Norway: NRK confirms participation in Eurovision 2020: opens submission window

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NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has confirmed that Norway will participate at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster has also opened the submission window for artists and composers to submit their entries for MGP 2020.

NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has kicked off preparations for its 2020 national selection, Melodi Grand Prix (MGP), and released the rules and regulations for its national selection.

Norway’s Head of Delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest and Melodi Grand Prix producer says:

The invitation is open to anyone who writes songs. This is a unique chance to try to capture a place in the world’s largest music competition. We are open to all kinds of music within a broad understanding of the pop genre. It can be anything from hard rock to pink chewing gum, and everything in between.

Submissions window open

Composers and artists wishing to represent Norway at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest can do so by sending in their applications to NRK. The submission period is open until 17 May 2019.

You can see the registration form and rules for Melodi Grand Prix 2020 here.

Songwriters of all nationalities are invited to submit entries but registered contributions must have at least one Norwegian songwriter included in the team.

NRK will select the competing entries for MGP 2020 via the following:

  • Submitted songs via public call
  • Submitted songs from composers and artists directly invited by NRK

The Norwegian broadcaster reserves the right to select the artists who will perform the songs in accordance with the songwriters.

Norway in Eurovision

Norway debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 and has won the competition thrice: 1985 (Bobbysocks), 1995 (Secret Garden) and 2009 (Alexander Rybak).

The Nordic country has successfully hosted the competition thrice, once in Bergen and twice in Oslo and has partaken in Europe’s favorite television show 57 times.

In 2019 Norway will be represented by KEiiNO at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv and is set to perform at Second Semi-final on 16 May 2019.