Norway

Viewing Figures Announced in Norway

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.  […]

Norway Was About To Pull Out Of Eurovision Final

  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.

Norway: Interview with Tooji

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 […]

Norway: Tooji for Baku

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.

Tonight: Hungary, Norway and Iceland Decide

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…

Norway: National Final Poll

  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: Lise Karlsnes Wins Wildcard

  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 […]

Norway: Final Line-up Almost Known

  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 […]

Norway: Third Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix Tonight

  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.

Norway: Plumbo, Malin and Fredvang Qualify

  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.

Norway: Second Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix Tonight

  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.

Norway: First Three Finalists are Known

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 […]

Norway: First Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix Tonight

  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.

Norway: Plumbo The Hot Favourites in Melodi Grand Prix

  Norway – Is it the publicity due to their racist comments or the quality of their song that make Plumbo and their song “Ola Nordmann” the run-away favorites to win the Norwegian national final “Melodi Grand Prix”? It probably is a combination of both. Last Sunday Plumbo had said Madcon reminded them of “Moccamen”, […]

Norway: Snippets of Three Melodi Grand Prix Songs and a Scandal

  Norway – The first semi-final of the Norwegian national selection “Melodi Grand Prix” will be held next Saturday. Snippets of three entries have now appeared on amazon.com. The entire Melodi Grand Prix CD with all competitors will be released this Monday. You can already listen to High On Love by Reidun, Don’t Touch The […]

Eurovision History Chat: Norway

  Eurovision Podcast – Norway has been a Eurovision ever present since 1960 when the beloved Voi Voi announced its presence to the rest of the continent. As you will hear in this podcast, the Norwegians have scaled the heights and plumbed the depths since them. Their FOUR “nul points” have saddled them with a […]

Norway: The Full Melodi Grand Prix Line-Up

  Norway – Today, the Norwegian national broadcaster NRK revealed the last three of the Melodi Grand Prix 2012 participants. Tommy Fredvang and Rikke Lie from the Norwegian version of X-Factor and the lead singer of Sie Gubba, Petter Øien will thus compete with 21 other acts for the honor to fly the Norwegian flag […]

Norway: The Canoes and Hanne Sørvaag Collaborate

  Norway – The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK continues to publish the participants of the Norwegian national final “Melodi Grand Prix” little by little. The next participants revealed are the Norwegian-American band “The Canoes”. The band was founded after the 4 members had met during a canoe trip (hence the name). Their song will be […]

Norway: 11 Acts Known So Far

Norway – Norwegian broadcaster NRK continues releasing one or two new participants regularly for their national final Melodi Grand Prix, instead of releasing them all at once. NRK announced today that the duo Yaseen Asher & Julie Maria Dahl are among the participants. The duo previously took part in MGP Junior 2010. One of the […]

Norway: Reidun Sæther And Rudi Myntevik to Compete in Melodi Grand Prix

  Norway – The Norwegian national broadcaster NRK has revealed two more artists that will compete in the 2012 edition of Melodi Grand Prix. Rudi Myntevik used to release Christian music such as his album “Gud din skjønnhet” but since he moved to London in 2008 he has focused on a more pop-style of music. […]

Kim André Rysstad to Participate In MGP!

  Norway – Today it has been confirmed that Kim André Rysstad will participate in the Norwegian national final, MGP.  Kim André Rysstad is a widely known folk musician and is very popular in his home country. Today he confirmed his participation in Melodi Grand Prix 2012 saying to NRK “my song is a kind of […]

Norway: Revamped Version of “Haba Haba”

Norway – The Norwegian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Stella Mwangi, has released a new version of her entry “Haba Haba”. In the new version she sings in a higher key. Mwangi will compete in the first semi-final on May 10. Here you can listen to the new version:

Norway: “Stella Mwangi – Haba Haba” to Eurovision

Norway – The Norwegian televoters have selected Stella Mwangi to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf with her song “Haba Haba”. The Lucky Bullets, Sie Gubba, the Blacksheeps and Stella Mwangi had qualified to the super final earlier in the evening. Stella won the final of “Melodi Grand Prix 2011″ with […]

LIVE: The Final of Melodi Grand Prix in Norway

Norway -Tonight last year’s host Norway will decide who to sent to Düsseldorf. 8 artists have previously qualified from the semi-finals. The show will take place at “Oslo Spektrum” in Oslo. According to the bookies, the favourite to win the Norwegian ticket to Germany is Stella Mwangi with her song “Haba, haba”.

Norway: Bookies Favour Stella Mwangi

Norway – The Norwegian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 will come to an end this Saturday. 8 artists will be vying to represent the 201o host country in Germany. According to the bookies, the big favourite to get the ticket to Düsseldorf is Stella Mwangi and her song “Haba haba” with an […]

Norway: Who Took Their Second Chance?

Norway – The Second Chance Round of the  Norwegian national selection “Melodi Grand Prix 2011″was held tonight . 6 acts will tried to take their second chance to secure a place in the national final to be held on February 12 in Oslo. Sie Gubba and The Lucky Bulltes were the lucky qualifiers.  The decision […]

Tonight: Second Chance Round in Norway

Norway – The Norwegian national selection “Melodi Grand Prix 2011″continues tonight with the Second Chance Round. 6 acts will try to take their second chance to secure a place in the national final to be held on February 12 in Oslo. Two acts will qualify to the final of the competition.  The decision will be […]

Norway: Stella Mwangi and The Blacksheeps Qualify

Norway – The last semi-final has just ended in Norway. Stella Mwangi and The Blacksheeps qualified directly for the national final to be held in Oslo on February 12. A total of 7 acts competed tonight. 3 are out of the race, while another 2 (The Lucky Bullets and Susperia) have qualified for the Second […]

LIVE: Third Semi-Final in Norway

Norway – The Norwegian national selection “Melodi Grand Prix 2011″continues tonight with the third semi-final. 7 acts will compete for a place in the national final to be held on February 12 in Oslo. Two acts will directly qualify to the final of the competition while the songs in 3rd and 4th place will go […]

Norway: Snippets of third semi-final songs

Norway – NRK has just published snippets of the 7 songs competing in the third and last semi-final of their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. The Second chance round will be held the Saturday after and the final is set to be held on February 5. Here are the 7 […]