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.