Norway: First Semi Final artists

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Norway national broadcaster, NRK, has announced the semi finalists that will compete in the first round of Melodi Grand Prix 2008, the country's Eurovision Song Contest selection show. They will compete in the Stavanger semi final on Friday 11th January.

As with last year, NRK will announce the performers for each of the three semi finals separately.The first semi final takes place in Stavanger on Friday 11th January. The top two entries as determined by televote will progress to the final at Olso Spektrum. The songs that finish in 3rd and 4th place will qualify for a second chance round.

The artists for Stavanger are:

1. Podium: Lystgass
2. Tinkerbells: Hold On
3. Nicholas Carlie: Colliding
4. Ann-Mari Anderson: Andagazzi
5. Michelle: Baby don't stop the music
6. Veronica Akselsen: Am I supposed to love again

The line-up of composers in Norway will be 100% Norwegian in 2008. Last week, Stian Malme, Head of Melodi Grand Prix at NRK: "We are very proud and happy to present an all-Norwegian list of composers for Melodi Grand Prix 2008. It's a well-known fact that we've been working strategically for several years to have more Norwegian composers participate, and we might have provoked some by including foreign entries in the national final. As before, we've welcomed both Norwegian and foreign submissions in this year's competition, but the number of Norwegian entries and their quality have increased considerably, thus allowing us to present an all-Norwegian MGP. This makes it even more exciting to see who will represent Norway in ESC 2008."

You can read the full list of entries andcomposersfor Norway's Melodi Grand Prixhere.

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