We’re just one day before the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest and as with every year, this Friday evening sees the Jury Rehearsal of the Grand Final, where all 41 national juries will cast their votes for their favourite competing entries. But problems can always occur…
As reported on the official Twitter account of the Norwegian national selection event, Melodi Grand Prix, the country’s Eurovision act KEiiNO, which qualified from yesterday’s semi-final, faced some important technical issues during their rehearsal tonight.
Wishing this does not adversely affect the judges’ rating, the Norwegian delegation requested to perform their song once again, so the three performers sing under the best possible sound conditions. However, this demand was reportedly not accepted by the EBU.
Here is the official statement of NRK and the country’s Head of Delegation, Stig Karlsen:
In a formal complaint to EBU, Norway demanded to perform again after KEiiNO experienced technical difficulties during the crucial Jury Rehearsal. EBU has now declined NRK's complaints. – I hope this won't affect the jury voting in a negative way, HoD Stig Karlsen says.
— Melodi Grand Prix (@NRKmgp) May 17, 2019
We would like to wish good luck to Norway and the group KEiiNO for their performance in this year’s Grand Final.
The Grand Final of Eurovision 2019 starts tomorrow at 21:00 CEST live from the host city of Tel Aviv, Israel.