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Carl Espen wins MGP 2014 and will represent Norway!

Carl Espen wins MGP 2014 and will represent Norway!
  • On March 15, 2014

We have a winner in Norway!

After tonight’s final of Melodi Grand Prix 2014, where nine artists competed to represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, “Silent Storm” by Carl Espen won the show! This was decided by 100 % televote.


Tonight’s line-up:

1. El Cuero – Ain’t no Love (In This City no More)
Music: Brynjar Takle Ohr, B.L. Rolland
Lyrics: Brynjar Takle Ohr, Øyvind Blomstrøm, Håvard Takle Ohr

2. Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor
Music and lyrics: Elisabeth Carew, David Eriksen, Simon Climie, Mats Lie Skåre

3. Knut Kippersund Nesdal – Taste of You
Music: Magnus Hængsle og Jenny Moe
Lyrics: Jenny Moe

4. Dina Misund – “Needs”
Music: Dina Misund
Lyrics: Frode Bjørgmo Strømsvik

5. Mo – Heal
Music and lyrics: Laila Samuelsen

6. Linnea Dale – High Hopes
Music and lyrics: Linnea Dale og Kim Bergseth

7. Charlie – Hit Me Up
Music and lyrics: Melanie Fontana, Jon Asher, Lars Hustoft

8. Carl Espen – Silent Storm
Music and lyrics: Josefin Winther

9. Oda & Wulff – Sing
Music and lyrics: Christer Wulff


The show aired live from Oslo Spektrum and unlike previous years, the Norwegian people fully decided the winner. After the nine songs had been performed, the Gold Final let the top four perform their songs again. They were Knut Kippersund Nesdal, Carl Espen, Mo, and Linnea Dale.

Last year’s winner Margaret Berger performed with Karin Park, who was behind “I Feed You My Love.”

But, after votes from five parts of the country were revealed, Carl Espen won with 53.712 votes!


Top four:

Carl Espen: 53.712
Linnea Dale: 39.085
Mo: 37.405
Knut: 27.757


Votes Norway


Prior to the show, Norway was the betting agencies’ favorite to win Eurovision in May. The next few days will show if Carl Espen will be able to keep this prediction!



Norway will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 8.

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