Norway: It’s Ulrikke Brandstorp to Rotterdam with her song “Attention”

Norway: It’s Ulrikke Brandstorp to Rotterdam with her song “Attention”

The  Melodi Grand Prix 2020 took place this evening, during which  Ulrikke Brandstorp was crowned winner with her song “Attention” and will be defending the Norwegian colors in Rotterdam. 

 Hosts of the final show that was held at  Trondeheim Spektrum in Trondheim, were Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase.

This year’s edition  included 6 televised shows ( 5 semi-finals and a Grand Final). A total of 10 acts  battled for the golden ticket to Rotterdam ( 5 pre-qualified/ 5 selected via the semi-finals).Each semi final saw a number of 4 competing acts from a specific parts of Norway (Northern, Central , Western, Eastern and Southern Norway).

Watch below all today’s 10 performaces :

  1. Raylee – Wild
  2. Didrik & Emil – Out of Air
  3. Magnus Bokn – Over the Sea
  4. Akuvi – Som du er
  5. Kristin Husøy – Pray for Me
  6. Rein Alexander – One Last Time
  7. Tone Damli – Hurts Sometimes
  8. Sondrey – Take My Time
  9. Ulrikke Brandstorp – Attention
  10. Liza Vassilieva – I Am Gay


The final winner will be determined after three rounds of voting taking place online by the public. Once all performances are over, the first four acts with the most votes that qualified to the next round of voting were :

Final – 15 February 2020
Draw Artist Song Composer(s) Result
1 Raylee Wild” Andreas “Stone” Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Laurell Barker Gold Final
2 Didrik & Emil “Out of Air” Fredrik Boström, Mats Tärnfors, Niclas Lundin, Didrik Solli-Tangen Eliminated
3 Magnus Bokn “Over the Sea” Alexander Rybak, Joakim With Steen, Magnus Bokn Eliminated
4 Akuvi “Som du er” Andreas “Stone” Johansson, Costa Leon, Amin Zana, Beatrice Akuvi Kumordzie Eliminated
5 Kristin Husøy “Pray for Me” Galeyn Tenhaeff, Neil Hollyn, Marcia Sondeijker, Roel Rats, Kristin Husøy Gold Final
6 Rein Alexander “One Last Time” Erik Smaaland, Kristoffer Tømmerbakke, Rein Alexander Eliminated
7 Tone Damli “Hurts Sometimes” Helge Moen, Jim Bergsted, Jethro Fox, Tone Damli Eliminated
8 Sondrey “Take My Time” Ola Frøyen, Eric Lumiere, Terchi Pippuri Eliminated
9 Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention” Christian Ingebrigtsen, Kjetil Mørland, Ulrikke Brandstorp Gold Final
10 Liza Vassilieva “I Am Gay” Audun Agnar Guldbrandsen, Stian Nyhammer Olsen, Myrtoula Røe, Liza Vassilieva Gold Final
  • Raylee

  • Kristin Husøy

  • Ulrikke Brandstorp

  •  Liza Vassilieva

Gold Final – 15 February 2020
Draw Artist Song Public Vote Place Result
1 Kristin Husøy “Pray for Me” 1-2 Gold Duel
2 Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention” 1-2 Gold Duel
3 Liza Vassilieva “I Am Gay”   3-4 Eliminated
4 Raylee “Wild”   3-4 Eliminated

While a  recap of the 4 songs was demonstrated the online voting selected the two acts that went in a last superfinal round. During the Gold final round the two acts had the chance to perform one last time their entries. The act with the mosts public votes was  Ulrikke Brandstorp who will represent Norway at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Gold Duel – 15 February 2020
Draw Artist Song Eastern
Total Place
1 Kristin Husøy “Pray for Me” 69,696 19,932 51,176 16,756 37,107 194,667 2
2 Ulrikke Brandstorp “Attention” 102,663 17,152 21,770 19,854 38,906 200,345 1

Watch below Ulrikke’s goldfinal performance that gave her the ticket to Rotterdam:

A few words about  Ulrikke Brandstorp

Ulrikke Brandstorp (born 13 July 1995), known mononymously as Ulrikke, is a Norwegian singer. She participated in the Norwegian edition Idol 2013 and later on in The Voice where she reached the semi finals. In 2017 she participated in MGP with her entry Places and she was placed 4th. In autumn of 2018 she took part in the  NRKs Stjernekampen competition where she finished 2nd.  In 2019, she played the role of Liesl in Sound of Music at Folketeateret in Oslo.

Angelo D.

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