Last night, Norwegian Head of Delegation and Melodi Grand Prix Chef Stig Karlsen, has had a chat with escNorge on their Facebook page where he announced exciting news about next year’s national final!
As announced, Melodi Grand Prix will be a grand party as they’re celebrating their 60 years-anniversary!
Six shows are to take place in Oslo of which 5 semi-finals where each week artists from a different region of Norway (North, South, East, West and Central) will be in focus, something that will also be noticed during the shows, Karlsen said.
The entire recording of the live stream can be found here:
But for those who don’t speak Norwegian, here are the outtakes:
A professional jury will select five acts that will be pre-qualified to the final. Then every week one act will be voted into the final, making a final field of ten.
Duels will be the way that’s decided in the semi-finals until one semi-final winner stands alone and qualifies to the final.
A random draw will determine who will face whom.
Yesterday, Stig has revealed that one January the 5th, there will be a press conference, where the five directly qualified artists will be presented.
On the Monday before each semi-final, one of these songs will be revealed to the public and that artist will be performing his song in that semi-final without competing, every week a new one.
On those same Mondays, we’ll also learn which acts will be competing in that upcoming semi-final.
Since the professional jury are already the ones selecting the direct qualifiers, the power of choosing the qualifiers via the semi-finals will be solely in the hands of the Norwegian televoters!
Overall, Stig Karlsen promises us familiar faces, exciting new names and songs that have the potential to actually do really well!
This year KEiiNO did extremely well with their song, winning the televote at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with ‘Spirit in the Sky’:
Who will succeed them, will be known on February 15 as the final will take place on that date.
Who will be hosting the six shows will be announced in early December.