Melodi Grand Prix: Semi-Final Four Participants are Revealed!

The Norwegian national selection continues this week, with the next four participants to compete for one qualifying spot in the final.

This year’s edition of Melodi Grand Prix marks the 60th year of Norway participating at Eurovision. Unlike previous years, this year’s competition will feature a total of 6 shows which will showcase artists from across Norway. The fourth semi-final, which will take place on February 1st  will feature artists from Western Norway.

The pre-qualified artists are:

  • Sondrey – Take My Time
  • Didrik & Emil – Out of Air
  • Akuvi – Som du er
  • Ulrikke Brandstorp – Attention
  • Tone Damli – Hurts Sometimes

The semi-final competitors are:

  • Hege Bjerk – Pang
  • Magnus Bokn – Over the Sea
  • Nordic Tenors – In This Special Place
  • Oda Loves You – Love Who We Love

JOWST returns to the competition, although as a songwriter for the song Over the Sea which was cowritten with former Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak.

There will be a total of five semi-finals, where four artists will compete in each semi-final. Just one artist will qualify from each semi-final, joining the pre-qualified artists in the final. This means that there will be a total of 10 artists in the final.

The four competing entries in this week’s semi-final have been released, and in each semi-final, one of the pre-qualified acts will perform as the interval. This week we will see Ulrikke perform in the semi-final.

The final will take place on February 15th.

For now, the songs are available on the NRK website here. You will be able to find this week’s competing entries in our Melodi Grand Prix playlist when they are released on Spotify. For now, listen to the entries from the previous semi-finals below: