MGP: Artists & songs of second semifinal revealed!

Norwegian national broadcaster NRK celebrates 60 years of Melodi Grand Prix in honour of that they reinstated the semifinals first time since 2012 last week’s semifinal was the first one and dedicated to South Norway and Raylee with the song “Wild” qualified to the finals this week another four acts will compete in and after two duels and one golden duel (consisting of the winner from the previous two rounds) will reveal us another finalist this time the region will be East Norway. There are five entries which are pre-qualified for the Grand final (each entry is going to be performed during one semifinal evening).

The four acts competing in this week’s Semi Final 2 – East Norway are as follows:

  1. JÆGER – How About Mars
  2. Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn – Fool for Love
  3. Rein Alexander – One Last Time
  4. Tore Petterson – The Start of Something New

JÆGER even though born in Norway she grew up in Canada and USA, and as youngster she played in a rock band, to the audience better known as a participant of Norwegian edition of popular contest The Voice in 2017.

Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn except their career as singers also work as vocal coaches for many Norwegian music stars. Kim took part in Norwegian Idol (semifinal); The Voice (top 40) and recently he was one of the judges at the show All Together Now in Norway and Maria was also a competitor of Idol and she is a star of many Norwegian music TV shows.

Rein Alexander is famous musician which had concerts in Norway, USA, Iceland, UK, Italy and Sweden and he performed in musicals such as Les Miserables (Jean Valjean); The Jungle Book (Shere Khan) and many others.

Tore Petterson is known for staring TV shows such as “Sofa” and as a judge of the contest “Strictly Come Dancing” and he had a band Tore Petterson Trio; he wrote and produced the entry “The Start of Something New” together with Knut Bjørnar Asphol the producer of “That’s How You Write a Song” by Alexander Rybak

You can listen to all four songs on NRK’s official website here (click on the song titles). Once you listened to the songs, let us know which of these four is your personal favorite by voting for it in our poll here:

The pre-qualified entry of this semifinal is song Out of Air performed by brothers Didrik & Emil both of which previously participated at MGP; Didrik Solli-Tangen won in 2010 with song “My Heart is Yours” and represented Norway at ESC 2010 while Emil Solli-Tangen was finalist in 2013 singing the song “Alone” with Gromth. Their song “Out of Air” will be presented on January 17th

The semifinal is set for 18th of January don’t forget to tune in to our website and follow the live blog. Let us know what do you think about the artists and their entries in the comments below!

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