The Norwegian Broadcaster NRK had started this week its journey to Rotterdam with the new format of Melodi Grand Prix 2020“.
“Melodi Grand Prix 2020“ will consist of 5 semi-finals and final.
In each semi-final, 4 artists will face each other in duels, until one artist will be announced as the semi-final winner. On the First semi-final held last Sunday, it was Raylee’s “Wild” who go the ticket for the show’s grand final.
Every Monday NRK will reveal the four artists that will participate in the semi-final. this time we are going to Western Norway.
#1. JÆGER – How About Mars
(written by Roel Rats, Synne Vorkinn, Chris Wortley and, Sindre T. Jenssen)
JÆGER is a 26 old singer from Oslo and but lived mostly in Canada and the United States. that is where she got inspired for her “electro-pop rock” style of music.
#2. Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn – Fool for Love
(Written by Torbjørn Raae, Arve Furset, Kim Wigaard Johansen and, Maria Mohn)
Year old Kim Wigaard has performed for many years in and out of Norway on musicals, operas, and cabarets. you may have remembered him from being a semi-finalist in Idol and the early rounds of “The Voice”. 36 year-old Maria Mohn is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor. she has participated in TV Show’s such as Idol, Popstokk, Sommeråpent and, Beat for Beat
#3. Rein Alexander – One Last Time
(Written by Erik Småland, Kristoffer Tømmerbakke and, Rein Alexander)
Forty-eight-year-old Rein Alexander is the winner of the Norwegian TV show “Kjempesjansen” 2003. Rein’s song delivers the message that life consists of contrasts. and as he explained, “challenges are a good thing and it’s important to get up when you’ve fallen.”
#4. Tore Petterson – The Start of Something New
(written by Tore Petterson and, Knut Bjørnar Asphol)
Tore Petterson is a 40-year-old comedian from Drammen. he is known for participating in the series “Sofa”, “Farmen Celebrity” and as a judge in “Shall we dance”. also you can recognize him as a part in the duo “Adam and Tore” with his friend Adam Schjølberg.
On Friday one from the remaining finalist will be revealed and will perform on the semifinal that will tale place on Sunday 1/18 19:50 CET. you can watch the show here:
The MGP 2020 next rounds are:
Semi-final 3 will be held on the 25h of January 2020. It will include 4 artists from Central Norway.
Semi-final 4 will be held on the 1st of February 2020. It will include 4 artists from Eastern Norway.
Semi-final 5 will be held on the 8th of February 2020. It will include 4 artists from Northen Norway.
The final of “Melodi Grand Prix 2020” will be held on the 15th of February 2020. It will include 5 automatic qualifiers that have been chosen by NRK and the 5 qualifiers from the semi-finals. The voting in the final will be based only on the public vote.
The 5 automatic qualifiers are:
#1. Sondrey – Take My Time
Sondre Mulongo Nystrøm is 25 years old sprinter and Soul and R&B singer. In 2016, he had performed in the show The Stream and afterward got a record contract. In 2019, he took part in the music show Stjernekamp, where he finished in 3rd place.
#2. Didrik Solli-Tangen & Emil Solli-Tangen – Out of Air
Didrik and Emil are brothers. They work together for years and especially perform together in concerts and summer shows.
Didrik is 32 years old, graduated from the Barratt Due Music Conservatory as a classical singer in 2010. In 2010, he participated in “Melodi Grand Prix” and won. thereafter, he represents Norway in Eurovision 2010 with the song “My Heart is Yours”. Didrik finished in 20th place in the grand final.
Emil is 28 years old. At the age of 19, he started the program for performing singers in the Barratt-Due Music Conservatory in Oslo. At the age of 21, he started studying Opera. In 2013 he participated in “Melodi Grand Prix 2013” with the metal band Gromth. They performed “Alone” and qualified for the final but didn’t reach the top final.
#3. Ulrikke Brandstorp – Attention
Ulrikke Brandstorp is 24 years old. She rose to fame in 2018, when she ended as a runner-up in the music show Stjernekamp. In 2017, she participated in “Melodi Grand Prix 2017” and qualified for the gold-final with the song “Places“.
Nowadays, she plays Liesl in the musical “Sound of Music”.
#4. Akuvi – Som du er (Eng: “As You Are”)
Beatrice Akuvi Hosen Kumordzie is 25 years old singer and songwriter. She was born into a musical family. Her sister, Anna Lisa took part in “Melodi Grand Prix 2019” and qualified for the gold-final. Akuvi’s main Genres are traditionally South African Gospel, West African afro-Pop and American Hip-Hop and R&B.
#5. Tone Damli – Hurts Sometimes
Tone Damli is 31 years old singer. She rose to fame in 2005 when she was only 16 years old and participated in “The Norwegian Idol”. She has released so far 5 studio albums that were a huge success in Norway. In 2009, she participated in “Melodi Grand Prix 2009” and performed “Butterflies“. She finished as a runner-up to Alexander Rybak who later won Eurovision 2009.
All the songs and the playlist are waiting for you on the show’s playlist