Tonight was the semi-final stage of The Voice – Norges beste stemme television show in Norway. Between tonight and the finale on May 25, the audience is again asked to vote for their favorite talent, this time to determine the winner. You can vote by downloading this week’s new tracks in iTunes.

In the semi-finals, Monika sang ‘London Bound’, a self-composed song, and Martin sang ‘Release Me’ by Oh Laura. Going into the show tonight, Magne said that they both deserve to win. Magne gave both Monika and Martin 50% of his vote, so that the audience votes ultimately determined the winner: Martin Halla!

“Martin has a unique voice, a kind of voice that only comes every third generation,” Magne says. He also compared Martin to Morten Harket. “Last time I heard a 20 year old do something like that, that someone was called Morten Harket.”

“It is an honor to be compared with Harket,” says Martin.

Although Monika did not proceed to the final round, Magne has said that he has great faith in Monika’s musical career, and is willing to continue working with her and helping her. “I stand for what I said that she has the potential to compete internationally with the right material.”

The four finalists for ‘The Voice’ are Aleksander Walmann Åsgården (Sondre’s team), Leif Anders Wentzel (Yosef’s Team), Hege Øversveen (Hanne’s team) and Martin Halla (Magne’s team). There is an article about the finalists, including a video clip of them being interviewed backstage here.

To vote for your favorite Voice talent, download their brand new single from iTunes. For those who want to support Martin Halla and Team Magne, you can download Martin’s single ‘Take It With Me’ here. Each download counts as a vote for your favorite talent, and votes will only count for downloads purchased before midnight CET on May 24.

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Watch all of tonight’s performances
– Begge fortjener å vinne (‘Both deserve to win’)
Sammenlignes med Morten Harket (‘Comparable to Morten Harket’)
Finale! (‘Final!’)
Storfavoritten Monika ut av «The Voice» (‘Big favorite Monika out of “The Voice”‘)
Martin er i The Voice-finalen (‘Martin in the Voice final’)
– Absolutt samme klasse som Morten Harket (‘Absolutely the same class as Morten Harket’)
Klare for «The Voice»-finalen: – Det blir helt vilt! (‘Ready for ‘The Voice’ finale: “It is truly amazing!”‘)

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