Watch now: Melodi Grand Prix 2019 takes place in Norway

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Tonight we’re heading to Europe’s north as Norway is all set for its national Eurovision selection Melodi Grand Prix 2019!

Things are heating up in the Scandinavian country Norway, as the national Eurovision fever is reaching its climax with the selection show Melodi Grand Prix 2019. Ten acts and artists will take to the stage and eventually, one of them will win MGP 2019 and have the honour of representing Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

Broadcaster NRK and MGP 2019 project manager Stig Karlsen will present a marvelous show held at the venue Oslo Spektrum, hosted by Heidi Ruud Ellingsen and Kåre Magnus Bergh.

How to watch

Melodi Grand Prix 2019 starts at 20:55 CET and may be watched through the following channels:

The participants

  1. Chris Medina – We try
  2. D’Sound – Mr. Unicorn
  3. Mørland – En livredd mann (“A terrified man”)
  4. Anna-Lisa Kumoji – Holla
  5. Erlend Bratland – Sing for you
  6. Ingrid Berg Mehus – Feel
  7. Hank Von Hell – Fake it
  8. Carina Dahl – Hold me down
  9. Adrian Jørgensen – The bubble
  10. KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky

The first voting round

MGP 2019 will have three rounds. After the ten participants have performed for the first time, ten international jury groups (each consisting of five members) and the public will decide the top four performers of the evening, who will proceed to the Gold Duel. The international jury votes and the public televotes weigh for 50/50%.

The Gold Duel

The four super finalists will be allocated in pairs and face off in two vocal Gold Duels. The winners from each duel will go to the climactic Gold Final. The public will solely vote and decide the ultimate two Gold Finalists.

The Gold Final

The two remaining finalists will take their respective points gained at the Gold Duel with them. The public will then vote again, deciding the victor of Melodi Grand Prix 2019 and Norway’s representative in Israel!

Norway is scheduled to perform in the second half of semi-final 2 on Thursday 16 May.

Norway at Eurovision 2018

Singer, composer and violinist Alexander Rybak (Minsk, Belarus, 1986), winner of Eurovision 2009 with the epic song Fairytale, again won Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2018 and went on to represent his country for a second time at the ESC in Lisbon, Portugal, with his song That’s how you write a song. Winning the second semi-final, he eventually placed 15th in the Grand Final, receiving 144 points.