Norway plans Anniversary edition of Melodi Grand Prix

It has only been a matter of weeks since their 2019 Eurovision national selection, however Norway is already looking ahead to the next edition of Melodi Grand Prix. Next year marks the 60th anniversary of Melodi Grand Prix, and because of that, Norway will be hosting an extended version of the contest.

The show will feature five semi-finals and the Grand Final, rather than just the Grand Final which was the method used this year. Each of the live shows will take place in the capital, Oslo, however the show will focus on artists from different regions of Norway.

It will be up to the public to decide which act qualifies to the final, with a jury also choosing a qualifier from each show meaning the final will feature 10 artists. In the final, the public will decide which of the 10 acts will be representing Norway at Eurovision 2020.

The song submission period is now open and will remain open until the 17th of May 2019. The rules are similar to previous years, however all entries must have at least one Norwegian songwriter on the team, and each producer/songwriter can submit a maximum of three songs.

This year Norway will be represented by KEiiNO who will be singing Spirit in the Sky. Listen to the song below: