The first semi final of  Melodi Grand Prix 2020 took place this evening and determined the 6th finalist of Norway’s national selection.

The first semi final round took place at H3 Arena Fornebu, and was hosted by  Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase.

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

A special professional jury has already determined 5 finalists , one of which we saw perform in the 1st semi final. Namely, Sondrey took the stage to perform his entry Take My Time .

The 1st semi final contestants of Southern Norway  that competed in the following duels were:

Geirmund – Come Alive VS Lisa Børud – Talking About Us

Kim Rysstad – Rainbow VS Raylee – Wild

Lisa Børud and Raylee were the ones that received the most votes in their duels and battle in the Gold Duel that declared winner of the 1st semi final Raylee.

The Norwegian national selection will continue next week with the 2nd semi final round in order to determine one more MGP 2020 finalist.