The four artists competing in the fifth semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix have been revealed.
Norwegian broadcaster NRK have revealed the four artists competing in the Northern Norway Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
The artists are:
- Elin & The Woods – We Are As One
- Jenny Jenssen – Mr. Hello
- Kevin Boine – Stem på mæ (Vote for me)
- Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay
The fourth semi-final took place on Saturday evening, with Magnus Bokn qualifying to the final. He will join Raylee, Rein Alexander, and Kristin Husøy, who qualified from the first, second and third semi-finals, and the five pre-qualified artists in the Grand Final on February 15th.
The pre-qualified artists are:
- Didrik & Emil – “Out of Air”
- Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Attention”
- Akuvi – “Som du er” (As you are)
- Sondrey – “Take My Time”
- Tone Damli – “Hurts Sometimes”
This year’s edition of Melodi Grand Prix is marking the 60th year of Norway’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest with a total of twenty-five acts competing to represent Norway in Rotterdam.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 will begin on January 11 and continue every Saturday until February 15. The semi-finals will be broadcast live from the H3 Arena in Fornebu, just oustide Oslo. Five songs have been chosen for the final already and will be joined by one qualifier from each of the semi-finals.
The final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 will be held in Trondheim Spektrum on February 15. This will only be the third time in history that the final of Melodi Grand Prix has been held outside of Oslo. The schedule for the competition is as follows:
- Show 1 – 4 songs compete from Southern Norway
- Show 2 – 4 songs compete from Eastern Norway
- Show 3 – 4 songs compete from Central Norway
- Show 4 – 4 songs compete from Western Norway
- Show 5 – 4 songs compete from Northern Norway
- Final – 1 qualifier from each show joins the five pre-qualified acts make up the final 10
Norway won the televote at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, with KEiiNO and their song “Spirit in the Sky”. They finished in 6th place overall.
Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.