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Norway MGP 2020: Liza Vassilieva wins Semi-final 5 – All 10 finalists selected

Tonight the fifth – and last – Semi-final of the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2020 took place in Norway. Four acts performed live, and one song qualified to the final: Liza Vassilieva with "I Am Gay". The lineup for next Saturday's Final of MGP 2020 is complete

The fifth and last Semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix took place tonight live from H3 Arena in Fornebu, Norway. The winner of the evening was Liza Vassilieva with the song "I Am Gay". Liza Vassilieva qualifies directly to the Final of MGP on next Saturday, 15 February 2020.

Liza Vassilieva – "I Am Gay"

The focus of this year's MGP is on artists from all over the country, and every part of Norway will get their own show. Tonight's show had 4 songs representing Northern Norway.

The four songs in tonight's Semi-final were drawn into duels in the start of the show. The winner of the two duels (Liza Vassilieva and Elin & The Woods) battled it out in a gold duel.

Melodi Grand Prix 2020 – Semi-final 5

8 February 2020

Duel 1

  • Jenny Jenssen – "Mr. Hello"
  • Elin & The Woods – "We Are As One"

Duel 2

  • Kevin Boine – "Stem på mæ"
  • Liza Vassilieva – "I Am Gay"

Gold Duel

  • Liza Vassilieva – "I Am Gay"
  • Elin & The Woods – "We Are As One"

Melodi Grand Prix 2020 – Final lineup

  • Akuvi – "Som du er" (pre-qualified)
  • Didrik & Emil – "Out of Air" (pre-qualified)
  • Kristin Husøy – "Pray for Me" (Semi-final 3 winner)
  • Liza Vassilieva – "I Am Gay" (Semi-final 5 winner)
  • Magnus Bokn – "Over the Sea" (Semi-final 4 winner)
  • Raylee – "Wild" (Semi-final 1 winner)
  • Rein Alexander – "One Last Time" (Semi-final 2 winner)
  • Sondrey – "Take My Time" (pre-qualified)
  • Tone Damli – "Hurts Sometimes" (pre-qualified)
  • Ulrikke Brandstorp – "Attention" (pre-qualified)

Melodi Grand Prix 2020

Melodi Grand Prix 2020 will select the artist and song that will represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

A total of six shows take place from 11 January to 15 February 2020:

  • 11 January 2020: Semi-final 1 (winner: Raylee)
  • 18 January 2020: Semi-final 2 (winner: Rein Alexander)
  • 25 January 2020: Semi-final 3 (winner: Kristin Husøy)
  • 1 February 2020: Semi-final 4 (winner: Magnus Bokn)
  • 8 February 2020: Semi-final 5 (winner: Liza Vassilieva)
  • 15 February 2020: MGP 2020 Final

The five Semi-finals all took place live from H3 Arena in Fornebu, Oslo. There were four contestants in each of the Semi-finals, where the best from each qualified to the Final of MGP 2020. The results are decided solely by online voting on during the show.

The Final takes place live from Trondheim Spektrum on 15 February, where the 5 qualifiers from the Semi-finals will compete with 5 pre-qualified songs.

Hosts of all the shows are Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede Aase.

Norway in Eurovision Song Contest

Norway 2009: Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"

Since the debut in 1960 Norway has participated 58 times in Eurovision. They have won the competition three times:

Norway 2009: Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"

In 2009, Alexander Rybak's Fairytale was the song that has received most points with the old voting system: 387 points – got 12 points from 16 countries. But Norway holds another Eurovision record: The country that ended last most times – 10 last places!

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Norway has been very succesful with qualification to the Grand Final 13 out of 16 times.

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