After Melodi Grand Prix has been confimred in March, they recently had the application window for the entrants of MGP 2021 opened until 16th of August and now NRK’s project manager for Melodi Grand Prix, Stig Karlsen revealed in an interview for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet the plans for Melodi Grand Prix 2021.
MGP 2021 will be big and hefty! Obviously there will be fewer spectators in the hall, but there will be a folk festival when potentially more than a million people gathered in front of the TV screen. We will offer TV magic, and take innovative measures to create close contact between the stage and the audience.Stig Karlsen, project manager of Melodi Grand Prix
Karlsen also revealed that NRK will arrange semi-finals and a big final which will span over 6 Saturdays in six shows withouth revealing any further details about the shows, but stating that they won’t be doing anything halfway even though the world is in the middle of a pandemic. He added that now more than ever Norwegians should be gathered through common ans pleasant experiences.
They are in contact with the authorities regarding the recomendations and restriction measures which they are actively monitoring.
Melodi Grand Prix 2020 was followed by a voting problem out of which Ulrikke with her song “Attention” managed to rise as the winner but after NRK eventually decided to proceed with Melodi Grand Prix and let the winner of the show be their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest next year, Ulrikke revealed that she won’t compete in the show the following year.
There are no changes in the plans for Ulrikke and participation in MGP next year. She will be a part of the show and is really looking forward to it, but not as a participant. In 2021, we focus on a number of new and very exciting projects that we look forward to everyone seeing and hearing.Christoffer Gunnestad, Ulrikke’s manager
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