NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster, has revealed the acts for the fifth semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2021. The show will be broadcast live on Saturday 13 February. This will be the last semi-final to take place, with the wildcard round and the final taking place next week.
Who’s competing in the fifth semi-final?
NRK has revealed the following artists competing in Saturday’s show:
- Ane.Fin – “Walking in My Sleep”
- TuVeia – “Bli med meg på gar’n”
- IMERIKA – “I Can’t Escape”
- RIVER – “Coming Home”
Follow the Spotify playlist below to listen to all the songs competing in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix as they are revealed:
Melodi Grand Prix 2021
26 songs will participate – the highest number in the history of the competition. Twelve songs will qualify for the grand final on 20 February. The first six will be pre-qualifiers selected by a professional jury. Five semi-finals, one every Saturday, will see the artists duelling for a place in the grand final.
NRK have introduced a wildcard round this year. The public will choose another finalist from the artists eliminated in the semi-finals.
All the semi-finals as well as the grand final will be broadcast from the H3 Arena at Fornebu, outside of Oslo. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic unfortunately there will be no audience. Ingrid Gjessing Linhave, Ronny Brede Aase and Kåre Magnus Bergh will return to host the shows.
- 16 January: Semi-final 1
- 23 January: Semi-final 2
- 30 January: Semi-final 3
- 06 February: Semi-final 4
- 15 February: Semi-final 5
- 16 February: Wild card selection
- 20 February: Grand Final
Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest
The Scandinavian nation debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 with Nora Brockstedt and her song ‘Voi Voi’, placing fourth. Since their debut, Norway has managed to win three times (1985, 1995 & 2009).
In 2020, Ulrikke won Melodi Grand Prix with her song ‘Attention’. Norway was set to perform in the First Semi-Final of this year’s contest before it was canceled. Ulrikke was offered direct qualification for the 2021 MGP final, but declined.
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