A total of 784,000 viewers watched the first semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix live on Saturday evening.
The first semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix 2021 had a viewing share of 46% on Saturday evening with a total of 784,000 viewers watching the contest on TV and online.
On NRK 1 a total of 753,000 viewers watched the contest, while a further 31,000 views were recorded online. The viewing figures are up 112,000 on the same show last year when 672,000 viewers watched the first semi-final in 2020.
Blåsemafian feat. Hazel won the first semi-final of the contest with the song “Let Loose”. The group had been outsiders to make it through to the final with Stina Talling the bookmakers favourite going into the show.
Image: Julia Marie Naglestad / NRK Source: Kampanje
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.