Your guide through the second chance round of Melodi Grand Prix 2022!

Norwegian national final – Melodi Grand Prix is slowly getting in it’s final stage. Four semi-finals have finished and we have four qualifiers which joined the five finalist and now those 9 are awaiting the last 10th finalist who will be chosen of 12 non qualifiers from the semi-final rounds through a special, slightly different format of the MGP second chance round. It will be conducted in two parts. The first one is taking place tonight at 20.05 CET and it will feature the video performances from the semi-final of all 12 non qualifiers. The audience will vote for their favourite and 4 acts with the biggest amount of votes tonight will advance to the second chance duels round scheduled for this Saturdaz 12th of February. Artists will be back on stage performing their entries and face off in duels same as in the semi-finals the difference is that now we know all of the acts, the winners of both duels will advance to the gold duel and the winner of it will be the 10th finalist of Melodi Grand Prix 2022.  Grand final of Melodi Grand Prix 2022 will be broadcast from Fornebu’s H3 Arena.

Lets introduce the 12 acts competing to become the winner of the second chance round.

Mira Craig– “We Still Here”
Lyrics and music: Mira Craig and Bård Berg

Mira Craig is a popular Norwegian RnB singer who debuted as an artist with the single “Boogeyman” back in 2005. Eurovision audience knows her as the one who composed the Norwegian Eurovision entry at Eurovision Song Contest 2008 “Hold On Be Strong” performed by Maria Haukaas Mittet (née Storeng). She also competed at MGP 2010 with “I’ll Take You High” where she got eliminated in the second round of the second chance. Mira has been nominated for several Spellemann Prizes, the Alarm Prize and the MTV Europe Music Awards. Throughout her career, she has worked with major international artists and producers, and has played for over 100,000 people at home and abroad. “We Still Here” is the first single on her upcoming album. She lost the semi-final duel against Eline Noelia in SF 1. You can check our interview with Mira HERE

TrollfesT – “Dance Like A Pink Flamingo”
Lyrics and music: Eirik Renton and Jostein Austvik

TrollfesT is a Norwegian folk metal band, formed in 2003 by John Espen Sagstad (Mr.Seidel) and Jostein Austvik (Trollmannen). Their demo was released in 2004, their first album, “Willkommen Folk Tell Drekka Fest!” in 2005 and their latest release is “Happy Heroes”. Most of their lyrics are written in the fictional langauge of Trolls (Trollspråk), a mixture of Norwegian and German. They also use saxophones and accordions in their songs and they also describe their music as Norwegian Balkan Metal. TrollfesT lost the duel against Frode Vassel in SF 1.

Eline Noelia – “Ecstasy ”
Lyrics and music: Eline Noelia Myreng, Audun Agnar Guldbrandsen and Tea Megaard

Eline Noelia Myreng known just as Eline Noelia is a Norwegian singer which is competing at the MGP for the first time. Eline has worked with music full time for several years, including as a singer in the event industry with high volume. She has also spent considerable time in the studio. When the Tønsberg girl studied pop music at Limpi, it began to loosen up in earnest and she became acquainted with the producer Audun Agnar Gulbrandsen. Eline lost the golden duel against Frode Vassel in SF 1.

Lily Löwe – “Bad Baby”
Lyrics and music: Lill Sofie Wilsberg, Trond Holter and Victoria Land

Lill Sofie Eriksson Wilsberg is a Norwegian stylist, make-up artist as well as songwriter from Eidskog. Her music is rooted in melodic hard rock, but extends over several genres such as metal with elements of pop and punk. Through contrasts between the soundscape and the visual, her music breaks expectations one may have of the genre, and creates its own unique universe. Lily’s musical role models include Rammstein and Lady Gaga. She is best known for the work on the series Rådebank and Delete Me. She also worked with The Weeknd, Marcus & MartinusIsac Elliot and many others. Lily lost the duel against Steffen Jakobsen in SF 2. You can check our interview with Lily HERE.

Daniel Lukas – “Kvelertak”
Lyrics and music: Daniel Lukas Kalelic and Are Næsset

Daniel Lukas Kalelic is a singer – songwriter from Ellingsrud in Oslo. He comes from a musical family and his first time on stage was at MGP junior in 2013 with the song “Tiden går fort” (Time Goes Fast). In 2018, he was ready to try his luck in Idol, where he impressed the judges with a self-composed song. The following year, he won the talent competition H&M Loves Music. Daniel has previously worked as a swimming instructor and today works as a salesman but his dream is to be able to work with music full time. Daniel lost the duel against Farida in SF 2. You can read our interview with Daniel HERE. 

 

Steffen Jakobssen – “With Me Tonight”
Lyrics and music: Mats William Wennerberg and Nicolai Herwell

Steffen Jakobssen is a Norwegian musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter. He became known after ending on 3rd place at the 7th season of Idol Norway back in 2013. His performance of “Your Man” by his music role model Josh Turner was named the best “Idol” moment of the year. Steffen released his first album “My beginning” in 2009 and his second album “Six Strings Love Affair” came out in 2013 and it included popular songs such as “Music Man” and “What She Wants“. His biggest dream is to perform on the radio program “Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville. Steffen lost golden duel against Farida in SF 2. You can read our interview with Steffen HERE. 

Mari Eriksen Bølla – “Your Loss”
Lyrics and music: Lars Horn Lavik, Morten Franck and Mari Eriksen Bølla

Mari Eriksen Bølla is a Norwegian musician and artist which won the 11th season of Idol Norway in 2020 at the age of 15. Several of her performances at the show left judges speechless and among the panel was the artists which represented Norway at Eurovision last year, TIX. Prior to that she also competed at first and only version of Idol junior. So far Mari released the songs “Now that I found you” (winning song from Idol), Christmas song “Christmas Time (is nothing without you)” and in May last year she released “Not that girl“. Mari lost the duel against Oda Gondrosen in SF 3. You can read our interview with Mari HERE. 

Sturla – “Skår i hjertet”
Lyrics and music: Sturla Fagerli Larsen

Sturla Larsen known as Sturla is Norwegian musician from OrkdalTrøndelag who writes and performs music in his own dialect, Trøndersk. Together with singer Hanne Mjøen he released an EP “Som ingen andre” (Like No Other), you can listen to one of their songs here. Sturla lost the duel against VILDE in SF 3

VILDE – “Titans”
Lyrics and music: Vilde Johannessen, Ben Adams and Sindre Timberlid Jenssen

Vilde Johannessen is songwriter from Tjøme, Vestfold. After completing a bachelor’s degree in music at the music school LIPA in England, she moved to Oslo in 2018 to pursue an artist career. At the same time, she released her first single, “Get You”, and has since released seven songs on his own record label. In recent years, the artist has also written for other artists both at home and abroad, including Stina Talling. Among the highlights of her own artist career, she has opened up for Matoma, Röyksopp and Julie Bergan, sung at the opening of the Norway Cup. At the beginning of 2021, Vilde released the single “Never Said Enough”.  VILDE lost the golden duel against Oda Gondrosen in SF 3. You can read our interview with VILDE HERE. 

Alexandra Joner – “Hasta la vista”
Lyrics and music: Henrik Sæter and Jazara Aden Hutton

Alexandra Joner tried her chance to represent Norway at Melodi Grand Prix 2015 with “Cinderella” but she didn’t manage to advance to the Gold Final. In recent years, she has been seen in various TV programs such as “Camp Kulinaris”, “71 Degrees North”, and most recently as one of the profiles in the TV 2 program “Bloggerne” (The Bloggers). In addition to being a musician, she is also in the makeup and beauty industry. Alexandra lost the duel against Maria Mohn in SF 4.

Kim Wigaard Johansen – “La Melodia”
Lyrics and music: Kim Wigaard Johansen, Marius Hagen, Karianne Sissener Amundsen and Ronny Janssen

Kim Wigaard Johansen is the an artist with whom Norwegian audience got familiar through The Voice Norway back in 2017, the fourth season of the show. He has sung at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Off-Broadway in New York and been a soloist for a sold-out Oslo Concert Hall. Basically, he has a broad education from the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Oslo Academy of the Arts and the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He participated in the Melodi Grand Prix in 2020 with the duet “Fool for Love” together with Maria Mohn. Kim lost the duel against Sofie Fjellvang in SF 4. You can read our interview with Kim HERE. 

Maria Mohn – “Fly”
Lyrics and music: Maria Mohn and Einar Kristiansen Five

Maria Mohn Pettersen is Norwegian musician, pianist, singer-songwriter, she is an educated singer at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Mohn started singing with her father in a band when she was 10 years old. Back in 2003 she competed in the Norwegian Idol. In 2010 she released her debut album and started acting. In 2011 she competed at Norwegian Idol for the second time and ended on sixth place. In the autumn of 2017 she started to work as a part-time singing teacher. At Melodi Grand Prix 2020 she performed the song “Fool for Love” with Kim Wigaard Johansen. Maria Mohn lost the golden duel against Sofie Fjellvang. You can read our interview with Maria HERE. 

This Satuday in addition to the performances of the four acts competing for the last place in the final we will be having a chance to watch the performance of the remaining finalist Anna Lisa Kumoji. Other finalists are: Elsie Bay, Christian Ingebrigtsen, NorthKid, Subwoolfer, Frode Vassel, Farida, Oda Gondrosen and Sofie Fjellvang. You can read our interviews with Maria Mohn, Kim Wigaard, VILDEMari Bølla, SteffenLilyDaniel and Mira by clicking on the name of the artist. Voting is online. Don’t forget to tune in to our blog for tonight’s first part of the second chance round.

Which of the 12 acts would you like to see advance to the second part of the second chance round and which one should be winning the last golden ticket for the final? Share your impressions in the comments below and at our social media links! 

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