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Mørland & Debrah Scarlett take the Norwegian flag to Vienna!


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Eurovision.tv
Posted 14 March, 2015, 22:45

What a show! This year NRK decided to throw all its apples into one bucket with one spectacular broadcast from the Oslo Spektrum Arena. The venue that played host to the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest, also commerated the 60 years of the competition with many tributes during the night.
However, all the festivities boiled down to one decisive question... Who will represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna? That's right, it was Mørland & Debrah Scarlett with the song A Monster Like Me!
See the winning performance here:
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We also had a chance to talk to the happy winners, which you can see right here:
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Watch Again!

Did you miss tonight's show or do you just want to watch it again? Well not fear, Eurovision.tv WebTV is here! Follow this link to get to the good stuff.
We spoke to some of tonight's acts before the show, and this is what they had to say!
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Results

In order to get to a result, the 11 particpants all performed their songs before an initial round of voting took place. Here four of the acts went on to the so-called Gold Final after which another round of voting was held and the winner was announced! Only the public got to vote on the winner.
The following four acts made it through to the Gold Final:
  • Tor & Bettan - All Over The World (with orchestra)
  • Staysman & Lazz - En godt stekt pizza (with orchestra)
  • Mørland & Debrah Scarlett - A Monster Like Me (with orchestra)
  • Erlend Bratland - Thunderstruck (with orchestra)
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Participants

The following 11 acts participated in tonights show (shown in order of appearance):
  1. Erlend Bratland - Thunderstruck (with orchestra)
  2. Raylee - Louder
  3. Tor & Bettan - All Over The World (with orchestra)
  4. Jenny Langlo - Next To You
  5. Ira Konstantinidis - We Don't Worry
  6. Contrazt - Heaven
  7. Marie Klåpbakken - Ta meg tilbake (with orchestra)
  8. Staysman & Lazz - En godt stekt pizza (with orchestra)
  9. Mørland & Debrah Scarlett - A Monster Like Me (with orchestra)
  10. Alexandra Joner - Cinderella (with orchestra)
  11. Karin Park - Human Beings
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Celebrating 60 years

This year at Melodi Grand Prix, NRK put a lot of emphasis on the history of the competition, as not only is it 60 years since the first ever Eurovision Song Contest took place, it is also 30 years since Bobbysocks won in 1985 with the song La det swinge and 20 years since Secret Garden won with Nocturne in 1995! We wanted to join in all the festivities so asked some of the artists what their favourite Eurovision Song Contest songs are. See what they said below:
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Orchestral success

One of the highlights of this year's Melodi Grand Prix was the return of the orchestra, or to be more precise Kringkastingsorkesteret (KORK). They played throughout tonight's show and accompanied 6 of the 11 participating songs. Is this a prelude to having them return again next year? Only time will tell!
The first time I heard the Orchestra in my ear I almost couldn't sing! - Debrah Scarlett

Some Statistics

This year 450 had accreditation to Melodi Grand Prix, including 143 dancers and choristers, including a choir of 60 children; the 54 strong orchestra, and a crew of approximately 140 working behind the scenes. In addition there were the artists, management, press and other involved parties. NRK also decided to drop the Eurovision Song Contest rule of a maximum of six persons being on stage during a performance.

Listen to the songs

Below is a list of the 11 finalists that took part in Melodi Grand Prix 2015 (in order of appearance). You can listen to full length versions of all the songs on the NRK website.

Erlend Bratland - Thunderstruck


Song: Thunderstruck Artist: Erlend Bratland Lyrics: Erlend Bratland, Linnea Deb Music: Joy Deb, Linnea Deb
Listen: HERE

Raylee - Louder


Song: Louder Artist: Raylee Lyrics/Music: Andreas Stone Johansson & Ricky Hanley
Listen: HERE

Tor & Bettan - All Over The World


Song: All Over The World Artist: Tor & Bettan Lyrics/Music: Are Selheim, Tor Endresen
Listen: HERE

Jenny Langlo - Next to You


Song: Next to You Artist: Jenny Langlo Lyrics/Music: Jenny Langlo, Robin Mortensen Lynch, Niklas Olovson
Listen: HERE

Ira Konstantinidis - We Don't Worry


Song: We Don't Worry Artist: Ira Konstantinidis Lyrics: Ali Pirzad, Julie Bergan Music: Øyvind Blikstad, Bjarte Giske
Listen: HERE

Contrazt - Heaven


Song: Heaven Artist: Contrazt Lyrics/Music: Jan Lysdahl, Jacob Collin Launbjerg
Listen: HERE

Marie Klåpbakken - Ta meg tilbake


Song: Ta meg tilbake Artist: Marie Klåpbakken Lyrics/Music: Marie Klåpbakken, Linn Hege Sagen, Olav Tronsmoen
Listen: HERE

Staysman & Lazz - En godt stekt pizza


Song: En godt stekt pizza Artist: Staysman & Lazz Lyrics/Music: Stian Thorbjørnsen, Petter Kristiansen, Lars-Erik Blokkhus, Jesper Borgen, Magnus Clausen
Listen: HERE

Mørland & Debrah Scarlett - A Monster Like Me


Song: A Monster Like Me Artist: Mørland & Debrah Scarlett Lyrics/Music: Kjetil Mørland
Listen: HERE

Alexandra Joner - Cinderella


Song: Cinderella Artist: Alexandra Joner Lyrics/Music: Erik Smaaland, Kristoffer Tømmerbakke (GoToGuy)
Listen: HERE

Karin Park - Human Beings


Song: Human Beings Artist: Karin Park Lyrics/Music: Karin Park, Guy Chambers
Listen: HERE
Norway will take part in the second Semi-Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on the 21st of May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. The Grand Final takes place on the 23rd of May.
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