Norway: Meet the Heat 4 Melodi Grand Prix contestants

This morning, NRK revealed the entries competing in this Saturday’s semi-final heat of Melodi Grand Prix 2020. The series is approaching its fourth week of advancing acts through its duel format, while also showcasing finalists that have been predetermined by an expert jury. One of these four acts will join the previous heat winners, along with the five previously announced jury selected acts in the final from Trondheim on February 15, 2020.

The four acts competing this week are:

Hege Bjerk: “Pang” 

Lyrics and Melody: Martin Bjerkreim, Trygve Stakkeland and Hege Bjerkreim 

Hege Bjerkreim (28) creates dream-like, honest and soulful pop music, her songs are wrapped in a colorful blanket of synthesizers, guitars, string instruments and beats. Her lyrics come from the heart and are about body pressure, anxiety, the grief of what is lost in life as well as the joy of what lies ahead of us.  The song she will be performing at Melodi Grand Prix is about how an eating disorder ultimately controls your life.

Magnus Bokn: “Over The Sea” 

Lyrics and Melody: Alexander Rybak , Joakim With Steen and Magnus Bokn 

Big name writers much? Magnus has teamed up with Eurovision legend Alexander Rybak and songwriter/producer JOWST who is also very well-known for the ESC audience.  

Magnus attracted a large audience through his participation in Norwegian “Idol” in 2011 and 2013. In 2017, he joined “The Voice” where he impressed through several rounds. His audition song “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” achieved over 3,500,000 streams on Spotify and Youtube.

Oda Loves You: “Love Who We Love” 

Lyrics and Melody: Magnus Bertelsen and Oda Evjen Gjøvåg 

Oda Evjen Gjøvåg, moved to the pop metropolis of Los Angeles at the age of 19. She juggled her studied, a job as an Au Pair and vocalist gigs. Over time, she formed a solid base in the big city. She returned to Norway after 7 years and brought back with her, a copywriting education and a large amount of lyrics.

Since then, Oda has been writing songs for artists like Marcus and Martinus and Alan Walker, which have been streamed over 120 million times around the world. She has taken the artist name “Oda Loves You”. She says that choice reflects her desire to spread love through music.

Nordic Tenors: “In A Special Place” 

Tekst og melodi: Einar Kristiansen Five and Jan-Tore Saltnes 

Nordic Tenors is a Norwegian vocal group that was established in 2003 in Bergen. The idea behind Nordic Tenors was to create a musical group that combines classical music and opera, with more pop musical expressions and humor.

From 2003 til today, the group has performed over 900 concerts and performances at private parties in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the United States. The Christmas concert tour “Christmas with the Nordic Tenors” has become one of the most successful Christmas concert tours in Norway. The Nordic Tenors has released eight albums and one DVD in addition to various singles.

Check back with us later in the week for a review of the four entries, in the meantime, head over to the poll to vote for your favorites!

MGP 2020 (Semi-Final 4)

Oda Loves You - Love Who We Love657
Magnus Bokn - Over The Sea639
Hege Bjerk - Pang603
Nordic Tenors - In This Special Place506

Number of voters: 61

Source : NRK

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