17 - 30 pts in semi 1
Stella Mwangi won the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix with the song Haba Haba.
Haba Haba was already #1 in the Norwegian charts (VG Lista top 20) the day before the final.
Haba Haba translates as Little By Little (Swahili) and the song is written by Stella Mwangi herself with Beyond52 and Bigcity on production.
She released her first solo album Living For Music in 2008.
Her music has been featured in several US TV shows like CSI New York and America's Next Top Model.
Stella has signed a record deal with EMI Norway and is currently working on a new album.
EMI and NRK have issued a promo disc with EPK (Electronic press kit). It features the original version audio and instrumental plus radio jingles, photos, bios and the national final video.
The disc plays on PC and DVD players.
Update: A demo/promo cdsingle was also issued by EMI, it's increasingly usual 'home made' style disc affair.
It has the original version and the instrumental.
Insert sleeve is the same as the digital release photo (= top pic)
(see scan below for disc)
You can check out the Haba Haba at Stella's website or at Stella's Youtube channel.
Haba Haba - Eurovision version
on the official Düsseldorf album
Haba Haba - Original
on the NMGP CD and EPK.
Haba Haba - Instrumental
Haba Haba - karaoke
digital from the official site Eurovision TV only.
Haba Haba - Norwegian comedy version
Stella made a parody video where she sings a version of Haba Haba in Norwegian. Watch it here.
Norway VG lista top 20: 9, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 5, 5, 9, 11, 20, -----, 20, 18
Stella Mwangi has released her new album Kinanda. It of course includes Haba Haba and new single Lookie Lookie.
You'll get radio show excerpts introducing the songs per heat, with all heats now online.
A third CD has 20 Grand Prix songs that didn't win the ticket to Eurovision including popular songs like Teigens Glasnost, Toni Damle Aaberge's Butterflies and golden oldie
La Meg Være Ung by Wenche Myhre.
The 3CD is out on Universal (5329104-7)