The tickets for Melodi Grand Prix 2019 on March 2 at the Oslo Spektrum have gone on sale today.
Tickets are on sale now for the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2019 on March 2, the ticket sale comes a day after the hosts were revealed as Kåre Magnus Bergh and Heidi Ruud Ellingsen. Since going on sale this morning, a large area of the Spektrum has already sold out, with the remaining seats now at the back and sides of the arena starting from 430 NOK. You can purchase tickets here.
The artists and songs that will be competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2019 will be revealed at a press conference on January 25. Melodi Grand Prix has been used to select all but three of Norway’s Eurovision entrants since 1960. Norway didn’t take part in the 1970 and 2002 Eurovision Song Contests, and therefore didn’t host MGP those years, and didn’t hold the contest in 1991 as they felt the entries were of “too low quality”.
Alexander Rybak returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 to represent his country Norway for the second time. He placed 15th in the Grand Final with his song “That’s How You Write A Song”. In 2009, he gave Norway their latest victory with “Fairytale”.
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.