The submissions window for Melodi Grand Prix 2021 has opened today as Norway looks forward to the next contest.
NRK has today officially started its search for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The submissions window for Melodi Grand Prix 2021 is open from today until August 16. The winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2021 will be determined in over the course of January and February, with five semi-finals and one Grand Final planned.
The rules of the competition are as follows:
- It is encouraged that at least one of the songwriters is Norwegian
- Each producer / songwriter may submit up to three songs into the contest
- All artists must be 16 years old by the time of the Eurovision Song Contest
- All genres and styles are welcome
Ulrikke who was due to represent Norway at the now cancelled Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, was invited to take part in the contest. However Ulrikke declined the invitation of NRK stating that she wanted to focus on other projects.
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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.