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escYOUnited
1st May 2010, 19:49
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Performed by: Stella Mwangi
Lyrics by: Stella Mwangi
Composed by: Beyond51, Big City
Language: English, Kiswahili

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When I’s a little girl my grandma told me
That I could be just anything I wanted to
When I’s a little girl my grandma told me
Rhat I could be just anything I wanted to
She said that
Everything I work for
Everything I wish for
Everything I look for it is right in front of me
Everything I work for
Everything I wish for
Everything I look for it is right in front of me
And she said ah..

Haba haba, hujaza kibaba

When I’s a little girl my grandma told me
That is the little things in life that's gone make me happy
When I’s a little girl my grandma told me
That is the little things in life that's gone make me happy
She said that
Little by little
Fills up the measure
Don't ever give up
Keep on moving
Little by little
Fills up the measure
Don't ever give up
Keep on moving

Haba haba, hujaza kibaba

Sean
1st May 2010, 21:25
Röyksopp :mrgreen: :mrgreen: xheart

lucian-crusher
2nd May 2010, 00:19
Jorun Stiansen or Lene Alexandra would be great!

martin
30th May 2010, 19:45
my biggest hope is lene marlin but if we send røyksopp, madcon i don,t them but still or venke knutson i be happy too

Raul_Spain
30th May 2010, 20:06
Donkeyboy

wittgenstein
3rd June 2010, 18:00
kings of convenience or donkeyboy!

94ayd
3rd June 2010, 19:18
Many of this year's NF deserved to appear on stage, instead of Didrik, so I hope to see some of them or something similar to ALVEDANSEN. :mrgreen:

Matt
1st July 2010, 06:43
NRK now accepts submissions for MGP 2011, Submission Deadline is September 15. There is a slight change in the rules. At least 50% of the sonwriting team has to be norwegian which means it is open to all nations.

evilperson
4th August 2010, 06:57
I think the the quality in MGP improved just a little bit, it would be the best national final along with Denmark. Hopefully they will have a lot of contemporary songs like last year and maybe this time they'll choose one of them rather than an old-style dated ballad.

National finals across Europe should ban Kempe from entering his songs! :lol:

martin
4th August 2010, 12:44
I think the the quality in MGP improved just a little bit, it would be the best national final along with Denmark. Hopefully they will have a lot of contemporary songs like last year and maybe this time they'll choose one of them rather than an old-style dated ballad.

National finals across Europe should ban Kempe from entering his songs! :lol:


haha agree but that will never happen since he like everyone other can send songs in this competition ;) But i hope norway will not send him again. Because i think norway should send someone from norway and not europe..

AlekS
14th August 2010, 22:33
According to Oikotimes refering to escsweden.com:

Semi #1 --> January 15th
Semi #2 --> January 22nd
Semi #3 --> January 29th
Second chance --> February 5th
The final --> February

Matt
25th August 2010, 15:51
Per Sundnes will be the host once again and will be joined by Anne Rimmen.

martin
24th November 2010, 01:27
songs some will take place in mgp norway
Semifinal 1 - Ørland, January 15th

•Carina Dahl - Guns & boys
•Use Me - Daisy
•Sichelle - Trenger mer
•Sie Gubba - Alt du vil ha
•Åste & Rikke - Not that easy
•Helene Bøksle - Vardlokk
•Gatas Parlament - Jobbe litt mindre og tjene litt mer

Semifinal 2 - Florø, January 22nd

•Mimi Blix - Allergic
•Babel Fish - You can depend on me

i have just heard four of this. Sichelle, Sie gubba, Åste and Helene.
If you ask me i hope will heard more big names in the rest of the song and not c and d people like Sie gubba, Sichelle and Åste

I think that Helene and Åste feat Rikke will go to the final and
Sie Gubba and Gates Parlament will go to the second chance before i have heard the songs
Last place will go to Use me
but let see probaly it will be more big names next time i hope

evilperson
29th November 2010, 14:09
Semi 2 - Florø:
Pernille & Marius: «I’ll be Yours»
Hanne Sørvaag: «You’re like a Melody»
Isabella: «Sand»
Endre: «Oh, Oh (Puppy Love)»
Marika: «Hungry for You (Gipsydance)»


Semi 3 - Skien:
Grethe Svensen: «Like Dreamers Do»
Girl Happy: «SOS»
The BlackSheeps: «Dance Tonight»
Noora Noor: «Gone With the Wind»
Susperia: «Nothing Remains»
Stella Mwangi: «Haba Haba»

lucian-crusher
29th November 2010, 14:29
OMG! Who are all those people? No Lene Alexandra, no Tone....

Matt
29th November 2010, 23:40
Oslo, Norway - Today, broadcaster NRK revealed the remaining songs set to take part in the Norwegian final or Melodi Grand Prix as it's known officially. The remaining songs will compete in Florø and Skien.

At a somewhat glamourous press event at the Hard Rock Café in Oslo, the remaining 12 artists and songs taking part in the 2011 Norwegian final were revealed, reinforcing an already exciting and eclectic plethora of acts previously announced by broadcaster NRK.

Melodi Grand Prix project leader Skjalg Solstad said "there's probably never been such a large breadth of music in Melodi Grand Prix as there is this year". These artists bring with them different styles of music from pop and country to rap.

In addition Eurovision veteran, Hanne Sørvaag is taking part with her song You're Like A Melody. Hanne is known for having written two songs that took part in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. These were the Norwegian entry, My Heart Is Yours sung by Didrik Solli-Tangen and Georgia's Shine sung by Sopho Nizharadze. When asked about taking part in the Norwegian final, this time as an artist, Hanne said, "MGP is a perfect window to show off something new and I'm going to perform my song with energy, passion and happiness".

Another notable entrant is seasoned singer, Grethe Svensen who will perform Like Dreamers Do. The 45 year old has released seven albums since 1992 of which three have gone gold in the Norwegian charts. Grethe is relishing in the prospect of performing in the Norwegian final for the first time saying, "It gives me a wonderful opportunity to share my music with the people".

Semi Final 1 - Ørland (15th January)
Carina Dahl - Guns & Boys
Use Me - Daisy
Sichelle - Trenger Mer
Sie Gubba - Alt Du Vil Ha
Åste & Rikke - Not That Easy
Helene Bøksle - Vardlokk
Gatas Parlament - Jobbe Litt Mindre Og Tjene Litt Mer

Semi Final 2 - Florø (22nd January)
Mimi Blix - Allergic
Babel Fish - You Can Depend On Me
Pernille & Marius - I'll Be Yours
Hanne Sørvaag - You're Like A Melody
Isabella - Sand
Endre - Oh, Oh (Puppy Love)
Marika - Hungry For You (Gipsydance)

Semi Final 3 - Skien (29th January)
Grethe Svensen - Like Dreamers Do
Girl Happy - SOS
The BlackSheeps - Dance Tonight
Noora Noor - Gone With The Wind
Susperia - Nothing Remains
Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba
The Lucky Bullets - Fire Below

The top two placed songs from each semi-final will directly qualify for the final, taking place at Oslo Spektrum on the 12th of February. The third and fourth placed songs will qualify for the Siste Sjansen (Last Chance) round, which takes place in Sarpsborg on the 5th of February from which two songs will qualify for the final.

http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=22413&_t=Something+for+every+taste+-+Remaining+Norwegian+artists+revealed

A-lister
29th November 2010, 23:42
I'm most curious about Helene Bøksle. As for the rest I have no clue who they are so can't say much.

Milos-BC
2nd December 2010, 17:07
Wow, don't know any of these people....


Isabella - Sand

Ok, except this one :D :lol: :lol: :lol:

Turk
2nd December 2010, 23:46
Sofies Verden :D

VictoriaLT
5th January 2011, 10:18
I'm qurious about Norway's entry this year. Alexander won in 2009 and Norway had pretty good entry last year too though Didrik didn't take high position but I liked that song very much. So I'm very excited about what kind of song will represent Norway this year. Maybe we will hear something totally different. :)

Matt
7th January 2011, 17:35
Running order for the 3rd semi final

1 Susperia - Nothing remains
2 Noora Noor - Gone with the wind
3 Girl Happy - SOS
4 Grethe Svensen - Like dreamers do
5 The BlackSheeps - Dance tonight
6 Stella Mwangi - Haba haba
7 The lucky bullets - Fire below

evilperson
10th January 2011, 11:12
Listen to clips of the songs competing in the first semifinal: http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/melodi_grand_prix/1.7451744

AlekS
10th January 2011, 14:37
Only Helene Bøksle is my fave.
I expected something more impressive from Sichelle.

Jukica
10th January 2011, 15:06
Helene Bøksle is my fave too :D

A-lister
10th January 2011, 16:38
Helene Bøksle ftw!

Helene for Norway! :)

rocktwig
10th January 2011, 17:06
Vardlokk sounds super promising. This might be Norway's best song since Fairytale! Go Helene Bøksle!

FabiESC
10th January 2011, 17:45
My fave is Sichelle :D
This song is awesom

Schlagerman1
11th January 2011, 00:54
My ranking out of the 30 sec clips!

1. "Vardlokk" Helene Bøksle
2. "Daisy" Use Me
3. "Guns & Boys" Carina Dahl
4. "Trenger mer" Sichelle
5. "Not That Easy (Ah-Åh-Ah-Åh)" Åste & Rikke
6. "Alt Du Vil Ha" Sie Gubbe
7. "Jobbe litt mindre og tjene litt mer" Gatas Parlament

This can though change alot when it comes to the preformance, the semi is pretty weak, even if I like Helenes song quite much.

r3gg13
11th January 2011, 04:57
All of them sound good! Either Carina, or Use Me will stand out the most. Sie Gubbe sounds a lot like they stereotypical Scandinavian entries from the past, but it still has a good charm. I personally like Carina and Sichelle the most, but these are a good bunch of songs :) I can envision any one of these songs in the Eurovision Final stage, I want to see them at least

AlekS
11th January 2011, 15:41
The interval act for the 1st semi - Alexander Rybak and Keep of Kalessin will perorm a song, together xguitar xviolin

Tohoshinki
11th January 2011, 19:37
Helene Bøksle ftw.

StellaStai
11th January 2011, 19:43
Don't like any of the songs in semi 1.. But Helene Bøksles song is quite ok.
Waiting more for semi 2 and 3. :)

evilperson
12th January 2011, 14:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZL6aQmtawM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dca7fsuH238

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPNdIAo4aSE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ocDurV4ycw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xn4NV6-w2o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbkMJo-KmTM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt3zPX_WoDw

A-lister
12th January 2011, 15:19
^
Go HELENE!!!
Sichelle is second to me in this semi, but I want Helene to win the whole thing.

Gatas thing is crap.

StellaStai
12th January 2011, 19:27
^
Go HELENE!!!
Sichelle is second to me in this semi, but I want Helene to win the whole thing.

Gatas thing is crap.

No.. Go USE ME ... Daisy is a better song than Vardlokk!

The rest of them are sh................ !

A-lister
12th January 2011, 19:41
No.. Go USE ME ... Daisy is a better song than Vardlokk!

The rest of them are sh................ !

Eww boyband stuff, not my cup of tea AT ALL!

Go Helene! That's all I have to say.

Anyways good luck neighbors!

A-lister
12th January 2011, 19:42
No.. Go USE ME ... Daisy is a better song than Vardlokk!

The rest of them are sh................ !

Eww boyband stuff, not my cup of tea AT ALL!

Go Helene! That's all I have to say.

Anyways good luck neighbors!

Schlagerman1
12th January 2011, 19:48
Wow hearing the full versions made the songs even worser...Helenes song is really boring all the way till the last 40 secs, which is way too late IMO to be called a good song.

No Norway, shape up for the 2nd semi!

A-lister
12th January 2011, 20:23
^
But it's about building the song up. I remember "Lejla" in 2006 doing the same thing, it builds up to that special moment I think, it's an interesting trick.

iHeartMUSIC
13th January 2011, 10:21
Sichelle's song is the only really good one...
Vote for her, Norwegians! ;]

GRE
13th January 2011, 12:30
I like the 3rd and the 5th one!

Canuck
13th January 2011, 18:50
My favourites of SF 1:
Use Me - Daisy
Gatas Parlament - Gobbe litt mendre og tjene litt mer

Carina Dahl will probably pass as well.

evilperson
15th January 2011, 17:29
I don't really care who qualifies from the first semi, the songs are not good imo. Hopefully there will be something better in the 2nd and 3rd semis.

Based on the Norwegian download chart though, these are the only songs in the top 100:

49. Åste & Rikke
63. Sichelle
65. Sie Gubba

A-lister
15th January 2011, 17:32
One obvious choice for me:

HELENE!!!

I want her to win the whole thing!

And from this semi I want Sichelle to qualify to the final aswell, but Helene - Vardlokk for the win!

Gera George
15th January 2011, 19:04
Use Me - Daisy is pretty cool :)

Lenalite
15th January 2011, 21:09
I am about to cry. Can't find a link to watch MPG... :(

PS: Yaay, now it works for me!

Sim
15th January 2011, 21:18
When does the show start?=)

AlekS
15th January 2011, 21:36
it's already goin' http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/701893/
I only like Helene in this semi.

Schlagerman1
15th January 2011, 21:53
My guess after seeing the preformancences:

Final: "Daisy" & "Vardlokk"
Siste Sjansen: "Alt Du Vil Ha" & "Not That Easy"

"Daisy" is the semis big surprise! What a wonderful voice the singer had! The only song that felt a little 2011 to be honest! :)

AlekS
15th January 2011, 22:00
Rybak & KoK rocked xviolin xhbang xguitar

AlekS
15th January 2011, 22:11
1. Åste & Rikke
2. Helene Bøksle

--> 2nd chance: Sie Gubba and Use Me.

Lenalite
15th January 2011, 22:22
I really shocked. Helene is ok, she was one of my faves. But where is Carina and Sichelle? :(

Morty
15th January 2011, 22:23
I voted for Helene Bøksle, so I'm quite happy to see her go to the final. :D
Sie Gubba to 2nd chance is pretty good too, altho I guess they got most of their votes from Trøndelag. :P

r3gg13
15th January 2011, 22:39
I really shocked. Helene is ok, she was one of my faves. But where is Carina and Sichelle? :(

Right?! I feel the same about Carina and Sichelle, but Helene is nice too, so I can't complain ;)

Charly
15th January 2011, 23:09
Norway gotta send Helene to Dusseldorf :D

evilperson
16th January 2011, 00:15
I don't think Norway will send Helene, she only came 2nd in the semi.

I actually ended up liking the performance of Aste and Rikke so I'm glad they qualified and its quite a surprise to see them winning this semi.

ParadiseES
16th January 2011, 00:31
I only liked Helene here, so I'm pleased to see her in the final. The song is not amazing enough to represent Norway in ESC though.

A-lister
16th January 2011, 00:38
I want Helene for Norway so I'm pretty shocked she just managed second place in the semi :(

Feels like the "Norwegian Eurovision wonder" (2005-2006, 2008-2009) will be over :(

I hope my dear neighbors get their senses back and vote Helene in the final though!

I can't believe the other got through, not my cup at all. I wanted Sichelle to qualify, but the most important is that Helene is in the final though but it doesn't look too promising though considering her 2nd place here.

Matt
16th January 2011, 05:19
The qualifiers


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjzZRA-ftkI&feature=player_embedded



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1jqfI5bqCc&feature=player_embedded

Matt
16th January 2011, 05:20
Both songs are decent but nothing to get too excited about. I'm confident that the next semi will have songs that are more appealing.

Milos-BC
16th January 2011, 09:26
Only Helene's song is worth listening to, but it's also not the song I can see doing great in Dusseldorf. Hope for something better in the upcoming shows.

evilperson
16th January 2011, 19:44
These are the standings on itunes today:

12. Not That Easy (Ah-Åh Ah-Åh) - Åste & Rikke
25. Vardlokk - Helen Bøksle
42. Alt du vil ha - Sie Gubba
55. Daisy - Use Me
69. Trenger mer - Sichelle
86. Jobbe litt mindre og tjene litt mer - Gatas Parlament
194. Guns and boys - Carina Dahl

This could very well be the result from last night considering the same 4 songs that proceeded are in the same positions they finished in. If this is anything to go by it seems that Sichelle will be eligible for the second chance wildcard.

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 20:43
I like both songs. The quality of the singers are really good. The song "Not that easy" has a good rythm and Helenas song has the typical norwegian style. In comparison to the finish or icelandic songs which have been voted for the final I think these two songs are better.

Morty
18th January 2011, 22:16
I didn't find any instant favorites from the previews of the next semi, so I'm looking forward to the 3rd semi. Susperia is gonna lift the roof. :)

evilperson
19th January 2011, 16:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RURNWm6vLeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYQGhGj5qM4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HAjwF52Ahs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGB9Rww4U-Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ1Avp2gZic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eE3T_hl0YY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-ss9DndYA

Kryptonite
19th January 2011, 20:09
I like Babel Fish - "Depend on me" and Hanne Sorvaag - "You're like a melody". Other songs don't impress me :P

StellaStai
19th January 2011, 22:51
To finale: Marika and Mimi. :p
To secnd chance: Pernille&Marius and Hanne. :)

The rest......:(

evilperson
20th January 2011, 01:46
For me:

1. Hanne Sorvaag
2. Babel Fish

3. Isabella
4. Endre

5. Marika
6. Mimi Blix
7. Pernille & Marius

Though I don't think the winner is amongst this bunch unless the third semi is really bad.

AlekS
20th January 2011, 02:10
My faves:
1. Hanne Sorvaag
2. Isabella

3. Endre
4. Babel Fish
5. Mimi Blix
6. Pernille & Marius
7. Marika

I think that this semi is a lil' bit weaker than the previous one. Though I liked only Helene before the live show, maybe this semi will surprise me too.

aletem
20th January 2011, 03:09
Woo, Marika has a really good song. I like it, probably the best one so far. The "puppy love" song is not bad too. Btw, what does "Vardlokk" mean?

Matt
20th January 2011, 03:26
I only like my top 2, the rest is blah


1 Babel Fish
2 Marika

3 Endre
4 Mimi Blix
5 Hanne Sorvaag
6 Isabella
7 Pernille og Marius

StellaStai
20th January 2011, 14:43
Woo, Marika has a really good song. I like it, probably the best one so far. The "puppy love" song is not bad too. Btw, what does "Vardlokk" mean?

I agree. But i don't think the people of Norway will vote for a song like this. Unfortunately! Think instead they prefer to be living in a world of ballades. :mrgreen:

They need a :idea:

StellaStai
20th January 2011, 15:08
My faves:
1. Hanne Sorvaag
2. Isabella

3. Endre
4. Babel Fish
5. Mimi Blix
6. Pernille & Marius
7. Marika

I think that this semi is a lil' bit weaker than the previous one. Though I liked only Helene before the live show, maybe this semi will surprise me too.


Hanne.. haha.. she will just flop for us again. We have seen it before!

Simon87
20th January 2011, 16:13
Helene Boksle (Brunhilda)

:lol::lol::lol:

http://blogs.ajc.com/iceman-thrashers-blog/files/2009/04/operasinger1.png

StellaStai
20th January 2011, 16:20
Helene Boksle (Brunhilda)

:lol::lol::lol:

http://blogs.ajc.com/iceman-thrashers-blog/files/2009/04/operasinger1.png

What a joke.. but.. well well.......... maybe.. :lol::lol::lol:

evilperson
22nd January 2011, 06:42
If we are to trust itunes, these 4 songs are in contention tonight:

51. Babel Fish - Depend on me
63. Hanne Sørvaag - You're like a melody
80. Endre - Oh Oh (Puppy love)
94. Mimi Blix - Allergic

Charly
22nd January 2011, 17:41
You can watch Melodi Grand Prix 2011 later by watching it here :)

http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/direkte/nrk1/

ParadiseES
22nd January 2011, 18:15
I support Isabella xcheer :lol:

AlekS
22nd January 2011, 21:24
here's the webcast which works for me usually: http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/704641/

xrofl3 @ Marika.


Isabella xromance :mrgreen:
so far she's my fave.

Endre - total flop, talking about vocals.

Hanne - "please don't be so nervous, please don't be nervous" and here she goes ... xdoh :( I liked the studio version, but backing singers sounded better. Isabella is my #1, Hanne is my #2 so far.

Mimi Blix - not bad. She should move faster but it can be solved. I dislike the song though.

evilperson
22nd January 2011, 21:47
My prediction after the performances:

To the final - Babel Fish and Mimi Blix
Second Chance - Endre and Hanne Sorvaag

Personally I would like Isabella to qualify in one of the categories as well but who knows. At the end I think everyone has pretty much the same chances to go through.

evilperson
22nd January 2011, 22:06
1. Babel Fish
2. Hanne Sorvaag

3. Endre
4. Mimi Blix

Out:
Pernille & Marius
Marika
Isabella

AlekS
22nd January 2011, 22:11
Babel Fish... so expected.

Lenalite
22nd January 2011, 23:34
Mimi and Endre to 2nd Chance. Congrats to both of them, but I think Mimi deserves the final more. Hanne's song is sweet, I really like it! She and her guitar reminds me Anna Bergendahl. Go Hanne!! Also Congrats to BabelFish but I prefer Isabella or Marika. I'm still happy though! :)

evilperson
23rd January 2011, 00:03
1st Place - Babel Fish - Depend on me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeQpnJjsmps

2nd Place - Hanne Sorvaag - You're like a melody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3S0ggh66Zc

3rd Place - Endre - Oh Oh (Puppy love)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqSP29ee9E

4th Place - Mimi Blix - Allergic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tpXwjlWqqk

ParadiseES
23rd January 2011, 00:08
Two boring songs qualified. Let's hope for the next semi.... :rolleyes:

Hanne sang really bad...

aletem
23rd January 2011, 11:31
Pity for Marika. I guess Nordic audience is not very prone on that kind of music.

Schlagerman1
23rd January 2011, 15:44
Hanne has by far the best song out of the four finalists so far. It is the only song that feels a little modern.
It would have been perfect if it wasn't for the awful dress and that she doesn't move at all when having the guitar.

I feel that Norway is a little lost at the moment..better find a way out of this for the last semi...

A-lister
23rd January 2011, 16:59
It's all about Vardlokk, but i've got a feeling Norway will pick something lame and generic like last year.

Norwegian Eurovision wonder didn't last long (2005-2006, 2008-2009).. now it's back to generic business as always been.

Morty
23rd January 2011, 17:23
I voted for Mimi, and was slightly disappointed to not see it go to the final. Helene still my favorite tho, but that's probably gonna change next Saturday. :)

evilperson
23rd January 2011, 17:31
Itunes update:

#4 Depend On Me - Babel Fish
#10 You're Like A Melody - Hanne Sørvaag
#31 Allergic - Mimi Blix
#50 Sand - Isabella Leroy
#63 Oh Oh (Puppy Love) - Endre
#103 I'll Be Yours - Pernille & Marius
#115 Hungry For You - Marika Lejon

These are also still around from last weeks semi:
#59 Not That Easy - Åste & Rikke
#166 Daisy - Use Me
#176 Vardlokk - Helene Bøksle

I guess Isabella will be eligible for a second chance wildcard from this semi.

Kryptonite
23rd January 2011, 20:48
Hm.. Am I the only one who doesn't like Vardlokk? :D

evilperson
23rd January 2011, 22:50
^I don't like it either! :)

jostein
24th January 2011, 00:01
BABEL FISH to Dusseldorf please!!

Matt
24th January 2011, 18:49
Previews of Semi 3 are now online...click HERE (http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/melodi_grand_prix/1.7460529)


Grethe Svensen - Like dreamers do
Girl Happy - SOS
The Blacksheeps - Dance Tonight
Noora Noor - Gone with the wind
Susperia - Nothing remains
Stella - Mwangi Haba haba
The Lucky - Bullets Fire below

evilperson
24th January 2011, 19:31
From the third semi, the only ones that I might like are Girl Happy, Noora Noor, and Grethe Svenson. The rest are just :?. This is also, imo, the weakest of all three semis in Norway. I think in the end Babel Fish and Aste and Rikke should battle for victory.

AlekS
25th January 2011, 02:11
After listening to all songs I can say that Aste and Rikke are my faves. They managed to surprise me in the 1st semi unlike Helene.

Ueland
25th January 2011, 10:52
There is (as usual) a lot of crap, but Babel fish does have a good song.
I also suspect that Stella Mwangi will go on to the finals in the last semi final this saturday.

(Number 6 @ http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/melodi_grand_prix/1.7460529 if you want to listen)

Jukica
25th January 2011, 17:25
Hanne Sørvaag ftw xcheer my fave (for now) :D

And I don't really like 3rd semi songs :/

starving
25th January 2011, 20:36
Girl happy have what looks like a very interesting song. My favourite until now.
And I don't get the love for Stella Mwangi.

The first semi was terrible, the second had Mimi Blix, i didn't like the song but I loved how she performed it.
Bad year until now.

evilperson
25th January 2011, 20:58
I also like the performance of Mimi Blix, the song is pretty meh though. Hanne Sorvaag's performance was dissapointing so she wont win hopefully. I don't think any of the third semi songs really stand out but I haven't heard the full versions yet. I don't think Helene Boksle stands a chance either. Pretty much we'll have an idea of what will go through from Friday's itunes chart.

Schlagerman1
25th January 2011, 23:35
Usually I am not too fond at all when nordic countries trying to go with tunes that aren't even close to the nordic sound..but I must admit that Stella Mwangis clip really sound promising! She and Susperia sounds the strongest, but to be honest...I wonder if Norway even will pass the semi in Eurovision with this bad quality on the songs. :(

ESC2010
26th January 2011, 03:07
Hm.. Am I the only one who doesn't like Vardlokk? :D

Absolutely not! The song is old fashioned and booooooring! :)

A-lister
26th January 2011, 12:49
Absolutely not! The song is old fashioned and booooooring! :)

And just great! :)

Go Vardlokk!

More native languages! More genuine entries! :)

StellaStai
26th January 2011, 15:11
Semi 3. Whole songs.

http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/705951/

.................................................. ....

Grethe and Stella to the final........
But like Girl Happy too. :p

CiprianZisu
26th January 2011, 15:14
is alexander ever gonna compete agian?

StellaStai
26th January 2011, 15:31
is alexander ever gonna compete agian?

Who knows..

StellaStai
26th January 2011, 15:39
Nordicbet.com has following odds for next semifinal :

Susperia 1.70
Stella Mwangi 2.20
Noora Noor 2.40
The Lucky Bullets 3.50
The Blacksheeps 4.00
Girl Happy 6.00
Grethe Svendsen 8.00

Susperia and Stella are now also the favourites for the overall victory :

Susperia 3.75
Stella Mwangi 4.50
Åste & Rikke 6.00
Helene Bøksle 6.00
Hanne Sørvåg 7.00
Noora Noor 7.00
Babel Fish 9.00
Use Me 12.00
The Lucky Bullets 12.00
Sie Gubba 15.00
The Blacksheeps 15.00
Mimi Blix 17.00
Endre 25.00
Girl Happy 30.00
Grethe Svendsen 35.00

Schlagerman1
26th January 2011, 18:52
Nordicbet.com has following odds for next semifinal :

Susperia 1.70
Stella Mwangi 2.20
Noora Noor 2.40
The Lucky Bullets 3.50
The Blacksheeps 4.00
Girl Happy 6.00
Grethe Svendsen 8.00

Susperia and Stella are now also the favourites for the overall victory :

Susperia 3.75
Stella Mwangi 4.50
Åste & Rikke 6.00
Helene Bøksle 6.00
Hanne Sørvåg 7.00
Noora Noor 7.00
Babel Fish 9.00
Use Me 12.00
The Lucky Bullets 12.00
Sie Gubba 15.00
The Blacksheeps 15.00
Mimi Blix 17.00
Endre 25.00
Girl Happy 30.00
Grethe Svendsen 35.00

Couldn't agree more! Both Susperia and Stella are really cool! :D Susperia is a really strong rock song and Stellas song is so playful and happy! :)

evilperson
27th January 2011, 08:34
I think Susperia actually has quite a weak song, hopefully Norway doesn't choose them. Though I think the third semi is all pretty meh except for the song by Girl Happy.

evilperson
29th January 2011, 05:23
If itunes is to be believed, the results of the third semi will look something like this:


61 Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba
83 Susperia - Nothing Remains
95 Noora Noor - Gone with the Wind

evilperson
29th January 2011, 22:08
4th - Susperia
3rd - Lucky Bullets

2nd - Black Sheeps!

1st in my opinion should go to Stella Mwangi!

And she is! Stella to the final!

Lenalite
29th January 2011, 22:16
Yaay, my 2 favourites qualified and the ones which I didn't like went to 2nd chance. :P

Lina
29th January 2011, 22:33
I loved The Blacksheeps, and i believe Stella will be Norway's representative this year.

evilperson
29th January 2011, 22:51
This was an awesome performance:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF_sFMpDnCA

Ten
29th January 2011, 23:48
Stella will win this. Going to be great at Eurovision as well

Matt
29th January 2011, 23:51
Definitely the best song yet, little repetitive and vocally not on top but different...

Simon87
29th January 2011, 23:52
its cute, but nothing wow

Schlagerman1
30th January 2011, 02:47
Stella is the winner, even if she has big vocal problems during the verses. It is so happy and joyful and Stella feels really warm and geniune on stage. Also since MGP has been extremly weak this year, I think that a different song takes the win! :)

evilperson
30th January 2011, 02:52
^She actually gave an alright performance during the show, it just seems the only video that made it on youtube was the reprise where her excitement puts her a bit off.

Matt
30th January 2011, 02:56
Oh, that was the reprise? I didn't know that. That's different then. I was slightly worried about her vocals but I understand that she was to excited about her victory.

Schlagerman1
30th January 2011, 02:56
^I saw MGP live and I thought she had probs during the show too. Still there is time to fix that out for the final though! :)
I can't stop liking this song, it's so simple and happy..a little repetive, but I can live with it! Might work surprisingly well in ESC! :D

evilperson
30th January 2011, 02:59
Yup she definitely had some problems but the actual competing performance went a lot smoother than in the reprise.

AlekS
30th January 2011, 03:09
Stella ftw! I reeeeally like that entry :D
Without a doubt this would be awesome entry for Eurovision :)

A-lister
30th January 2011, 03:12
I'm still rooting 100% for Helena - Vardlokk .. but I'm pretty sure now she won't win :(

Scooby
30th January 2011, 03:16
Haba Haba xrofl3xrofl3xrofl3

A-lister
30th January 2011, 03:30
Ok so if it won't be Vardlokk, HABA HABA it is! :)

aletem
30th January 2011, 03:32
"Haba, Haba" is pretty good, but I doubt nordic people would vote for such style. I like it, and a bit of it reminds me of "Waka waka". :D

Scooby
30th January 2011, 03:40
Vardlokk is da best norway song this year sooooo Helene Bøksle to Dusseldorf

A-lister
30th January 2011, 03:44
Vardlokk is da best norway song this year sooooo Helene Bøksle to Dusseldorf

Agree 100% :)

Goo Helene!!

Ueland
30th January 2011, 03:52
Nordicbet.com has following odds for next semifinal :

Susperia 1.70
Stella Mwangi 2.20
Noora Noor 2.40
The Lucky Bullets 3.50
The Blacksheeps 4.00
Girl Happy 6.00
Grethe Svendsen 8.00

Susperia and Stella are now also the favourites for the overall victory :

Susperia 3.75
Stella Mwangi 4.50
Åste & Rikke 6.00
Helene Bøksle 6.00
Hanne Sørvåg 7.00
Noora Noor 7.00
Babel Fish 9.00
Use Me 12.00
The Lucky Bullets 12.00
Sie Gubba 15.00
The Blacksheeps 15.00
Mimi Blix 17.00
Endre 25.00
Girl Happy 30.00
Grethe Svendsen 35.00
Made some good cash on Stella today, let`s just hope that my other bet also goes in. (That Babel Fish wins the finals too):mrgreen:

ParadiseES
30th January 2011, 04:48
Haba Haba is the best choice for Dusseldorf. But I can't understand why having such a simple song the singer can't sing it live....

GRE
30th January 2011, 09:27
Agree 100% :)

Goo Helene!!

+1!!!

94ayd
30th January 2011, 15:12
VARDLOKK! :D Haba Haba is BOREDOM BOREDOM for me... :lol:

Kryptonite
30th January 2011, 15:19
Well, I don't like Vardlokk nor Haba haba... My favourite songs are Depend on me and You're like a melody. :D

evilperson
30th January 2011, 18:40
Itunes update!

#1 Haba Haba - Stella Mwangi
#12 Dance Tonight - The BlackSheeps
#24 Gone With The Wind - Noora Noor
#48 Nothing Remains - Susperia
#49 Depend On Me - Babel Fish
#66 You're Like A Melody - Hanne Sørvaag
#78 Fire Below - The Lucky Bullets
#113 SOS - Girl Happy
#114 Like Dreamers Do - Grethe Svensen
#159 Not That Easy - Åste & Rikke
#165 Allergic - Mimi Blix
#175 Alt du vil ha - Sie Gubba

Stella Mwangi is the only one to go to #1 so far!

GRE
30th January 2011, 19:44
Stellas song reminds me Monaco 2006

No Name
30th January 2011, 23:52
Am I really the only here not finding "Haba Haba" great nor even nearly as catchy as "Waka Waka"?

I really don't get it. :lol:
She's sympathic and has a wonderful appearance on stage but the song is really nothing special.

Simon87
31st January 2011, 00:13
Am I really the only here not finding "Haba Haba" great nor even nearly as catchy as "Waka Waka"?

I really don't get it. :lol:
She's sympathic and has a wonderful appearance on stage but the song is really nothing special.

+1 ;)
and btw i hate song Waka Waka :?

StellaStai
31st January 2011, 00:14
Am I really the only here not finding "Haba Haba" great nor even nearly as catchy as "Waka Waka"?

I really don't get it. :lol:
She's sympathic and has a wonderful appearance on stage but the song is really nothing special.

Let her get some time for preparing. She didn't even expected to win semi 3.

But we are singing HABA HABA all over here in Norway..We hope and think she will win, If she dosen't, me personally hope for Mime Blix even if she is not in the final yet. :)

martin
31st January 2011, 00:35
my top 3 is just the song who are in the final is
3. Babel fish ok song but nothing more -7/10
2. Hanne Sørvaag i like the song but i don,t think europe will do the same 7/10
1. The Black Sheep +7/10 good song but not more still i hope this win if not one of the is lastchance is better

4. is Stella 5 is Helene and sorry Åste and rikke but you are last to now

In the last round i hope Endre and Sie Gubba goes to the final if not Susperia

StellaStai
31st January 2011, 00:46
my top 3 is just the song who are in the final is
3. Babel fish ok song but nothing more -7/10
2. Hanne Sørvaag i like the song but i don,t think europe will do the same 7/10
1. The Black Sheep +7/10 good song but not more still i hope this win if not one of the is lastchance is better

4. is Stella 5 is Helene and sorry Åste and rikke but you are last to now

In the last round i hope Endre and Sie Gubba goes to the final if not Susperia

Your taste, not mine.. ;)

martin
31st January 2011, 00:58
Your taste, not mine.. ;)

HAHA er det ikkje sånn det skal være då:)

Canuck
31st January 2011, 06:02
Haba Haba! This is probably my clear favourite of the ESC season so far, and I found the performance was actually quite nice and charming. She seemed to be having fun up there (from the video I watched at least, idk if it was the reprise or live version) :D I haven't watched much ESC this season, but this is great :D. It's fresh, and makes me feel real warm and nice inside :lol: I can easily see this song winning even though I haven't heard the other songs yet. It kind of gives me the same feelings as when I heard Salem's song last year :D The crowd seemed to REALLY enjoy the performance, too.

StellaStai
31st January 2011, 18:53
Haba Haba! This is probably my clear favourite of the ESC season so far, and I found the performance was actually quite nice and charming. She seemed to be having fun up there (from the video I watched at least, idk if it was the reprise or live version) :D I haven't watched much ESC this season, but this is great :D. It's fresh, and makes me feel real warm and nice inside :lol: I can easily see this song winning even though I haven't heard the other songs yet. It kind of gives me the same feelings as when I heard Salem's song last year :D The crowd seemed to REALLY enjoy the performance, too.


Thanks, nice to see somebody of you (here) likes... Yeah, something from us too. :) :mrgreen: xkiss

evilperson
31st January 2011, 20:07
Gatas Parlament and Pernille & Marius proceed to the second chance round.

Duel 1: Use Me vs. Pernille & Marius

Duel 2: Sie Gubba vs. Mimi Blix

Duel 3: Gatas Parlament vs. The Lucky Bullets

Duel 4: Endre vs. Susperia

StellaStai
31st January 2011, 21:50
Gatas Parlament and Pernille & Marius proceed to the second chance round.

Duel 1: Use Me vs. Pernille & Marius

Duel 2: Sie Gubba vs. Mimi Blix

Duel 3: Gatas Parlament vs. The Lucky Bullets

Duel 4: Endre vs. Susperia


Just... sh.... :mrgreen: :lol:

Only Use Me and Mimi Blix deserve a place in the final.

Infoman
31st January 2011, 23:39
Stella would win the whole thing in Dusseldorf
SO CATCHY
and meaningful enough for the juries
SUCH A GOOD SONG
HABA HABA UJASA KI BABA!!!

sysys
1st February 2011, 12:16
Think Poland is trying to ruin it for Norway ;-D, same thing last year... The stage is/was stolen! (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=no&tl=en&u=http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/melodi_grand_prix/1.7486269)

AlekS
4th February 2011, 17:54
Haba Haba became the most commercially successful NF entry (#9 in the national chart). Also, imo, she would be the best choice for Norway.

Emreign
4th February 2011, 20:59
Norwegian itunes TOP 10



1. Haba Haba
Stella Mwangi
Haba Haba
2. Grenade
Bruno Mars
3. Etter Regnet
Erik Og Kriss
4. Ølbriller
Erik Og Kriss
5. Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) [feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E]
Enrique Iglesias
6. Higher
Taio Cruz & Kylie Minogue
7. Barbra Streisand
Duck Sauce
8. Firework
Katy Perry
9. Hold It Against Me
Britney Spears
10. Seek Bromance
Tim Berg


SO HABBA HABBA Will be the winner :)

Kemija
6th February 2011, 14:18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7k9vOc_B9w&feature=related

Habba Habba! :)

Bojan
6th February 2011, 14:23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7k9vOc_B9w&feature=related

Habba Habba! :)

that would be a great choice for Norway indeed. :)

AlekS
12th February 2011, 04:36
Norwegian final
http://gfx.nrk.no/6Fw31pbF8g3Gb1x5tZBLQw6bfZY71qRcIPteM7t9Fnlg.jpg

Time: 19:55CET

Webcast #1: http://www.eurovision.tv/esctv/
Webcast #2: http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/direkte/nrk1/

Matt
12th February 2011, 07:46
Stella Mwangi is probably going to win tonight and it's not bad choice, it certainly is incredibly catchy and memorable.

I'll be rooting for Babelfish and The Lucky Bullets. Good luck Norway!!!!

StellaStai
12th February 2011, 17:01
I think Haba Haba is the best choise for us this year.. :)

Turkish97
12th February 2011, 17:05
I think Haba Haba is the best choise for us this year.. :)

I agree. ;)

Hugo
12th February 2011, 18:37
is between Haba Haba and Verdlok

kotten
12th February 2011, 18:40
Haba Haba is catchy tune, it does reminds me of a 90s song... I can't really figure out which one. But Stella is cute and fun. I think she will win as well.

The Black Sheeps have a well made song so I wouldn't mind it winning. Like A Melody is also nice, but I think it will be a bit too mellow.

adnar
12th February 2011, 18:52
The best two are Habba Habba and Vardlokk. From the charts I see it can be Habba Habba, but who knows - maybe Norwegian people would listen to their folk soul instead of choosing funny and colourful song. We'll see. I will watch Belgium this evening, but I would try to follow Norway on the second computer :p

Morty
12th February 2011, 19:03
I'll vote for Vardlokk. I think Haba Haba would finish higher in ESC, but I vote for the songs I like best, not the ones I think will get most popular. I think it's gonna be close between them tho.

Mickey
12th February 2011, 21:12
I Like Vardlokk too. Haunting. Not sure whether it'll stand out from the crowd at ESC, though.

Mickey
12th February 2011, 21:59
The Blacksheeps are my favourites. It's a very happy pop-rock song.

I think it's sweet how they mangle the English language too.

Mickey
12th February 2011, 22:03
Can anyone tell me what's going on? The Blacksheeps just qualified for something.

Matt
12th February 2011, 22:08
I believe the acts announced are in the top 3 or 4

Mickey
12th February 2011, 22:12
Atm it's Sie Gubba.

Matt
12th February 2011, 22:14
Stella moving on...no surprise here

Scooby
12th February 2011, 22:27
No Helena in super final :shock::shock::shock:

Matt
12th February 2011, 22:28
No Babelfish either...It's pretty clear who's gonna win....with the competition left.....

Matt
12th February 2011, 22:52
Stella and her "Haba Haba" have won

ParadiseES
12th February 2011, 22:56
A bad copy of Waka-Waka with a girl who can't sing. It's silly, but catchy and kinda nice. 5 points.

Matt
12th February 2011, 23:00
Haba Haba is cute and catchy but that's about it. Way too repetitive but Norway seems to love it so that's what they chose. I gave it 6 points.

Gerly
12th February 2011, 23:03
Thank u so much Norway for sending such a nice song. In first listening its not anything amazing, but I'm sure it will grow in me.
I feel like its summer now. 7 pts from me.

94ayd
12th February 2011, 23:05
Um, a very boring choice. Not sure what the other songs were like but this is so fogettable. It's at least tolerable and kinda up-beat, so 5.

AlekS
12th February 2011, 23:05
The winner of the NF:
94

deese
12th February 2011, 23:05
catchy but definitely not mine. however, I was a bit depressed after listening to the Finnish song so now i feel better. i see in in the final but i do not see it at the top.

Turkish97
12th February 2011, 23:05
Yaay! the best song won,awesome choice Norway ! <3 10 pts :D

aletem
12th February 2011, 23:05
I love these African sounds and I gotta say "Haba-Haba" has a very catchy chorus. This should appeal to almost everyone, but now the question is how well can she deliver it. She doesn't sing well and thats one of the problems. The other one is that the instrumental sounds need to be sharper and a bit more intense. Other than that, great choice!! :D So far this is the best song chosen I believe. :) Haba-Haba!!! :mrgreen: Go you African girl!! Do well! :D

AlekS
12th February 2011, 23:11
10pts :D

A-lister
12th February 2011, 23:14
The second best one won imo, so I'm ok with it. It's a fun entry.

I wanted Helene though and I'm very disappointed she didn't even manage to qualify for the super-final :(

Scooby
12th February 2011, 23:15
I'm pleased, Stella deserves this victory!
She is not the top singer, but apparently knows how to entertain the audience.
Beautiful, happy, funny song, definitely a new summer hit!
7 points!

Good luck Norway

Melicia
12th February 2011, 23:16
Hanne was the best. This song reallly sucks!

Sim
12th February 2011, 23:16
The beginning is really promising but after that it's a bit too blend and too repetitive
6 points

Fluke
12th February 2011, 23:19
My first thought is obviously this doesn't represent Norway very well. It's not one of the worst songs this year but there's nothing really good about it either.... i guess it will be interesting to see the reactions, though.

Simon87
12th February 2011, 23:20
6pts

Gerly
13th February 2011, 00:34
Best song what was choosed today.

EurovisionSmile
13th February 2011, 00:36
Really not my cup of tea...

Quent91
13th February 2011, 00:38
bad saturday !!!

goktengri
13th February 2011, 00:47
not my style but good

Lenalite
13th February 2011, 00:48
I'm really happy for Stella! She was my fave in whole MGP, and now she won! It made me really happy. I am looking forward to music video. It was the best choice of night, other countries choosed wrong songs imo...

Scooby
13th February 2011, 00:49
This is the best song that was in tonights selection! xrofl3

alca
13th February 2011, 01:13
3pts

Dess
13th February 2011, 02:10
6 points. Good luck!

evilperson
13th February 2011, 02:12
Happy and cheerful song, 10 points from me!

Bojan
13th February 2011, 02:16
ok Stella just knocked off Jedward as my current esc 2011 fave :D
good luck Norway!

kotten
13th February 2011, 02:19
Glad to see she won, she was my favorite although I liked the Black Sheeps as well..cheerful tune, although a bit too repetitive and not the best voice, but good energy. 8pts

Sabiondo
13th February 2011, 07:07
Waka Waka copy.. well, i expected be Norway higth in the Final :) 10 Pts from me

Steffan
13th February 2011, 09:25
I find this kinda boring...
Better then others at the moment tho...
7...

PeterLPZ
13th February 2011, 09:51
Oh, what a surprise. I like this song. It´s catchy and Stella is so symphatic. It´s not a winner song for me, but it could reach the TOP10 at the end. In my opinion a good choice, Norway.

eerik
13th February 2011, 11:11
This is embarrassing. Could it be any more primitive and cliché? I don't think so. 0 points.

broomhelga
13th February 2011, 11:51
12 - brilliant!

Stella
13th February 2011, 12:18
a nice song though I don't like maybe because I also don't like Waka waka.So,we have the first song who remembers artists' relatives advises,like last year Armenia "Many many year ago/When I was a little child/Mama told you should know/Our world is cruel and wild" and Latvia "I've asked my uncle Joe/But he can't speak" etc.She is not a bad singer,only her vocals sound bad singing this song because it's on a lower tone.A little bit predictable and repetitive but it's kinda cool.It will do well.

r3gg13
13th February 2011, 12:19
I love it :D. This is my favorite so far, I love the beat and her voice! And it's awesome to hear Swahili too :D

Sean
13th February 2011, 12:23
Not bad, listenable at least, I'll give it maybe 4 or 5

FallenAngelII
13th February 2011, 12:45
Modern etno-pop. Too bad about the live vocals.

I could see this raking in the televotes that France raked in last year if they put on a much better and more energetic stage show. Maybe rip off "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" straight off. Because, really, the general audience will be comparing this song to "Waka Waka".

GRE
13th February 2011, 14:34
I prefered Vardlock,
but this song makes me smile!

EvNickGR
13th February 2011, 14:46
hehe i like this song! best so far...;)

No Name
13th February 2011, 15:38
1 point.

I don't like it at all. For me it lacks everything but y'know...it doesn't surprise me that it's so overhyped in here.

Sadly, this was even one of the strongest songs in the Norwegian final so I wouldn't even be able to point my fingers at a better winner. :shock:

Vardlock was the only outstanding song and should've won by a landslide.

Tribeca
13th February 2011, 18:06
I'm a bit surprised people compare this song to Waka waka... the only thing in common is the African influences and two African language words (Swahili both? I don't speak any of those languages so I don't know). The melodies are nothing alike...

Anyways. This is a good song, but Mwangi definitely sounds better in a studio than live... and this song is a bad representative of the Norwegian culture... I was rooting for the Blacksheeps so I'm a bit disappointed... I don't think Norway will be having any troubles getting to the final though, this is a cheerful and catching song... it's gonna make all of Europe start dancing and probably voting alot ;)

Israeliboy
13th February 2011, 19:08
I like it :)...10pt from me for now. GO NORWAY!!!

StellaStai
13th February 2011, 19:22
Out of 4 this was the best one..
I'm satisfied and the most of norwegians are.

Tank you everyone for nice feedbacks.. :) xhug

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Norrbotten
13th February 2011, 20:25
I remember Anders Lundin in the ESC 2000 opening said a a phrase in Swahili and then said "Just in case". I see Swahili will now be used in Eurovision for the first time (or am I wrong?) :p

Interrail
13th February 2011, 20:46
Waka waka?
There r some cheerful moments in the song, but overall it's not smth special, imo. I don't think it's so original any longer to have semi-naked black girl singing some exotic words and jumping around, to force some atmosphere.
And I think she's not that attractive and good looking that ppl would get crazy about her.

FallenAngelII
13th February 2011, 20:55
I'm a bit surprised people compare this song to Waka waka... the only thing in common is the African influences and two African language words (Swahili both? I don't speak any of those languages so I don't know). The melodies are nothing alike...

I don't think Norway will be having any troubles getting to the final though, this is a cheerful and catching song... it's gonna make all of Europe start dancing and probably voting alot ;)
Also, bongo drums.

nikolay_BG
13th February 2011, 22:06
I like i. Actually this is the norwegian entry that I like the most :)

Infoman
13th February 2011, 22:51
go look at any Stella Mwangi video on Youtube, the American Nazi/KKK population has discovered all her videos

Milos-BC
13th February 2011, 22:55
This was the best song in the selection IMO :D I was very disappointed with the winner last year, but this time I am very happy with the result. Not too original, but simple and VERY catchy. In my top 3 for now :D

Bravo Norway!

Tristran
14th February 2011, 01:18
The chorus is very catchy, but her vocals are a bit weak outside that. I still like it, but it won't be my favourite. See this doing good in the final though.

Starmania
14th February 2011, 01:39
i gave 4 points to it, i didnt listen any other songs expect winner and not that easy.

busybee
14th February 2011, 02:37
Good job, Norway. I was hoping Stella would win and she did. This song is so optimistic and cheerful and I always smile when I watch the performance.
The few vocal mistakes I'm sure will be corrected until May.
Haba Haba will definitely be in the final and probably in the top 10, too xdance

Isabella
14th February 2011, 02:39
Together with Ireland my fave entry so far. 8 points :D

Canuck
14th February 2011, 03:59
so happy to see this song won the nf ^.^ probably my favourite song chosen so far!!

Mark-ESC14
14th February 2011, 08:22
Norway did a good job That they picked her, it's a good song!

bednar1990
14th February 2011, 11:14
Norway's gonna win for sure... so excited, again ESC in Oslo... 12 points from Poland !!!:D:D:D, love this song HABA HABA !!

JackBauer
14th February 2011, 12:21
I love the song but i'm a little sad the girl cannont sing better than that.

She has a lot of energy but her singing abilities are not that great.

I think the juries will destroyed her because of that, just like they did with France last year and she may miss top 10

A-lister
14th February 2011, 12:43
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The juries should get a life though and understand that Eurovision is NOT a copy of Idol. First and foremost it's a search for the best songs.

But sadly you might be right about the juries.

FallenAngelII
14th February 2011, 12:55
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The juries should get a life though and understand that Eurovision is NOT a copy of Idol. First and foremost it's a search for the best songs.
Gee, I guess that's why they awarded Lena the win last year. Because she's such a phenomenal singer. I also guess that's why they gave Turkey 5th or whatever the year before that, because Hadise is such a stellar live vocalist.

Your vendetta against the juries is quite irrational and not really based on facts. The juries give high marks (and even victories) to artists whose live vocals are lackluster all the time. Vocal ability still plays a role in how they award their points, however. You can't enter Eurovision with horrible vocals and win. But you can enter with so-so vocals and still win. And the juries vote for the song before the vocalists all the time. Lena in 2010, Chanee and N'Evergreen in 2010, Hadise in 2009.

A-lister
14th February 2011, 12:59
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Good that you could come up with a couple of examples. I don't want to go way too off-topic, so I will not come up with all the contrary examples right now.

When I talk about juries, I judge their whole voting pattern though. The diaspora countries though are ironically getting helped by the juries aswell, dunno why.

I didn't say that the juries always vote for the best voices though, but they tend to often overlook songs in favor for voices.

FallenAngelII
14th February 2011, 13:13
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I didn't say that the juries always vote for the best voices though, but they tend to often overlook songs in favor for voices.
The fact that they don't always vote for the songs you like doesn't mean they're overlooking "good" songs in favour of vocal ability. Your taste might just not coincidence with those of the juries or even the European music industry at large.

I, for one, agree largely with the juries both years.

A-lister
14th February 2011, 13:25
The fact that they don't always vote for the songs you like doesn't mean they're overlooking "good" songs in favour of vocal ability. Your taste might just not coincidence with those of the juries or even the European music industry at large.

I, for one, agree largely with the juries both years.

Ehm?

No that's not the fact

Ironic though; because you agree with them, it's all ok then and it's a reflection of whatever you're trying to point out? lol

As for the European music industry: I have a big interest for music and was always a chart nerd. I follow trends throughout Europe, and that is why I know the biggest name in local markets that most people outside never heard of. Nice try though.

FallenAngelII
14th February 2011, 14:56
Ehm?

No that's not the fact
And your numerous examples of the juries ignoring entries with good songs but bad vocals are?


Ironic though; because you agree with them, it's all ok then and it's a reflection of whatever you're trying to point out? lol
No. I'm saying that taste is subjective.


As for the European music industry: I have a big interest for music and was always a chart nerd. I follow trends throughout Europe, and that is why I know the biggest name in local markets that most people outside never heard of. Nice try though.
Who cares about big names in local markets? The juries are supposed to vote forth songs with international appeal. That's their job. They're not supposed to vote only for what works in, say, Albania. Sure, local marketability is a part of it, but their ultimate job is to vote forth entries with international appeal.

Also, Eurovision and the juries have never been about and never will be about voting forth the entries with the biggest chart topping potential. Because idiotic entries top the charts all the time. The professional juries are supposed to vote forth entries with the best produced songs, with the best lyrics, with the best melody and then with the best vocals as one of the minor concerns (seriously, Lena won last year).

I'm sick and tired of hearing people (or maybe it's just hearing you saying it time and again) that Eurovision should be about voting for the biggest chart toppers to win.

A-lister
14th February 2011, 15:03
Who cares about big names in local markets? The juries are supposed to vote forth songs with international appeal. That's their job. They're not supposed to vote only for what works in, say, Albania. Sure, local marketability is a part of it, but their ultimate job is to vote forth entries with international appeal.

Also, Eurovision and the juries have never been about and never will be about voting forth the entries with the biggest chart topping potential. Because idiotic entries top the charts all the time. The professional juries are supposed to vote forth entries with the best produced songs, with the best lyrics, with the best melody and then with the best vocals as one of the minor concerns (seriously, Lena won last year).

I'm sick and tired of hearing people (or maybe it's just hearing you saying it time and again) that Eurovision should be about voting for the biggest chart toppers to win.

There's a huge contradiction in your reasoning:

On one hand you say juries should vote for songs with international appeal (although I don't agree that's their main job though), on the other hand you say they should not vote for "hits"...

See the contradiction??

Anyways. Back to topic.

falcon1
14th February 2011, 15:16
Sounds much better in studio version... unfortunatly Stella has much pitch problems in her live performance. However, if she can give a strong and more pitch correctly performance in Germany and the stage performance will be great then all bets are off. :)
You at least remember the Haba Haba part of the song hehe... :)

15anonymous
14th February 2011, 15:20
i really LIKE it! :)

MyHeartIsYours
14th February 2011, 20:45
It's okayy, 5 points :).

Mark-ESC14
14th February 2011, 20:46
I really think that this song has great potential to make it to the top-5!

r3gg13
15th February 2011, 04:06
The song by itself is already catchy, add her lively performance, it equals a good song. IMO, she doesn't need a great voice to sing well this song since this is sort of like a dancy song, and I think that this sort of song is more centered on the whole performance rather than the quality of her voice. (I know that this is the Eurovision Song Contest, but still, we cannot discredit the importance of the whole performance package in an entry). Also, her voice gives the song the air that it can be sang by everyone watching the show, giving it a grass roots appeal. The lyrics is fair, but it does get repetitive. I still like it though, it makes me want to dance and sing along while she sings it :)

adnar
15th February 2011, 13:18
I gave 8 points. 12 points for a song, and 6 points for singing ;) I like this song, but Stella must work on her live singing. I think she will be able to :)

StellaStai
15th February 2011, 14:20
Still many good feedbacks. It's so unexpected on this forum.. The mostly about the norwegian songs have been so down charactered and sometimes called sh... songs.. It's really nice to read something good about a song.

Am not sure about this song and the juries, but hope for a place in the final though.. :)

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paddyirl
15th February 2011, 20:55
I like it but preferred Hanne even though Hanne isn't great live but this is a good entry from Norway.

VedatiNet
15th February 2011, 21:09
Dont like this one. I'm almost sure it wont pass the semi.

FallenAngelII
15th February 2011, 22:22
There's a huge contradiction in your reasoning:

On one hand you say juries should vote for songs with international appeal (although I don't agree that's their main job though), on the other hand you say they should not vote for "hits"...

See the contradiction??
What contradiction? Because I certainly never said that the jury "shouldn't vote" for hits.

What I said is that the jury's job isn't to simply vote for the songs with the greatest hit potential (which seems to be what you're advocating, what with wanting the contest to be all about which songs can become the greatest hits internationally). It consists of many things, not just that.

There's a huge difference in what I said and what you think I said.

CiprianZisu
16th February 2011, 06:01
I fail to see the hype between this song. The vocals are weak, and what is haba haba?? I will say this though. the girl is very attractive, so that is one positive.

CiprianZisu
16th February 2011, 06:02
If Norway is hoping for a top 10, they need to get this girl some voice lessons, as that may help before Eurovision. The melodic tones are very very dull and weak

aletem
16th February 2011, 09:11
Still many good feedbacks. It's so unexpected on this forum.. The mostly about the norwegian songs have been so down charactered and sometimes called sh... songs.. It's really nice to read something good about a song.

I for one disliked (hated) "My heart is yours" very much and I think I've said that way too many times. :mrgreen: :lol: Anyway, this year Norway has a great song. And I'm glad that you are back on track, just like in 2009, 2008, 2007 (I happened to like "Ven a bailar conmigo" :mrgreen:), 2006 and 2005. :)

ESC2010
16th February 2011, 21:48
If Norway is hoping for a top 10, they need to get this girl some voice lessons, as that may help before Eurovision. The melodic tones are very very dull and weak

I agree. Totally. I don`t know what happened in the final, we had others with no problem with their singing skills. Yeah, she needs some voice lessons, and some breathing lessons, and then hopefully we can make it through the semi. Well, well, nothing we can do about it now ;)

Shqiperia
17th February 2011, 07:34
I love it! :D

adamsamways
17th February 2011, 08:26
My favourite song chosen so far along with Poland!!! Love the song and I don't think there is anything wrong with the singer either, the verses are very low in pitch but it doesn't sound awful at all to me.

Matt
17th February 2011, 17:51
Apparently this is what Stella said regarding those who criticised her singing:


"I'm not at all upset. I've never claimed I can sing. I've always been tone deaf, so the criticism doesn't get to me".

A-lister
17th February 2011, 17:53
"I've always been tone deaf"

Sounds promising :lol:

r3gg13
17th February 2011, 18:15
Apparently this is what Stella said regarding those who criticised her singing:


"I'm not at all upset. I've never claimed I can sing. I've always been tone deaf, so the criticism doesn't get to me".

Such honesty :lol: I mean she doesn't sound too horrible. I'm happy that she's confident though :D