Photo: Espen Solli / NRK

After three semi-finals we were down to the last 9 acts in Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2024. After several hours of Norwegian spectacle, Gåte emerged victorious with “Ulveham“.

Among tonight’s finalists we found Eurovision alumni KEiiNO and Margaret Berger, but the bookmakers’ favourites for now are folk-rock group Gåte – who had to rewrite their lyrics during the week, because some of them were taken from an old Norse poem.

Tonight we found the winner, and the decision was split between an international jury counting for 40% of the result, while the public vote counted for 60% of the result.

While Eurovision 2019 stars KEiiNO managed to rock up the most votes from the international juries, Gåte manage to earn a big set of points with the televoting public. Only six points separated the two acts in the end!

Running order of Melodi Grand Prix 2024 final

  1. KEiiNO – “Damdiggida”
  2. Annprincess – “Save Me”
  3. GOTHMINISTER – “We Come Alive”
  4. Ingrid Jasmin – “Eya”
  5. MIIA – “Green Lights”
  6. Margaret Berger – “Oblivion”
  7. Dag Erik Oksvold & Anne Fagermo – “Judge Tenderly of Me”
  8. Gåte – “Ulveham”
  9. Super Rob & Erika Norwich – “My AI”

Melodi Grand Prix 2024 results

International jury

  1. KEiiNO – 98 points
  2. Gåte – 76 points
  3. Dag Erik Oksvold & Anne Fagermo – 58 points
  4. MIIA – 54 points
  5. Super Rob & Erika Norwich – 45 points
  6. Gothminister – 35 points
  7. Margeret Berger – 26 points
  8. Ingrid Jasmin – 22 points
  9. Annprincess – 16 points

Televoting 

  1. Gåte – 174 points
  2. KEiiNO – 147 points
  3. Super Rob & Erika Norwich – 120 points
  4. Gothminister – 80 points
  5. Dag Erik Oksvold & Anne Fagermo – 47 points
  6. MIIA – 22 points
  7. Ingrid Jasmin – 20 points
  8. Margeret Berger – 19 points
  9. Annprincess – 17 points

Combined results

  1. Gåte – 250 points (winner)
  2. KEiiNO – 244 points
  3. Super Rob & Erika Norwich – 165 points
  4. Gothminister – 115 points
  5. Dag Erik Oksvold & Anne Fagermo – 105 points
  6. MIIA – 76 points
  7. Ingrid Jasmin – 42 points
  8. Margaret Berger – 41 points
  9. Annprincess – 33 points

Are you happy with the results? How will Gåte do at Eurovision? Let us know down below.

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Silvy
Silvy
2 months ago

I feel like this SHOULD be something I’d love. It has a cool metal/rock sound with traditional Scandinavian string sound mixed. However whenever I try to give it a shot, when I tell myself “I will LOVE it this time!” or “I’ll finally see what everyone else is seeing!” I just start skipping through it or turning away all together. I think the issue is just how overwhelming it is. You have to be in the right mood, which sure could fit for Eurovision but outside of that context I just skip it. Maybe with different staging, better camera cuts… Read more »

Epicurean
Epicurean
2 months ago

Honestly. This can win Eurovision. Amazing performance.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
2 months ago

I’m so happy that this has won a very competitive MGP and will represent Norway in Malmö! It has a unique mystical feel, combining Nordic folk and rock, and the performance is absolutely captivating. Sure, it will divide opinions and I know that not everyone will like this but it’s impossible to go unnoticed and this is a good sign. I’m very confident that this will do very well, probably with both votes, and for me it’s an early contender for the victory. Best of luck to Gåte!

Erik
Erik
2 months ago

Combine Nordic folk with the caranberries and then let someone try the song in a contest for primary school. She didn’t win. But apparently she went to ESC anyway. Maybe people who don’t understand the language might enjoy the “mystery” in the language barrier.

Lin
Lin
2 months ago

Don’t get it

Sally
Sally
2 months ago

A “mute” button would be great about now . . . .

MARIan
2 months ago

Personally, I don’t believe America will succeed!!!!.

MARIan
2 months ago

And so I ask you, Deban Aderemi, how do we save all Troye Sivans from Australia, And All Troye Sivans From America.

Archie
Archie
2 months ago

I think Norway is going to secret garden it.

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

It would be an utter disaster if the song wasn’t in Norwegian.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago

I don t see Norway this year in TOP 10 (same as they choose Keino).

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

WOW. First time watching the song. This is EV stage ready. Ticking many boxes, visually and vocally. Norway are coming for the top 5

Hana
Hana
2 months ago

Norway! I’m in LOVE with this performance. From even the semi’s, this gave me CHILLS.

Love Keiino – but this one I stopped what I was doing and was so drawn in. It’s beautiful. It personally gave me top 5/winners vibes, but I am more into rock in this form. I hope Europe can enjoy as much as me and give them a fantastic spot.

MGP was such a wonderful show, and they were all great options in their own way – well done!

Gil
Gil
2 months ago

Ohhh, and i forgeot to mention:
And here comes another ha mas te rror supporters from a clueless scandinavian country, what a shame for europe.
But, it wont help you, Eden Golan from israel is in the house and she comes to win it, why? She will be the best singer in the contest, wait and see….israel will win it despite all the hatred against it! In your face ter ror supporters!

Gil
Gil
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

So bashing te rror supporters is not a good thing? Good to know norway….
Wait until the muslim jihadists you entered to your countries as “immigrants” will teach you a lesson, then talk…but dont ask for israel help when it haooens, and it will…you will get 0 help

Oy oy
Oy oy
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

With all due respect, this kind if statements doesn’t belong here.
Please stop!

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Why their comment hasn’t been removed is really shocking. Wiwi… please moderate these forums accordingly. These comments are unjust and hateful.

Gil
Gil
2 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

No i will not…..i believe that some people understand what is ha mas and support israel but the majority are clueless and support the “weak” side without understanding what they support, this group are definately support ha mas so yeah, they are te rror suppirters, reality and truth hurts

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

It’s okay, we get that you support gen o side…

Gil
Gil
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

You see? Exactly what i said, a te rror supporter and a liar, otherwise you wouldnt use this word against israel, ter ror supporter scum

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

Clearly YOURE the terra supporter. Anyone who speaks out against you is accused of the same. Seriously pathetic

Gil
Gil
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Definately not everyone…you wont see comments like that in czech, poland, hungary and many more, it mostley scandinavian countries and ireland…how eady is to bash a country even if you are clueless isnt it? Sk i do the same to you…not nice ahhh? Well it works in both directions

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

Why is everyone else ‘clueless’ because they don’t agree with your opinion???? Are you off your medication? You really need to take a break from these forums. Aside from this, people can see through all the Israeli B.S. news crews are picking up all round the world and even artists across the world are speaking out. You’re probably calling them all liars too because it doesn’t work with your narrative. Unfortunately for you, most of us are pro-life. It doesnt matter who you are or where you are from, but if you’re going to go full severe on a small… Read more »

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

Wtf is u talking abt? H4m4s supporters and those who are against Israel disgust me, but your comment is so messed up

Gil
Gil
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

No its not…i believe that some people understand what is ha mas and support israel but the majority are clueless and support the “weak” side without understanding what they support, this group are definately support ha mas so yeah, they are te rror suppirters, reality and trutg hurts…

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

No! People who are speaking out against Israel aren’t doing so in favour of H4m4as you blind fool. They’re speaking out because of the relentless attacks they are doing on that place that I won’t mention. For a country who went through similar during the war, they sure do like to do it to others. Gen a side.

And by your logic, that means you support the gen a side.

Gil
Gil
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Check the group what this te rror supporters group supports tgen crjtisize my comment…

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

You’re such a great representation. For those that you stand up for. You’re just as mental. Clearly. Lol

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago
Reply to  Gil

One question to you: do you believe that all Palestinians should die? Because that it what your conservative government has stated… Even infant babies in hospitals deserves so someone said. Do you agree with this statement?

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

No, but that’s what H4m4s (whom you support) does think when putting civilians as human shields and stating they want to get rid of Israel

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

You sound just like Gil. Are you the same person???

Just because someone doesn’t support the gen o side that Israel is doing doesn’t mean they support the other terra wrists, so you don’t have to accuse anyone who speaks out against Israel for being the supporters of H4m45 when it’s clearly not true.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

I’ve criticized Israel too, but your criticism and that of Stian come off as covert antisemitism and/or H4m4s – enabling. You never mention those mfs – conveniently, despite using their narratives to criticize Israel, unless someone calls you out on your bs.
And no, I’m not Gil, I come from Mexico lol

Gil
Gil
2 months ago

Where is the song?
Dint think it can enter top 10

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
2 months ago

No !

Florian
Florian
2 months ago

Not my type of song but good luck; after a while the song becomes a bit boring.

Oy oy
Oy oy
2 months ago

There is alot of talk about boycotting this year’s ESC if Israel is participating. Why is hardly anyone talking about boycotting the Olympis in August for the same reason?

por no estar
por no estar
2 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Surely there is talk about this, but here its a Eurovision blog

Oy oy
Oy oy
2 months ago
Reply to  por no estar

At least in Norway there has been several demostrations for a boycott outside NRK and talks about this in the media. As far as I know, a boycott of the Olympics in August has not even been mentioned in Norwegian media.

So much money involved in the Olympics the sportsmen and women are not willing or expected to boycott while the musicians are more expected to boycott the ESC?

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Probably because people use the ESC to spread political messages and they don’t at the Olympics.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

This is so delusional, the Olympics have been a political tool for so long too

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Oy oy

Because no one watches the Olympics anymore

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
2 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

I watch it.

Tobias Andersn
Tobias Andersn
2 months ago

Can we talk about how great Carola still sings (she was interval act)?! I think she participated first time with Främling in 1983 or something. It’s crazy she still can sing like this! Like her as a person or not as an artist she is amazing.

Lol
Lol
2 months ago

Lmao Norway is the weirdest country in Europe, they always manage to choose the wrong song. Its embarrasing at this point. Keiino would win the Eurovision televote so easily.

Yuarith
Yuarith
2 months ago
Reply to  Lol

So was Keiino the wrong song in 2019?

KylieMylie
KylieMylie
2 months ago

So happy that Gate won. Ulveham is mystical, magical and powerful. Loving the ancient norse energi in the song. Feel bad for Keiino but if you are an returing artist you need to bring something better.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

Gratulerer Norge! For both the show and preselection, and the winner! Gaate deserved to go to Malmö. It’s bold, powerful, storytelling-based, with Norwegian language and folk elements, FANTASTIC! Now, if this is going to win Eurovision or flop, that’s another story. If it manages to go through the televote-only semifinal, it will go far. My concern (dread the possibility but I feel it’s a scenario) is that it may not be perceived for what it is with the first listening (when the masses hear it for the first time). Last year I did not like Spain’s entry for a reason… Read more »

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
2 months ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

I don’t know why people compare Ea Ea and Ulveham. This is melodic, captivating, mystical, better performed vocally while Ea Ea js just noise and repetitive. With the songs we have so far Gate wins ESC on the landslide

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

I am just concerned if the song will resonate with the first listen by the masses. Otehrwise, it’s much better than Aea,melodic, powerful. Had some friends (not hardcore ESC fans) who found this song a bit too loud, screams, etc. What can I say.

I HOPE IT WINS! No wonder I want that, let’s wait and see. I love the song and the performance is FANTASTIC!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Wrong again…

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
2 months ago

Takk :p

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

It’s not by repeating the same things again and again that it becomes the true.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

*truth

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
2 months ago

worthy winner

but my favourites in this final were Dag Erik & Anne, Miia, KeiiNo

was a super strong and enjoyable final! loved every second of this show

Gosh
Gosh
2 months ago

Tiny visual adjustments needed and this is a competitor for the trophy. There is something special here. Switch her fashion adviser. Never make the song in eng revamped.

StellaRachellaBellaCarmella
StellaRachellaBellaCarmella
2 months ago

“Just because the majority agree on something doesn’t mean they are right.”

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

Eurovision fans have been proven wrong time and time again – by hyping or dismissing certain songs only for the results to prove something else.

This will be another “shock” flop.

Watch this space.

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

FINALLY the Norwegian language is back, and how well it fits the song’s mood. Very well done with this choice Norway. I think this has a high chance to be top 5 in the final.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

Not the sort of thing I would go for or listen to normally. That’s fine though. I can still appreciate the artistic value that is there for this one at least even if it’s outside of what I tend to like.

Within my top three so far, we’ll see if anything changes.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
2 months ago

Bravo Norway you have a potential top 5 for the second year in a row here, was the best choice for me, good luck!

Luke A
Luke A
2 months ago

Bit disappointed myself as I wanted the Robot to represent Norway but this is still good I guess

Frau Loch
Frau Loch
2 months ago

I get strong France 2022 and Slovenia 2010 vibes from this and they both TANKED!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

Honestly, good for KEiiNO. They should be remembered for iconic Spirit in the Sky and not for Damdiggida which is far weaker than the stuff they usually do. They should focus on their local career now.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

I know KEiiNO fans are mad, but this is potential winner of ESC 2024. It was just a matter of year when Norway would come again with something as competitive as Spirit in the Sky. MGP has been fire since 2020.

Sally
Sally
2 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I agree that this entry from Keiino was the weakest of their three entries. And the botched high note didn’t help things. But Ulveham is not going to make Top 5 as is. I wouldn’t be shocked if they don’t even qualify. The song was a mess. But, there is still time to clean it up. Start with diction.

Gosh*
Gosh*
2 months ago

tiny visual adjustments and this is competitor for the trophy. there is something special. switch her fashion advisor. never make it english revamped.

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

So happy to see Gåte winning, and I am very proud as a Norwegian! We are sending one of our BIGGEST bands ever in a genre that really represents Norwegian culture. People not from Norway will not understand how big this is for us! I know it is a risk to send a song in Norwegian again, but I rather be daring one year (especially when it is this high quality) than to play it safe once again! It will for sure qualify and then I dont care about the final result in the final!

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Why would Norwegian be a risk?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Nils

Jurors and viewers can be stupid, and make no effort to understand the lyrics.

Alecs
Alecs
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Before semifinals I told they will win ESC. Cross fingers for them. No risk! I hope they will go to Malmo and slay!

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
2 months ago

It will be a shocking flop in May to these Eurovision fans who keep hyping this screaming mess.

Nils
Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

FFF detected.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Yeshoney

Screenshotted this comment to come back to in May when you’re wrong 🙂

Yeshoney
Yeshoney
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Let’s wait and see. France 2022 result incoming.

Mqe
Mqe
2 months ago

Norway came to play very high on the left side of the scoreboard this year!! Mesmerising.

Keiino were great as always, but to me this song really only comes alive at the end… It was the weakest of their 3 MGP songs, so Gåte deserved to take this.

Grft
Grft
2 months ago

I am over the moon. Finally Norway chooses a song I will root for. Gåte, you will have my vote in May!

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago

Oufff. We Might Be Heading To Oslo Next Year! Great Job Norway!

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Our wallets would be so ungrateful tho hahah

Bejba
Bejba
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

No One Is Woting For This Weiling Women . My Ears Bleed

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

But you’re named after a song that was awful on the ears by a woman who couldn’t sing.
The hypocrisy is strong on this one lol

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

I love that we’re taking a risk. Keiino wasn’t going to win Eurovision anyway, not with Damdiggida. Sorry. So I don’t really care if people think they would’ve done better. I have no attachment to getting another 6th-7th place. Also, ESC juries and MGP juries are different beasts. Like, half our jury countries were Nordic – but there’s a lot of juries that won’t ever, ever get behind a party song called “Damdiggida.” And like we saw with Alessandra last year, you can do very well with the MGP jury with a song that’s not actually jury-friendly at all, then… Read more »

Tobias Andersn
Tobias Andersn
2 months ago
Reply to  Felix

@felix nice argumentation. I totally agree. Keiino would have done well but not win and Gåte shows norwegian culture. SHOCKING Danish jury gave Gåte 0 points! 0?!!

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
2 months ago

Norway 11/12

Ria NL
Ria NL
2 months ago

I am happy with the winners from Norway. They were my favorites from the beginning. Better than Spain and Malta

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

The best option out of a terribly weak selection. I don’t get the hype either and don’t even see this qualifying. Still I’m glad Norway didn’t Pick KEiiNO and especially that robot crap.

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
2 months ago

The worst part for me was seeing Alexandra just before Keiinos points were announced. She knew they lost just by a tiny bit, and I think they really care a lot about Eurovision and the fans, and didn’t want to disappoint them. Seeing how active they remained since they participated, they seem like one of the few acts that really care about the Eurovision scene and love it so much, even 5 years later. Gate for me seems like they just see it as a one time thing, especially since they just shortened a song they had already for MGP.… Read more »

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

But it’s not about caring about what happens after Eurovision, Its about delivering the goods FOR Eurovision. And that’s exactly what they did. Whether they have longevity after the contest is unimportant. They just have one goal, and that is to get Norway their best result and keep that upward trajectory going.

Keiino will be back with a much better song than this one. It was the weakest of the three songs they’ve submitted, so it was never going to win at Eurovision. Plus they also have a great career away from the ESC so they’re winning at life.

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Sorry I dont agree. If you are gonna do Eurovision you need to do it all. And not quit after May.
And Keiino said they wont be back. Final attempt. And they got robbed by some angel and a screaming woman, of which the first just straight up flopped

Oy oy
Oy oy
2 months ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

As far as I remember Keiino also said they won’t be back in 2021, after they came second.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
2 months ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

You thinks have so many pent up anger issues. Just because YOU liked a song doesn’t mean it should be chosen. I personally love Keiino, but even I know that Damdiggida wasn’t their best and would have only probably managed to get them a spot in the top 15. It’s kid music and nothing groundbreaking like their previous two attempts. Ulveham is pretty unique in its delivery. I dont understand your uncultured hatred for it. As for your comments, they come from a place with no factual grounding. You’re speaking of Gåte as though they’re going to vanish and never… Read more »

Eclipse
Eclipse
2 months ago

Can’t wait to see this do as well as tix did in 2021 ??

esc_fl
esc_fl
2 months ago

YES YES YES YES NORWAY IM SO HAPPY

Felix
Felix
2 months ago

I know some Keiino fans mourn that they would’ve won with 50/50, but if you think of the long-term health of MGP as a competition, I think this was very good PR for the 40/60 split. If Keiino had won the jury, then the show, without winning the televote, Norwegians would’ve been soooo pissed. Many here hate that we introduced a jury to MGP at all. And NRK has been very open to changing the format to respond to people’s complaints. If Keiino had won that way, we probably wouldn’t have had a jury again for another decade. So if… Read more »

Eclipse
Eclipse
2 months ago
Reply to  Felix

I’d agree, if this wasn’t keiinos last mgp. Plus europe like them way more so it wouldn’t have mattered

Roka
Roka
2 months ago
Reply to  Eclipse

We don’t. Hope this helps!

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
2 months ago
Reply to  Felix

But they came second in televote, not 4th or 5th in televote, the gap is not that big.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
2 months ago

I really don’t get the hype for this song.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
2 months ago

Not the type of song I’d usually listen to, but this is cool! Good choice Norway! This is truly arresting and original. And in Norwegian! First time since 2006 I think?

EProduc
EProduc
2 months ago

Can a country adopt Dag Erik & Anne, that song is too beautiful and precious not to be on Eurovision. It’s a gem… Albania maybe lol?

Sally
Sally
2 months ago
Reply to  EProduc

San Marino?

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
2 months ago

I so wanted Keiino but wish Gate best of luck