Tel Aviv 2019

Songs for Melodi Grand Prix to be released on January 25

As we are getting closer to the new year, more countries are revealing more information about their national selections. Today, NRK has revealed new information about Melodi Grand Prix 2019. The Norwegian broadcaster has confirmed that the entries for next year’s Grand Prix will be released next month, as well as revealing that Kåre Magnus Bergh will have a new co-host in the form of Heidi Ruud Ellingsen.

Planning for MGP is in full swing

The quest to find the Norwegian participant for Tel Aviv is in full swing, on what is being described as the biggest Melodi Grand Prix of all time. Norwegian Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen has talked about the ongoing preparations for next year’s show:

“We are working all the time to stretch the string a bit longer for a quarter of a year. More than one million Norwegians are fond of the MGP evening, we have to deliver.

Stig Karlssen on delivering a spectacular Melodi Grand Prix

Who is Heidi Ruud Ellingsen?

Kåre Magnus Bergh will be returning for the fifth time as the host of Melodi Grand Prix. In 2019, he will be co-hosting the Grand Prix, with Heidi Ruud Ellingsen. She is a well-known Norwegian actress and has starred in numerous theatre productions. On her appointment as the co-host of next year’s Melodi Grand Pix, she has mentioned nothing but love and excitement for it, as you can see in the tweet below.

Heidi Ruud Ellingsen on co-hosting Melodi Grand Prix 2019

Melodi Grand Prix 2019 will be taking place on March 2, on what is looking to be one Super Saturday, with Finland, Georgia, Iceland and Portugal also selecting their respective entrants for Tel Aviv.

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The Norwegian act for Lisbon was selected through Norway’s national selection ‘Melodi Grand Prix’. Out of the ten participating songs, Norway decided to once again send Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak with his entry ‘That’s How You Write A Song‘.

However, Alexander was not able to repeat the success he had back in Moscow. Despite winning the second semi-final, with 266 points, he managed to finish 15th overall, with 144 points overall.

Are you excited to find out the songs that will be competing in next year’s Melodi Grand Prix?. Do you think Norway will achieve a win in Tel Aviv?.

Let us know your opinions and thoughts below or at social media @ESCXTRA

Relive Alexander Rybak’s performance on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon

Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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