NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster in charge of the contest, has once again opted for their traditional national final, Melodi Grand Prix, in order to select the act representing Norway at the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.
Today, the rules have been published and the deadline opened for submissions ends on the 11th of September. So, the period is extended for almost 3 months. Everyone is invited to apply and send in one or several tracks, NRK will mostly approach Norwegian songwriters to be involved in the competition and will decide the artist/s singing the entries received, always consulting the respective composer/s.
NRK will also keep the right to invite some popular and recognised names of the music scene in the country to write and compose entries for the contest.
The rest of the rules will follow EBU’s established guidelines including: the song should last 3 minutes long, every singer must be 16 at the time of the semifinal Norway is competing at next year’s Eurovision, any song intended to be representing the country must not be published before the 1st of September 2016, keep following some personality and originality and of course, do not match and keep any relation with any of the jury members of this year’s competition.
IF YOU WANT TO APPLY, YOU CAN DO IT BY FILLING IN THE FORM CLICKING BY HERE.
This year Mørland & Debrah Scarlett got a honourable 8th place with the song ‘A Monster Like Me‘ after winning this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, achieving the 3rd top 10 in-a-row since 2013 with Margaret Berger.