Norway – MGP director Stig Karlsen has today revealed that an international jury will help to select Norway’s entry for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest during Melodi Grand Prix. Norway has used an international jury very successfully twice before, winning the contest in 1985 and 1995.
There will be 10-12 countries on the international jury. National broadcaster NRK decided to mainly stick with its MGP formula and 10 lucky artists will get the chance to compete in the MGP final to win a place in Ukraine. NRK are inviting submissions until September 11th 2016 from both foreign and local composers.
NRK will also look to headhunt artists they may want to perform, and can ultimately choose the artist to sing any song that is submitted.
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