Two more acts have qualified for places in the Norwegian final in the second semifinal, held in Bodø. In a show overshadowed by technical problems with its internet webcast, Queentastic and Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen won places in the final of Meldoi Grand Prix on the 4th of February.
The two winning acts, proceeding directly to the Norwegian final are:
The two acts to be given a second opportunity to try for the final are:
Hanne Haugsand and Marit Strømøy ended the evening unplaced.
Queentastic's victory was largely expected after a week of good publicity and media attention. Hagen and Moen make it to the Norwegian final for a second time, having appeared as part of Cheezy Keys in the 2005 Melodi Grand Prix.
Following a highly successful webcast of the first event in Alta on 13th January, fans outside Norway were anticipating another evening of national selection entertainment. They were, however, left disappointed as problems with the web feed prevented visitors to NRK's website from watching the show. Despite a reassurance from the TV company that technicians were working on the problem, the feed never went live. Disgruntled fans may be heartened to know that the recording should be available to watch on the NRK Nett-TV service soon. The Alta semifinal is already available for viewing online.