The past week has seen preparations for the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix gather pace as the press have whipped themselves into a frenzy over this year's participants. Gossip, intrigue, drama and the all important publicity make this one of the most anticipated finals in years.
A dress rehearsal is often a useful and accurate indication of how things are shaping up ahead of a major event, and Melodi Grand Prix is no exception. Having sat through and studied all eight performances, here is Eurovisionary's verdict of the acts and their songs so far.
With anticipation reaching new heights in the build up to this year's Melodi Grand Prix, featuring a number of well known names as well as clear public favourites, NRK has tonight revealed the line up of this year's final on Saturday the 12th February.
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.