Norway – It looks like we have our first confirmed country for 2014! Norwegian broadcaster NRK has today revealed there will be changes to their national final, Melodi Grand Prix, and it looks like they may consider getting rid of the semi-finals. You can read the article (In Norwegian) here. Meanwhile Norway has also had to issue denials today that this photo of a dress worn by Margaret Berger is NOT her Eurovision dress!
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Norway – It’s official…Margaret Berger has been selected to represent Norway in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! The four acts that went through to the Golden Final were Annasofi, Annasofi, Sirkus Eliassen and Margaret Berger. After the results of the jury vote, Margaret Berger was in the lead. The televote increased this lead and Margaret will sing ‘I feed you my love‘ in Malmö for Norway. Check out the song… (more…)
Norway – Tonight’s Melodi Grand Prix final in Oslo’s Spektrum kicks off at 19:55 (CET) tonight and by 22:50 we will know another entrant and song for Eurovision 2013! You should be able to watch all the action live online here on NRK’s live stream, or on the official Eurovision.tv site here. Last year’s Norwegian representative Tooji, and the winner of ESC 2012, Loreen, will perform on the show. Check out the finalists: (more…)
Norway – National broadcaster NRK has announced that Lucky Lips have won the wildcard place for this year’s Melodi Grand Prix final. The national jury voted for their three favourite sings from the 12 that had not qualified from the three previous heats. ‘Sweet & Heavy’ by Lucky Lips got the most votes. (more…)
Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix continues tonight with the last of their three heats in Larvik, showing off another 7 acts. You can listen to them all on the official NRK website here. Let us know which is your favourite of the seven songs after the performances tonight! Watch online here:
Norway – The next seven songs to take part in the Melodi Grand Prix selection have been revealed online. You can listen to them all on the official NRK website here. Let us know which is your favourite of the seven songs just revealed! The next heat will take place in Larvik on Saturday night. (more…)
Norway – In the second of three heats in Melodi Grand Prix, Norway chose Margeret Berger, Fjellfolk and Annsofi to go through to their national final tonight. They join Gromth and Emil Solli-Tangen, Datarock, and Vidar Busk who were chosen last week. The third semi final will be in Larvik next Saturday, and the final in Oslo on the 9th of February. Check out tonight’s winning songs here. (more…)
Norway – It’s the second live heat in the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix this evening in Florø. Seven more acts are battling it out to go through to the final to be held on the 9th of February. You can watch it online at 19:55 (CET) using the link below. Join us here at Eurovision Times to tell us what you think of the qualifiers later! (more…)
Norway – The next seven songs to take part in the Melodi Grand Prix selection have been revealed online. You can listen to them all on the official NRK website here. One of the songs, by Annsofi, is is written by Alexander Rybak, who won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Let us know which is your favourite of the seven songs just revealed! (more…)
Norway – The Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix kicks off tonight with the first semi-final. You can watch it online at 19:55 (CET) using the links below. Join us here at Eurovision Times to tell us what you think as the action happens! (more…)
Norway – Broadcaster NRK has tonight premiered the songs that will take part in the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix’s first heat. This will take place this Saturday evening. Unlike in previous years, little information has been released about the entrants in advance. You can listen to the songs that are taking part in the first heat here.
Norway – EscNorge.net has announced that 21 songs will take part in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix national selection. There will be three semi-finals in January 2013, with 7 songs in each semi-final. The contestants will not be announced until the week of the semi-finals which are 19 Jan at Campus Steinkjer, 26 Jan at Floro Sports Centre, and 02 Feb at Arena Larvik, The final will be 09 Feb at Oslo Spektrum. Tickets from Ticket Service.
Norway – The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, Alexander Rybak, has told Belgian Eurovision website eurosong.be that he will never return to Eurovision as a singer. Rybak was in Antwerp to promote his latest single “I’ll Show You”, a duet with Paula Selig. Asked whether he would follow into Johnny Logan’s footsteps and try to win Eurovision a second time, he said that he would “never return as a singer”. (more…)
Norway – The national broadcasting company of Norway, NRK, have today published details on how to submit entries to next year’s national selection; Melodi Grand Prix. Songs can be submitted online via the official Melodi Grand Prix website. Artists must also fill out an application form and are encouraged to send a CD with the form. (more…)
Norway – I hesitated for a long time whether to talk about this or not, in order not to give Breivik even more publicity, but I think this is noteworthy. Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who slaughtered 77 people in Oslo and on the island Utoya, had one hour to make closing arguments in his trial today. He used the time to present his twisted, racist view of the world and Norway. (more…)
Norway – As every year, Norway is one of the first countries to disclose details about their national selection only weeks after the last Eurovision Song Contest has taken place. After Tooji’s last place in Baku, the three-time winner Norway will try to bounce back at the competition to be held in Sweden next year. The Norwegian selection will once again be the “Melodi Grand Prix” format, which will probably not see a lot of changes. The national final will have several heats again. Steinkjer in Nord-Trøndelag will play host to the first semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2013 on (more…)
NRK has announced its viewing figures for Eurovision 2012. This year 1.094m saw their entrant, Tooji, come last. This is a slight increase on last year (993,000) when Norway failed to make the final. The fact that Norway were playing England in football that night may have accounted for anything up to 300,000 viewers deserting. NRK are said to be happy with 74% of the market share, also an increase on last year.
Norway – No, it wasn’t premonition of their last place this year.The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK was apparently seriously considering to pull out of the Eurovision Song Contest Final on Saturday after a team of their journalists was harassed by Azeri authorities at the airport, when they were about to leave the country. (more…)
Norway – Tooji completed his second rehearsal yesterday. Afterwards he made an impassioned speech in his press conference about human rights, followed by a beautiful acoustic rendition of ‘Stay‘, which you can watch here. He was greatly in demand for interviews, but took the time to speak to everyone, including Eurovision Times. You can see the interview with us here. (more…)
Norway – Against all the betting odds, Tooji will be representing Norway in Baku. His song “Stay” won out against the other 3 acts in the superfinal against Plumbo, Nora Foss al-Jabri and Bobby Bare & Petter Øien. (more…)
Eurovision 2012 – Eurovision fans will tonight find out 3 more finalists for Baku as Hungary, Norway and Iceland all hold their finals on this Super Saturday. There are also semi-finals in Lithuania and Sweden. All three finals can be seen via Eurovision.tv. Find out more about the events tonight… (more…)
Norway – The complete line-up of the Norwegian national final is now known and it is thus time to start our national final poll. Vote for your favourite out of the ten acts that still have the chance to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku:
Norway – The complete line-up of the Norwegian national final is now known. The jury awarded the wildcard to Lise Karlsnes who didn’t manage to qualify regularly from the third semi-final this Saturday. The running order of the Melodi Grand Prix 2012 is thus complete. Tooji will open the show while Tommy Fredvang will be the last to present his song. Here is the full line-up: (more…)
Norway – Last night saw three more acts chosen to go through to the Norwegian final. The winners of Saturday’s heat were Bobby Bare and Petter Øien with country song “Things Change“. Second place went to Tooji with “Stay“, and Yaseen & Julie Maria came third with “Sammen“. The 2012 Melodi Grand Prix will be held next Saturday. (more…)
Norway – Tonight the last of three semi-finals of the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held in Florø. Eight acts will compete for three places in the national final to be held on February 11 in Oslo Spektrum. The qualifiers will be decided by 100% televoting. (more…)
Norway – Yesterday, the second of three semi-finals of the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 wasbe held in Larvik. Eight acts competed for three places in the national final to be held on February 11 in Oslo Spektrum. The qualifiers were Plumbo, Malin and Tommy Fredvang. (more…)
Norway – Tonight the second of three semi-finals of the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held in Larvik. Eight acts will compete for three places in the national final to be held on February 11 in Oslo Spektrum. The qualifiers will be decided by 100% televoting. (more…)
Norway – The Norwegian semi-final was held tonight in Ørland Hovedflystasjon. Reidun Sæter, The Carburetors and Nora Foss Al-Jabri were selected to go through to the national Melodi Grand Prix 2012 in Oslo on February 11th. Norwegian broadcaster NRK will hold 2 more semi-finals on January 28th and February 4th. You can watch the three performances… (more…)
Norway – Tonight the first of three semi-finals of the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held in Ørland. Eight acts will compete for three places in the national final to be held on February 11 in Oslo Spektrum. The qualifiers will be decided by 100% televoting. (more…)