Tonight, Denmark won the 2006 edition of the Nordic Melodi Grand Prix was held in Studio 1 at SVT in Stockholm. A total of nine songs competed for the Scandinavian Grand Prix. Sweden came second and Norway finished third. On Monday, an album featuring all the songs from tonight's final will be released. You can watch the show by clicking on the link at the end of the article
The last Nordic Melodi Grand Prix was held in 2002, when Sweden, Norway and Denmark started the contest, with 3 songs from each country competing for the Grand Prix. In 2003 the Nordic Melodi Grand Prix became Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
SVT, NRK and DR said that they would do a evaluation after 3 year on the JESC concept, and elected to pull out out of JESC and bring back the Nordic Melodi Grand Prix. So tonight it was the big time for the three songs from each of the Scandinavian countries. And of course there were some links to the Eurovision world. Pernilla Wahlgren´s (Melodifestivalen 1985 and 1991) son Bejamin Wahlgren Ingrosso was oneof Sweden's participants. Tess Merkel from Alcazar (Melodifestivalen 2003 and 2005) was co-hostingthe show together with Henrik Johnson.
After listening to all the nine songs it was time for some Scandinavianpop music. From Swedencame Darin, from Norway came Lilyjets and fromDenmark came Infernal and they all performed their latest hits. You can see their performances by clicking the link at the end of this report, skip to:
- 58:15 for Lilyjets performing Perfect Picture
- 1:01:35 for Darinperforming Perfect
- 1:04:32for Infernalperforming From Paris to Berlin
Then it was time toreveal which three songs qualified for theGrand Final of NMGP 2006. The results, derived from 100% televoting, were as follows:
- Sweden – Genom skog berg ochhavperformed by Sanna
- Norway – Fotball e supert performed by Ole Runar
- Denmark – Tro på os toperformed by SEB
A very interestingobservation about the voting procedure should bementioned here… Many fansand opinions on our website and others havevoiced concern about this voting procedure, claiming that it is biased in favour of the earlier songs.Of the nine songs participating tonight, it was songs 6, 7 and 8 in the running order that qualified for the final,strongly suggestingthat there is no clear bias beingat the beginning of the show.
Then it was time for the second round of televoting for the Scandinavian kids: televoting was open throughout the whole show – as will be the case next week at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Each country then had 100 points to give to two countries since you cant vote for you own country. How many points the songs will recieve depends on how many percent of the total televotes in each country. A total of 185000 televotes were registred tonight.
The final results were as follows:
- Tro på os to Denmark 127 points
- Genom skog berg ochhav Sweden 117 points
- Fotball e supertNorway 56 points