Norway: Presenters of MGP 2020 unveiled

Norwegian public broadcaster announced earlier the presenters of MGP 2020, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2020. The five semifinals and the final of MGP 2020 will be presented by Kåre Magnus Bergh, Ingrid Gjessing Linhave and Ronny Brede!

With “fresh” blood in the presentation of MGP 2020

Kåre Magnus Bergh will be in this position for the seventh consecutive year. Ingrid Gjessing Linhave is a television executive and journalist. She was even a program director for Norwegian Public Television. Ronny Brede Aase is a journalist, radio and television producer. He is one of the presenters of the P3morgen radio show, one of Norway’s most successful radio shows!

“It’s totally sick. I’ve grown up with the tradition of MGP since I was a little kid and I love it! It’s a little stressful all this. It looks like nothing I’ve done so far. But all this is a party, music and fun. Although I’m not the most expert on all this “glitter”, I’m definitely ready for the party”

Ronny Brede Aase, for his participation in MGP 2020

This is how the Norwegian representative at Eurovision 2020 will be selected

We remind you that MGP 2020 will consist of six shows, five semifinals and the grand final.

1st Semifinal, 11/1 – Northern Norway
2nd Semifinal, 18/1 – Central Norway
3rd Semifinal, 25/1 – Western Norway
4th Semifinal, 1/2 – Eastern Norway
5th Semifinal, 8/2 – Southern Norway
Final, 15/2 – Tronheim

Each semifinal will feature four songs in duels (as in Melodifestivalen’s second chance) and the final winner will qualify for the final. But along with the five songs that will come out of the semifinals, in the final another five songs that have been directly qualified and selected by the jury that evaluated all submissions will feature .

The names of the finalists will be announced on January 3, while the names of the contenders in each semifinal will be announced on Monday before each semifinal. The day before each semifinal we will be given the publicity and the songs, while at the semifinals we will have the opportunity to hear a song by the live finalists.

Results in both the semi-finals and the final will be determined exclusively by the television audience.

MGP chief Stig Karlsen revealed that just like in 2019, at MGP 2020 we will have big names of the Norwegian music scene. The semifinals will take place at the H3 Arena in Fornebu, next to Oslo Airport, and the grand final at Trondheim Spektrum, in Trondheim, far from Oslo for the first time since 1989.

This year, Norway was represented by KeiiNO after their victory at MGP 2019 with their song “Spirit In The Sky”, which took sixth place in the Grand Final, but won the audience’s vote.

Source: NRK

Norway: MGP From Oslo to Trondheim

For the first time since 1989, the final of the MGP 2020, Norway’s national final for Eurovision 2020, will take place outside Oslo. Specifically as the country’s public broadcaster announced, the final of the MGP 2020 on February 15 will take place in Trondheim, at the brand new Trondheim Spektrum.

At Trondheim Spektrum the MGP 2020 final

This will be the first time since 1989 that the MGP final will not be held in Oslo and the first time since 2001 that it will not be hosted at Oslo Spektrum. Trondheim is Norway’s fourth largest city and the Trondheim Spektrum launched a month ago is now the country’s largest indoor arena, with 12,000 capacity. Tickets to go on sale from Thursday will be 8,000. The final of the MGP 2020 will have more spectators than the final of the Eurovision 2019!

This is how the Norwegian representative at Eurovision 2020 will be selected

We remind you that MGP 2020 will consist of six shows, five semifinals and the grand final.

1st Semifinal, 11/1 – Northern Norway
2nd Semifinal, 18/1 – Central Norway
3rd Semifinal, 25/1 – Western Norway
4th Semifinal, 1/2 – Eastern Norway
5th Semifinal, 8/2 – Southern Norway
Final, 15/2 – Tronheim

Each semifinal will feature four songs in duels (as in Melodifestivalen’s second chance) and the final winner will qualify for the final. But along with the five songs that will come out of the semifinals, another five songs that have been directly qualified and selected by the jury that evaluated all submissions will feature the final in 15/2.

The names of the finalists will be announced on January 3, while the names of the contenders in each semifinal will be announced on Monday before each semifinal. The day before each semifinal the songs will be unveiled , while at the semifinals we will have the opportunity to listen to a song by the finalists.

Results in both the semifinals and the final will be determined exclusively by the television audience

MGP chief Stig Karlsen revealed that just like in 2019, at MGP 2020 we will have big names of the Norwegian music scene. Presenters will be announced in December. The semifinals will take place at the H3 Arena in Fornebu, next to Oslo Airport, with the grand final as we said above at Trondheim Spektrum.

This year, Norway was represented by KeiiNO after their victory at MGP 2019 with the song “Spirit In The Sky”, which took sixth overall in the Grand Final, but won the audience’s vote.

Norway: That’s how its represenative will be selected

Escnorge reveals more details on how MGP 2020, Norway’s national final for Eurovision 2020, will take place.

As we wrote in our previous article, MGP 2020 will consist of six shows, five semifinals and the grand final.

1st Semifinal, 11/1 – Northern Norway
2nd Semifinal, 18/1 – Central Norway
3rd Semifinal, 25/1 – Western Norway
4th Semifinal, 1/2 – Eastern Norway
5th Semifinal, 8/2 – Southern Norway
Final, 15/2 – Oslo

Each semifinal will feature four songs in duels (as in Melodifestivalen’s second chance) and the final winner will qualify for the grand final. But along with the five songs that will come out of the semifinals, another five songs  that have been directly qualified and selected by the jury that evaluated all submissions  will compete in the grand final of December 5th .

The names of the finalists will be announced on January 3, while the names of the contenders in each semifinal will be announced on Monday before each semifinal. The day before each semifinal the songs will be revealed while at the semifinals we will have the opportunity to listen to  a song by the live finalists.

The results of both the semifinals and the final will be determined exclusively by the television audience.

MGP chief Stig Karlsen revealed that just like in 2019, at MGP 2020 we will have big names of the Norwegian music scene. Presenters will be announced in December. The semifinals will take place at the H3 Arena in Fornebu, next to Oslo Airport, with the grand final being traditionally at Oslo Spektrum.

This year, Norway was represented by KeiiNO after their victory at MGP 2019 with their song “Spirit In The Sky”, which took sixth overall in the Grand Final, but won the audience’s vote.

Norway: 40 songs will participate in the Melodi Grand Prix 2020

Early in March, Norway first confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2020, while announcing significant changes to the Melodi Grand Prix 2020.

In 2020, MGP, Norway’s national final for the selection of the Eurovision country’s representative, will close 60 years of existance, conducting six big shows following the standards of the Swedish Melodifestivalen. The last years that the country made so many shows was 2014.

Today, NRK has announced that 40 songs will compete at MGP 2020, celebrating 60 years of Norway’s presence in the Eurovision family.

Each of the five semi-finals will vary according to the geographical origin of the artists.

The program is as follows:

Show 1: 8 songs will compete in Northern Norway
Show 2: 8 songs will compete in Central Norway
Show 3: 8 songs will compete in Western Norway
Show 4: 8 songs will compete from East Norway
Show 5: 8 songs will compete in South Norway
Show 6: 2 songs selected by each semifinal will compete in the Grand Final of the Melodi Grand Prix 2020

All 6 shows will take place in Oslo, with no dates announced yet.

In the semifinals, the result will be judged by both the television audience and the jury, while in the final, the final decision on who will travel to the Netherlands will be made by the TV audience.

This year Norway was  represented by KEiiNo, with the song “Spirit In The Sky”, winning the 6th place with 331 points, scoring 1 in the televoting.