NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster will be revealing the names of the 10 candidates who will compete in the 2015 Norwegian Eurovision national final- Melodi Grand Prix 2015 at 11:45 CET.
NRK will be holding a special press conference in order to officially present and announce the candidates to the Norwegian public and press today at Maryienlyst in Oslo. The press conference will be conducted by Kare Magnus Bergh.
Today we will know the names of the participating candidates and the titles of the competing songs in MGP 2015. NRK will release snippets of its songs on its official website. The full versions of the competing entries will be released by mid February.
How to watch?
You can watch NRK’s MGP 2015 candidates announcement live and press conference at 11:45 CET on the following links:
NRK 1 – live telecast
The 2015 Norwegian Eurovision national final- MGP 2015 scheduled is to be held at the Oslo Spektrum on Saturday 14 March. NRK has received around 800 entries bidding to represent Norway at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. A special committee was responsible to shortlist the 800 received entries to 10. Hence a total of 10 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Vienna in the grand final. The semifinals have been eradicated for MGP 2015.
Silya Nymoen and Kare Magnus will have the honour of hosting the 2015 Norwegian national final.The Norwegian broadcaster has decided to bring back the orchestra, thus giving the competing acts the option to peform with a live orchestra during the MGP final.
The 2015 MGP NRK orchestra will consist of 54 musicians and will be brought back in the competition after many years. The orchestra played a key role during the very first Norwegian Eurovision victory in 1985 in Goteborg when Bobbysocks won the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry La det swing.
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.
2015 will mark the 60th anniversary, the Diamond Jubilee, of the Eurovision Song Contest. The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 19, 21, 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.
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).