The second semifinal of the Norwegian national selection, Melodi Grand Prix, fired off a lopsided, if spectacular live show. The second of five heats featured artists from Eastern Norway and took place in Oslo.
A random draw allocated the four semifinalists in duels and pitted Tore Petterson’s “The start of something new” against Maria and Kim’s “Fool for love”. In the end the Kim & Maria won out, eliminating Tore Petterson from the competition.
Tore Petterson – “The start of nothing new”
The second duel, between JÆGER’s “How about Mars” and Rein Alexander’s “One last time” was a nailbiter, but in the end JÆGER’s plucky performance found itself outclassed by the unstoppable viking schlager. Exit JÆGER.
JÆGER – “How about Mars”
When the two duel winners prepared for their head-on battle, we were introduced to Eastern Norway’s token autoqualifier: None other than 2010 entrant Didrik Solli-Tangen entered the fray, accompanied by his brother Emil, with the pair bringing a schlagerballad so overflowing in theatrical bromosexuality not even a Targaryen monarch would touch it with a ten foot dragon.
Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen – “Out of air”
The show concluded with a the final duel between Kim & Maria and Rein Alexander. Both gave it their all, but in the end, Kim & Maria found themselves outclassed by the old viking rocker and were the final act eliminated in the heat.
Kim Wigaard & Maria Mohn – “Fool for love”
Which means the qualifier from the second heat was none other than Rein Alexander!
Rein Alexander – “One last time”
Rein’s qualification brings the tally of known finalists to four. Here is a list of the fully released finalists:
– Sondrey – “Take my time”
– Raylee – “Wild”
– Didrik & Emil Solli-Tangen – “Out of air”
– Rein Alexander – “One last time”.
The next heat will take place on Saturday 25/01/2020 – This time we’ll be hearing from Central Norway.
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