NRK presented tonight the first MGP semifinal participants which is set for next Saturday in Steinkjer. During the MGP Direkte show there was a live broadcast presentation of the semifinalists.
Paid My Way
Artist: Vidar Busk
Lyrics: Tim Scott
Music: Tim Scott and Vidar Busk
Artist: Carina Dahl
Lyrics and music: Carina Dahl, Ben Adams and Søren Pagh
Det er du
Artist: Tom Hugo
Lyrics and music: Tom Hugo
Artist: Gromth and Emil Solli-Tangen
Lyrics: Emil Solli-Tangen and Sven Atle Kopperud (Silenoz)
Give A Little Something Back
Artist: Julie Bergan
Lyrics and music: Ben Adams, Sara Skjoldnes and Julie Bergan
Artist: Mimi Blix
Lyrics: Mimi Blix and Dr Shiver
Music: Dr Shiver, Luca Monticelli and Mauro Cottini
Lyrics: Fredrik Saroea
Music: Fredrik Saroea and Pål Myran-Håland
Vidar Busk won the Spellemannprisen in the categories Artist of the Year (1998) and Blues Record of the Year (2003). Singer-songwriter Carina Dahl from Trondheim is making a comeback in Melodi Grand Prix 2013 with the song Sleepwalking that she wrote together with A1 member Ben Adams and Søren Pagh. Tom Hugo from Kristiansand is participating as a Melodi Grand Prix artist and songwriter with the song Det er du.
Black Metal meets opera when Gromth from Eastern Norway and Emil Solli-Tangen (brother of Didrik, Norwegian entrant in 2010) from Porsgrunn unite on Steinkjer’s Melodi Grand Prix stage. Singer and dancer Julie Bergan (18) from Skien was discovered by A1 star Ben Adams and his girlfriend Sara Skjodnes.
Mimi made it right to the “Last Chance” round of Melodi Grand Prix in 2011 with the song Allergic, where she had to admit defeat to Sie Gubba. Datarock appeared 12 years ago when “the Bergen wave” homed in on record company Tellé Records.