It’s only late October. However, the whole Europe is living in the pace of Eurovision 2018, as one more participating country is now confirming their national final date. The Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK, has confirmed that their national selection show for their Eurovision representative Melodi Grand Prix (MGP) 2018 is going to take place on 10 March.
Methodical and hard work by NRK team
Right after confirming their Eurovision 2018 participation, NRK kicked-off the process of song submissions for their national final show MGP. As later confirmed, the broadcaster had received a record number of 1,200 songs, all claiming the Eurovision ticket to Lisbon.
From these 1,200 entries, only 10 will be set to compete in the televised national final. It’s now up to the special jury appointed by NRK to evaluate and decide which of these acts will eventually make it to the show on 10 March. The broadcaster is expected to announce the selected entries in the coming months.
Via an Instagram post, NRK is showing the assembled for the first time MGP team sharing thoughts and… secrets about the country’s favourite show! As stated in the comments below, the MGP tickets will be available in one or two weeks. So, stay tuned!
Norway at Eurovision 2017
As with every year, Norway hosted their national selection show MGP in 2017 to select their next Eurovision hopeful. The winners of the show were JOWST feat. Alexander Walmann with the hip pop entry Grab the moment, therefore earning the right to represent the country at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.
In May, the Scandinavian nation took part in the second semi-final and managed to qualify to the Grand Final. There, Norway’s representatives marked one more successful Top 10 placing for the country, as they came 10th with 158 points.
Here is their Grand Final performance in Kyiv: