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Seven more Norwegian contenders announced tonight - Alexander Rybak back

Melodi Grand Prix 2013 - Second Norwegian heat ©  Julia Naglestad/NRK

With the second heat of Melodi Grand Prix from Florø rapidly approaching, it was time once more for NRK to announce the second batch of contenders in this year's selection. Would they manage to come up with an equally eclectic mix of artists as last week?

Oh Norway, what have you done?

It is all a matter of taste. That much I know, but last night I saw one of my favourite countries sink down to a level I could never have imagined. The Norwegians started their selection with a bunch of bad songs - and the single one worth listen to, kicked out. 

Norway chooses Vidar Busk, Datarock and Gromth and Emil Solli-Tangen as their first finalists tonight

First three Norwegian Finalists ©  NRK

Melodi Grand Prix season finally got underway tonight, with the first seven hopefuls taking to the stage in Steinkjer. The line up featured everything from rockabilly and electronica through to folk pop and metal opera. But who would take Norway's fancy and bag the first three spots in the final?

2013 semi-final allocation draw - let the speculations begin

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ©  EBU

Denmark in semi-final one, Norway in semi-final two. That we already knew, but what about the remaining countries? Today the so-called allocation draw, which decides in which semi-final the various participating countries will perform, was held today.

Melodi Grand Prix 2013: First Norwegian heat - get to know the participants

Melodi Grand Prix 2013 - First Norwegian heat ©  Julia Naglestad/NRK

Broadcaster NRK presented the first seven names of this year's participants in Melodi Grand Prix, new project producer Vivi Stenberg promised us a varied line up, a promise she most definitely lived up to!

First group of Norwegian hopefuls revealed

Melodi Grand Prix New Logo © NRK.no

Norwegian broadcaster NRK have kept unusually tight lipped about the participants in the 2013 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, witholding information in what can be best described as a change of tactic. Fans need wait no longer, as this evening, the seven participants in the first heat this Saturday were presented on primetime TV.

Groupings revealed for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest draw

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ©  EBU

Ahead of the draw on 17 January to decide the composition of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals, the pots have been revealed that 30 of the semi-finalists will be drawn from

Anita Skorgan back on top after primetime tribute

Anita Skorgan © tv2.no

Former Norwegian entrant Anita Skorgan was in her heyday the hottest property along with ex husband Jahn Teigen on the Norwegian music scene. With the heady 80's a distant memory, Skorgan's music has reached new heights of popularity following a primetime show featuring her music.

Several names for Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix surface

Melodi Grand Prix ©  NRK/Dinamo

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.

NRK's Vivi Stenberg talks about the Norwegian selection process

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Vivi Stenberg was recruited to supervise Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix following Per Sundnes' departure from NRK after Baku in May. She certainly has a tough job ahead, but is quietly confident that the selected entries will easily improve on Norway's dismal fortunes of late.

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