Norway has begun their search for Eurovision 2018 opening the submissions window for Melodi Grand Prix 2018.
Norway has started their search for the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal. Submissions are now open for Melodi Grand Prix with singers being encouraged to submit both complete songs but also demos into the competition. Launching the Norwegian search for next years contest is part of the Head of Melodi Grand Prix’s plan for Norway to once again win the Eurovision Song Contest.
The submissions process for Melodi Grand Prix 2018 will remain open until 10th September 2017. Anyone can apply to take part in the competition, but artists must be aged 16 years old to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. Both Norwegian and foreign songwriters can participate, although the NRK is pushing for Norwegian composers to submit entries.
JOWST and Aleksander Walmann represented Norway in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song “Grab The Moment”. Norway overall finished 10th in the final last night scoring a total of 158 points. They ended 6th on the jury vote with a total of 129 points, while with the public vote they came 15th with 29 points.
Norway is one of a number of countries who have already confirmed or showed an interest in participating in next years contest. These countries are:
- Portugal – Host nation
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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.