Forget Christmas. January and February are our favorite months of year. Why? Because of the truly fantastic opportunity to see MGP semi finals every weekend. This time we’re going to Larvik. We can only say good evening. And good luck.
Let’s present the lineup:
Cocktail Slippers – Keeps On Dancing. These first aperitifs are some cool chicks, and it’s not just because they’re managed by Little Steven of Lilyhammer. Refreshing song from a band we’ve cheered for for years. We’ll cheer for them on Saturday also for sure. But they won’t have a devil’s chance in heaven of ending up i Baku, unfortunately. The Norwegian televoters are way too boring for that. Let’s just hope there are no product placements on stage. Running them on Netflix would be kinda boring.
Isabel Ødegård – I’ve Got You. She is a singer-songwriter who sounds pretty cute in a folky Dolly Parton kinda way in the beginning and ends up sounding pretty annoying in a dumb blonde Maggie Reiley kinda way towards the end. We do not recommend.
Tommy Fredvang – Make It Better. Now that is something we choose not to relate to. Go to the teenage disco in Ayia Napa instead. Do not write home.
Rikke Lie – Another Heartache. The lady with a synthclad heartache. Poor thing. Unfortunatelty we have no sympathy for this devil. She’s indescribable. That’s not a good thing in this specific instance, Per. Next!
Malin – Crush. The lady with a synthclad crush. Now that’s kinda better. Or not, when the chorus kicks in. She should really go back to MGP Junior where she belongs. But at least she knows how to sing. For that we salute her.
Plumbo – Ola Nordmann. Hey, did you hear about this one time at the Norwegian music awards when Plumbo uttered something racist? We so wish they didn’t because the reactions with adjacent declarations of support might very well be what secures them a place in the MGP final. And we do not want to see them again. Ever.
Minnie-oh – You and I. This is kinda refreshing and modern electronica. Now that’s something we don’t see too much of in Eurovision. There’s only one reason for that: It never makes it out of the national final. That might very well be the case for this one too, we guess/hope/pray. But good try. We guess.
Rikke Normann – Shapeshifter. Rikke is the one tru schlagerlady in this semi final. That’s something. The rest is not so much. Although she is trying to convince us she’s some kind of shapeshifter with fangs. Now let’s clarify: There is only one vampire in Scandinavia. And it ain’t you, honey.
Needless to say, we cheer for the first. After all, cocktails always gets us in the mood. Check it out: