Despite three wins at Eurovision (Bobbysocks 1985, Garden 1995 and Alexander Rybak in 2009), Norway have one of the worst records in Eurovision. They have come in last place a whopping 11 times and on four of those occasions they were awarded the dreaded nul points. Recently though Norway have sent some solid songs and have racked up a three consecutive top ten finishes in the past three years including Margaret Berger, Carl Espen and last year’s duet between Morland and Debrah Scarlett. They return to the Contest for a 55th time in 2016, so let’s find out what they have in store.
There are no major changes in the Norwegian national selection procedure for 2016. Melodi Grand Prix will return on 27th February courtesy of national broadcaster NRK. The event will be hosted by Melodi Grand Prix regulars SiLyA and Kåre Magnus Bergh. It will feature ten songs in total.
These ten competing songs were announced on 19th January 2016, check out the snippets below from the songs that were released during the press conference. The songs were released in their entirety on 2nd February.
Suite 16- ‘Anna Lee’
Stine Hole Ulla- ‘Traces’
Stage Dolls- ‘Into the Fire’
Freddy Kalas- ‘Happy Rush’
Makeda- ‘Stand Up’
Laila Samuels- ‘Afterglow’
The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan- ‘Laika’
Listen to the full versions of all the songs on the broadcaster’s website here, and vote for your fave in our poll below.