Are YOU ready for the song that will represent Norway at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest? Tonight is the night of the Melodi Grand Prix – the national final that will determine Norway’s representative in Stockholm. Let’s go…
About the show
Organised by Norwegian national broadcaster NRK (Norsk rikskringkasting), the Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) is celebrating its 54th year. Ten acts will compete for the right to fly the Norwegian flag at Eurovision 2016. The ten acts are listed below, in the order in which they will perform:
- The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan – Laika
- Stage Dolls – Into the fire
- Stine Hole Ulla – Traces
- Makeda – Stand up
- Pegasus – Anyway
- Freddy Kalas – Feel da rush
- Laila Samuels – Afterglow
- Elouiz – History
- Suite 16 – Anna Lee
- Agnete Johnsen – Icebreaker
Broadcasting live from the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Melodi Grand Prix 2016 will be presented by Silje “SiLyA” Nymoen and Kåre Magnus Bergh, who also presented the show in 2015.
The winner will be selected via through two rounds of public televoting. The first round will see the four entries with the most votes proceeding to the second round/Gold Final. Following an appeal by NRK for enthusiastic MGP fans, the votes in the Gold Final will be read by members of the public each representing one of five different regions (Northern, Central, West, East and Southern) in Norway.
How to watch
Melodi Grand Prix 2016 commences at 20:55 CET on:
- A livestream is available via nrk.no
Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest
Norway debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, with 54 appearances in total. The Nordic country has won the competition on three occasions: Bobbysocks, La det swinge (1985), Secret Garden, Nocturne (1995) and Alexander Rybak, Fairytale (2009). Norway was last represented at Eurovision by Mørland and Debrah Scarlett, who finished in eighth position at the Grand Final of 2015 with A Monster Like Me.
Will tonight’s MGP winner make it a fourth Eurovision triumph for Norway? What do YOU think?