After a 2 hour show, Norway have made their decision and chose their representative for 2017, it is Jowst!
Jowst will represent Norway, with the EDM inspired song “Grab The Moment”, as they have won Melodi Grand Prix 2017! You can see the live performance of the Norwegian entry below:
Both the international juries and the televoters agreed on the result, as 4 of the juries gave their vote to Grab The Moment in the first round of voting. After the first round of voting was complete, the super finalists were announced as:
- Ulrikke – Places
- Jowst – Grab The Moment
- Elin & The Woods – First Step in Faith (Oadjebasvuhtii)
- Ammunition – Wrecking Crew
After a second round of voting, this time only for the Norwegian public, the results were announced. Surprising most Eurovision fans, who thoroughly enjoy this entry, Ulrikke came in fourth place. In third place, another shock to Eurovision fans, was Elin & The Woods.
This left only Jowst and Ammunition. After a tense delay, Jowst were announced as the winners of Melodi Grand Prix 2017, and they will represent Norway in Kyiv!
Who are Jowst?
Jowst is short for Joakim With Steen. As a fifteen year old, Joakim developed a strong interest for songwriting, particularly punk rock songs. After studying as a music producer, he worked as a teacher. He then created Red Line Studio, where he worked as a sound engineer and producer until 2011, but it was only after his project “Making A Hit” that he created Grab The Moment with Jonas McDonnell!
However, the main vocalist in the Norwegian performance is Alexander Walmann. He grew up in a very musical family, and his family say that he has loved music for as long as they can remember. In 2012, he competed in The Voice Norway, and he did fairly well, he reached the final!
Norway will compete in the second half of the second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. We wish them good luck!
What do you think about Grab The Moment? Did Norway make the right choice? Is the song good enough to qualify? Be sure to comment below and tell us!