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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – 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 – 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 – 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.
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 – 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 […]
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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 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 – 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 – 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. […]
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 – 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 – 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 […]
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”.