The deadline to apply for the next edition of Melodi Grand Prix finished on Monday. Following the close of the submission period, the official profile of MGP on Instagram revealed that they had received more than 1000 songs, less than in 2018 when they got around 1200 songs, a record number in the MGP’s history. Melodi Grand Prix is one of the most popular national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Norway every year.
Since their Eurovision debut, Norway has used MGP as their national final for Eurovision having won the contest 3 times, in 1985, 1995 and 2009. Earlier this year, Alexander Rybak, winner of Eurovision 2009, won the golden ticket again and represented his country in Lisbon with “That’s how you write a song”, getting the 1st place at the Second Semifinal and the 15th one in the Grand Final.
Will Norway get their fourth victory at Eurovision ten years after Rybak’s triumph in Moscow with “Fairytale”‘?