Norway has decided: it’s Margaret Berger!
Norwegian broadcaster NRK once again played host to Melodi Grand Prix, the nation’s selection process for Eurovision since their debut in 1960. After three Semifinals, a total of ten songs went up to the plate on Saturday, with four eventually proceeding to a “Golden Final”. After a second round of performances, a blend of public televoting and a jury vote led to the overwhelming selection of Margaret Berger’s dark electronic number “I Feed You My Love”.
The song, written by Niklas Olovson, Robin Lynch, and Karin Park, took the maximum score available from Norway’s regional juries and just under 50% of the public vote. Runner-up Adelén took 26% of the public’s support with “Bombo“, followed by Sirkus Eliassen’s “I Love You Te Quiero” and Annsofi’s “I’m With You“.
The 27-year-old Berger is an alum of the 2004 series of Norway’s edition of the “Idol” series, coming in second place overall. She has released two albums since then, and “I Feed You My Love” is anticipated to be the first single off of her next album, “Chastisement”.