The first two songs competing in the Grand Final of Norway’s Eurovision selection show have been released.
KEiiNO and TIX are among the six artists who have pre-qualified for the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2021 and are the first to release their competing songs.
KEiiNO represented Norway at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, and have returned to MGP with their song “Monument”.
Singer, producer, and songwriter TIX will compete with “Ut Av Mørket” (Out of the Dark).
Listen to his entry here on Spotify.
The first semi-final will take place this Saturday. Four artists will compete for their chance to qualify to the final on February 20th. The acts are:
- Stina Talling – “Elevate”
- Jorn – “Fate Bloody Faith”
- Blåsemafian – “Let Loose”
- Beady Belle – “Playing With Fire”
The acts competing in the remaining four semi-finals will be revealed on the Monday before their respective semi-finals. Unlike last year, the semi-final acts will not be divided by their home region.
Melodi Grand Prix 2021 will commence on January 16 and run for six weeks culminating in the Grand Final on February 20. The dates of the selection are as follows:
- Semi-Final One – January 16
- Semi-Final Two – January 23
- Semi-Final Three – January 30
- Semi-Final Four – February 6
- Semi-Final Five – February 13
- Second Chance – February 14
- Final – February 20
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.