This is my mini review of semi 1 & 2.
Podium - Lystgass
Ann-Mari Andersen - Ándagassii
Cool song in Sami. I could see this on a ESC-stage.
Nicholas Carlie - Colliding
Piece of nonsense. Typical NF (national final) song that you fast forward.
Michelle - Baby Don't Stop The Music
Modern beat, beautiful girl. Kylie-vibes. Best this year!
Tinkerbells - Hold On
Country-girl-group. Closer to Kikki Danielsson than Jill Johnson. Shame.
Veronika Akselsen - Am I Supposed To Love Again
Still, sophisticated ballad. Perhaps better fitted for the musical stage.
Norway voted: Ándagassii & Am I Supposed directly to the final. Lystgass & Hold On to Siste Sjansen.
My choice: Baby Don't Stop & Ándagassii to final. Am I Supposed & Hold On to Siste Sjansen.
Zuma - Always, Always
Retro somewhere between A-Ha and Lustans Lakejer. Pretty good but there is something irritating about the singer on stage.Cube - Would You Spend The Night With Me
Weak attempt penned by Glam (Wig Wam). Understand why he gave it away. The Cube-singer's voice is a bit too whiny for my taste.
Anne Hvidsten - A Little More
Countrypop with singer-songwriter feel to it. Quite cute but no winner.
Crash! - Get up
Not all that bad but still something missing. You can definitely hear that Wig Wam-Teeny is the composer.
Sven Garås - I'm In Love
Maria Haukaas Storeng - Hold On Be Strong
Contemporary soul with a touch of the 60s. Very good voice. Could very well be seen in the British charts at the moment.
Norway voted: Get Up & Hold On Be Strong directly to the final. Always, Always & A Little More to Siste Sjansen.
My choice: Hold On Be Strong & Always, Always to final. Get Up & A Little More to Siste Sjansen.
My top 3 so far is Baby Don't Stop, Hold On Be Strong and Ándagassii. However, I had a quick listen to next week's songs and there are a few entries to look forward to. With that said I think the Norwegians will choose either Crash or Ann-Mari Andersen to represent them in Eurovision in the end. Go to NRK to watch the broadcasts!
Michelle - "Baby, Don't Stop The Music"
Maria Haukaas Storeng - "Hold On, Be Strong"