A total of 950,000 viewers watched the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2020 live from the Trondheim Spektrum.
An average of 950,000 viewers watched on Saturday evening as Norway selected its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. At its peak a total of 1,098,000 viewers watched the final of Melodi Grand Prix, with an additional 12,000 viewers following the show on the NRK website.
While the overall total number of viewers is its lowest since 2014 and 11,000 viewers lower than last year, the percentage share of viewers increased. 68% of the viewing public followed the contest on NRK 1, up six percentage points over last year.
The show easily beat the next most viewed show in its time slot, with TV2’s Hver gang vi møtes recording an audience of just 205,000 viewers.
Ulrikke will represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song ‘Attention’. Ulrikke will perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 12.
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.