The Norwegian national final “Melodi Grand Prix”is a contest with a long history. The rules change from time to time. There is only one live show with then competitors, out of 1035 submitted entries. Norway is very keen to win the ESC again, but the quality of this year’s songs were far away from winning. The only exception was the winning song “Grab The Moment” by Jowst. This was the only contemporary song in this year’s final. The unusual stage performance also gave this entry the extra kick.
Jowst is a duo which consists of Joakim With Steen, alias Jowst, who is the DJ wearing an interesting mask and the main singer and Aleksander Walmann. Jowst has developed an interested in punk rock and composing. For his song “Grab The Moment” he utilized a closed Facebook group of his friends to judge and improve the song. Now Jowst is sound engineer and producer. Aleksander comes from a music family. He reached the finals of The Voice Norway. He also is specialized on synchronizing animated movies.
The song “Grab The Moment” is a contemporary radio friendly song with some R’n’B elements, a nice groovy and convincing entry, which also been treated as the underdog this year. Probably the song will not convince by first hearing, but it has the potential to grow.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.