Tonight marked the final of the 60th anniversary special version of Melodi Grand Prix – Norway’s long-running selection show for their Eurovision Song Contest representative!
Following a fantastic show where five semi-final winners competed against five pre-qualifiers, Ulrikke Brandstorp was confirmed as the winner in a nail-biting finish. As a result, they will now be flying the Norwegian flag in Rotterdam! You can watch their winning performance here:
The ten artists and their songs which competed tonight are:
- Raylee – “Wild”
- Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen – “Out of Air”
- Magnus Bokhn – “Over The Sea”
- Akuvi – “Som du er”
- Kristin Husøy – “Pray For Me”
- Rein Alexander – “One Last Time”
- Tone Damli – “Hurts Sometimes”
- Sondrey – “Take My Time”
- Ulrikke Brandstorp – “Attention”
- Liza Vassilieva – “I Am Gay”
After the first round of results, six acts were eliminated. The four with the most votes advanced; and they were Kristin Husøy, Ulrikke Brandstorp, Liza Vassilieva & Raylee!
Following a second round of voting, the top two were then chosen as Kristin Husøy and Ulrikke. Both acts then performed once again for one final shot to sway the voters, before we saw a regional breakdown of the votes. Despite Kristin leading the way through most of the results, a landslide victory at the last minute in Eastern Norway cemented Ulrikke as the winner!
What do you make of the results? Are you happy to see Ulrikke win?