With the conclusion of Eurovision 2023 nearly a month ago, more and more countries continue to reveal that they will be joining the party in Sweden. The next country to confirm is Norway who will mark their 62nd participation in the competition next year.
Submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2024 now open
NRK has now opened the submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2024, which will be used to select their Eurovision 2024 representative.
However, there is one major rule change revealed, in which entries that have been released after September 1 can now be selected to compete in Melodi Grand Prix. The rule change can mean that the MGP editors can have dialogue with artists who have already released songs, whilst also enabling fans to put pressure on fans and the MGP editors to request for specific songs and entries to compete.
Artists who are interested in submitting an entry can now do so, and will have until the 31st of August to submit their entries.
Norway’s Eurovision Journey
The Scandinavian nation made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, with Nora Brockstedt and the song “Voi Voi”, which placed 4th. Since their debut, they have participated 61 times, and made the Grand Final 58 of these. In addition, Norway has won the competition three times – in 1985, 1995, and 2009.
Norway’s latest Eurovision participation saw them being represented by Alessandra with the song “Queen of Kings”. After qualifying for the final, Norway placed 5th in the Grand Final, receiving 268 points, 52 of which from the jury and 216 from televoters.
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News Source: NRK
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