Kåre Magnus Bergh and Silya Nymoen will host the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2018 on March 10 at the Oslo Spektrum.
The hosts of Melodi Grand Prix 2015 and 2016 are set to return for next years Norwegian Eurovision selection process. Silya Nymoen who took a year away from hosting the selection process last year is set to return to screens alongside Kåre Magnus Bergh.
Stig Karlsen, the Producer of Melodi Grand Prix commented;
I’m very happy to have Silya on the team. She is the born entertainer, a rock-solid programmer, with lots of charm, attitude and musicality. In the two-team with Kåre Magnus Bergh, it always gets a great mood
Silya and Kare will return to screens together on January 15, when the artists competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2018 are revealed. Ten artists are set to take part in Norway’s selection, following over 1,200 songs being submitted into the 2018 selection process. Mr Karlsen added;
We are looking forward to presenting a solid collection of songs, artists and composers. Everyone knows that MGP will be a festive night with confetti and pyroffects, but nobody will doubt that it’s the music that is the bar of MGP
Also revealed as part of the announcement of the show’s hosts, is the introduction of a dance floor at the Oslo Spektrum. A number of seats will be removed from the floor area in front of the stage, to create a giant dance floor for the audience to get involved in the competing songs.
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.