Norway: MGP 2020 fourth semi final entries revealed
The Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, revealed the entries to compete in the 4th semi final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020, on February 1.
While a professional jury of experts has already selected 5 acts that have already prequalified to the final, the rest 5 spots in the final will be filled in by the winners of the five semi final rounds. After the 1st semi final and 2nd semi final round for MGP 2020, the selection moves on to the 3rd semi final round in order to determine one more MGP 2020 finalist .
NRK revealed the four competies entries ( Western Norway) that will compete in the upcoming 4th semi final:
- Hege Bjerk – Pang
- Magnus Bokn – Over The Sea
- Nordic Tenors – In This Special Place
- Oda Loves You – Love Who We Love
Among the contestants we see Magnus Bokn and his entry Over The Sea composer of which is Alexander Rybak , winner of Eurovision 2019 with his song Fairytale and Norway’s representative in ESC 2018 with the song That’s how you write a song (15th place). Additionally Joakim With Steen aka JOWST represented Norway in 2017 with the song Grab the monent (10th place).
In this year’s 58th edition of Melodi Grand Prix we will see a total of 25 acts compete in the national selection that will determine Norway’s 60th entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. Grand Prix 2020 kicked off with its first semi final show on January 11, with four more semi finals to follow week by week, leading to the Grand final that will take place on February 15 at the Trondheim Spektrum in Trondheim . Each semi final will see a number of 4 competing acts from a specific parts of Norway. From each semi final round one qualifier will join the five pre qualified acts in the final show.
On Saturday’s semi final we will one more act from the 5 prequalified ones. Namely, Ulrikke Brandstorp will perform live her competing Grand final entry entitled Attention , which will go public on Friday.