Melodi Grand Prix 2006

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Melodi Grand Prix 2006
Final: 4 February 2006
Presenter: Synnøve Svabø and Stian Barsnes Simonsen
Venue: Oslo Spektrum
Voting: Jury, SMS and telephone voting
Winner: Alvedansen performed by Christine Guldbrandsen
Winner's result at Eurovision: 14th

Melodi Grand Prix 2006 (shortened MGP 2006) is the television show in which the Norwegian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was chosen.

The contest was held on February 4 in the Oslo Spektrum and was hosted by Synnøve Svabø and Stian Barsnes Simonsen. In addition, the Eurovision commentator for Norwegian television, Jostein Pedersen, played a role as side commentator for all five shows. In the three weeks leading up to the final, four qualification rounds were held; three semifinals and a second-chance round, where the last two final tickets were given out.

The winner was Christine Guldbrandsen with the song "Alvedansen".

Swedish dominance[edit]

This year, NRK received 586 compositions, one of the highest numbers ever. However, the foreign songs exceed 60% of this total, coming mainly from Swedish composers. And as a result, 13 out of the 18 semi final entries are written by Swedes. However, the top two songs at MGP 2006 were written by Norwegians.

A new concept[edit]

The three initial semi finals were held in three different Norwegian cities, based on the successful formula that has been used in the Swedish Melodifestivalen since 2002. That is to say, the semi final concept in Norway is new of the year. NRK has decided that those cities which were awarded with the concept this year, will have the right to host one semi final each for the next three years.

Final[edit]

Final: 4 February, 2006 - Spektrum, Oslo
Draw Song Artist Songwriter(s) Place
1 "Here For The Show" Trine Rein Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg Out
2 "I Hear Music" Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen Hans-Petter Moen, Kim Arne Hagen Gold Final
3 "Dreaming of a New Tomorrow" Tor Endresen Peter Bertilson, Frank Ådahl Out
4 "Absolutely Fabulous" Queentastic Thomas G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Gerard James Borg Gold Final
5 "Saturday" Birgitte Einarsen Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes Out
6 "Alvedansen" Christine Guldbrandsen Kjetil Fluge, Atle Halstensen Gold Final
7 "Like a Wind" Veronica Akselsen Stig Llindell, Kent Mattson, Eva-Lena Carlqvist Out
8 "Lost and Found" Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg Gold Final
Gold Final
Song Artist Songwriter(s) Televoting Regions Total Place
Northern
Norway
Central
Norway
Southern
Norway
Eastern
Norway
Western
Norway
"I Hear Music" Hans-Petter Moen
& Kim Arne Hagen
Hans-Petter Moen, Kim Arne Hagen 5,816 9,253 10,548 31,520 10,086 67,223 2
"Absolutely Fabulous" Queentastic Thomas G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Gerard James Borg 4,583 6,816 9,305 33,301 7,992 61,997 3
"Alvedansen" Christine Guldbrandsen Kjetil Fluge, Atle Halstensen 5,119 8,341 9,522 29,713 24,873 77,568 1
"Lost and Found" Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg 3,872 13,137 7,102 24,191 9,603 57,905 4
  • A total of 264,693 televotes were counted in the super final.
  • Both the top two songs in the super final were composed by Norwegians, despite NRK having only selected five songs with Norwegian composers out of the initial 18 semi final entries.

Spokespersons[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1: 13 January, 2006 - Finnmarkshallen, Alta
Draw Song Artist Songwriter(s) Place
1 "Here For The Show" Trine Rein Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg Final
2 "Lost And Found" Jorun Erdal & Geir Rönning Claes Andreasson, Torbjörn Wassenius, Jonas Liberg Final
3 "Misled" Kirsti Carr Snorre Rønning, Kirsti Carr Siste Sjansen
4 "My Dream" Christina Undhjem Lars Halvor Jensen, Christina Undhjem Out
5 "Tonight" Mocci Ryen M. Nubar, Mocci Ryen Out
6 "Sunshine" Arlene Wilkes Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes Siste Sjansen

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2: 20 January, 2006 - Nordlandshallen, Bodø
Draw Song Artist Songwriter(s) Place
1 "Absolutely Fabulous" Queentastic Thomas G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Gerard James Borg Final
2 "Heaven's In Your Eyes" Hanne Haugsand Kristian Hermansen Out
3 "The Better Side of Me" Ovi Martin Even Olsen Siste Sjansen
4 "Too Much Love" Marit Strømøy N. Anderson, Kristian Landgren, Thomas Lindberg Out
5 "I Hear Music" Hans-Petter Moen & Kim Arne Hagen Hans-Petter Moen, Kim Arne Hagen Final
6 "I Wanna Be" Jannicke Abrahamsen Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes, Stefan Berg Siste Sjansen

Semi-final 3[edit]

Semi-final 3: 27 January, 2006 - Framohallen, Bergen
Draw Song Artist Songwriter(s) Place
1 "Saturday" Birgitte Einarsen Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes Siste Sjansen
2 "Like A Wind" Veronica Akselsen Stig Llindell, Kent Mattson, Eva-Lena Carlqvist Siste Sjansen
3 "Shut Up And Kiss Me" Phung K. Marcello Out
4 "Alvedansen" Christine Guldbrandsen Kjetil Fluge, Atle Halstensen Final
5 "Paparazzi World" Kathrine Strugstad Thomas Thörnholm, Dan Attlerud Out
6 "Dreaming Of A New Tomorrow" Tor Endresen Peter Bertilson, Frank Ådahl Final

Siste Sjansen round[edit]

Siste Sjansen: 3 February, 2006 - Spektrum, Oslo
Draw Song Artist Songwriter(s) Place
1 "Misled" Kirsti Carr Snorre Rønning, Kirsti Carr Out
2 "Sunshine" Arlene Wilkes Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes Out
3 "The Better Side of Me" Ovi Martin Even Olsen Out
4 "I Wanna Be" Jannicke Abrahamsen Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes, Stefan Berg Out
5 "Saturday" Birgitte Einarsen Nichlas Molinder, Joachijm Persson, Pelle Ankarberg, Brian Hobbes Final
6 "Like A Wind" Veronica Akselsen Stig Llindell, Kent Mattson, Eva-Lena Carlqvist Final

External links[edit]

Official site