NRK, Norway’s national broadcaster, have revealed the dates and locations for Melodi Grand Prix 2024 – their national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The competition will feature 18 participants competing across three semi-finals. Three from each will advance to the grand final to compete for the chance to represent Norway at the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden.
NRK will be taking Melodi Grand Prix back to it’s beginnings when the semi-finals take place at NRK’s own studio at Marienlyst in Oslo. The studio hosted the very first Melodi Grand Prix in 1960. Nora Brockstedt became the first winner of the competition with the song Voi-voi, which went on to finish 4th at the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest in London. The grand final will take place at the Trondheim Spektrum.
- Artist reveal: Friday 5 January
- Semi-final 1: Saturday 13 January
- Semi-final 2: Saturday 20 January
- Semi-final 3: Saturday 27 January
- Grand Final: Saturday 3 February
‘We are very excited about the line-up in MGP. We can promise a very high level of artists and songs. There will be big and well-known artists, there will be new shooting stars, a wide selection of genres and expressions. We have the songs that can assert themselves strongly in Europe and the world. And who knows, maybe 2024 will be the year when Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest again!’
Stig Karlsen, Head of Music at MGP
Norway at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest
Alessandra won Melodi Grand Prix 2023 with the song “Queen of Kings”. She went on to finish in 5th place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The performance scored 268 points – 216 from the public and 52 from the jury.
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