NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster, have revealed the running order for the Melodi Grand Prix 2021 grand final. Atle Pettersen will open and Jorn will close the final live on Saturday 20 February. The winner will represent Norway at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
The final is made up of six pre-qualifiers chosen by a professional jury, five acts chosen by viewers over five semi-finals, plus an additional viewers wildcard choice.
Jorn won his place in the grand final last night in the wildcard round and will perform last in the final. Stavangerkameratene and TIX will be debuting performances of the English versions of their songs. Previously they performed their songs in Norwegian.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021 is set to be one of the most competitive national finals of this Eurovision season, with many fans praising the quality of songs on offer. Will KEiiNO represent Norway again? Will TIX’s chart success equal a win? Or will something else surprise?
The final lineup
- Atle Pettersen – World on Fire
- Raylee – Hero
- Stavangerkameratene – Who I Am
- KIIM – My Lonely Voice
- Blåsemafian feat. Hazel – Let Loose
- Emmy – Witch Woods
- TIX – Fallen Angel
- Kaja Rode – Feel Again
- Rein Alexander – Eyes Wide Open
- IMERIKA – I Can’t Escape
- KEiiNO – Monument
- Jorn – Faith Bloody Faith
Check out our playlist of interviews of some of the Melodi Grand Prix artists
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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