Unlike other years, Norwegian broadcaster NRK are keeping remarkably quiet when it comes to the 21 acts that have been selected for next year's Melodi Grand Prix. In a recent interview, project manager Vivi Stenberg stated that there were a number of big names taking part. Tabloid VG claims to know almost half of the names, in an article published today.
It's time for us to turn our attention to the MGP sequel this coming Saturday from Florø! Will the particpants manage to top the show brought to us last week? This batch of hopefuls also have widely different backgrounds and represent many different musical genres. Here is a little information on each partipating act to help you on your way!
Both NRK and RÚV have now made available the entries in the forthcoming Melodi Grand Prix and Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins this coming Saturday. Whereas the full versions are available at RÚV, NRK has only published 30 second snippets of the upcoming contenders.
State broadcaster NRK has made public the running order in which the artists will take to the stage and perform their entries in the heats taking place on the 15th, 22nd and 29th of January. The shows are to be broadcast from Ørland, Florø and Skien respectively.
Many eager journalists attended the press conference held by MGP hosts Per Sundnes and Anne Rimmen from the Hard Rock Café at 1pm today, when the first 9 artists of this year's Melodi Grand Prix hopefuls was made known.