Siste sjansen, the second chance round of the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 is about to be held. Eight acts will compete for the last two spots in the national final.
How to watch?
A webcast will be made available by NRK for international viewers. The webcast will become available as soon as the show starts.
MGP Second Chance Show – Part 1- 19:55to 20:50 CET click here
MGP Second Chance Show – Part2- 21:20to 21:55 CET click here
Composer/Lyricist in brackets.
- Skanksters – Life is here today
- Bjørn Johan Muri – Yes man
(Simone Larsen, Simen Eriksrud, Bjørn Johan Muri)
- Gaute Ormåsen – Synk eller svøm
(Gaute Ormåsen, Laila Samuelsen, Kim Bergseth)
- Heine Totland – The best of me is you
(Heine Totland, Hans Petter Aaserud, Arne Hovda)
- Johnny Hide – Rewind love
- Mira Craig – I'll take you high
- Karoline Garfjell – Tokyo night
- Venke Knutson – Jealous 'cause I love you
(Laila Samuelsen, Alexander Kronlund, Lucas Hilbert)
The show is starting!
The two hosts welcome the audience and the eight artists to compete tonight are introduced.
1. Skanksters – Life is here today
Current esctoday.com poll result: 6th (1.4%)
Skanksters – who qualified as a wildcard for Siste sjansen – consider themselves outsiders in the competition. They still think that their advantage might be that they are able to outnumber soloist Bjørn Johan Muri being a group of six members.
Just like in the semi final, Skanksters deliver a simple but very enthusiastic performance of their happy tune. The stage is colourful, which obviously suits the song best. The vocals are very strong and the audience reacts very positively to this effort. Still, the song might be too much of a stage tune to do well in the Eurovision Song Contest.
2. Bjørn Johan Muri – Yes man
Current esctoday.com poll result: 3rd (17.4%)
Youngster Bjørn Johan Muri, who can be considered a one-man boygroup, presents a very interesting mid-tempo pop song that is very well produced and has a catchy melody, which is not too intrusive. The vocal performance is rather strong and generally, the singer seems to be more confident on stage tonight. The classic performance with background dancers suits the song very well.
Results: Bjørn Johan Muri has qualified for the second round.
1. Gaute Ormåsen – Synk eller svøm
Current esctoday.com poll result: 16.0% (4th)
This is the only song på norsk in MGP 2010. Synk eller svøm is a very sticky tune with a perfect arrangement that definitely stands out tonight. Gaute delivers another powerful performance with flawless vocals. This entry might not sink but well swim to the next round and maybe even to the national final in Oslo.
2. Heine Totland – The best of me is you
Current esctoday.com poll result: =7th (0.9%)
This song reached the top four of the second semi final. The best of me is you is a nostalgic up-tempo show tune, which might not be the most popular song tonight among the younger audience. The vocals are strong but the stage performance and the facial expressions are a bit too enthusiastic making the whole effort slightly synthetical. Nevertheless, the audience reacts positively to this one.
Results:Gaute Ormåsen has qualified for the second round.
1. Johnny Hide – Rewind love
Current esctoday.com poll result: =7th (0.9%)
Johnny Hide is the second wildcard qualifier and his song is a very reserved love song whose melody cannot be considered overly catchy. The performance is kept simple and therefore does not help making the song more special than it is. Nevertheless, there have been surprising results in Siste sjansen in recent years, so you should not overlook this song!
2. Mira Craig – I'll take you high
Current esctoday.com poll result: 2nd (27.2%)
Mira Craig has qualified for Siste sjansen only last week. She returns with her very special dress, which has obviously not been bought off the peg. The stage lift is still impressive and Mira's unusual voice, which seems to be in better shape tonight, still suits the style of the song perfectly. This was probably the strongest reaction by the audience tonight so far.
Results: Mira Craig has qualified for the second round.
1. Karoline Garfjell – Tokyo night
Current esctoday.com poll result: 5th (7.5%)
Karoline Garfjell presents ne of the most unusual songs tonight as it mixes classic Eurodance with an arrangement that features very slight Asian elements. The vocals are almost flawless and the background dancers, who remind of Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls fit very well in the overall performance.
2. Venke Knutson – Jealous 'cause I love you
Current esctoday.com poll result: 1st (28.6%)
The queen of the night returns wit her classic 1990s Europop song Jealous 'cause I love you. The performance still suits the song and this is definitely a fan favourite. Nevertheless, it might be a bit too sweet and harmless to actually impress the televoters in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Results: Venke Knutson has qualified for the second round.
The show will be back in half an hour. Please do not forget that you will have to switch to the other webcast link.
The show is back!
First duel of the second round
First, Bjørn Johan Muri performs his song another time and he is followed by Gaute Ormåsen. Both already had to compete against each other in the first semi final of MGP 2010.
Second duel of the second round
Mira Craig will be the first performer of the second duel and she will be followed by Venke Knutson.
Our poll is closed for voting now. You can find the updated results above.
The results are coming in!
Bjørn Johan Muri and Venke Knutson have won the last two spots in the final.