Norway has decided! Agnete has won the Norwegian national final, Melodi Grand Prix 2016, and will therefore go on to represent the nation at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with her song, Icebreaker.
This evening, a total of 10 acts competed in the Norwegian national final, Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) 2016, in a bid to represent their nation at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in the host city of Stockholm this coming May.
The 2016 Norwegian representative was decided over 2 rounds of voting. Following the first set of performances from the 10 competitors, the public decided that Laila Samuels, Suite 16, Agnete and Freddy Kalas should qualify to the second round of the final, the Gold Final.
From there, the public televote was opened once again where the public were able to vote for their favourite of the 4 super-finalists. The final vote was revealed in 5 stages, with each region revealing their own individual votes. The favourites from each region were as follows:
- Midt-Norge (Central): Agnete (14,898 votes)
- Nord-Norge (North): Agnete (51,097 votes)
- Sørlandet (South): Agnete (14,825 votes)
- Vestlandet (West): Agnete (18,574 votes)
- Østlandet (East): Agnete (67,334 votes)
With the public votes combined, it was Agnete who received to most votes in total with her entry, Icebreaker, and will go on to compete for Norway at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest this May.