The 18 artists competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2024 — Norway’s national selection for Eurovision — will be revealed on Friday 5 January.
 
And you can rest assured when we say it’s going to be a star-studded lineup with some juicy surprises. Just ask Stig Karlsen, the brain behind the show, which will have three semi-finals on 13, 20, and 27 January. 

“We are very excited about the line-up in MGP,” he said in a statement. “We can promise a very high level of artists and songs. There will be big and well-known artists, there will be new shooting stars, a wide selection of genres and expressions.”
 
”We have the songs that can assert themselves strongly in Europe and the world. And who knows, maybe 2024 will be the year when Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest again!”

The semi-finals will take place in Oslo, at the NRK studio in Marienlyst. Six acts will compete and three will advance to the final. 
 
The final will get a major upgrade from the semis. It will unfold in the 8,500 capacity Spektrum arena in Trondheim. It takes at least 6h40 to reach Trondheim by train from Oslo.
 

Melodi Grand Prix 2024 dates

  • Artist Presentation: Friday 5 January

  • Semi-final 1: Saturday 13 January

  • Semi-final 2: Saturday 20 January

  • Semi-final 3: Saturday 27 January

  • Grand Final: Saturday 3 February

You can watch Alessandra winning last year’s final — and inside the Spektrum — below. 

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AkiraSan
AkiraSan
3 months ago

I’m praying for KEiiNO & Kristin Husøy!

lasse braun
lasse braun
3 months ago

winter is…no!
keiino is coming.
😀

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago

It’d be interesting if Kudos, Golfklubb, Bausa and other chart toppers tried MGP out

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Dagny? Sigrid? Astrid? Emma?

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Stig Karlsen frightens me.

Any update on the backing vocals rule for 2024? EBU should revert to normal course now, the Covid excuse is dead.

Also I will not be surprised if EBU announce a reduced jury percentage for next year, perhaps 80/20 in favour of the public vote. For this I will blame Stig.

Ronnie
Ronnie
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

For Jury/Public vote change we can only blame Juries themselves, by giving massive votes to acts that have clearly had not as high interest with the public.

For example: Sweden 2018 was 2nd with juries, while public voted them 23rd. Azerbaijan 2022 getting zero points from public, but advancing still to the final because of juries.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie

They are extreme examples. In any case, a split in opinion is the whole point. Juries should NOT be considering what is popular with the public. They judge on quality, not popularity. It is the whole reason for their existence.

Guorga
Guorga
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Agreed, provided the jury does its job and votes for quality. But were Sweden 2018 or Azerbaijan 2022 objectively good quality songs? Quality should be independent of the genre and language of the song, but juries tend to favor mainstream songs in English.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Guorga

If it is true that the EBU instructs jurors to consider staging, and vocals, then I can understand those results. Sweden had strong staging in 2018, Azerbaijan had strong vocals in 2022. Jurors marked accordingly. Same with Loreen this year. She had powerful vocals, and powerful staging. I can see why they put Sweden first. Finland had wonderful staging… but not-great vocals. Plus an overreliance on pre-recorded cha cha cha’s for the chorus. It is perfectly understandable why this would be scored down. The best thing the EBU can do is to tell the jury to focus on song only.… Read more »

Devito
Devito
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

One cannot decide what is a quality music if a jury panel of 5 members represent only Pop genre though.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Devito

Reform is needed, I can’t deny that. More diverse and larger juries. An unequivocal instruction from the EBU to judge SUBJECTIVELY, not OBJECTIVEY. Which is what I think leads to some surprise results. No need to care about the quality of vocals if the song is terrible. Or to deduct marks from a great song because the singer missed a note.

Ronnie
Ronnie
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

There seems to be these extreme examples every now and then:

Finland 2010 (Semifinal)
-> Public 6th – Jury 15th

Sweden 2013 (Grand Final)
-> Public 18th – Jury 3rd

Poland 2016 (Grand Final)
-> Public 3rd – Jury 25th

Denmark 2018 (Grand Final)
-> Public 5th – Jury 20th

Norway 2019 (Grand Final)
-> Public 1st – Jury 18th

Denmark 2021 (Semifinal)
-> Public 7th – Jury 15th

For years juries have pushed down artists that don’t perform mainstream pop in English, or songs that don’t seem the usual radio-ready songs. Salvador Sobral was right.

Stian F
Stian F
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

But juries voted extremely generically and have done so for several years. By far if we had had only televoting we would have had way more diverse winners instead of mostly english language pop songs/ballads.

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  Ronnie

So you would have been OK with say Croatia getting zero points from juries in semi but still advancing?

Ronnie
Ronnie
3 months ago
Reply to  Jofty

I never said that juries have to be all gone? I prefer juries having less impact 40/60 for example would be better and that they’d be formed from a larger group, consisting people from different backgrounds.

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The Maltese contingent should lobby for 0/100 jury percentage in the semis

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Keep downplaying juries like this and some countries will not return to ESC. Italy and Austria for instance only came back thanks to juries. Lets see if they are interested in competing with reduced juries.
Besides if the audience have an overweight over juries fäyhen why even bother keeping juries? It is pointless if they do not Wright equal

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

Kristin Husøy for MGP, please!! If she was in it and won, I might watch “SWEurovision 2024”.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

You’re really going to skip next year’s contest?

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

9.99 out of 10 that I shall skip it.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

I hope you reconsider.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

If Kristin is not in and/or not winning I shall remind myself of what you said and think of an *out of this world* reason to watch “SWEurovision 2024”.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

You should watch. If not as an endorsement of the EBU, then strictly for “monitoring” purposes. An independent observer.

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

Oh, wow, you’re so edgy!

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

She hasn’t released anything since MGP 2020

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

THUNDERANDGLORIAPOINTTWO!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

big and well known artists lmao, big artists don’t do eurovision

Erik
Erik
3 months ago

Please no Keeino!! People like them because they was the public favorite in 2019, but Duncan was WAY better. We cant have same singers every single year

Jake
Jake
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Serious question because I’m honestly curious—for those who live in Norway—are KEEINO popular outside of MGP? Like are they actually played on the radio or fill arenas in Norway? Or are they just a “talent show/television” act that the Eurovision community loves but they are not that popular for everyday Norwegians.

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  Jake

They’re not popular at all out of that bubble in Norway

A Norwegian
A Norwegian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jake

They’re not really that popular outside of the Eurovision/MGP bubble. Their only charted songs are the ones from MGP. They have some sort of fan base, I guess, but they’re far from being the biggest artists we have such as Sigrid, Aurora, Astrid etc. Keiino might fill clubs, theatre stages and various local stages around the country, but not arenas.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

But for Loreen it’s ok but for Keiino no?
I love the double standard of the eurofans!

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago

Comeback of Agnete , KEEINO ? I’m so exciting because I love MGP, very good & strong selection !

Erik
Erik
3 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

Why is EVERYBODY so obsessed with Keeino? Their songs are not like masterpieces or something

Tino
Tino
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

What you’re saying may be true but people still have the right to like something.

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

Jealous !!!!

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik

When everybody was excited for Loreen returning, did you say the same?