NRK has been airing a special show dedicated to promotion of songs performing at Eurovision Song Contest. First edition of “Adresse Europa” (Address Europe) has been aired back in 2012 with the name “Adresse Baku” when both the host city and all the competing songs at Eurovision 2012 were presented and reviewed by the panel of singers, composers and music directors as well as Eurovision fans. Each week around 8 songs are reviewed with the jurors scoring songs from 1 to 12 points. “Adresse Europa” 2020 featured some of the most memorable Eurovision performances, songs and moments of all participating countries, at the end they chose the best out of those but the last years show was back on traditional reviewing of the songs competing at Eurovision 2021.
Top three acts chosen by the panelists since 2017 are as follows:
Adresse Kiev – 2017: 1. Israel, 2. Norway, 3. Armenia;
Adresse Lisboa – 2018: 1. Austria & Greece, 2. Belarus, 3. Finland;
Adresse Tel Aviv – 2019: 1. Cyprus, 2. Italy, 3. Azerbaijan;
Adresse Europa 2020: 1. MGP 1989 Jahn Teigen – Optimist; 2. Ireland 1987 – Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now & Austria 2014 – Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix and 3. Moldova 2010 – Sunstroke Project feat. Olia Tira – Runaway
Adresse Rotterdam 2021: 1. Italy – Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni”; 2. Malta – Destiny – “Je me casse” and 3. Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l‘Univers”
You can watch all the previous shows in Norwegian at the link HERE.
The show is hosted by Marte Stokstad, the four experts in the judging panel are Ingeborg Heldal who is a regular member of it, second is a well known participant at Melodi Grand Prix, 3rd place of MGP 2015 with “En godt stekt pizza” together with Lazz and an artist who took part last year as the member of Landeveiens Helter, Stian “Staysman” Thorbjørnsen, the third regular member is the famous Norwegian comedian, Kevin Vågenes. The fourth member is the guest who always changes. The four of them are joined by the four Eurovision fans. Applications to become the guest fan at the judging panel are open you can access them HERE. The show is expected to begin airing in mid-April.
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