Norway is set to select their debut entry for Eurovision Choir of the Year on April 7, in a televised selection.
The date is set for Norway’s first ever Eurovision Choir of the Year national selection. On April 7 four choirs will take to the stage all hoping to represent the nation on their debut appearance in Eurovision Choir of the Year. NRK has not yet revealed how the winner will be selected.
The four choirs that will compete to represent Norway in Gothenburg are:
- Defrost Youth Choir
- Volve Vokal
- Kammerkoret Aurum
- Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
Five nations are set to make their debut at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2019 on August 3, including the first ever appearance of Scotland at a Eurovision contest. A total of ten countries will be competing in the 2019 competition in Gothenburg, for the second edition of the EBU’s newest Eurovision competition. The ten nations taking to the stage in Sweden are:
- Belgium – RTBF
- France – France Télévisions – Debut
- Germany – WDR
- Latvia – LTV
- Norway – NRK – Debut
- Scotland – BBC Alba – Debut
- Slovenia – RTVSLO
- Sweden – SVT – Debut
- Switzerland – RTS – Debut
- Wales – S4C
Withdrawing from the competition are:
- Austria – ORF
- Denmark – DR
- Estonia – ERR
- Hungary – MTVA
Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 was won by Carmen Manet from Slovenia. The choir performed two pieces during their six minutes on stage and beat off competition from eight other choirs from across Europe. Wales finished second in the final, while the host nation of Latvia finished third. The contest was broadcast live in ten countries across Europe and across the world online.