Queentastic rejected from Norwegian finals

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According to Geir Lillejord from Queentastic, NRK have decided not to let Queentastic follow up their 2006 Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix performance. Queentastic finished third from the 18 songs in the Norwegian finals this year, and were hoping to improve on that next time. They are now looking to enter in other countries next year, including Sweden, Estonia and the United Kingdom.

The song that they submitted was written by the well known Swedish songwriter Thomas G:son who co-wrote the 2001 and 2006 Swedish Eurovision Song Contest entries, Listen to your heartbeat and IInvincible.

"It was in the same style as 'Absolutely fabulous' from this years final, and everyone who has heard the song thinks it is fabulous", Geir Lillejord said over the phone. "We were planning to bring a lot more show on the stage with fourgood looking male singers/dancers"

According to Geir, NRK liked the song, but wanted it to be performed by another artist. They also said that the drag act was used this year, and therefore it wouldnt bring anything new to the contest. "These reasons seem very strange, asthink of artists who have endedup in the top three inone national final, and then won it the next year, Wig Wam for example".

Geir says that both he and Dean Erik Andresen are very sad about this rejection, because they really believed in the project."We're still looking to enter the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, and will now submit songs to other national finals.Sweden, Estonia and the United Kingdomare possibilities".

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