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Norway: International jury is back to Melodi Grand Prix!

The Norwegian broadcaster has announced minor format changes that will be implemented to increase the success at Eurovision as the international jury is back to the competition.

After the unsuccessful result achieved at this year’s Eurovision, NRK feel more ambitious than ever to reach the Grand Final again. The Norwegian broadcaster has announced the return of the international jury which helped them to choose two potential winning entries in 1985 and 1995, The Bobbysocks and Secret Garden.

“We have received orders from our superiors to win Eurovision in the next few years and we have started working to achieve this goal as soon as possible, hopefully in 2017”, states MGP director Stig Karlsen.

There is not information about the percentage of the final outcome the international jury will contribute yet, but the MGP organizers have confirmed that the panel will be made up of 10-12 countries.

Remember that submissions for the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix will be open until the 11th of September. Composers from Norway and abroad are invited to send their applications through the official NRK website.

Last year, Norway were represented by Agnete and the song “Icebreaker”, but they didn’t manage to reach the Grand Final after four years being part of it.

What do you think about this decision? Do you think Norway could reach the final again?

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016