Today the Norwegian Broadcaster Company has called for songs to be submitted for next year’s Melodi Grand Prix and set the deadline on 15 September. NRK also announced that their national final will go under some changes; 8 years after the semi-finals were introduced.
Vivi Stenberg, Melodi Grand Prix Musical Director, told in an in interview to nrk.co that she already knows what she is looking for, for next year in Denmark. I want good songs that reflect the music genres we like to listen to in Norway. Stenberg also encouraged composers to not write the typical Eurovision song. I hope to be surprised so please think up something new and exciting, she added.
Last May the NRK announced their intentions of dropping the current semi-final system in order to focus on the final night at the Spectrum. Now Vivi has told that the team behind the national final wants to tell more about the contestants so that the viewers can become much better acquainted with whoever is standing on stage.
NRK started working on new ideas for next year’s selection right after Margaret Berger achieved a very respectful 4th place in Malmö, but there’s no decision yet on how the Melodi Grand Prix 2014 structure will be.
Norwegians and foreigners composers interested in taking part can submit their entries until 15 September. More information in English here.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest information on Norway and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.
The winner of the Melodi Grand Prix will represent Norway next year in Denmark.