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Carl Espen to represent Norway in Copenhagen!

15 March 2014 at 23:39 CET

After three Semi-Finals with a total of 15 participants, the 2014 edition of Melodi Grand Prix culminated tonight at the Oslo Spektrum arena, where the 9 qualifiers gave it their all to win the right to represent Norway at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen in May. 

Despite singing their hearts out, there could only be one winner and this was Carl Espen with the song Silent Storm who will now have the honour of flying the Norwegian flag in Copenhagen on the 8th of May. 

See our interview with Carl Espen below:

The Acts

Tonight, 9 acts performed in the Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2014. After this these were whittled down to just 4, who after a first round of voting went on to perform again in the so-called Super-Final. 

The team were in Oslo and spoke to many of tonight's artists, and last year's Norwegian representative in Malmö. You can check out what they had to say here:

Below you can see a list of all 9 finalists in order of appearance (qualifiers in bold):

  1. El Cuero - Ain't No Love In This City No More
  2. Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor
  3. Knut Kippersund Nesdal - Taste of You
  4. Dina Misund - Needs
  5. Mo - Heal
  6. Linnea Dale - High Hopes
  7. Charlie - Hit Me Up
  8. Carl Espen - Silent Storm
  9. Oda & Wulff - Sing

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The following four acts qualified to the Super-Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2014, in the order they were announced and performed (winner in bold):

  1. Knut Kippersund Nesdal - Taste of You
  2. Carl Espen - Silent Storm
  3. Mo - Heal
  4. Linnea Dale - High Hopes

After the four Super-Finalists performed again the viewers had the chance to vote once more. The voting was split up into 5 regions. Here, Carl Espen received the most points with 53,712 votes cast. 

Unlike in previous years where there was a jury vote from each of cities where the Semi-Finals took place, this year only the viewers could choose who would win Melodi Grand Prix 2014

Berger is back!

Last year's Norwegian entrant, Margaret Berger, returned to Melodi Grand Prix this year to perform with her friend and co-writer of the song I Feed You My Love, Karin Park. On stage they performed their respective new singles and then came together to sing their Eurovision Song Contest entry from 2013, where they achieved a very respectable 4th place in Malmö. 

Margaret Berger performing on stage in Oslo tonight. Photo: Stijn Smulders (EBU)

Read more

If you find out more about this year's competition including who participated in the three Semi-Finals, why not take a look at the articles below:

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Norway will take part in the second Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place at the B&W-Hallerne in Copenhagen on the 8th of May. The Grand Final is on the 10th of May.