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Norway MGP 2021: Songs for Heat 5 released

The Norwegian broadcaster NRK has revealed the last four artists for Melodi Grand Prix 2021. Listen to the songs for Saturday's Heat 5

After four weeks and four shows of Melodi Grand Prix 2021, we already know 10 of the finalists for MGP. On Saturday we will find the 11th finalist before the Last Chance round to be held 15 February 2021.

Today the Norwegian broadcaster NRK has revealed the last four artists who will compete in Melodi Grand Prix 2021, bringing the total artists up to 26.

The format of Heat 5 will remain the same where the four songs will be drawn into duels in the beginning of Heat 5. The winner of the two duels will battle it out in a Gold Duel. The winner of the Gold Duel will qualify to the Final of MGP to be held on 20 February 2021.

The pre-qualified finalist Rein Alexander is expected to perform "Eyes Wide Open" during Heat 5.

MGP Heat 5 – Lineup

Ane.Fin - "Walking In My Sleep"
Imerika - "I Can't Escape"
River - "Coming Home"
TuVeia - "Bli med meg på gar'n"

Melodi Grand Prix 2021

Melodi Grand Prix 2021 will select the artist and song that will represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.

There are a total of seven shows from 16 January to 20 February 2021:

  • 16 January 2021: Heat 1
  • 23 January 2021: Heat 2
  • 30 January 2021: Heat 3
  • 6 February 2021: Heat 4
  • 13 February 2021: Heat 5
  • 15 February 2021: Last Chance
  • 20 February 2021: Final

There will be a total of 26 songs in MGP 2021.

12 songs will compete in the final:

On 15 February 2021, one artist will get the Wildcard in the Last Chance round for the Final of MGP which will be selected in a live broadcast on the radio and at NRK.no.

This year’s grand final will have 12 finalists, instead of the regular ten. Like last year, half of the finalists will be internally selected (pre-qualified) and half chosen through the heats.

All Heats as well as the Final will be broadcasted from the H3 Arena at Fornebu outside of Oslo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this will unfortunately take place without any audience.

Norway in Eurovision Song Contest

Norway 2009: Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"

Since the debut in 1960 Norway has participated 58 times in Eurovision. They have won the competition three times:

Norway 2009: Alexander Rybak - "Fairytale"

In 2009, Alexander Rybak's Fairytale was the song that has received most points with the old voting system: 387 points – got 12 points from 16 countries. But Norway holds another Eurovision record: The country that ended last most times – 9 last places!

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004, Norway has been very succesful with qualification to the Grand Final 13 out of 16 times.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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