Norway: First 14 songs announced

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Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK) – the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation has announced 14 of the total 18 songs that will run for the ticket to Helsinki in the forthcoming Melodi Grand Prix Semi Finals. Succesful entrants include Wig Wam band member, Teeny; Thomas G:son, composer of Sweden's 2006 Eurovision Song Contest entry, Invincible; and Cheesy Keys – last year's runners-up in Norway and

1. Are You Ready by Kim A. Hagen / Hans Petter Moen ( Cheesy Keys, came 2nd last year )
2. Better Than This by Mikael Jensen / Eivind Skadal / Morten Hazen
3. Butterfly by Kirsti Carr (Kirsti came to second chance last year)
4. Chicken Rodeo writers not announced as yet
5. Creator by Jan Eggum and Kaja Huuse (Jan Eggum is a well known artist who came 10th (last) in the 88 final with 'Deilige drøm')
6. Goodbye to Yesterday by Kjetil Rosnes / Kirsti Johansen (Kjetil Rosnes was in the Group Avalanche who had a big hit in late 80’s Johnny, Johnny come home)
7. Here by Eirik Husabo
8. Hooked on You by Birgitte Moe / Rune Minde
9. Love on the Dancefloor by Taiwo Karlsen / Kehinde Karlsen (aka Brothers, a one-hitband in the 90’s)
10. Perfect Sin by Adam Kalvermark
11. Rocket Ride by Knut-Oyvind Hagen / Thomas G’son / Andreas Rickstrand
12. Unbelievable by Finneide / Ingwersen / Pandher / Thoresen / la Verdi / Holter
13. Under stjernene by Thomas Thornholm / Dan Attlerud / Kurre Westling / Micke Lovdalen (Swedish team that wrote High back in 2004, it is rumoured to be performed by popular singer Jenny Jensen)
14. Wannabe by Trond "Teeny" Holter (Teeny is a member of Wig Wam and the composer of In my dreams, Wig Wam will not be performing the song though)

A very special thanks to editor,Tom Espen Hansen.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.