Final two for Norway

by Richard West-Soley 65 views

The two final artists have been selected for the Norwegian final, to be held on Saturday 4th February. The lucky pair were selected from the second chance semifinal, after coming third and fourth in the same semifinal on 27th February.

The two entries that proceed to the final are:

Birgitte EinarsenSaturday
Veronica AkselsenLike a wind

The artists did not perform live, and instead, clips of their semifinal performances were shown with live interviews in the greenroom between each entry. Although the show was filmed in Oslo, the actual stage at the Oslo Spektrum is being kept a secret by NRK.

In the interval, viewers were treated to a round-up of the Melodi Grand Prix 2006 tour so far, which saw shows in three Norwegian cities select artists for the final in Oslo. The presenters chatted to the six winners of the semifinals about their plans for the final, and finally there was a special message from Wig Wam, the 2005 Norwegian representatives, before the winners were announced.

The eight songs for the Norwegian final are:

Trine ReinHere for the show
Geir Rønning and Jorun ErdalLost and found
Hans Petter Moen and Kim Arne HagenI hear music
QueentasticAbsolutely fabulous
Tor EndresenDreaming of a new tomorrow
Christine GuldbrandsenAlvedansen
Birgitte EinarsenSaturday
Veronica AkselsenLike a wind

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site