Saturday, February 11, 2012
Tooji for Baku
Tooji will represent Norway this year in the Eurovision Song Contest. Four acts advanced to the super-final but in the end Tooji who was the hot favourite to lift the trophy, won the ticket to Baku.
Norway will be represented by the young male singer Tooji. He will perform the song Stay in May after he received 155,480 votes. Tooji was born in Iran but his family moved to Norway. He also released a single in 2008 called Swan Song. Tooji also worked at MTV Norway where he hosted two shows.
Following three semi-final shows the Melodi Grand Prix final took place in Oslo. This year’s Norwegian selection presented ten acts and the 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak was the special guest to perform in the interval act. Rybak was called in the last minute after last year’s Norwegian hopeful Stella Mwangi couldn’t perform after her dad died earlier last week.
Last year Norway failed to qualify to the final and this year’s hopeful will compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held on 24th May.