This morning, Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting AS (NRK) revealed further details about Melodi Grand Prix 2024.
Melodi Grand Prix 2024 dates
As was previously reported, Melodi Grand Prix will include three semifinals and one grand final. The semi-finals will take place on the 13th, 20th and 27th of January 2024 at the Marienlyst in Oslo. The final will then take place on the 3rd of February at the Trondheim Spektrum in Trondheim. All shows will be broadcast on NRK1 and NRK TV.
Melodi Grand Prix 2024 format
This year, Melodi Grand Prix will feature a total of 18 artists. Six will take part in each semi-final, with three advancing to the grand final. While the artists will not be publicly revealed until January 5th, Norwegian head of delegation Stig Karlsen promises a “very high level” of artists, both established and new, across a variety of genres.
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 were from the jury and 216 from televoters.
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News Source: NRK
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