Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix, Semifinal 1 in Alta

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Infinity (Hooked on you) and Torhild Sivertsen & Funky Family (Love on the dancefloor) went straight to the final februar 10. whilst Stian Joneid (Are you ready) and Blue Moon Band (Goodbye to yesterday) got a second chance on 9th February after the decision of the Norwegian TV audience has voted in this big musical party made by the 18 000 people living in Alta.

The stage was colourful with a big led-screen in the back. The lights could change the appearence in seconds. Below there’s a review of the songs, as seen on Norwegian television.

Torhild Sivertsen & Funky FamilyLove on the dancefloor

Tohild Siversen apeeared in golden trousers, backed by two guitarists and a female drummer. The song is very funky, with a heavy guitar influenced refrain. Pyro in the end lifted the performance a bit.
The artists were for the first time in Norway intervewed right after their performance. Torhild stated that she wanted to bring the very loud audience from Alta with her home.

Blue Moon BandGoodbye to yesterday

Two pianists, one drummer and a guitarist on stage for Blue Moon Band. The two vokalists were dressed in clear white. The song is very easy listening, and it was a very cheerful, happy and safe performance. Also Blue Moon Band said that they loved the audience.

Marika LejonPerfect sin

This song is a bit like ’1001 nights’ of Rebecca in 2004. Modern sound with a slight oriental and ethnic touch. A red scenebackground supported the raid haired Marika, who appeared in a sexy and challenging black dress. A very happy mid tempo song, not very suitable for Marika’s style and appearence. Kind of a mismatch between the eurovisionstyled movements, and the looks of the artists. But a very solid perfomance though. Marika told the audience that she was a bit nervous, but she’d love to sing her song again.

Marianne SolbergLivets små stjerner (Small stars of live)

A cute performance by Marianne, in a nice white dress remisent of an ice-princess, backed by a choir dressed in black. A sweet ballad with a catchy refrain.

Stian JoneidAre you ready

Blue scene for Stian dressed in a blues shirt and a guitar. An easy guitarbased popmelody with a catchy refrain. The audience cheered when they were asked by Stian if they were ready.

InfinityHooked on you

A catchy dance song in the style of the 90ies by Infinity who makes a comeback with this appearence. A pink and colourful stage backed Infinity who were pretty kith-dressed. She apeared in a dress remisent of Portugese Doras dress back in the 86-final. The song gives reference to E-type and Scooter, and the audience clearly liked this one, which also was to be heared during the song.

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