Tonight: Second semi final in Norway

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Tonight, Norway will continue its search for a song for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Another seven acts will compete for one of the spots in the national final.

The show

The second semi final is held in Bodø. The seven acts will perform perform their songs and then televoting will choose two acts to move forward to the national final on 21st February. The third and fourth placed songs will enter the "last chance" round on 14th February. The show, which will be broadcast on NRK 1, starts at 19:55 CET and it will be hosted by Per Sundnes and Maria Haukaas Storeng, who represented the country in Belgrade last year.

Webcast

A webcast will be made available on NRK's official website here before the show starts.

Participants

Composer/lyricist in brackets.

  1. Wenche MyhreAlt har en mening nå (Thomas Thörnholm, Michael Clauss, Danne Attlerud/Jan Vincent Johannessen )
  2. PublinersTe stein (Bertil Bertelsen/Olav Nygaard, Morten Horn, Ronny Bertelsen)
  3. Tine WulffRide (Marte Wulff)
  4. Alexander StenerudFind my girl (Alexander Stenerud)
  5. Janni Santillan(Like you did) yesterday (Janni Santillan)
  6. Julius WingerLike an angel (Julius Winger, Ole Jørgen Olsen)
  7. Tone Damli Aaberge – Butterflies (David Eriksen/Tone Damli Aaberge, Mats Lie Skåre, Billy Burnette)

Your opinion

You can vote for your favourite in the show here.

Maria Haukaas Storeng easily won the 2008 Melodi Grand Prix final getting almost 80,000 votes more than runner-up Torstein Sødal. With the song Hold on be strong, she finished 5th in the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade giving Norway its best placing since 2003. The song was a #1 hit in Norway and also entered the charts in Sweden and Denmark.

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