erik Oksvold and Anne Fagermo – “Judge Tenderly of Me” (qualified)
  • Gåte – “Ulveham” (qualified)

Did your favourites qualify? Were you surprised by the result? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

Proof Erika Norwich can Sing: https://youtu.be/VRuBdsiljwM

Dan
Dan
2 months ago

She has a beautiful voice but I think she was too nervous. I think this is her first upbeat song. She needs to rehearse a lot more and perhaps to have a shot of alcohol before going on stage.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
2 months ago

Apart from Oblivion which is great, no qualification this year from Norway so far. This last semi-final was not good at all. My AI is definitely a non-qualifier. Robots and Eurovision do not well work together, we have seen this several times at Eurovision.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I’m sorry but children and families will vote for it at Eurovision.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Meanwhile NRK has just revealed the running order of the Third Semi-Final of this year’s MGP!

Vidar Villa – “MER”
MISTRA – “Waltz of Death”
Thomas Jenssen – “Take Me To Heaven”
Annprincess – “Save Me”
MiiA – “Green Lights”
KEiiNO – “Damdiggida»

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

Once I again I think the tradition will continue and the last three of the running order will qualify 🙂

Eve
Eve
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Looks like that. I’m intrested to see Mistra the most, looks promicing .

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

Ulveham isn’t as immediate of a song as My AI. At least with My AI you either LOVE it or HATE it, a marmite effect that often works well at Eurovision.

grft
grft
2 months ago

Ulveham’s performance is very immediate though. Like it has this WOW effect that’s so difficult to create. My AI’s performance is mid at best.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  grft

It wasn’t for me. It seemed like the lead singer was just screaming and the audio levels compared to her voice and the rest of the music were unbalanced. I also fear they lack the ability to tell the song properly, whereas with My AI it’s spelt out for you so even the TikTok generation will understand it. So from that angle, Ulveham’s live performance was more mid. But for me i find that the worse or cringy a song is the more people remember them at Eurovision.

grft
grft
2 months ago

My AI is #27 on Spotify Norway today.
Ulveham is #97.
I’m scared …

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  grft

Gate fans should be shacking in their boots at the MIGHT of Super Rob!

Eve
Eve
2 months ago
Reply to  grft

Erika is doing Blanka now that’s why.
She said she is wondering to withdraw from MGP because of haters who are basically been written that the sang bad and the song is s joke wich is true.
And ofc now she gets a lot of support.
Blanka 2.0

Eve
Eve
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

She sang bad *

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

She’s already better than Blanka and if you go back to her song in 2020 for MGP, she can DEFINITELY sing. The problem is the robotic backing vocals and the fact that the other acts are all using Autotune but she is not!

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

She’s definately better than Blanka. And her Robot is way way cooler than those vulgar dancers …

Dan
Dan
2 months ago
Reply to  grft

#19 now.

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan

And Gåte nowhere to be seen…

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

Not going to like, was not really fond of Ulveham with the studio version. However, the live version brought it to life and made me love it. It went from being a 4/10 to an 8.5/10 (with potential to grow even higher).

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Not going to lie*

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Props to the designer/s and maker/s of the robot suit, wowza all around!

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Gåte could win Eurovision. It’s ethereal.

Bob
Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

More like borderline qualifier or NQ. Song is so inaccessible for the ordinary viewer to have mass appeal to win.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

Gåte are first in the odds right now. I think the momentum is on their side after last night’s amazing performance. My AI has (rightfully) fallen in the odds a lot. The only threat for Gåte right now seem to be Keiino so we have to wait until their performance as well to make accurate predictions. But there’s a high possibility Gåte will win in Trondheim. P. S. I really wonder though what will the juries support. I don’t see them supporting My AI, Damdiggida or We Come Alive. Will Gåte be their thing? Or will Margaret win the jury… Read more »

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Gåte are quite popular in Norway so it’s not really a surprise that they climbed to first place after an outstanding performance yesterday. They do have the momentum and given their popularity I think they are certainly the favourites right now to win the televoting in the final. I have no idea what the juries will vote for – “Oblivion” is the most jury-friendly song but their votes can go anywhere and I feel that Anne & Dag Erik might be a dark horse there. I don’t think that Keiino’s song is particularly jury-friendly since none of their previous entries… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Yes Anne & Dag Erik will most probably win many jury points and I don’t mind since it’s a great song and performance as well. They also seem to be popular in Norway. I think it will be a tough final with many songs possibly aiming for the top. Gåte seem to be the hot favourite right now though!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I thought the dup would be dull, but the live performance was actually good. Maybe it’s just a better song performing live

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

They were really pleasant. They had a Common Linnets kind of magic and the song has a nice melody

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Not gonna lie, i’m not getting Calm After the Storm vibes from them tbh.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

The song is very pretty. Both Gåte and Anne&Dag would be great choice for Eurovision in different ways.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

OR YOU COULD CHOOSE THE ROBOT AND THE PINK GIRL WHO EVERYONE SAYS CANT SING

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I feel Margaret Berger will flop in the final, not good or strong or memorable enough.

I think the international juries will go for Gothminister , Gate and the country song.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Margaret won’t be high in the televote certainly I believe. But the performance and song are polished enough for the jury to like them. And the song is radio-friendly. But yes Gåte will also be high there and that combined with a strong televoting might be enough.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Same with Ingrid. They have very generic songs.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

I think Super Rob and Erica, Gate, Gothminster and Keiino will be the top televoting entries.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I dont think Keiino can beat them. It will be between My AI and Ulveham in the final – Erica Norwich can sing, indicated by her 2020 performance but she will need to work on them for the final, which she CAN absolutely do. If Bejba can get round to singing for Eurovision, so can Norwich, who is more of a professional singer than Blanka. They can also polish the staging. With Gate, they have peaked, meaning you cant really make it better.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

Honestly for me the vocals for My AI are the least of my problems with this song xD. But yes they have a shot at winning.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

I’d be happy with either Gåte or Gothminister going to Malmö

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

It’s Gothminster for me.

LoveBunny69
LoveBunny69
2 months ago

In Norway MGP is a Party Competition, so I doubt Gåte will win.

As a Norwegian I know what we love, people will go crazy for the robot.

Most Norwegians doesn’t watch the Semi-finals, but they tune in for the finals.

Semi-final 1 was seen by 500k-ish people.

The final last year was seen by 1.1 Million people.

So, everything can change in the final.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  LoveBunny69

Sending the robot would be such a bad move from Norway when you have Gåte in the race…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Gate’s song lacks the impact for Eurovision. Everyone loves it but wont vote for it. At Eurovision, ‘the marmite effect’ is what leads to entries like Cha Cha Cha, Give That Wolf a Banana and the Russian Grannies from 2012 doing well. Many people dislike or even hate the song but cannot mark it down because you cannot give minus points. This then benefits the lovers and as a result they turn out more passionately to support their act and then that acts ends up doing well with the televote as a result, so My AI might be the choice… Read more »

Oy oy
Oy oy
2 months ago
Reply to  LoveBunny69

I’m quite sure Norway will pick Gåte. Yes, much focus has been on MPG as a music-party but remember that Norwgians also have chose nmany slower songs the last ten years: «Fallen Angel» (2021), «Attention (2020), «A Monster Like Me» (2015) and «Silent Storm (2014).

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

But then they chose Give That Wolf A Banana in 2022!

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago
Reply to  LoveBunny69

I expect that many of those ‘party votes’ will split among Keiino and Super Rob in the final, and you also have a jury that I won’t be surprised if it places “My AI” in the very last place. Gåte is the one to beat.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

I think more people will vote Super Rob than the trio because it’s more colourful, pink, appeals to the younger voters and has a clear story shown on the stage.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I’m disappointed that Mileo missed out. Okay, I do have doubts about the staging. I gave the lyrics a pass because I thought of them as ridiculing possessiveness in a relationship, and as a lesson to get out as fast as you can if it is something you are experiencing. Plus it was unusual and had character.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s a psychotic, villain song, which is how I view it.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

Hyper-real, cartoonish… like the Arkham Asylum. If I thought it was actually mocking of psychiatric patients in any way I would not be a fan.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

My only problem was the way it portrayed healthcare workers. HOWEVER, I got heavy Joker 2019 vibes from him.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

Now i’m scared Norway won’t pick Gåte for Malmö

Bálint
Bálint
2 months ago

While I kinda enjoy the studio version of My AI, I wonder how the vocals would sound without autotune in case it won MGP, and they were to sing it at Eurovision.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  Bálint

My non-Eurovision friends with whom we watched together immediately said “Oh it’s like the Barbie girl song by Aqua!”. Soit’s relatable and memorable.

In total though, the live performance seemed a bit trashy. I did not like the role or attitude of the girl. Plus all this autotune / robotic lyrics, too much perhaps.

Let’s see how the Norwegians will vote!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Erica didnt use autotune though. That’s why she sounded bad compared to Gate, who did.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Bálint

Erica Norwich said she used ZERO autotune vocals. The only robotic effects were the playback ones used for Super Rob which is part of the song like the ‘Yum Yum’ effect from Give that Wolf a Banana.

Astrid
Astrid
2 months ago

Ironically, Judge Tenderly on me had more autotune than My AI. I’m a little sad that the general public doesn’t recognize artificial from true live vocals anymore.

Also very sad for Mileo, he had a great performance, a great fit, presence, and a good sense of black humor. If there is a wild card, I hope he gets a second chance.

Congrats to Gåte, they were leagues above the rest tonight! <3

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Astrid

It’s funny isn’t it? The actual robot song had more personality and character and ‘natural’ effects put in! And people aren’t realising this but that was 100% all Erica’s vocals for her parts whereas Gate sounded false.

Frisian esc
2 months ago

Has anybody else noticed how the staging of ‘my AI’ is heavily influenced by Japanese artist Kyary pamyu pamyu and her music video of the song ‘invader invader’?
https://youtu.be/jcIOg_m-bp4?si=axn2NrwFXce6Le90

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Man I wish Japan participated Eurovision. I desperately need Denpa music and Shamisen music on Eurovision.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

I would bet Eurovision fans would like a band like WagakkiBand. They are kind of like “What if you combine Go_A and Nightwish and they play a unique banjo-like instrument with a guitar pick that looks like a paint scraper (= Shamisen).”

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

shame the AI song qualified, would’ve preferred Eli Kristin instead of that thing

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

It could surprisingly be between Gåte and the duo in the end

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

So far the best acts in the final.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Which duo lol

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

Has anyone noticed it is always the last 3 songs in the running order that qualify?

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
2 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Same. Makes you wonder if the same thing will happen next week with the last semi final

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

If that means Damdiggida is eliminated, then I definitely wouldn’t mind

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Judge Tenderly Of Me was a nice surprise. Deserved the qualification.
My Ai….is just not it. Ulveham, on the otherhand, gives me Oslo 2025 vibes.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

On the other hand, I get Oslo 2025 vibes from My AI lol. For me it’s the right song. Gate have better vocals but used autotune whereas Erica Norwich definitely didn’t.

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago

Gåte Isn’t Only Winning MGP, But The Entire Eurovision This Year. Mark My Words.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Jury would not let that song win Eurovision no matter how well it was executed. If EBU reduces the power of jury we might have that conversation. Jury doesn’t appreciate these things.

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Nah, Jury Votes For Quality And This Is Quality. This Is What Loreen Should Have Done Last Year. Will Be The Best Winner This Millenium By Far When It Wins

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Since when does the jury vote for quality?

Kobe
Kobe
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Gåte will be nothing more than just another hyped fan favorite. Mark My Words.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Kobe

obviously, norway never sends songs in norwegian so

Sun
Sun
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You really are a very toxic person. In the Checa song you complain that she doesn’t sing in English and here the opposite is true. Yeah! Toxic. Stop toxic people

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Sun

i’m not toxic, also i have my own song contest to care about, no longer ESC

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Kobe

1000% agree. The ordinary fan cannot sit there and understand in 3 minutes what it is about. Like Give that Wolf a Banana, My AI has the immediate effect to hook you with a STORY. The casual fan wants a story.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

I hope so

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

It doesn’t have the immediate effect that My AI has on the ordinary public.

Vigo
Vigo
2 months ago

Stop the competition, Gate just set the bar to a level that literally is unreachable. To create something that has such an impact, is so mesmerising, visually stunning and melodically sounds angelic, we have our first potential Eurovision winner in my opinion.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Vigo

I can’t see the casual fan at Eurovision voting for them though.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

Gate if selected will go the same route as Spain 2023. I understand the need to reflect traditional music relevant to a nations culture but this again is a screaming woman at best impersonating Bjork which will do Norway no good when the points are given. It opens similar to Secret Garden 1995 Nocturne for 10 seconds and that is were the similarity ends but this is no Nocturne that was pure magic. Super Rob also did nothing for me but Dag Erik has a good song well perform but i don’t see this as a winner either but if… Read more »

aaa
aaa
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Who hurt you? Take a deep breath and relax. Gåte will do great in Eurovision. Jury, not so much. Televote, YES!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  aaa

So you’re telling me they wont win then? The others are saying they will win period but I doubt that. And the televoters wont appreciate it as much as you guys do. This is a bubble! The casual fan isn’t represented.

Meghan
Meghan
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Or maybe it will be the same route as Ukraine 2021

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Agreed.

Whoisit
Whoisit
2 months ago

Wow, I really liked My AI, but that was a disaster. She seemed really akward, trying hard, and the voice was a disaster, considering how she was hiding behind auto tune and backing vocals. A huge mistake if she is chosen, the big Eurovision stage will swallow her.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Whoisit

It wasn’t a disaster. She can improve her vocals and she isn’t using autotune, whereas other acts like Gate WERE.

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

Gåte were incredible, please please please Norway send them.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Absolutely !

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Tbh I wouldn’t hate to see Anne & Dag at Eurovision, that could be the moment.

Marcus
Marcus
2 months ago

I guess in the end they will probably pick KEiiNO or Super Rob for Malmö. These two entries are as Norwegian as Norwegian can be. 

Ulla Rajala
Ulla Rajala
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

Gåte and the country duo are very popular…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

Or Gothminster…

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Anne and Dag are best by far

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
2 months ago

Don’t get the hype for Gate. It’s different but so repetitive and the vocals need some work for sure.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

Me too

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

[tried to post before but this did not appear online] Dare I say it…the country song, ‘Judge tenderly of me’, could be this year’s KEiiNO-killer…I could so see it winning MGP and going top 5 at ESC. It reminds me of NED2014 The Common Linnets. Yes it’s a simple song but the camera shots and chemistry between the singers is heartfelt and a delight to watch. The contrast between their voices adds a layer of more interest. In this time of so much bad news this simple wistful song for good vibes could be just what Europe wants and needs… Read more »

Razvan
Razvan
2 months ago

I see the final fight between Gåte and KEiiNO. Whichever one of them win, I’m happy!
Back to Gåte, the woman in the band has an absolutely GORGEOUS and POWERFUL voice. ??????

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

I think some more pre/recorded backing vocals would help My AI and then Erica can focus purely on the characterization, which is coming across really well.

Gate was epic, loved the darkness.

Mileo had a great idea for a song. The staging leaves me feeling really uncomfortable though – I’m not sure what he was going for with the nurses? I found it unsettling and crossing a line in terms of appropriateness, so I wish he’d thought that through a little more.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I think Rob&Erika already used A LOT of prerecorded vocals tbh…

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Agreed, I think they need more – the song lends itself to the use of artificial sounds – I think they could ramp it up even more and it would be more effective

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I think what he was going for is that his character is insane and locked in an asylum.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That was my thinking as well and it made me feel really uncomfortable.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

If that’s the aim Melio was going for, then he succeeded, but MGP may not have been the right venue for it. Perhaps that was his downfall.

honeybooboo
honeybooboo
2 months ago

Anne and Dag, Margaret Berger, Gåte, Keiino, there are two many good ones to choose from this year. Norway, you are making this far too hard for us viewers ??

Gmisk
Gmisk
2 months ago

My AI…live…dreadful.

Dane
Dane
2 months ago

Farida robbed

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

Gåte just proved they can gove Go_A-realness to Eurovision for Norway this year ?

Michael
Michael
2 months ago

Dare I say it…the country song, ‘Judge tenderly of me’, could be this year’s KEiiNO-killer…I could so see it winning MGP and going top 5 at ESC. It reminds me of NED2014 The Common Linnets. Yes it’s a simple song but the camera shots and chemistry between the singers is heartfelt and a delight to watch. The contrast between their voices adds a layer of more interest. In this time of so much bad news this simple wistful song for good vibes could be just what Europe wants and needs right now. You heard it hear first, this could be… Read more »

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago

OMG Gåte slayed tonight! Their performance was mesmerizing and flawless! I’m sure they’re this year’s MGP winners now!
I’m also glad that Judge Tenderly of Me made it through! 😀

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

Ok Norway I didn’t see that coming, Gåte was not even on my radar based on the studio track, but I must say in live it comes alive, it was perfect, it has everything, the epicness, the power, the mix of genres perfectly done, the vocals, the lighting, the camera work, everything on point, it’s very ready. Again the proof that you really need to see a song live with everything around to get the real potential of it for Eurovision, and with this Norway has its esc top 5 for the 2nd year in a row in the pocket… Read more »

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

Agree 100%, I can see doing it very Well at Eurovision 🙂

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

For sure it has everything for, I can see even a top 5 with this performance but Eurovision is so unpredictable in fact…

ESC Serg
ESC Serg
2 months ago

They’re now using the jury/televote system with the scoreboard now, so no superfinals and golden duels anymore, sadly…

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  ESC Serg

Ah ok ty for the info

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

Gåte stole the show. Amazing. Could get another Top 5 result for Norway. PLEASE let this win!!!

Viggz
Viggz
2 months ago

This semi was so much better than the first one.

zach
zach
2 months ago

Gate was the clear best for me tonight, My AI was really disappointing i hope they can step it up in the final

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

SHOCKED Mileo didn’t qualify. Why the country song? Bit odd since Mileo slayed the live vocals and gave us intruiging staging. Farida was okay apart from her clothing.

Ulla Rajala
Ulla Rajala
2 months ago

They are big in Norway!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

Mileo’s song seemed to make entertainment out of a very serious issue for a lot of people. Even though it is fiction, it was distasteful to many viewers.

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

So you never watch action movies or horror movies then? Movies where killing is main centered are up for Oscars and Golden Globes every year…it is art, not reality!!! Get over it!

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

I just don’t understand what message Mileo was going for? What entertainment was he trying to provide with that staging? Action / horror feels are very obviously not about actually what you seen on screen – they are normally about family, masculinity, friendships, deviousness, etc – there is often a moral message – I just dont understand what Mileo’s message is?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I reckon he based his staging off of the Dark Knight and Joker 2019’s Joker character.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Could agree with you more Purple Mask. I don’t know what Mileo was going for but it came across like he was trying to depict some kind of mental health facility, and it crossed a line for me in terms of appropriateness.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Yeah I can understand why especially healthcare workers would grow distasteful of Mileo.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

Imo, this is not the sort of thing to be making entertainment about, I found it quite distasteful.

IdaB
IdaB
2 months ago

There is a big discussion whether this should have been allowed in the contest this year. We’re only in january, but already there are so many women having been killed by their ex partner this year. It’s the line that goes “where’s my girlfriend? I buried her, is that okay?” then goes on to say “well, she’s dead, but who cares anyway?” that have sparked some controversy. Some people feel like it is inappropriate regarding the recent murders ????? I see no issues in the song, but some do.

LoveBunny69
LoveBunny69
2 months ago
Reply to  IdaB

SZA’s Kill Bill has 1 BILLION plays on Spotify, and has been on VG-Lista for 12 consecutive weeks.

She sings: “I just killed my ex”

But as long as it’s a woman doing it, it’s apparently okay.

VG should be reported for Unethical Press Etiquette.

Publishing slander articles same day as the heat.

What a garbage news organization 😀

MGPviewer
MGPviewer
2 months ago

I think he could do better if he spoke Norwegian in the interviews, honestly. A lot of artists get massive support from their home towns. Mileo, despite being half Norwegian and having spent a lot of his upbringing in Oslo, choosing to only speak English, makes him feel foreign. We want a Norwegian to represent Norway. Alessandra was also half Norwegian, and grew up in Italia, but she was fluent in Norwegian, allthough with a charming Italian accent.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

I’m so happy for Anne and Dag! I voted for them and they managed to beat the odds from the dead last place. Absolutely deserved spot in the final!

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
2 months ago

Was more a fan of Heartache and you’re mine. Really hope Gate doesnt win, and couldnt care less about the country song. Still rooting for Keiino

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

You will be in minority!

Juju
Juju
2 months ago

Judge Tenderly of Me going through is amazing. The classiest out of all performances tonight. It deserves a spot in the final.

Teddi
Teddi
2 months ago

I don’t understand the hate for Robot song… it’s good, it’s catchy and it definitely grabs attention. The only song I have on my playlist. Mind you – not everyone has to sing like Beyonce, come on, we had many entries we loved but could not sing for dear life such as Ivi Adamou, everyone was humming La La La Love.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddi

Me too! I love the song but Erica needs to polish her vocals A LITTLE. Love her attitude and the story though.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddi

I wasn’t humming lalalove. Still terrible. Only yeah yeah fire convinced me.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

In my dreams:
– Margaret gets the jury vote
– Keiino and My Ai get the televote
– Gåte has enough points in both to snatch the victory

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

in my dream, the televote doesn’t have the worst possible taste. Dare to dream!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

My AI in the final sees Erica polish her vocals and better staging leading to the juries giving it a bit more points but then it EASILY LANDSLIDES the televote.

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

Gåte is winning the public vote in Norway for sure! You have no idea how big they are here obviously. And they have a great song as well!!!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

I like it but something is missing. And live it appeared like there was a bit of screaming. Norway does it best in my opinion when their song tells a story.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

Wow, I was not expecting that result! Congratulations to Gåte, Super Rob & Erika and to Dag Erik & Anne. See you in the final. 🙂

Eve
Eve
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Semi 3 !

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

(I’m booked to sing next weekend, so my commentary on Semi 3 might not be possible. It depends on timings.)

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

Wait…Judge Tenderly of Me got through?! What?! These results are strange!

*Insert wailing baby Erica here!

Anne
Anne
2 months ago

Norwegians are crazy for country, it was quite predictable.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Anne

I thought Mileo was gonna qualify! Super Rob, help me, waaaaaaa!!!

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Mileo, boy, too much witch-hunting has been worked against you …
Could replace My Al if you ask me… art against fast(food) music but but…

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

The country song.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

The country song was not bad but my Al …

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

The country song was a snoozefest. My AI? I’d rather be in a car crash than a train that lasts forever.