Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2021 kicks off on Saturday 16 January. And while local fans can catch the country’s Eurovision selection by switching their televisions to NRK 1, international viewers will need to try alternative means.
Here’s when and how you can watch semi-final one of MGP 2021.
Watch Melodi Grand Prix 2021 online
Semi-Final 1 — 16 January 2021
Time: 19:50 CET to 21:50 CET
The programme will be streamed live on NRK’s dedicated Melodi Grand Prix portal. It will be available to watch worldwide and will remain online for catch-up viewing after the original broadcast. The selection will then continue every Saturday for the next five weeks. There will also be a wildcard episode on the Sunday after the fifth semi-final.
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This semi-final will see six acts perform — four semi-finalists and two pre-qualified acts. The first four acts are:
- Beady Belle “Playing with Fire”
- Jorn “Faith Bloody Faith”
- Blåsemafian feat. Hazel “Let Loose”
- Stina Talling “Elevate”
The four acts will be split into two duelling pairs. The public will vote for their favourite in each duel, with the two winners progressing to the “Gold Duel”. The public will then vote once more. The winner of the gold duel will win the semi-final and qualify directly to the grand final. The eliminated acts will remain in contention for a wildcard spot in the final, which will be decided later on in the season.
In addition to the duels, two pre-qualified acts will perform their entries:
- KEiiNO “Monument”
- Tix “Ut av mørket”
There are four more pre-qualified acts. They will showcase their entries later in the season:
- stavangerkameratene – “Barndomsgater” (22 January)
- Kaja Rode – “Feel Again” (29 January)
- Atle Pettersen – “World On Fire” (5 February)
- Rein Alexander – “Eyes Wide Open” (12 February)
Will you be watching semi-final one in Norway? Which act are you most excited for? Let us know below.