Norway, the host country of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, has kicked off the preparations for the 2011 edition of the event by calling for songs to take part in their renowned national final Melodi Grand Prix. All those interested may submit their entries until September 15th.
No restrictions as to the nationality of the participants have been set. The entries to proceed to the televised stages of Melodi Grand Prix 2011 will be revealed shortly after the submissions deadline.
Per Sundnes, producer of Melodi Grand Prix, has revealed his "wishlist" for the 2011 running of the Norwegian selection show, which includes the presence of black metal – just like this year with Keep of Kalessin -, the return of past contributors and popular faces in the 90s like Erik Faber, Baba Nation, Flava to da Bone, Stella Getz or Soda, and hybrid musical styles just like Alexander Rybak's Fairytale in 2009.
More information can be found here .
Norway was represented by Didrik Solli-Tangen on home soil last May with the song My heart is yours, ending up on 20th place in the final.