NRK, the Norwegian national broadcaster, has announced that it will rebroadcast the final of Eurovision 2010 tomorrow night (May 29).
May 29 will mark 10 years to the day that the final of Eurovision 2010 took place in the Telenor Arena in Oslo. This year saw Eurovision return to Norway for the first time since 1996, after Alexander Rybak’s victory in Moscow the previous year. This was the third time that Norway hosted the contest. A total of 39 countries took part in this year’s contest, with Georgia returning after a year’s absence. This was also the first year in which the juries voted in the semi-finals as well as the final.
The winner was Lena from Germany with the song “Satellite”. This was Germany’s second win in history and their first as a unified country. This was also the first time that a country from the “Big Four” had won the contest since the rule was introduced in 2000.
The final will be rebroadcast on NRK 3 at 19:50 CET. International viewers can also watch the show on nrk.no/mgp. During the show, the official NRK Melodi Grand Prix Twitter account will tweet fun facts about the show.
The submission window for Melodi Grand Prix 2021 is currently open and will close on 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.
Source: NRK Melodi Grand Prix / Image Source: EBU
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.