Ten artists will compete in Melodi Grand Prix 2016, Norway’s national selection for Eurovision 2016. One of them will follow Mørland & Debrah Scarlett and represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — will listen and review all the competing songs ahead the final on February 27.

Our jury for this edition consists of 25 jurors who come from all over the world — from United Kingdom to Australia, from Iceland to Portugal. Each juror assesses each song independently, and awards each song a score from 0 to 10. Before calculating the Wiwi Jury verdict, we drop the highest and lowest scores to reduce potential bias and outliers.

We’ll be unrolling these one by one over the coming weeks. You can read the completed reviews by clicking on the song title.

Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2016: Reviews and Rankings

  1. Laila Samuels – “Afterglow” (7.76)
  2. The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan – “Laika” (7.17)
  3. Agnete – “Icebreaker” (6.85)*
  4. Suite 16 – “Anna Lee” (6.85)
  5. Makeda – “Stand Up” (6.54)
  6. Freddy Kalas – “Feel Da Rush” (5.5)**
  7. Elouiz – “History” (5.5)
  8. Stine Hole Ulla – “Traces” (4.63)
  9. Stage Dolls – “Into The Fire” (4.37)
  10. Pegasus – “Anyway” (3.87)

* Ties are broken by preferential vote. For “Icebreaker” and “Anna Lee”, of our 25 jurors, fifteen rated “Icebreaker” higher than “Anna Lee”, while nine rated “Anna Lee” higher than “Icebreaker”. One rated them equally.

**Ties are broken by preferential vote. For “History” and “Feel Da Rush”, of our 25 jurors, fourteen rated “Feel Da Rush” higher than “History”, while nine rated “History” higher than “Feel Da Rush”. Two rated them equally.

Photo: Kim Erlandsen / NRK

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8 years ago

Just going to put this out there because I haven’t read it anywhere. Laila Samuels aka Laila Samuelsen co-wrote basically half of Lena Meyer-Landrut’s last album, including her second official single off the album. She also co-wrote Synk eller svøm form MGP a couple of years back. Just thought people should know.