NRK has announced that it will be boosting capacity to handle online voting during the second Semi-Final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020.
Following reports during the first Semi-Final from viewers that they were unable to vote during the duels, NRK has announced it will be doubling capacity for the second Semi-Final. VG reports that NRK officials met earlier this to discuss the issues over the weekend, with a solution being put in place to ensure it does not occur again this weekend.
Viewers reported issues during the first duel between Geirmund and Lisa Børud. NRK investigated the issue during the first duel and determined that the issues that occurred on Saturday did not affect the result, which saw Lisa Børud qualify for the Gold Final ahead of Geirmund. Stig Karlsen told VG voting interest had been far higher than expected.
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.