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

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

Among them were Eurovision alumni KEiiNO and Benedicte Adrian. KEiiNO won the televote in 2019 with “Spirit in the Sky”, while Benedicte Adrian competed in 1984 as part of the duo Dollie de Luxe with “Lenge leve livet”. 

In the end, KEiiNO, MiiA and Annprincess qualified for the final. 

How to rewatch MGP semi-final 3

Tonight’s show kicked off at 19.50 CET (18.50 GMT) and you can watch it back on NRK’s website or at NRK1.

Running order of MGP semi-final 3

  1. Vidar Villa – “MER”
  2. MISTRA – “Waltz of Death”
  3. Thomas Jenssen – “Take Me To Heaven”
  4. Annprincess – “Save Me” (QUALIFIED)
  5. MIIA – “Green Lights” (QUALIFIED)
  6. KEiiNO – “Damdiggida” (QUALIFIED)

Did you agree with the three that snatched the tickets to the grand final? Who do you want to win the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2024? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Non
Non
2 months ago

I have a feeling someone might pull Tix this time around.

Keiino will get 2nd again and Gate 3rd.

Kaos esc
Kaos esc
2 months ago

I dont get the hype about keiino, i dont see them in the top 10 at esc

Dan
Dan
2 months ago

My prediction for the final:

KEiiNO wins because Gåte and Gothminister will share the votes from the same demographics.

grft
grft
2 months ago
Reply to  Dan

And what if Keiino and My AI share the votes from the same demographics? 🙂

Hélène
Hélène
2 months ago

Keiino’ s song is taken from Swedish E-type – especially the “rap”.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
2 months ago

How did Miia qualify, she was probably the worst in this semi???

Azuro
Azuro
2 months ago

The curse of Blanca Paloma is a real thing.
Both Ireland and Norway could be about to send a screaming woman with a song that has no melody.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

Keiino’s live performance once again so entertaining

Gåte is a frontrunner, but it’ll definitely be a very tough final next week, am so hyped for this, such a super strong MGP year

i think Miia is also a dangerous outsider, stunning vocals and a stunning live performance

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

NRK has announced that Gåte has to re-write their song’s lyrics for the final because it takes inspiration from an old medieval tale, even if the material is « copyright free » according to NRK. The EBU has even agreed that Gåte could compete with the existing version of Ulveham.
This doesn’t make any sense. Stig Karlsen just wants to sabotage Gåte and send Keiino. Watch him put Gåte early in the running order. Ugh

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

They’re making Poland’s NF organisers look lile saints.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

They’re telling them now, Not before the show or even last week? Even Go_A had a lot more time to reinvent their song so it would be more original for Eurovision.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

Somebody should have kept their mouth shut then.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  Simon Falk

Very unprofessional from NRK. Gåte’s singer has probably rehearsed the song with these lyrics for 3-4 months. And now, 6 days before the show, she has to change the lyrics completely. It’s a lot of unnecessary added pressure for her live performance. Can’t they just change the lyrics if they win??

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Unless NRK doesn’t want them to win. I wonder if by changing lyrics they mean change them to English

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

NRK obviously want Keiino to win.

Kobe
Kobe
2 months ago

Really strong performance of Keiino. The live performance elevates the song.

Ressay
2 months ago

Keiino is not going to win but Alexandra….her vocals were stunning…

MALTESER
MALTESER
2 months ago

Maybe some don’t like Damdiggida, but no one can deny that KEiiNO’s performance was the most engaging and professional from all MGP this year. Gote could arguably have a better song (maybe) but the vile words against KEiiNO… y’all need to scrub your mouths with soap.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago
Reply to  MALTESER

I deny it!
Gåte had a more engaging performance this year.

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

Can you sing the melody for Gate and the lyrics?

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

Well, yes!

MALTESER
MALTESER
2 months ago
Reply to  Grft

Delusional.

paul
paul
2 months ago

keino do not deserve to win,the staging of the song is also really bad.
I would not have had this as a qualifier,but i knew because its keino they would get to the final.
I predicted the other two also,but thought they deserved to go to the final

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

You know, this may be something of a backhanded compliment, but I’m surprised at how many Ulveham fans there are here. Wiwibloggs comments section is just one of those websites I expected to be fully on board with Keiino, especially after a strong performance. But I love it! I also love Ulveham. My only worry is the MGP jury, I feel like with such a technically smooth show, Keiino will win that, and itll be up to the televote. Make sure to note I said the MGP jury, not the ESC jury.

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

I personally do not get the love for Ulveham and I’m a big folk rock fan. Too much screaming and compressed audio.

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

In the live, its all live. They were vocally against using autotune.

Marcus
Marcus
2 months ago

If you have a five year old kid and a deaf grandma at home, both of them were probably enjoying KEiiNO’s song. 

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

Yup. Thankyou deaf grandmas and all 5 year olds for helping Keiino qualify.

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcus

What is this childlish behaviour lmao, grown up

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

My two cents on the whole “last 3 entries = qualifying” controversy below. Beware, there’s some nuance here: I think NRK had a really strong idea of which songs people liked when they made the running orders. Most international fans don’t seem to know this, but Judge Tenderly was actually quite popular in Norway before the semi. If you look at the Wiwibloggs poll for Semi 2 when it talks about “if only Norwegians voted,” Judge Tenderly would actually still qualify with ease. So, to break some hearts – no, I don’t think Mileo or Farida would automatically have qualified… Read more »

mi7kel
mi7kel
2 months ago

I must be the only one that thinks that Gate could struggle to get much points either from televote or jury. It’s very risky, and I can see that some people love the folcloric aspect, but many folks don’t get that. I don’t see it getting massive support point wise in the grand final.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago
Reply to  mi7kel

No youre right. If Norway select Gate they will have the Spain of 2023 a screaming woman

LeSerg
LeSerg
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Agree but go for it. They want a screaming girl they will get it 🙂

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Blanca Paloma is an artist. Bambie Thug is a screaming woman.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

Keiino had far the best song. Instant and that note wow. Love it. In the year of Barbie this is relevant with of course a very large nod to Aqua. Just thinking if Keiino don’t win can they not cross the frontier to Denmark and perform for them. After listening to what Denmark are offering this year well you know…..

LeSerg
LeSerg
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Keiino would win easily ever other national final. Norway likes a screaming lady talking about a human becoming a wolf or something so yeah let’s do that

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

i want Aura Dione for Denmark though, if u like KeiiNo u also should like mirrorball of hope tbh

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago

Yeah There’s KeiiNo Way KeiiNO Is Winning MGP This Year. Especially Not With Gåte In The Final. OSLO 2025!!!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

Gåte is clear standout here, if not them then send at least Anne and Dag since it sounds pretty and calm

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

I just finished watching this. Wow, this was a much better heat than I had expected. Crazy high vocals from Thomas Jenssen, for instance. The “Waltz of Death” was suitably mysterious (even if it looked like the curtains were blowing off the railings). I’m really happy that Annprincess qualified – I thought the choreography for “Save Me” was outstanding, and it actually moved me. Miia… I can hear why some people like “Green Lights”, but it doesn’t do it for me, sorry. Of course, the three minutes of KEiiNO were choreographed to perfection. The moment where they all break free… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Benidorm Fest will be starting late and Vidbir will be starting early I think. And I would certainly prefer MGP to MESC 🙂

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

i either wanted Vidar or Mistra for the last ticket, Annprincess was meh to me, nothing very original about it, Annprincess is last place material next week i think

i thought Vidar really did great, and i loved the mysterious vibe of Mistra’s performance and honestly maybe not best vocals but her vocals suit this genre quite well

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

And again the last 3 in the running order, the 3 qualified for the third time in a row…
Miia was my fav of this heat and was the best tonight imo, Keiino did well too, not really a fan of the song but nobody can denies that they are really good performers. Now we have the entire line up for the final, and I think the thing will be between Gåte and Keiino but Super Rob must have a word to say too so nothing is alredy totally done imo.

Yana Valladares
Yana Valladares
2 months ago

Norway has chosen wisely. The NF looks really competitive. My favourite is Annprincess ???

Oy oy
Oy oy
2 months ago

I’m a big KEiiNO-fan. That’s why I will vote for Gåte next Saturday. This is definitly their worst MGP-entry, it will probably qualify for the ESC-final but make a crash-landing there around 20th place, and that might be the end for the group. Kudos for bringing something different from their two previous attempts but….no thanks. Sorry, dear KEiiNO!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

KEIINO are one of a kind! I liked it (surely, not as much as Spirit in the sky) but they are definitely back! It is going to be a tough race between Keiino, Gåte and (gut feeling) Gothminister.

I am not sure if Damgigida will take Keiino to the Eurovision stage again but let’s see!

After Melodifestivalen, the Norwegian MGP comes second in the list of the best national finals for Eurovision!

Lykke til, Norge!

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Definitely The Best Two. I See MGP Is The Countdown To Melodifestivalen Lol

Ari
Ari
2 months ago

Don’t it Norway. I’m fairly confident they won’t. Keiino already lost to Tix so we already know they are far from invincible on home ground.

Ari
Ari
2 months ago
Reply to  Ari

*dont do it

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Keiino is cringe, kitsch and everything tacky in one

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Yes thats called pop music. Instant catchy. Although i suspect everyone is going to vote for the screaming woman of gate. Remember Spain 2023. Just saying

Azuro
Azuro
2 months ago

Keiino to Malmo <3

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
2 months ago

No suprises here! Honestly, I was really suprised by MIIA and KEiiNO’s performances! I hadn’t really rated their songs prior but MIIA performed well and I LOVED her staging and KEiiNO had a really quirky staging by choosing two members to be in that box. I loved the switch to the Damdiggida chorus inside the box though i fear we’ve had too many ‘boxes’ at Eurovision now! But it’s gone up in my regard and could tear down the house in Malmo!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
2 months ago

Great picks.
Heading up for an interesting MGP Final 24.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago

In all 3 semi final, last 3 song go to final, and first 3 song are out.

Idksmth
Idksmth
2 months ago

Was worried for MIIA, given her minimalist staging as it didn’t click for me initially. Overall the qualifier announcement didn’t suprise me, but all of them definitely deserved their spot in the final. Rooting for Gåte next week 🙂

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Note for future MGP contestants—never accept singing in the first 3 slots. This will make the running order for the finale more interesting.

Tino
Tino
2 months ago

I love MIIA! What a great singer

Jerz
Jerz
2 months ago

Keiono, Miia and Annaprincess are the winners/qualifiers of the night… so did the Wiwibloggs poll this week.

Jerz
Jerz
2 months ago
Reply to  Jerz

Keiono = Keiino

Jerz
Jerz
2 months ago
Reply to  Jerz

Another erratum: Annaprincess = Annprincess

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
2 months ago

All three semis like that? I think the put all of the favorites in the second half on purpose. It doesnt make for good tv. I hope they dont do that in the future

Eve
Eve
2 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Yeah, 0 intrigue

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago

Three out of three the three last to perform to Qualify. That’s kinda insane, to be honest.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Ohhh, I’m dissapointed now!

Eve
Eve
2 months ago
Reply to  Eve

I mean MGP have 0 intrigue, last 3- to the final, that’s it!((
I just liked Mistra and Thomas Jenssen so much guys((

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Oh no Thomas Jenssen!!!! (((

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago

KEiiNO isn’t even hiding that Alexandra Rotan is the diva of the group. What’s worse is, they made getting 291 televote points their whole personality now. I mean, they showed it in their introduction video of 2021 too, but back then it made sense. Back then, you looked back at their previous MGP and Eurovision adventure. Bringing it up now comes across as arrogantly saying “look at how good we are.”

Jake
Jake
2 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

That’s not fair. They are suppose to react to their most memorable moment. What else are they suppose to pick? They just played their song in a shopping centre—of course winning televote at Eurovision was the highlight of their career!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Most memorable moment? Oh, didn’t catch that. Usually these type of videos are made to highlight who the artist is, instead of showing memorable moments.

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago

I listened more than watch it, as I am working on a sewing project. My qualifiers are Keiino, Mistra and Annprincess, but counting how the first two semis went, Miia could go through instead of Mistra.

Emory
Emory
2 months ago

My qualifiers are Keiino, Thomas Jenssen, and Annprincess. I have a feeling the results will be surprising to all haha

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Emory

Yes I have the same feeling. I think everyone has a chance to go through tonight (perhaps Mistra is the least likely to go through unfortunately)

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

My qualifiers are Mistra, Keiino and Thomas Jenssen . Annprincess was good aswell. Voted for Mistra.

Eve
Eve
2 months ago

Joining you guys! Mistra was outstanding today, I hope they’ll go to the final. Gonna vote now!

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

All in all a nice heat! My qualifiers are Mistra, Miia and Keiino. I’ll vote for Mistra since they need it more. I also liked Annprincess a lot. I think apart from Keiino, it’s an open race tonight!

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

Keiino are clearly having fun! The staging was fun, the song is an earworm but it is certainly far from their two previous efforts. Certainly not my favourite of the night or this year’s MGP but still good.

Nikki
Nikki
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

I am a massive fan of them, but I do agree it’s not their best effort. But as always, they do uplift it a lot live.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Me too! I voted for Spirit in the Night at ESC and I liked Monument even more! This year they certainly bring a party but their two previous songs had their own special identity.

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Ok so I still think this might be the weakest of the Keiino songs but this staging is pretty spectacular and this has been elevated tremendously. I seriously didn’t think this was win but now I think it has a solid choice. That note from Alexandra is chefs kiss.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
2 months ago

What are the tv heads?
Also hiding tom until the end like he’s a reveal lol

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

Miia gave a very pretty interpretation of the song. Some shots were also aesthetically amazing! Ireally like the verses of Green Lights. All in all, a very solid ballad worthy of qualification

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Oh no, MIIA stop dancing. We don’t need that. Just sing. You sing well.

Jerz
Jerz
2 months ago

Prior to Green Lights, Miia’s debut single Dynasty got an exclusive premiere from Billboard in 2015.