NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest has just announced the 15 Melodi Grand Prix competing artists and songs along with short previews. NRK will release the full versions of the songs on 19 February 2014. One of them will fly the Norwegian flag this year in Copenhagen. You can listen to the songs by clicking here.
Among the contestants is Mo Abdi Farah, a survivor of the massacre on Utoya. He’ll be singing a song called “Heal”.
The contestants and songs
Hilda & Thea Leora with “Best Friend’s Boyfriend”
Mo with “Heal”
Dina Misund with “Needs”
Linnea Dale with “High Hopes”
TIMBRE & Frikk Heide-Steen feat. Ida Stein with “Frozen By Your Love”
Cir.Cuz with “Hele verden” (The Whole World)
Martine Marbel with “Right Now”
Oda & Wuff with “Sing”
Knut Kippersund Nesdal with “Taste of You”
Charlie with “Hit Me Up”
Moi with “Bensin” (Gasoline)
El Cuero with “Ain’t No Love in This City no More”
Illebek with “Who Needs the Universe?”
Elisabeth Carew with “Sole Survivor”
Carl Espen with “Silent Storm”
Producers have changed the format of MGP this year. The competition will take place as a week long festival with 3 semi-finals taking place on 7, 8 and 9 March 2014 and the final on 15 March 2014. The shows will be hosted by Erik Solbakken and Jenny Skavlan. Erik Solbakken was a co-host of Eurovision 2010. Five songs will compete in each semi-final with the top 3 from each semi-final proceeding to the final. The results will be determined by public televoting.
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