The first Melodi Grand Prix semi-final has taken place, where four acts competed with just one qualifying spot up for grabs.
It was previously announced that the Norwegian selection would consist of five semi-finals, with four acts in each semi-final. Just one act will qualify each week, and the qualifiers will join five already qualified artists, Sondrey, Didrik & Emil, Akuvi, Ulrikke Brandstorp and Tone Damli.
The four competing acts in the semi-final were put into two duels, where a winner was decided for each duel. The winners would then move onto the ‘Gold Duel’ where the winner would then qualify to the Melodi Grand Prix final. The results were decided completely by online voting.
Here are the duels:
- Geirmund – ‘Come Alive’ vs Lisa Børud – ‘Talking About Us’
- Kim Rysstad – ‘Rainbow’ vs Raylee – ‘Wild’
The winners of the first round were Lisa Børud and Raylee, with Raylee taking out the top spot with her song Wild.
In each semi-final, one of the pre-qualified artists will perform their song during the show and this week Sondrey performed his song, Take My Time.