Tonight we had the first installment of “MGP Direkte” from NRK as they presented the 7 acts that will take place in the first Semi Final of MGP to find Norway’s representative to Eurovision 2012.
There were some surprises to say the least
The 7 acts presented were
- Vidar Busk – “Paid My Way”
- Carina Dahl – “Sleepwalking”
- Tom Hugo – “Det Er Du”
- Gromth Featuring Emil Solli-Tangen – “Alone”
- Julie Bergan – “Give a little something back”
- Mimi Blix – “Catch Me”
- Datarock – “The Underground”
The 2 big surprises were song 4 Gromth Featuring Emil Solli-Tangen – “Alone” and Song 5 Julie Bergan – “Give a little something back”.
Gromth Featuring Emil Solli-Tangen – “Alone”
You may recognise the name “Solli-Tangen” as this is the surname of the Norwegian representative at Eurovision 2010. Yes Didrik’s younger brother Emil has entered MGP with bizarly a heavy metal rock band. Emil himself is a trained opera singer like his brother, so you can imagine the surprise when the audience heard him featuring on a heavy metal rock song. Interesting song and concept and you will either love it or loath it.
Julie Bergan – “Give a little something back”
A young attractive and powerful singer performing a contemporary song. However the interesting thing with this entry is that it is composed by Ben Adams who is part of former British Boy Band Band 911 – who are still very popular in Norway and even entered the Norwegian National Song Contest recently. This will ensure that Julie will gain a lot of votes and Ben was even interviewed himself – the only writer of the 7 acts to be there.
So the contest looks like it is a fight between Heavy Metal Opera versus British Boy Band Charm.
Who will win out?
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