Didrik Solli-Tangen wins Norwegian final!

Didrik Solli-Tangen wins Norwegian final!
Didrik Solli-Tangen. Photo courtesy of NRK (Hege Bakken Riise)
Oslo, Norway -

After a month of semi-finals and a second chance round, followed by tonight's spectacular final and voting sequence, Didrik Solli-Tangen has won the right to represent Norway at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the song My Heart Is Yours!

Tonight, the final of one of Europe's most popular national selections was held at the Spektrum Arena in the centre Oslo, where eight artists competed for the right to represent Norway in the Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

The spectacular show was full of excitement with a special focus on the history of the Norwegian selection (or Melodi Grand Prix as it's known). After Alexander Rybak's astounding victory in Moscow last year tonight's selection was even more special! Artists such as 1985 winners Elisabeth Andreassen & Hanne Krough (Bobbysocks) and 1985 and 1995 winning composer Rolf Løvland were in the hall. Also, the man himself, mister Rybak was in Spektrum to give his support! By the way - did you notice who he was cheering for?

In order to choose Norway's song, three semi-finals were held in the towns of Ørland, Bodø and Skien, where two songs qualified directly to the final and a further two qualified to a second chance round. This round was held in the town of Sarpsborg where two songs qualified to the final.

Of the eight songs on stage tonight, four qualified via televote to a so-called Super-Final. From here four expert juries from the four semi-final host cities casted their votes followed by the regional televoting results. This wielded a landslide victory for Didrik Solli-Tangen and his song My Heart Heart Is Yours. However, Didrik's victory wasn't as big as Alexander Rybak's in 2009 who attracted a record number of votes, both at the Norwegian final and at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.

The following acts qualified for the second round (or superfinale). The winner is in bold:

  • Bjørn Johan Muri - Yes Man
  • Didrik Solli-Tangen - My Heart Is Yours
  • Keep of Kalessin - Dragontower
  • A1 - Don't Want To Lose You Again

Didrik Solli-Tangen's song had been one of the favourites to win Melodi Grand Prix since he appeared on stage in Skien two weeks ago. Other acts such as A1, Keep of Kalessin and Maria Haukaas Storeng were also in the running. Now Didrik has the huge task of representing his native Norway on home turf, where expectations will be running high!

As the host country, Norway is directly qualified to the Final of Europe's favourite television show to be held on the 29th of May at the Telenor Arena in Oslo. Will this be another victory for them? Time will tell.

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  • Posted on 8 April 2010 at 11:00
  • Posted on 27 March 2010 at 21:32
    Great song I will vote for this. He has such a powefull voice. 12 points from Serbia goes to Norway and if I'm not mistaken Norway will win again! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2010 at 15:03
    Correction! My wife does not hate it, just don´t like it that much report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2010 at 10:54
    I love it and my wife hate it. that sums it up. either you love it or hate it nothing in between report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2010 at 19:58
    WOW, what a good Song

    Hope we'll see you in the Final.
    greetings from Germany:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTVVjpTzIY report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 March 2010 at 14:00
    sorry its a boring song, sounds like many others but Didrik has a good voice. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 March 2010 at 18:49
  • Posted on 26 February 2010 at 01:16
    Great song. One of my favourites so far. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 February 2010 at 00:57
    Urrrm - Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up - influenced!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 22:27
    Great song)))Greetings from Armenia)))Good Luck))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 21:20
    My favourite participant of MGP 2010 was Maria Haukaas Storeng. Her song, Make My Day was great, but she couldn't even pass to the Super Final. I can't believe it.
    Norway really couldn't make a good choice this year. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 18:22
    This is a very beautiful song and the singer has a wonderful voice. The whole thing feels very Josh Groban. Lykke til, Norge :P report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 17:45
    In English, sorry: I am Spanish and I think this year Spain was in a better position than last year because this year can send to Coral with the song''In a Life.'' Good luck to our rivals. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 17:44
    Yo soy español y creo que este año España quedara en mejor posición que el año pasado, ya que este año posiblemente enviemos a Coral con la canción ''En una vida''. Buena suerte a nuestros rivales. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 February 2010 at 17:41
    Try listening to the song on YouTube, but will not let me, makes me loading.
    Here the song is very good Spanish, on Saturday 20 February, will choose the winner but we know who anger, Coral Segovia with the song''In a Life''look on Youtube. A kiss to all the Fans Contest report to the moderator