Who will follow in Alexander Rybak’s footsteps and fly Norway’s flag at Eurovision? It’s going to be one of the acts below! Today saw the Norwegian national broadcaster NRK disclose the 10 candidate acts that will be performing at their annual selection event Melodi Grand Prix 2019!
The artists’ revelation took place through a live press conference in Oslo, hosted by Heidi Ruud Ellingsen and Kåre Magnus Bergh, who are also going to be the national final’s hosts on 2 March. Once again, the show will be staged at the Oslo Spektrum.
As with every year, a total of 10 acts have been chosen to perform live and fight for the Norwegian representation. As announced by the broadcaster, these are:
- Chris Medina – We try
- Carina Dahl – Hold me down
- Ingrid Berg Mehus – Feel
- Erlend Bratland – Sing for you
- KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky
- Anna-Lisa Kumoji – Holla
- Mørland – En livredd mann
- Adrian Jørgensen – The bubble
- D’Sound – Mr. Unicorn
- Hank Von Hell – Fake it
Discover all about each artist and their song on the official webpage of Melodi Grand Prix. All songs will be available for streaming from 14:00 CET.
Norway at Eurovision 2018
Following his trimphant victory at Eurovision 2009 in Moscow, Alexander Rybak won Norway’s national selection Melodi Grand Prix and went on to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. This time, he took in his luggage the track That’s how you write a song, an umtempo hit slightly different from his 2019 Eurovision entry Fairytale.
Alexander was high at the booker’s preferences, with and his second victory in the competition being a serious possibility. Despite winning the second semi-final, he only came 15th at the Grand Final, gathering a total of 144 points by the national juries and the public.