Sunday, May 17, 2015

Norway - A Monster Like Me - Mørland & Debrah Scarlett

Digital release image
8 - 102 pts / 4 - 123 pts in semi 2

A Monster Like Me by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett wins the chilling superfinal of the 2015 Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix.
The song is written by Kjetil Mørland himself.

A Monster Like Me has been released as a digital single through the usual sources.
Promo details are below (see EPK)

A longer version recorded with the Oslo Philharmonic Choir was released as a digital track.
It also features the original middle section of the song that was axed for the Eurovision version.

DRI Philharmonic version
A Monster Like Me - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
A Monster Like Me - Instrumental
- on the EPK, see below
A Monster Like Me - ft the Oslo Philharmonic choir
- digital release
A Monster Like Me - Karaoke
- on the official karaoke album, digital release.

The promo for Norway's entry is a de-rom disc housed in a DVD style case with the electronic press kit (pic below).
The disc includes biographies, lyrics, videos and pictures.

The audio section has A Monster Like Me as mp3 and wave file plus the instrumental version of the Monster and a coverversion of Alexander Rybaks Fairytale.
The instrumental version has no backing vocals at all, wheres the karaoke version from the official digital karaoke album does.

The video section includes the official video, a making of video, a video of Fairytale (the cover version of the 2009 winner), the MGP (National final) performance and a direct unplugged performance of A Monster Like Me.

Make A Sail
Make A Sail 2016
Mørland released his album Make A Sail in May 2016.
It includes A Monster Like Me in its original (ESC) version and nine other tracks.
The CD version (in card sleeve) and vinyl LP can be ordered here at Mørlands website
1. Skin
2. A Monster Like Me (feat. Debrah Scarlett)
3. Make a Sail
4. Pretend
5. Army of One
6. Clownfeet
7. No Firewall
8. Keep Me Dancing
9. Fearless
10. Change

Norway VG Lista top 40: 24, - re: 31, 23, -
Germany top 100: 92, -
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 20, 37, -
Switzerland top 75: 45, -
Austria top 75: 17, -

Links and sources
NRK MGP pages
Mørland and Debrah Scarlett FB
Debrah Scarlett FB
Mørland FB and Website

Picture from NRK
Norway in recent contests
2014 - Carl Espen
2013 - Margaret Berger
2012 - Tooji
2011 - Stella Mwangi
2010 - Didrik Solli-Tangen
2009 - Alexander Rybak

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