Norway will select for Eurovision Young Musicians on April 7 with the final of Virtuos 2018 taking place at the Sentralen in Oslo.
Norway will select their participant for Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh on April 7. Four young musicians from across Norway will compete in the final of Virtuos 2018, as the country decides their participants in Eurovision Young Musicians. The winner will be decided by jury voting only, on the jury are;
- Juliet Jopling
- Gregor Zubicky
- Ingrid Røynesdal
- Aril Erikstad
NRK has used Virtuos to select the Norwegian participant in Eurovision Young Musicians since 2006, the format has seen Norway take victory at the 2012 contest in Vienna, Austria. In 2016 Norway was represented by 17-year-old Ludvig Gudim who performed Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman, he did not place within the top three.
The final of the competition will be broadcast live on NRK1 and via radio on NRK Klassik.
Norway at Eurovision Young Musicians
Norway debuted in Eurovision Young Musicians at the first edition of the contest in Manchester, United Kingdom in 1982. Norway has participated in the contest the most times out of any country, having only missed the contest in 1984. In 2000 Norway hosted the competition in Bergen, with 16 countries taking part in the competition. Norway’s only victory to date came in 2012 when Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad performed Viola concerto, 2 & 3 mov. by Béla Viktor János Bartók.