Norway has commenced its search for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, opening submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2022.
NRK has today opened the submissions window for artists wishing to compete in Melodi Grand Prix 2022. From May 28 until August 15 interested artists can submit their songs to NRK, the rules of the selection are as follows:
- It is encouraged that registered entries have at least one Norwegian songwriter, as MGP wants to prioritize and promote Norwegian music life.
- Each producer / songwriter can sign up for a maximum of three songs.
- Everyone can sign up for songs, but artists must be 16 years old to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.
- Songs must exceed 3 minutes in length and cannot have been commercially released before September 1st
Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen commented:
The invitation is open to anyone who writes songs. This is a unique chance to try and grab a place in the world’s biggest music competition. We are open to all kinds of music within a broad understanding of the pop genre. It can be anything from sophisticated beautiful pop songs, to bone-hard rock, pink chewing gum pop, and everything in between.
Melodi Grand Prix 2022 will be held between January and February 2022 and will be formed of Semi-Finals and a Grand Final.
Image Source: EBU / Andres Putting | Source: NRK
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.