NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday.com that Norway will participate at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Austria in 2015.
Thus Norway will be joining Sweden, Iceland, Switzerland, Ireland and Austria(the host country) in the list of the countries that have confirmed their participation at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2014 Norway selected Carl Espen via a national selection- MGP to fly the Norwegian flag in Copenhagen. He represented Norway at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry Silent storm, achieving an honorable 8th placing in the grand final.
The Norwegian broadcaster is more than likely to opt for a national selection for 2015, more details regarding the 2015 Norwegian Eurovision project and selection mechanism will be released in the coming months.
2015 will mark the 60th anniversary, the Diamond Jubilee, of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Austria, with the host city is yet to be determined.
Norway debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and has won the competition thrice in 1985 with Bobbysocks, in 1995 with Secret Garden and in 2009 with Alexander Rybak. The country has hosted the event 3 times, twice in Oslo (1996,2010) and once in Bergen (1986)
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