Kjetil Mørland and Debrah Scarlett have won the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix with their song A monster like me and will represent Norway in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. However, the song can not be found in the VG-lista, Norway’s official music chart, published by the newspaper VG, in cooperation with NRK and IFPI.
“If you haven’t bought our song yet, you can help us to go in the VG list by adding it to your music collection :)” wrote Kjetil Mørland in his Facebook page on March 20th.
However, the song ended up on the 24th place last week, and this week it is can not be found among the top 40. Last year’s representative, Carl Espen, was not placed in the VG-list as well. The latest Norwegian entry so far to enter the list was Margaret Berger in 2013, while the latest first place for a Norwegian entry goes to Stella Mwangi and Haba haba in 2011.
From this year’s MGP we can find En godt stekt pizza on the 19th place this week, peaking at 13th two weeks ago.
Vivi Stenbrg, the director of MGP, has reacted and said that nowadays a single TV broadcast can not provide a megahit anymore, “but we are glad that the song has topped iTunes for two weeks”.
“I feel that it’s only the beginning for our song”, says Kjetil Mørland, “when the Eurovision final will get closer, I’m sure that it will get attention from people again”.
A monster like me was declared as the Norwegian entry when it won MGP 2015 with less than 3500 televotes ahead of the second place. It will be performed by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett during the second semifinal of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, on 21 May. Watch their MGP performance here: