In 2020, Melodi Grand Prix are celebrating their 60th anniversary! Due to this celebration, the host broadcaster NRK has decided to expand the event to six live shows. Five Semi finals at H3 Arena in Oslo, and the Grand Final which will be held in the brand new Trondheim Spectrum on 15. February!
This morning, NRK just announced that Ingrid Gjessing Linhave, Ronny Brede Aase and the veteran Kåre Magnus Bergh will have the honor of hosting the biggest MGP ever held in Norway! Ingrid is new to this concept, but Ronny has previously been a part of the jury at the Eurovision Preview shows.
I`m a bit nervous as this is somthing totally different from what I´ve done so far. However, this is all about party, music and fun. Even though I´m not a typical glamorous person, I never say no to a party.Ronny Brede Aase, Host of Melodi Grand Prix 2020
Ronny usually hosts the radio show “P3 Morgen” (P3 Morning) which is aimed at the younger audience. When being asked his favorite song from MGP and Eurovision he says:
Internastionally it has to be Gina G – Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit. I remember I bought the CD-single. Among the Norwegian ones, I have to go with Ketil Stokkan. You don’t mess with “Brandenburger Tor”Ronny Brede Aase, Host of Melodi Grand Prix 2020
Ingrid Gjessing Linhave says this is a dream come true. Up until now she has hosted several TV-shows on both NRK and TV2 Norge, but this is her biggest dream come true.
I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy! There’s something very special to get to work with a show which I have grown up with and dreamed of for a long time.Ingrid Gjessing Linhave, Host of Melodi Grand Prix 2020
The Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 will be held in Trondheim on 15. February. You can watch the show live on NRK1 or NRK Nett-TV (NRK.no)