Norway: MGP 2014 candidates revealed

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 289 views

NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster has revealed the names of the 15 candidates that will compete in the forthcoming Norwegian Eurovision national selection- MGP 2014. A total of 15 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen. 

MGP 2014 will consist of 3 semi-finals scheduled to be held in Oslo on 7,8,9 March and a grand fina scheduled to be held at the Oslo Spektrum  on 15 March.  5 acts will compete in each of the 3 semifinals.  You can find out more about the competing acts and listen to snippets of the competing entries  here.

MGP 2014 Acts

Semi-final 1- 7th March

  1. Hilda & Thea LeoraBest Friend`s Boyfriend
  2. Mo – Heart
  3. Dina MisundNeed
  4. Linnea DaleHigh Hopes
  5. TIMBRE & Frikk Heide-Steen feat. Ida SteinFrozen By Your Love

Semi-final 2- 8th March

  1. Cir.CuzHele verden
  2. Martine MarbelRight Now
  3. Oda & WulffSing
  4. Knut Kippersund Nesdal Taste of You
  5. Charlie – Hit Me Up

Semi-final 3 – 9th March

  1. Moi – Bensin
  2. El Cuero – Ain’t No Love In This City No More
  3. Ilebek –Who Needs the Universe
  4. Elisabeth Carew –Sole Survivor
  5. Carl Espen – Silent Storm

The Format

The 2014 Norwegian Eurovision national selection Melodi Grand Prix, will be revamped and have a brand new look next year. The Norwegian national selection will be arranged as a week long music festival, culminating in a grand final in which Norway’s contribution to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided.

The competition will be hosted by NRKs Jenny Skavlan and Erik Solbakken. Erik is a well known Norwegian host and Eurovision fans will remember him as he co hosted the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

A new MGP will premiere in 2014. In January, the audience will be introduced to the new show format and the artists on The semi-finals and final will be broadcasted live on NRK1 as part of a week long music festival scheduled to be held on March 7, 8, 9 and 15 in Oslo at the Oslo Spektrum.

Hence the 2014 Norwegian national selection will consist of 4 live shows: 3 semi-finals and the grand final. A total of 15 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen.

In each of the semi-finals five of this year’s total of 15 artists will be introduced and perform their song. Three artists from each semi final will go on to the final. During the show the audience will follow the artists’ creative journey, from having their song picked to enter this year’s contest, until he or she enters the stage to perform in front of a live audience. During the live broadcast, the jury will also comment on the performance and voice its opinion on each contribution’s chance to reach the final.

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. In 2013 Margaret Berger won the Norwegian national final with her entry I feed you my love, and represented Norway in Malmö achieving an honorable 4th place in the final.

Norway will compete in Semi-final 2 at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on May 8 in Copenhangen, Denmark. Stay tuned to for the latest information on Norway and the Eurovision Song Contest.

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