This post will unfortunately be horribly anemic, since I'm sitting with only my horrible iPad atm (a kingdom for a keyboard and a decent processor). But anyways: Three semis this year, one of which has already taken place. Three out of eight participants qualify for the finals. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2012 All songs curntly available on YouTube! Perhaps someone with a computer can compile a link list Some short comments for Heat 2 tonight: Plumbo with their slightly nationalistic "Ola Nordmann" is a sure-fire qualifier. It's catchy and sticks out in s sea of super-bland pop. Also has a good starting pos. Available To qualify @1.25 with Bet24. Personally I've maxed out there, as well as @1.20 with Betsafe and @1.15 with Nordicbet. Yes, it's that safe... I'd gladly back it to win the heat @1.80 or thereabouts, if it was available. Rikke Lie sings "Another Heartache", a traditinally bombastic solo performance. No hit by any means, and could be struggling at 4th pos. But the heat is weak (apart from Plumbo), and the archetype was implemented by two of the three qualifiers in heat 1. @6.00 with Bet24 it's an absolute steal - I'd say she's about even to make it. Last performers have a very strong record in MGP. I'm counting on that to push Rikke Norman to qualify with her far-from-amazing unz-electro-dance-pop song "Shapeshifter". A lot of worse songs in this heat, and she was popular last year (albeit in a duo and in a completely different archetype). I'm backing her @2.45 with Nordicbet. Disclaimer: I'm not from Norway, and I don't have a clue what individual artists are popular there. I do have a pretty good grasp of the tastes though, and had very good results in betting MGP last year. Might of course have been variance - it was my first year with MGP.