Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2014 Finalists

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Norway: Melodi Grand Prix 2014 Finalists

The 9 acts for this year’s Melodi Grand Prix final have been selected.

The Norwegian national selection, Melodi Grand Prix will conclude this Saturday, 15th March with the final of of this year’s competition. The final will be held live at the Oslo Spektrum where 9 acts will compete for the honour of representing Norway in Copenhagen.

The finalist of Melodi Grand Prix 2014

  1. Dina Misund - Needs
  2. Linnea Dale - High hopes
  3. Mo - Heal
  4. Charlie - Hit me up
  5. Oda & Wulff - Sing
  6. Knut Kippersund Nesdal - Taste of you
  7. Elisabeth Carew - Sole survivor 
  8. Carl Espen - Silent storm
  9. El Cuero - Ain’t no love (In this city no more)

The Format

The Norwegian Eurovision national selection Melodi Grand Prix, will be revamped and have a brand new look for 2014. The national selection will be arranged as a week long music festival, culminating in a grand final in which Norway’s entry to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided.

The competition will be hosted by NRKs Jenny Skavlan and Erik Solbakken. Erik is a well known Norwegian host and Eurovision fans will remember him as he co hosted the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

In January, the audience were introduced to the new show format and the artists on www.nrk.no/mgp. The semi-finals and final will be broadcasted live on NRK1 and on NRK TV webstream for international viewers.

Hence the 2014 Norwegian national selection will consist of 4 live shows: 3 semi-finals and the grand final. A total of 15 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen.

In each of the semi-finals five of this year’s total of 15 artists will be introduced and perform their song. Three artists from each semi final will go on to the final. During the show the audience will follow the artists’ creative journey, from having their song picked to enter this year’s contest, until he or she enters the stage to perform in front of a live audience. During the live broadcast, the jury will also comment on the performance and voice its opinion on each contribution’s chance to reach the final.

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest

Norway debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and has won the competition in 1985 with Bobbysocks, in 1995 with Secret Garden and in 2009 with Alexander Rybak. In 2013 Margaret Berger won the Norwegian national final with her entry I feed you my love, and represented Norway in Malmö achieving an honourable 4th place in the final.

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Norway and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.


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Daniel Doyle
Daniel Doyle

Hello my name is Daniel Doyle. I am 19 years old and I live in Rushden, United Kingdom. My first Eurovision was in 2004 where I was given permission by my parents to stay up late to watch the contest. Since then I have been a hardcore fan. The first Eurovision I went to was in 2010 and I hope to go to more in the near future.


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