Unlike other countries, the Norwegian broadcaster NRK will not send the selected singer Ulrikke from 2020 to Rotterdam again automatically. Ulrikke denied to compete again, even as finalist. Hence there will be a complete new show of the popular Melodi Grand Prix. There will be five semi finals with four participants in each show and only one will go to the Norwegian final on February 20th. There will be an extra wild card show where people can push their favourite into the final, which did not pass the semi finals so far. Every Saturday there will be one show in the H3 Arena in Bærum, close to Oslo.
Additionally six finalists have already been determined by an expert jury. At the end we will have 12 finalists. The names of the participants for each semi final will be released every Monday before the show. The most well-known artists are KEiiNO with the song “Monument”. The band made a 6th place in Tel Aviv 2019 with “Spirit In The Sky”, and even won the public votes.
To avoid another technical disaster in the voting, NRK will closely be working with IT technicians.
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