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Norway confirm participation in Eurovision 2025

Following the conclusion of the EBU’s independent review into the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, NRK the national broadcaster of Norway has confirmed its intention to participate in Eurovision 2025 taking place in Switzerland next May.

Stig Karlsen reveals Norway will participate in Eurovision 2025

After much discussion with the EBU over the incidents that took place during Eurovision 2024 in Malmö. Stig Karlsen the Head of Delegation for Norway has confirmed that NRK are satisfied with the conclusions of the EBU’s independent review. Thus, the Scandinavian nation will be represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 2025 next May in Switzerland.

Now the EBU has recognised that they had problems this year and they are working to improve it. And what we’ve been told, in addition to what they’ve come out with publicly, sounds very good. So now we will work constructively and positively to get Norway into Eurovision in 2025. We will participate.

Stig Karlsen, (Head of Delegation, Norway)

In the aftermath of the recent contest, Gåte who represented Norway, revealed their feelings of unhappiness throughout their time in May. Alluding to these remarks, Stig clarified that NRK will focus on effective communication and its responsibility for the welfare of its next Eurovision representative.

We must communicate well with the artist and provide an understanding of what we do and how we handle this. It is very important that the artist has a good experience throughout.

Stig Karlsen, (Head of Delegation, Norway)

At the time of writing, no further details have been announced on the method of selection NRK will use. However, it is believed that Norway will continue with the Melodi Grand Prix format. The illustrious national final has chosen all but one of its Eurovision representatives since its conception.

Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

After three Semi-Finals and a nine-entry Final, Gåte emerged victorious in Melodi Grand Prix 2024 earlier this year. During the Final, Gåte received a combined total of 250 points, six points more than runners-up KEiiNO with their song, ‘Damdiggida’. The winner was determined through the combined scores of the international jury (40%) and public televoting (60%).

At the Malmö contest, Gåte qualified from the second Semi-Final in 10th place. During the Grand Final, the gothic-folk entry, ‘Ulveham’ finished last in 25th place, scoring 16 points. In the process, extending Norway’s unwanted record of most last places to twelve.

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