Norway’s marathon Eurovision selection show Melodi Grand Prix aired tonight. After two hours and ten performers, Norway have selected Agnete’s ‘Icebreaker’ as their entry for Eurovision 2016.
Eurovision fans will be spoilt for choice tonight with seven Eurovision selection shows to chose from. Among these shows are three of the Scandinavian nations with Finland and Norway both hosting the final of their national selections and Sweden who will deliver the fourth of their Melodifestivalen shows. All of these shows will kick off at 20:00 CET tonight, but before they do, we reveal who has topped each of the nation’s polls.
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.
2015 seems to be the year for male female duos singing ballads. Not one to deviate from this theme, Czech Republic have chosen Marta Jandova and Vaclav Noid Barta as their entry for this year and their song is- shocker!- a piano ballad called ‘Hope Never Dies’. 2015 sees Czech Republic return to the contest following a five year haitus, and they are hoping to return to the contest with a bang. Can they deliver this? Read on to find out.
You’ve been voting all week for your favourite Eurovision song from the class of 2015. This week it was Slovenia’s Maraaya who came out on top with their song “Here for You”. See the full top 40 below and the poll is now open again to vote for your favourite again.
The pair beat off stiff competition from 10 other participants in Saturday’s live show including- Erlend Bratland, Raylee, Tor & Bettan, Karin Park, Contrazt, Marie Kalpbakken, Alexandra Joner, Stayman and Lazz, Ira Konstantinidis and Jenny Langlo.
You can listen to the winning entry below and let us know what your thoughts are? Is it a strong contender for the win? Is there an act you would have preferred to see go through to be Norway’s pick?