Tonight in Oslo, five acts gave it their all to win one of the three coveted places in the Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2014, which takes place at the Oslo Spektrum Arena on the 15th of March. These places went to Elisabeth Carew, El Cuero and Carl Espen.
Now, the line-up is complete for the Grand Final next Saturday.
Tonight, five songs competed in the third and final Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2014. You can see the list below.
Moi - Bensin
El Cuero - Ain't No Love In This City No More - 2nd Place
Ilebek - Who Needs The Universe?
Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor - 3rd Place
Carl Espen - Silent Storm - 1st Place
The Final Line-Up
Below you can see a list of the 9 finalists. The running order for the Grand Final has not yet been determined by NRK:
Mo - Heal
Linnea Dale - High Hopes
Dina Misund - Needs
Knut Kippersund Nesdal - Taste of You
Oda & Wulff - Sing
Charlie - Hit Me Up
Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor
El Cuero - Ain't No Love In This City No More
Carl Espen - Silent Storm
There are fewer songs taking part this year than in previous years, as broadcaster NRK are keen to focus on quality as opposed to quantiy, an approach pioneered by Music Coordinator, Vivi Stenberg.
Each of the Semi-Finals taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March contain five acts. Three acts from each Semi-Final will qualify to the Grand Final on the 15th of March. At the same time the audience, by way of video reports, will be part of the process, from when a song was given the green light by the Melodi Grand Prix editorial team in the autumn of 2013, right up until they stand on stage at the Folketeatret. In addition, the jury, who were responsible for selecting the entries, will give their feedback about the performances during the broadcasts.
The Melodi Grand Prix team received over 600 entries this year from songwriters, producers and artists, who want to show Norway how good they are.
The winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2014 will go on to represent Norway in the second Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen on the 8th of May. The Grand Final takes place on the 10th of May.