The weekend has been busy for Norwegian Eurovision fans . After three semi finals, a final list for Grand Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2014 to decide who will represent Norway on 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is complete now. The final will take place at the Oslo Spektrum Arena on the 15th of March.
Here are the 9 finalists who are going to compete for the place on 2014 Eurovision Song Contest on the March 15th final (running order not decided) , according to Eurovision.
- Mo – Heal
- Linnea Dale – High Hopes
- Dina Misund – Needs
- Knut Kippersund Nesdal – Taste of You
- Oda & Wulff – Sing
- Charlie – Hit Me Up
- Elisabeth Carew – Sole Survivor
- El Cuero – Ain’t No Love In This City No More
- Carl Espen – Silent Storm
These 9 singers are winners from the semi finals for Melodi Grand Prix 2014. From 7th to 9th of March, there was a semi final every night. Each semi final contained five acts, but only three of them made their journey to the Grand Final. The acts are the best from 600 entries the Melodi Grand Prix team received from songwriters, producers and artists. There are fewer songs taking part this year than in previous years, as broadcaster NRK are keen to focus on quality as opposed to quantity, an approach pioneered by Music Coordinator, Vivi Stenberg, said Eurovision.
Norway has a long history participating Eurovision Song Contest from 1960, the same year when Melodi Grand Prix started. Since then, the national selection has produced three Eurovision winners and nine top-five placings for Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest. However, Norway has 11 times coming last, highest among all participating countries. Despite this, the song contest enjoys a considerable popularity and a big impact on music charts in the country. This year Eurovision Song Contest is going to be held in Copenhagen on the 10th of May. Who will represent Norway in Copenhagen will be decided on the national final on 15th of March.
About Melodi Grand Prix
Melodi Grand Prix (MGP or Grand Prix) is an annual music competition organised by Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. It determines the country’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1960.
The Eurovision Song Contest often shortened ESC, or Eurovision, is an annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition.