Jon Ola Sand To Step Down After Eurovision 2020

Jon Ola Sand, the Eurovision Song Contest’s Executive Supervisor since 2011, has announced that the 2020 Contest will be his last in the role. As work continues on the 65th Contest, the EBU will conduct a selective search for Jon Ola’s successor. Jon Ola will also leave the Head of Live Events post which oversees…

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Anniversary edition of Melodi Grand Prix to Feature 40 songs

Prior to Eurovision 2019, Norwegian broadcaster NRK announced their plans for a more extensive national final for 2020. The broadcaster has now released more information, saying that a total of 40 songs will be a part of the selection. The expanded selection will be used to celebrate 60 years of Norway at the Eurovision Song…

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Aftermath 2019: KEiiNO still shocked with winning the televote for Norway

One of the biggest surprises of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is arguably the televote victory of KEiiNO from Norway. The 291 points from the viewers at home gave them a top-10 spot after all. Something the jury was not willing to give Norway. In fact, if the professional jury has had it their way,…

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Norway unveils their Melodi Grand Prix Finalists!

Norwegian broadcaster NRK have now revealed the ten finalists set to take part in the 2019 edition of Melodi Grand Prix, the format used by Norway to select their Eurovision entry. The selection will take place on the 2nd of March, where the ten acts will perform their entries. The Norwegian public will be able…

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Norway sets a date for Melodi Grand Prix 2018!

Over the last few months, we’ve been learning more about the Norwegian selection for 2018. Like in previous years, they are opting to continue the Melodi Grand Prix format of public selection, which is the same selection process that gave them a 10th place in the 2017 contest with the song Grab The Moment. In…

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A Record Number of Submissions for Norway’s 2018 Selection!

They grabbed the moment this year with a 10th place in the final, and now it seems that the passion for Eurovision in Norway has anything but died down. The nation has had their ups and downs over the years at Eurovision, but with a record number of submissions for their national final Melodi Grand…

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National Final Throwback: Laila Samuels – Afterglow

Upon request, today’s National Final Throwback takes us back to a time more recent, 2016 to be exact. It’s a song that received an incredible amount of hype, yet I’ll admit that I really haven’t heard this song much. The song I’m talking about is Afterglow, performed by Laila Samuels. To write this post, I’m…

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