Today the Norwegian broadcaster NRK revealed the ten artists and songs that compete in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix. The winner will represent Norway in Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Melodi Grand Prix 2019
- D’Sound with “Mr. Unicorn“
- Chris Medina with “We Try“
- Carina Dahl with “Hold Me Down“
- Anna-Lisa Kumoji with “Holla“
- Erlend Bratland with “Sing For You“
- Adrian Jørgensen with “The Bubble“
- KEiiNO with “Spirit in the Sky“
- Mørland with “En livredd mann“
- Ingrid Berg Mehus with “Feel“
- Hank von Hell with “Fake It“
We also have some artists returning to Melodi Grand Prix. Carina Dahl has taken part in Melodi Grand Prix twice before. Belgium’s 2018 representative Laura Groeseneken, who is better known as Sennek, is one of the writers on Carina’s song. Erlend Bratland finished second in Norway’s national selection in 2015 with “Thunderstruck“. Tom Hugo, who has also taken part in Melodi Grand Prix twice, is back as part of the group KEiiNO.
Adrian Jørgensen’s song is written by Aleksander Walmann and Kjetil Mørland who both represented Norway in Eurovision Song Contest before. Mørland is also back as an artist and will be singing in Norwegian for the first time.
All the songs are set to be released on various streaming services in an hour, at 14:00 CET.
Four of the ten acts were picked from over 1000 submissions NRK received. The other six were invited to take part.
The final of Melodi Grand Prix 2019 will take place on March 2nd. The final will be hosted by Kåre Magnus Bergh and Heidi Ruud Ellingsen.
Norway in Eurovision Song Contest
Norway has won the contest three times, most recently in 2009 when Alexander Rybak represented the country with “Fairytale”. Last year he returned to the contest and finished 15th in the grand final with “That’s How You Write a Song”.
Norway has finished in top ten three times this decade, most recently in 2017 when JOWST represented the country with “Grab the Moment”.
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