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Norway: First 3 finalists selected for Melodi Grand Prix 2024

The Norwegian public and jury have chosen the first finalists for the 62nd edition of Melodi Grand Prix, determining Norway's representative for Eurovision 2024.

A spectacular night unfolded in Norway as the Nordic country now has its first three qualified proposals for the grand final following the inaugural semifinal of MGP. Six participants performed their songs, subsequently facing public voting to secure a coveted spot in the gala on February 3.

The show kicked off at 19:50 CET from NRK’s studios in the city of Marienlyst in Oslo, where the Norwegian festival began, hosted by Marion Ravn and Fredrik Solvang. The presenting duo guided the new edition, with the trio of Mathilde SPZ, Chris Archer, and Slam Dunk opening the gala with their song “Woman Show.” The well-known Margaret Berger concluded the performance lineup with her song “Oblivion.”

After all the songs concluded, a voting period opened for viewers to support their favorite proposal from home through the provided lines. The results are as follows:

This way, we now know three of the nine finalists who will compete for victory in the Melodi Grand Prix 2024 final on Saturday, February 3.

  • Gothminister: “We Come Alive”
  • Ingrid Jasmin: “Eya”
  • Margaret Berger: “Oblivion”

Relive the performances from the first semifinal of Melodi Grand Prix 2024 If you missed the show or want to relive the qualifying and non-qualifying performances, you can enjoy all the first semifinal acts below.

Mathilde SPZ, Chris Archer y Slam Dunk – “Woman Show”

Gothminister – “We Come Alive”

Fredrik Halland – “Stranded”

Ingrid – “Eya”

Myra – “Heart on fire”

Margaret Berger – “Oblivion”

How does Melodi Grand Prix 2024 work?

For the 2024 edition, the Norwegian preselection comes with new changes, as we are used to in the format. Three semifinals will be held, as was the case last year, with 6 different proposals per semi-final instead of the 7 from the previous edition. Also, for the second year in a row, the “Autotune” tool is allowed despite criticism received last year. This edition introduces the possibility of participating songs that have been released before MGP, departing from the exclusivity of premiering in the preselection as maintained in previous years.

Voting mechanisms also undergo changes. While the system remains the same in the semifinals, where the public exclusively decides through televoting the 3 proposals qualified for the final, the international jury, composed of industry professionals, retains its role in the grand final. However, it now holds only 40% of the voting weight, with the remaining 60% resting with the public.

Melodi Grand Prix began with the first of three semifinals on Saturday, January 13, and will conclude with the final from the city of Trondheim (at the Trondheim Spektrum) in front of 8,500 people on Saturday, February 3.


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