Tom Hugo: “It’s going to be an ESC-worthy show”
We’re only hours away from the Norwegian final Melodi Grand Prix. One of the contestants in tonight’s show is a newcommer in this competition, Tom Hugo, who is participating with the song “I Like I Like I Like”.
We had the pleasure to have a chat with Tom Hugo ahead of tonight’s show, find out more about his song, and his expectations. Check out everything he told us in this interview here:
First of all, thank you so much for taking time to talk to us! Congratulations on being one of the 10 finalists!
Thank you for reaching out!
How did you feel when you found out that you were going to be one of the finalists in MGP?
I was very happy of course, especially because this year the song had to score well in a screaning-process to be picked. And it’s always fun to get positive feedback on something that you are proud of.
Can you tell us a little bit about your song?
“I Like I Like I Like” is three minutes of good vibes, a happy disco-pop song that are made to put a smile on your face. It’s about dancing with the moves you got in you, not caring about what other people would think.
How do you prepare before you go on stage?
I do some warm-up exercises for my voice and some meditation to get in the right mood. And as I have some dance-moves as well in this performance, I’ll have to do some light stretching.
Do you have a vision on how you want the stage design to look like, during your performance?
I had a clear vision on how I wanted the stage and show to look like, and luckily NRK and my choreographer both agreed on all my ideas. I can’t tell you too much, but it’s going to be an ESC-worthy show with a lot of colors and diversity.
If you win MGP, How would you feel about representing Norway in Lisbon?
It’ll be a dream come true. I’d be honored to represent Norway in Lisbon of course, and would dedicate all my focus on promoting the song and deliver a great performance in May.
Do you have any favorites among the other nine entries this year?
There’s a lot of great songs this year, but I guess Mørland’s “Who We Are” is on top of my list, and Rebecca is an amazingly talented singer. If the audience prefer a ballad over an uptempo song this year, I hope they vote for Rebecca.
Do you have an all time favourite when it comes to ESC/MGP?
I think that Loreen’s “Euphoria” is the most complete act so far. Both song, voice, performance and show was close to perfect.
Thank you so much for your time talking to us! We wish you all the best of luck in tonight’s final!
Give a listen to Tom Hugo’s entry “I Like I Like I Like” right here:
If Tom Hugo is your personal favorite in Melodi Grand Prix, make sure you cast your vote for him in our poll here: