Marcus & Martinus will announce the results of the jury voting for Norway in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Twin brothers Marcus & Martinus have been revealed this morning as the Spokespersons for Norway at this years Eurovision Song Contest. The two 15 year-olds from Trofors are huge music stars within Norway since winning Melodi Grand Prix Junior in 2012. They have gone on to release three albums all of which have topped the Norwegian charts, while they have charted across the Nordic’s within the top.15 of the album charts.
Stig Karlsen the Head of Delegation for Norway commented that,
The boys have a large audience internationally, and it’s tremendous that we can offer advocates who are well-known far beyond our borders. This will please many fans throughout Europe.
While the two brothers added,
It is a great honor. We are very excited to be part of such a large program that is sent to so many countries. This will be fun! We hope Norway will do well, so good luck !
Norway are being represented by JOWST and Aleksander Walmann with the song “Grab The Moment”, JOWST won the Goldfinal of Melodi Grand Prix with a total of 46,064 votes, 6,000 votes ahead of runners-up Ammunition. A total of 1.155 million viewers watched the final of Melodi Grand Prix this year. The viewing figures for the show are down 158,000 over last year’s selection process, however, the show had its highest share of viewers since 2010, with 73% of viewers tuning into watch the competition.
Norway will compete in the Second Semi-Final on Thursday 11th May 2017.
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Norway debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960, and have won the contest three times – in 1985, 1995 and 2009. The country has the dubious record of finishing last the most times, eleven in total, and have received nul points four times. Norway last won the contest in 2009 when Alexander Rybak broke all records with his song “Fairytale”. He scored 387 points in the final, receiving 16 sets of 12 points and scoring points from every country.