Rotterdam 2021

🇳🇴 The Melodi Grand Prix wildcard has been chosen!

NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster, have revealed the selected wildcard entry for Melodi Grand Prix 2021. Jorn with Faith Bloody Faith will join the other finalists live on Saturday 20 February!

A new wildcard element for Melodi Grand Prix 2021 was introduced called “Sistesjansen”. All the artists that didn’t qualify in the semi-finals had the opportunity to make it to the final through this round. The Norwegian audience voted online and the winning entry now completes the lineup of the grand final.

The wildcard choices

Stina Talling – Elevate
Jorn – Faith Bloody Faith
Beady Belle – Playing With Fire
Daniel Owen – Psycho
Maria Solheim – Nordlyset
Ketil Stokkan – My Life Is OK
Ole Hartz – Vi er Norge
Big Daddy Karsten – Smile
Royane – Circus
Landeveiens Helter – Alt det der
Marianne Pentha & Mikkel Gaup – Pages
Dinaye – Own Yourself
Ane.Fin – Walking In My Sleep
TuVeia – Bli med meg på gar’n
RIVER – Coming Home

The final lineup

TIX – Ut Av Mørket
Atle Pettersen – World On Fire
Stavangerkameratene – Barndomsgater
Kaja Rode – Feel Again
Rein Alexander – Eyes Wide Open
KEiiNO – Monument
Blåsemafian – Let Loose
Raylee – Hero
Emmy – Witch Woods
KiiM – My Lonely Voice
Jorn – Faith Bloody Faith

Follow the Spotify playlist below to listen to all the songs competing in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix!


Norway in 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 cancelled. Ulrikke was offered direct qualification for the 2021 MGP final, but declined.


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