Norway – This year’s Melodi Grand Prix will take place in Trondheim and winner will be decided by 100% televotes. 5 of the finalists have already been decided by a jury and have pre-qualified. Before then however, we have 5 semi-finals where several other acts battle it out to win televotes to make it to the final.
The 5 artists pre-qualified for the Grand Final were chosen by a jury led by Stig Karlsen. They are:
Didrik & Emi – ‘Out of air’
Ulrikke Brandstorp – ‘Attention’
Akuvi – ‘Som du er’
Sondrey – ‘Take my time’
Tone Damli – ‘Hurts sometimes’
The semi-finals take place for different regions: North, Central, West, South and East. The semifinals will be broadcasted in front of live audiences from the H3 Arena in Fornebu and the semi-finalists will compete in a cup. It will be up to the televoters to decide which of them will qualify for the national final in Trondheim.
Four acts have been announced for the first semi-final for Southern Norway:
Kim Rysstad – ‘Rainbow’
Raylee – ‘Wild’
Geirmund – ‘Come Alive’
Lisa Børud – ‘Talking About Us’
You can read more about each act on the official Eurovision site here.